Billy Packer, longtime NCAA basketball announcer, dies at 82.

He broadcast NCAA games for CBS starting in the early 1980s.

Mark Packer wrote. “Our amazing father, Billy, has passed.

The cause was kidney failure, Mark Packer told the Associated Press

He had a tremendous impact on the growth and popularity of the sport.

The Hall said Packer’s broadcasting career started in 1970 on high school football games.