Kellogg to replace Packer at CBS Sports

Jim Nantz to remain remain the play-by-play announcer

Longtime CBS Sports lead basketball analyst Billy Packer is being replaced this season with Clark Kellogg.

Packer has worked on every NCAA men’s basketball Final Four since 1974, and has worked with many of the top sports broadcasters of the time. He had worked since 1991 with Jim Nantz calling the top games for CBS Sports’ NCAA coverage.

A CBS Sports spokeswoman confirmed Packer’s departure from the network soon after CBS announced Kellogg’s promotion. Nantz will remain the play-by-play announcer for the broadcasts.

Packer’s comments during games have sometimes landed him in trouble, most recently when he suggested on 2006 Selection Sunday that some teams shouldn’t be in the tournament while others are denied. Packer joined CBS Sports in 1982 after working at NBC Sports since the 1970s.

Kellogg has worked as a game and studio analyst for CBS Sports for 16 years. He also has been an analyst for ESPN’s regular-season basketball coverage, plus been the TV analyst for the Indiana Pacers since 1990. He played for Ohio State from 1979-82 and played for the Pacers for five years.