Series Debuts This Saturday, Jan. 10 as Bill Raftery Sits Down with
Georgetown’s John Thompson III
CBS Sports returns an original series, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL PRESENTS NCAA MEN OF MARCH, featuring some of the most successful and influential college basketball coaches in today’s game. The series profiles top college coaches Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Bill Self (Kansas), Jay Wright (Villanova), John Thompson III (Georgetown), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Josh Pastner (Memphis), Sean Miller (Arizona) and Johnny Dawkins (Stanford).
The eight half-hour programs are a blend of all-access footage and at-home interviews, each a unique showcase of the life, philosophy and style behind some of the best coaches in college basketball.
CBS Sports’ lead college basketball analyst Greg Anthony sits down with Self and Pastner. Lead studio analyst Clark Kellogg visits with Matta and Miller. Bill Raftery raps with Wright and Thompson III, while lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz talks with Krzyzewski.
The series debuts on Saturday, Jan. 10 (12:30-1:00 PM, ET) with NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL PRESENTS NCAA MEN OF MARCH: JOHN THOMPSON III and concludes with NCAA FINAL FOUR CONFIDENTIAL on Saturday, April 11 (12:00 NOON PM, ET).
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 24 (1:00 PM) – Josh Pastner
Saturday, Jan. 24 (1:30 PM) – Johnny Dawkins
Saturday, Jan. 31 (12:30 PM) – Jay Wright
Saturday, Feb. 7 (12:30 PM) – Mike Krzyzewski
Saturday, Feb. 14 (12:30 PM) – Bill Self
Sunday, Feb. 22 (12:00 PM) – Sean Miller
Saturday, Feb. 22 (12:30 PM) – Thad Matta
*All times ET
In addition, CBS Sports Network will air encore presentations of the shows with CBSSports.com featuring on-demand video content with accompanying written pieces previewing each program in the series.
NCAA MEN OF MARCH series debuted last year with shows featuring John Calipari (Kentucky), Billy Donovan (Florida), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Shaka Smart (VCU) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).
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