Jim Nantz to call last Final Four in 2023; Ian Eagle to take over

NEW YORK – Jim Nantz will step down from hosting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament after next year and will be succeeded by Ian Eagle.

CBS Sports confirmed the move Monday night. The New York Post first reported.

Nantz has been part of CBS coverage of the tournament since 1986. He was a studio host for five years before calling his first Final Four in 1991.

Next year’s Final Four will be held in Houston, 40 years after the University of Houston ran to the national championship game before it was angered by the state of North Carolina. Nantz attended the University of Houston and hosted Coach Guy Lewis’ television show.

Nantz, 63, will remain the main voice of the network’s NFL coverage and will lead his golf team. CBS has The Masters and PGA Championship.

Eagle has been with CBS since 1998. In addition to officiating the tournament, he is part of the network’s No. 2 NFL team. The 53-year-old Eagle is also part of Turner’s NBA coverage and has called Brooklyn Nets games since 1995.

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Emma Bowman

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