Billy Packer, a legendary college basketball commentator who called 34 Final Fours, passes away at 82.

Billy Packer, who presided over 34 Final Fours, passes away at age 82.For 27 years, Packer served as the primary college basketball analyst for CBS.

the veteran college basketball analyst named passed away, his family announced Thursday night. Before his last Final Four in 2008, Packer, 82, had spent 27 of his 34 years on Final Four broadcast

Billy Packer (1940-2023)

Kidney failure eventually caused him to pass away. College basketball and Packer's broadcasting career advancement were incompatible.

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