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Report: Gus Johnson out at CBS

Big Ten Network announcer Gus Johnson calls the

Big Ten Network announcer Gus Johnson calls the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Indiana Hoosiers. (March 10, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Gus Johnson, whose famously excited style made him a signature voice of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for more than a decade, has left CBS, reported Thursday.

The surprising news comes as Johnson prepares to call Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley bout for Showtime’s pay-per-view production.

SI said Johnson and CBS parted ways after being unable to come to contract terms. Johnson left MSG before the current basketball season for that reason.


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