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April 2009

Journal April 2-6, 2009

What a fun and hectic time I had in Detroit for the Final Four. It was so great being back in the city where I spent so much time earlier in my career coaching at the University of Detroit and the Pistons. The weekend is always filled with many appearances and signings as well as several ESPN broadcasts. This year I had so much fun doing engagements for The Hartford, Anaconda Sports, Hooters, and Fathead.

The Final Four is truly a remarkable sporting weekend - filled with passion, spirit and pride. North Carolina proved why they were #1 for the most part of the regular season, with dominating performances in the semis and finals. Tyler Hansborough has been such a remarkable person and player to cover for the past four years - it was nice to see him celebrate a national championship with his team. He is a winner in every sense of the word.

DICK VITALE

Journal April 16, 2009

I was thrilled to be invited to throw out the first pitch at the Rays/White Sox game at Tropicana Field. I was asked on behalf of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL to help create awareness for their "Miles for Moffitt" campaign. I was joined on the mound by several cancer survivors as well as Senator Connie Mack III and his wife, Priscilla.

It was a fun night at the Trop and I was glad to be able to help in any way to bring awareness to the wonderful work being done at Moffitt.

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

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

  -Dick Vitale