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NCAA.com | September 19, 2019

NCAA Digital reaches multi-year agreement with veteran college basketball reporter Andy Katz

Andy Katz predicts the March Madness field 50 days from Selection Sunday

NCAA Digital, in partnership between the NCAA and Turner Sports, has reached a multi-year agreement with veteran college basketball reporter, analyst and host Andy Katz. Katz, entering his 30th season covering college basketball, has been a prominent contributor to NCAA Digital properties over the past two seasons.

Over that time, @MarchMadness social media handles have become a staple in the college basketball community, highlighted by high levels of engagement with fans, players, coaches and schools.

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Katz’s Power 36 Rankings, interviews with newsmakers throughout the game, and March Madness bracket predictions will be available on all of the NCAA’s March Madness and social media channels.  He will continue to host The March Madness 365 podcast – nearing its 100th episode – featuring Hall of Fame guests, headliners and influencers in the game.

Katz will also cover a variety of men’s and women’s NCAA Championships for NCAA.com.

“Andy combines an unparalleled passion for the sport of college basketball with terrific storytelling ability and work ethic that has earned him the respect and trust from student-athletes, coaches and his peers,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball. “We’re excited that he will continue covering not just college basketball, but other sports that will benefit from Andy’s association with NCAA championships.”

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About Turner Sports

Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, ELEAGUE and professional golf.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports launched B/R Live in 2018 as a premium live streaming sports platform, serving as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.

About the NCAA

The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Geico, Google Cloud, Hershey’s, Intel, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Nissan, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Uber Eats, Unilever and Wendy’s.

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