Hopefully, you're one of the few people in America who likes listening to Doug Gottlieb and Charles Barkley talk college basketball, because you'll hear even more of it this year during the NCAA tournament Selection show.
The NCAA announced Thursday that the annual NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show, featuring the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, is expanding to two hours. Previously, the one-hour Selection Show aired from 6-7 p.m., and that was before the 30-minute show expanded to one hour on March 10, 2002.
Turner Sports and CBS Sports will begin the road to the 2016 Final Four with the newly expanded show, airing Sunday, March 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET on CBS. That means we'll have to wait even longer now to find out who's playing where and when instead just getting to see it all over the first half an hour like we used to see.
While getting to hear the likes of Ernie Johnson, Greg Gumbel and Clark Kellogg can be fun, having to hear Seth Davis and Doug Gottlieb for one more hour is less than optimal.
Also appearing on the show will be Joseph R. Castiglione, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, will join in-studio to discuss the selection process.
The show will also be available via NCAA March Madness Live, the March Madness Live app via online, tablets and mobile devices.