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JAN 27 BILL PACKER PASSES

Legendary basketball broadcaster Billy Packer, who worked 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, has died at the age of 82, according to a Thursday night tweet from his son Mark.

Packer’s career helped power the popularity of March Madness as he was the color commentator on every Final Four from 1975 to 2008.

Packer was an All-ACC selection as a player at Wake Forest before NBC hired him in 1974, as he eventually moved over to CBS, where he become a symbol of college basketball on television.



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