Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Monday night was a magical night at Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. A place that is used to hosting men's basketball games in front of two to three thousand fans received double that number. It wasn't because St. John's of the big bad Big East Conference was in town. It was because of Dick Vitale. The boisterous color commentator you see on ESPN was being honored for his four years at the University of Detroit between 1973 and 1977 where he was the basketball coach and later the athletic director. The newly installed floor was being dedicated to Vitale for his contributions not only to Detroit Titan Territory, but for his tremendous contributions with college basketball. As the emcee, 97.1 The Ticket's Matt Dery said, "college basketball is an afterthought without Dickie V. Dickie V is college basketball."Vitale was introduced and spoke to the crowd for the five minutes he was allowed. He spoke about his teams, about how without UofD there would be no ...
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