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ABOUT DICK VITALE

Wonder how Dick began commentating for ESPN in 1979? Dying to find out if he'll be making a stop on your campus this season? Just trying to figure out what a "Wilson Sandwich" is?

This is the place to learn all about Dickie V--take a look around!

Dick Vitale's Biography

Dick Vitale, ESPN College Basketball Analyst - Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season -- just after the network’s September 1979 launch -- following a successful college and pro coaching career.  In 2008, Vitale received the sport’s ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (after being named a finalist in 2004, 2006 and 2007) as a contributor.

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Dick Vitale's Dictionary

Leave it to Dickie V to create his own language… Vitale-isms! For those who are unfamiliar with Dickie V’s trademark lingo, we have provided a glossary of Vitale-isms and their English translations! Like ... Diaper Dandy: sensational freshman, and Space Eater: big guy.

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Press

Dickie V gets as much press as the athletes he covers! Find out the latest information about Dick--from his latest ESPN articles to V Foundation updates!

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Quote of the Week

"Villanova coach Jay Wright is putting together a Hall of Fame resume."

  -Dick Vitale