Gus Johnson


Birthday August 10, 1967

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Detroit, MI

Age 56 years old

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Legendary and engaging sports commentator who became famous for his work with the Big Ten Network after calling thrilling NCAA tournament games. He has become an iconic voice for college football Saturdays on FOX Sports. 

Before Fame

He did the play-by-play for the Minnesota Timberwolves before he worked a long stint with CBS calling March Madness games.


He overplayed his hand thinking CBS would give him a big raise; they didn't, and he ended up taking a lower-visibility job with Fox Sports. In 2017, he and Jim Jackson teamed up to call games for the Big-3 basketball league, which was co-founded by Ice Cube. He has also called boxing matches throughout his career.

Family Life

He was born Augustus Cornelius Johnson, Jr. after his father.

Associated With

One of the most famous games he called involved UCLA coming back to beat Gonzaga and Adam Morrison in the NCAA tournament.