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DICK VITALE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dick Vitale says Cal very underrated in Pac-12

ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale says prognosticators picking the Pac-12 blew it big-time by placing the Bears seventh in the preseason standings.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
4 days ago

New media Digger: Phelps joins Campus Insiders; Launches Twitter account

Digger Phelps is going new media. The former Notre Dame coach has signed on to be a basketball analyst for Campus Insiders, the Chicago-based site that covers college sports. His first appearance is today. Phelps will appear on Campus Insiders throughout the season, including conducting select interviews with coaches. Phelps, 73, also is joining Twitter at @diggerphelps. As of 1...
Via Sherman Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Wants To Be The First Broadcaster At 100 Years Old

Who can imagine a world without Dick Vitale calling a college basketball game? I don’t think anyone can. Luckily for us, Vitale plans to commentate until he can’t no more. Vitale spoke to For The Win and told them that retirement is nowhere near his future. “(This is) going to be my 36th year (on ESPN),” he said. “I told Dan Patrick earlier and I’m going to tell you...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN’s Dick Vitale, 75, Says He Wants To Continue To Call CBB Games Until He’s At Least 100 Years Old

It’s February, 2039.  Greg Paulus’ Duke Blue Devils are about to take on Shaka Smart’s North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The ACC regular season men’s basketball title is on the line. ESPN, of course, is here to broadcast the event.  “This is awesome, baby!” Dick Vitale, now 100 years old, screams (although it’s more like a scratchy...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Dick Vitale: Kentucky Is Probably The Most Talented College Basketball Team He’s Seen In 30 Years

Pretty much everyone loves this season’s Kentucky men’s basketball team.  Everyone should. It’s a squad that features nine McDonald’s All-Americans, a host of players from the 2013-14 Wildcats’ national runner-up squad and at least six or seven future first round NBA Draft picks.  “John (Calipari) should go 45-0 with that talent,” SMU coach Larry Brown told USA Today...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Stands Up For Notre Dame Amid Alleged Academic Scandal

College basketball fans generally assume that ESPN analyst Dick Vitale is a little biased towards some of the premier programs in the state of North Carolina. But when it comes to college football, Vitale does not have to hide his allegiance. Vitale, who has two daughters who played varsity tennis for the school, openly roots for Notre Dame on the gridiron. Sunday, on Twitter, he...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale calls UCLA basketball attendance humiliating

ESPN's excitable basketball commentator Dick Vitale did a conference call Wednesday and when the topic of Los Angeles basketball was broached, Vitale, unprompted, called out UCLA fans for poor attendance at Pauley Pavilion. "I see 5,000 fans at Pauley," Vitale said, "5,000 fans at a school and team of that caliber in Southern California, that's just humiliation...
Via Fox Sports West
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dickie V compares paid NCAA athletes to prostitutes

Arian Foster admitted that he took money during his senior year at Tennessee which isn’t all that surprising to anyone. However, Dick Vitale is OUTRAGED. So much so that he compared college athletes who take money to prostitutes that complain later: Who knew that Dickie V was so passionate about players making a little something? We have another case of someone thinking deleting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss
BLOOPER REEL

Dick Vitale forgets he's doing live segment

When discussing the four different 5 vs. 12 NCAA Tournament matchups, Dick Vitale mixed up UNLV and New Mexico.  He started talking about a New Mexico-Cal matchup that isn’t going to happen before Reece Davis stopped him and let him know it was UNLV-Cal that would be playing.  Vitale paused and seemed to waiting for another hint to start the take over when Davis then pointed...
Via Diehardsport
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Injured After Walking Into Plate-Glass Window

Legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is awesome baby with a capital A, but now it seems that age may be catching up to Vitale. The Sportress Of Blogitude is reporting that Vitale suffered a small cut over his eye last night prior to calling the Michigan vs Ohio State game, after Vitale accidentally walked into a plate-glass window at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. Vitale...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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