Clark Kellogg will become the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports beginning with the 2008-09 college basketball season. Kellogg, who has been a CBS Sports’ college basketball game and studio analyst for the past 16 years, will now partner with Jim Nantz and become only the second CBS Sports lead game analyst since Billy Packer joined the Network in 1982. Kellogg will call his first Final Four and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in April 2009.
"Billy Packer has set the standard of excellence for over 30 years. I can’t express how important he has been, not only to CBS Sports and it’s coverage of college basketball, but also to the growth of this great sport. It is almost impossible to over-estimate his passion, knowledge and commitment to the game," said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports.
McManus also said Kellogg has earned the right to take over the position that Packer is leaving. “Like Billy Packer, Al McGuire or any of the most highly regarded broadcasters, Clark is an original voice with his own style and perspective. We have been proud to have him lead our studio presence for many years and look forward to his fresh impact on CBS Sports’ coverage of college basketball for years to come," McManus said.
"I’m excited, humbled and quite pleased to have this special opportunity and responsibility to serve as lead analyst for college basketball at CBS Sports," said Kellogg. "For over three decades Billy Packer has been the voice of the NCAA Final Four and, in many ways, of college basketball. His excellence as an analyst is Hall of Fame worthy. His knowledge of the game and its history is unparalleled. That, along with his passion and keen insights, enabled him do his work as an analyst better and longer than anyone in the game’s history. His legacy is one of enduring excellence and keeping the focus on the game. That is the foundation I aspire to build on," added Kellogg.
Clark Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time in 1997 as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage. He served as a game analyst for the Network’s NCAA Tournament coverage in 1993 and 1994 and as studio co-host for first- and second-round coverage from 1994 to 1997. He has co-hosted “The Road to the Final Four” since 1997. In addition Kellogg served as an analyst for ESPN’s regular-season basketball coverage. He has worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports. Kellogg has served as television analyst for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers broadcasts since 1990.
Kellogg played for Ohio State (1979-82) and earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors (1982). He was the number one draft pick of the Indiana Pacers in 1982 and played five seasons before retiring with chronic knee problems.