November Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the season -- just after the network's September launch -- following a successful college and pro coaching career. He recently extended his contract with ESPN through His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial -- but never boring -- style. But Vitale's talents and influence extend way, way beyond just game analyst. His regular ESPN.
And for Dickie V, this is the biggest day of the year. Sitting in silence behind a mahogany desk is a man with his head bowed. He is praying to the laminated card he keeps in his pocket of St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. You know the man as Dickie V, the contagiously charismatic college basketball analyst on ESPN and everyone's favorite uncle who lives in a Lakewood Ranch home so palatial, the Gatlin Brothers performed there Saturday. But the man praying on this Friday morning is Richie Vitale.
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Tune in on Sundays at a. In , Vitale received the sport's ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial—but never boring—style.