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CBS Sports Network Lineup Includes Live Team Practices, Exclusive Encore Airings of Men’s Final Four Games, Special Edition of WE NEED TO TALK and Reese’s College All-Star Game


CBS Sports HQ Coverage to Feature Live Interviews, Press Conference Coverage and Highlights


CBS Sports will offer a robust lineup of programming surrounding the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four across CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports HQ, with live, on-site coverage beginning Thursday, March 31.


CBS Sports Network’s live programming from New Orleans will feature exclusive coverage of the Men's Final Four team practices throughout NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 presented by Nissan (Friday, April 1 from Noon-4 PM, ET), including interviews with each of the Final Four coaches conducted by Jim Nantz. Plus, the Reese’s College All-Star Game airs live at 4:30 PM, ET, showcasing 20 of the best senior players in men's college basketball.


CBS Sports Network will also air NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN presented by Geico throughout the weekend, including insight and analysis for the Men’s Final Four and Championship immediately following the conclusion of the games on Saturday, April 2 and Monday, April 4. TOURNAMENT REBOUND will feature exclusive encore showings of each Men’s Final Four National Semifinal and the Men’s National Championship game.


CBS Sports’ critically-acclaimed studio show, WE NEED TO TALK, will air a special telecast from New Orleans (7:00 PM, ET) on Sunday, April 3 with panelists Swin Cash, Jamie Erdahl, Lisa Leslie and Renee Montgomery. The crew will preview the Men’s Championship game and highlight the legacy of Pat Summit as WE NEED TO TALK continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Additionally, the head coaches from both Men’s Championship teams will take part in the AT&T NABC Championship Coaches Chat. During the segment, the coaches will look back at their programs’ Tournament runs and discuss the upcoming title game.


CBS Sports Network’s on-site coverage will be anchored by Adam Zucker and Brent Stover, alongside analysts Steve Lappas, Shelvin Mack, Renee Montgomery, Wally Szczerbiak and Chris Walker, reporters Jamie Erdahl and Sherree Burruss, and insiders Jon Rothstein and Gary Parrish.


CBS Sports HQ kicks off coverage live from New Orleans on Thursday, March 31 and will feature analysis and predictions leading into and following the Men’s Final Four. Coverage from the arena will include live interviews, press conference coverage, the latest news and updates and must-see game highlights.


CBS Sports HQ’s on-site coverage will be anchored by Hakem Dermish alongside analysts and writers Avery Johnson, Matt Norlander, Tim Doyle, Jerry Palm, Kyle Boone, Kenny White and Eric Bossi.


CBS Sports’ coverage will also include the Eye on College Basketball podcast with Norlander and Gary Parrish, featuring four episodes including previews and reactions after each game. The Early Edge podcast from SportsLine will feature host Jonathan Coachman offering picks across each game. 


Fans can also follow a live updating scoreboard on as well as live blogs, real-time highlights, and analysis of the action from CBS Sports writers in New Orleans. 247Sports will have the Final Four teams covered extensively with team-focused news, analysis, reactions and more.



Media Contact:

Bailey Knecht, CBS Sports,

Paul-Michael Ochoa, CBS Sports Digital,


Bailey Knecht

Paul-Michael Ochoa