Jim Nantz Stepping Away From March Madness After 2023 NCAA Tournament

Sportscaster Jim Nantz (R) and wife Courtney Richards attend the 2015 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015 in New York City.

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Jim Nantz will be stepping away from CBS’s March Madness coverage following the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

According to the New York Post, Nantz will continue as the voice of the Masters and NFL on CBS, but he plans to step away from college basketball to spend more time with his family.

“It is time with two young children and an older daughter that I spend more time at home,” Nantz said. “Daddy needs to be home.”

With Nantz set to step away, his replacement has already been determined with Ian Eagle reportedly set to take over as the main NCAA Tournament play-by-play broadcaster.

Eagle, who previously worked with Jim Sparnarkel for the NCAA Tournament, signed a new deal with CBS last year.

It will be weird to watch the NCAA Tournament without hearing Nantz’s voice in the big time moments, but after three decades on the broadcasts it may be good to have a change.

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