March Madness, the cornerstone of the CBS college basketball lineup, doesn’t start for three months.
The event, though, is so popular and so profitable that CBS officials have decided to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the event with a series of specials.
The 10-show series tips off at 11 a.m. Saturday with “75 Years: Behind the Mic,” featuring Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg, Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Dick Enberg, Greg Anthony and Gary Bender.
At noon, Nantz hosts “75 Years: A Coach’s Perspective” with Billy Donovan, Tom Izzo, Steve Lavin, Rick Pitino, Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens, Bill Self, John Thompson III and Jay Wright.
The series continues through April 7.