American Audiences Came Close to Having ESPN Instead of CBS Carrying The NCAA Tournament

In a rather fascinating article on the sports media website Awful Announcing on March 17, Ken Fang detailed how close CBS came to possibly losing out in 2010 to ESPN the rights to carrying the NCAA Tournament each March:

The closest anyone can hear Dick Vitale is if you live in a foreign country and have ESPN International as one of your cable channels.  Otherwise, do what I do and wait until sometime after the Final Four is behind us for another year and see the entire broadcast of all three games on YouTube.





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