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Category: Broadcasters

Highlights: Billy Packer spent more than three decades as a college basketball television analyst. He covered every NCAA men's basketball championship game between 1975 - 2008.

Travels From: North Carolina

Fee Range: $5,001 - $10,000

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Billy Packer was one of the most recognizable voices in college basketball in a career that spanned more than 30 years. Packer worked for NBC from 1974-1981 and CBS from 1981-2008 and worked every Final Four and men’s championship game from 1975-2008. He also worked for Raycom Sports on its ACC basketball coverage and Fox Sports Net on Survive and Advance, an NCAA tourney preview show (along with Bobby Knight). Additionally, he served as a commentator for the Putt-Putt Professional Putters Association. Among the broadcasters Packer has worked with include Dick Enberg, Curt Gowdy, Al McGuire, Jim Nantz, Brent Musburger and Verne Lundquist. In 1993, he won a sports Emmy Award and, in 2005, was the recipient of the Marvin Francis Award. Packer wrote several basketball books, including Hoops, Why We Win. In 1996, Packer was the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Packer was born in Wellsville, New York. He went to college at Wake Forest University and played basketball for three years. Packers led the Demon Deacons to two ACC championships and a spot in the 1962 Final Four. He began his broadcast career in Raleigh, North Carolina as a fill-in for an ACC game that was being regionally televised.

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