2017 NCAA Tournament: Dick Vitale says Kentucky will ‘survive and advance’ in UCLA rematch

The first time they met, Kentucky and UCLA provided one of the most entertaining games of the season. When the teams meet on Friday night, there’s a chance it could be the game of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats took a rare home loss under John Calipari when the Bruins and freshman point guard Lonzo Ball scored a 97-92 win. Now the Wildcats and Bruins meet in Memphis, Tenn....
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3 days ago

2017 NCAA Tournament: Dick Vitale explains how Florida basketball can play even better

Through the first weekend of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Florida’s 65-39 win over Virginia stands out among the most dominant performances. The Gators held the Cavaliers to 29 percent shooting and a tournament-low 39 points. But in the mind of ESPN’s Dick Vitale, there’s a way the Gators could be playing even better. Vitale recognizes that the Gators face a difficult game...
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3 days ago

Dick Vitale discusses busted brackets and who he’s got winning it all

The road to the Sweet 16 wasn’t very sweet to millions of brackets. Powerhouses fell, brackets were busted and drams of winning office pools were shattered. If this all sounds familiar, Dick Vitale has some words that may comfort you. “You’re not the only one. Come on now, nobody could really project what’s happened; it’s been unreal,” Vitale told Eric Goodman and Les...
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4 days ago

AA Weekly Recap: James Harden roasts Stephen A., Trump declines ESPN tradition, and Vitale rips Kansas fans

It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu: Dick Vitale rips Kansas fans for leaving early, Kansas promptly storms back for OT win – Feb. 14 Dick Vitale went in on Jayhawks fan who left Monday’s Kansas-West Virginia game early. Kansas...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended in college

Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward Richard Jefferson. Jefferson played at Arizona with Walton’s son Luke (now the Los...
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February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Streaker storms court in NBA Finals Friday night

Late during the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals game four win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, one fan made a pretty bold political statement. ABC cameras cut away as a man with “Trump Sucks” painted on his chest ran onto the court, and was taken down by a pretty spry security guard at mid-court. ABC did not show the streaker, as is generally policy in...
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June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Tweets Support For Premise That NCAA Should Leave Indianapolis, Move Events To Other States

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale is the most recent voice in the world of college sports to come out strongly against a new Indiana bill that would allow local businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers. The NCAA, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, the city which will host this year’s Final Four, has already expressed concern about the law, and many are calling...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Makes It Clear That He Believes His Age Is The Reason He Was Taken Off Duke vs. UNC

Duke and UNC may have already played the first leg of their 2015 rivalry series, but the main topic of conversation regarding the affair still seems to center around the fact that ESPN commentator Dick Vitale was taken off of the call for the first time since 1979. Thursday night, Vitale, who has already expressed his frustration regarding the matter, suggested that his age plays...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone must not have told Jay Crawford about the Dick Vitale news

SportsCenter used calls from Dick Vitale throughout the years to promote the UNC-Duke game tonight.  And even though Dickie V is synonymous with the Tobacco Road rivalry, this year he won’t be announcing the game.  That didn’t stop SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford from waxing poetic about Vitale saying, “There’s just something about Dick when he’s calling the Duke-North...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale accidentally included an F-bomb in a tweet

We all know Dick Vitale has a tendency to get overexcited about stuff, and we were reminded of that when he made an embarrassing mistake on Twitter Saturday. All Dickie V. wanted to do was share a photo of himself meeting with two fans at a First Watch restaurant in Florida. Everything went fine when...Read More
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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