It's here folks. The moment you've been waiting for. If you named your children Bracket, Chalk or Bubble, CBS Sports is handsomely rewarding you with a salute to 75 years of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. We've got tons of original programming that will celebrate the rich history of March Madness.
And we're starting early.
Like Dec. 29 early.
You can thank us later.
This is hours of March Madness themed programming for your viewing pleasure. I'm not saying you should quit your job to check out this awesome programming but I hope you have some vacation days stocked up. This. Is. Going. To. Be. Big.
We're excited to bring you shows like 75 Years: A Coach's Perspective at 3 p.m. ET on CBS where Jim Nantz gets the scoop on some of the biggest plays straight from the greatest coaching minds in the game. Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Brad Stevens, Rick Pitino and Shaka Smart are just some of the names on the coaching panel.
Nantz gets the team generals to open up about what goes through their minds on a last-second shot, what it feels like to lose a big one and some of their favorite March Madness moments.
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Other programming will include:
75 Years: Behind The Mic (2 p.m. ET) with host Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg, Nantz, Bill Raferty, Dick Enberg, Greg Anthony and Gary Bender sharing their memories of calling March Madness action.
Gumbel will also host other specials on CBS including:
-- Top 10 Coaches -- Saturday, Feb. 9 (12:30 p.m. ET)
--Top 10 One-Hit Wonders -- Saturday, Feb. 16 (12:30 p.m. ET)
-- Top 10 Buzzer Beaters -- Sunday, Feb. 17 (12:30 p.m. ET)
-- Top 10 Upsets -- Saturday, Feb. 23 (1:00 p.m. ET)
-- Top 10 Champs That Never Were -- Saturday, Feb. 23 (1:30 p.m. ET)