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, 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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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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Lots of fun facts about Dickie V! Like ... did you know that Dickie V is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing singles as often as he can?
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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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