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Journal January 27, 2010

It is always fun visiting Cameron Indoor Stadium and mingling with the Cameron Crazies.

This day it was special because my grandsons (Connor and Jake) joined me along with my daughter and son-in-law (Thomas Krug). Thomas brought his buddy, leading criminal defense attorney in Sarasota, Derek Byrd, along who is an FSU grad.

Duke fought off a galant effort by FSU as Jon Scheyer paced Duke to its 5th ACC victory. Duke currently is 43-2 at home over the last three years. The two losses were at the hands of arch rival North Carolina.

DICK VITALE

Journal January 20, 2010

I had a blast in San Antonio covering my annual NBA game with Dan Shulman and Heather Cox. The Spurs played the Utah Jazz and it was a terrific night.

The Jazz were very impressive and they were able to come out with the "W" and sweep the series from the Spurs 4-0. Always fun mixing things up and getting the chance to see the NBA stars play up close.

DICK VITALE

Journal January 16, 2010

It was a historic night for ESPN and the College Gameday crew as we did our first Gameday telecast of a women's college basketball game. We were in Storrs, CT for the matchup between #1 UConn vs #3 Notre Dame.

Notre Dame entered the game with a 15-0 record. The Huskies proved to be too dominant as they secured an easy victory over the Irish.

The Huskies were led by Tina Charles amd Maya Moore, the best combination in the nation. Connecticut extended their winning streak to 56-0. It was a blast for Hubert Davis, Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas, Rece Davis and myself to be a part of this historic night.

DICK VITALE

Journal January 12, 2010

It was a great atmosphere in Gainesville for the Kentucky/Florida match-up. The Rowdy Reptiles were fired up, but the Wildcats proved to be too much in the end. It was terrific getting the opportunity to see freshman sensation, John Wall perform. He will be a super star, no doubt about it.

DICK VITALE

Journal January 1, 2010

I had a great time bringing in the New Year at my daughter and son-in-laws home. My wife and I were blessed to be able to celebrate the New Year with my two daughters, two son-in-laws and five grandkids.

The kids performed for us on the piano and we also had a lot of fun playing all the Wii games with the grandkids. We watched the ball drop in NYC and made a toast to health and happiness in 2010!

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

"One more week and then the U. S. Open tennis tournament gets under way. I can't wait to attend it."

  -Dick Vitale