FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIPS OFF 2020-21 SEASON WITH THANKSGIVING WEEK FEAST
Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Bill Raftery Return to Lead College Basketball Coverage
Three-Sport Broadcasting Star Adam Amin Added to Play-by-Play Roster
NEW YORK - FOX Sports today announces the start of its 2020-21 college basketball schedule with a cornucopia of on-court action this week, highlighted by the season's most-anticipated opener between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 6 Kansas in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Thanksgiving Day. The network's weekend-long basketball feast begins Wednesday, Nov. 25, with seven BIG EAST non-conference matchups on FS1 and FS2.
This season's lineup of game broadcasters, studio personalities and other contributors include some of the best voices in the business. Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network's lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports' lead game analysts.
Adam Amin, who joined FOX Sports prior to the 2020 football season, joins the network's college hoops lineup - the third sport he calls for the network - in addition to NFL and MLB while also calling local NBA games for the Chicago Bulls. FOX Sports' play-by-play roster also includes Tim Brando, Brian Custer, Joe Davis, Brandon Gaudin and Kevin Kugler. Nick Bahe, Stephen Bardo, Steve Lavin and Donny Marshall return to FOX Sports as game analysts.
In studio, Rob Stone, Mike Hill and Kevin Burkhardt share hosting duties, joined by Jackson, Lavin, Marshall and Casey Jacobsen as analysts throughout the season. Former Ohio State walk-on Mark Titus provides multimedia coverage across FOX Sports digital platforms, including a weekly newsletter and his popular podcast, TITUS & TATE, with co-host Tate Frazier. Renowned college basketball reporter Andy Katz contributes weekly college basketball tier rankings via written articles and videos on the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com.
The 2020-21 FOX COLLEGE HOOPS season tips off Wednesday, Nov. 25, with 12 straight hours of action, including Connecticut's first time back on the court since re-joining the BIG EAST. Play continues Thursday, Nov. 26, as No. 1 Gonzaga faces No. 6 Kansas in the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Coverage begins at 1:00 PM ET on FOX with Stone, Jackson and Jacobsen in studio and Amin and Raftery on the call once the game tips off at 1:30 PM ET. Amin and Raftery call all four games of the event, which also features Auburn and St. Joseph's.
College basketball on FOX, FS1 and FS2 is simulcast on the new FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.
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