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Big Names: Rob Stone, Dick Vitale, Ivan Maisel

Fox Sports has tapped Rob Stone to host its Women’s World Cup coverage. In other news, Dick Vitale will miss another Duke/North Carolina game, and the son of ESPN writer Ivan Maisel remains missing. Rob Stone to Anchor Women’s World Cup on Fox Sports Fox Sports has named Rob Stone the studio host for its [...]
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Photos: Dick Vitale Is Wearing A Bunch Of Things On His Head While Hanging With Duke Students

Duke is about to square off with Syracuse at 7 p.m., and Dick Vitale is on the call as the color commentator for ESPN. Dickie V always seems to enjoy calling games at Cameron, and he’s having his customary fun hanging with Duke students beforehand.  Vitale posted several photos to his Instagram account tonight, each one showing him wearing something different on his head. Presumably...
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ESPN Announces Dick Vitale Left Off UNC vs. Duke Call Again

Twitter/Vitale Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale was left off of the UNC vs. Duke call a few weeks back for the first time since 1979. Despite his pleas with management over social media, it looks like when the two teams rematch again next Saturday, Vitale, again, will not be part of the broadcast. ESPN announced Saturday afternoon that Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bilas great, but Vitale missed during North Carolina-Duke classic

The North Carolina-Duke rivalry lived up to all the hype on Wednesday night.  Duke came from behind to win 92-90 in overtime.  The game featured breathtaking, lightning-fast action, highlight reel plays, lead change after lead change… basically everything college basketball hasn’t been able to produce consistently the last several years.  The sport has faced criticism over...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale opens up about not calling Duke-North Carolina for the first time

Yesterday we told you about the news that Dick Vitale would not be commentating the Duke-UNC game tomorrow night for the first time in his ESPN tenure.  Instead, it’ll be the Saturday primetime duo of Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas.  Vitale is an ESPN original, working at the network since their first year in 1979.  And although the news isn’t that big of a surprise given Jay Bilas...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale will not call UNC-Duke for the first time at ESPN

Before the college basketball season started, ESPN announced that there would be a transition at the top of their announcing lineup.  Jay Bilas would replace Dick Vitale as the lead game analyst for Saturday primetime.  With both signing contract extensions with the network in the not-too-distant past, it meant that both would still be a major presence on the network’s college...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  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
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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