Dick Vitale facts for kids
Dick Vitale in 2011.
|Born||June 9, 1939
Passaic, New Jersey
|High school||East Rutherford
(East Rutherford, New Jersey)
|1964–1971||East Rutherford HS|
|1973–1977||University of Detroit|
Richard John Vitale ( born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known for his 41-year tenure as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. He is known for catchphrases such as "This is awesome, baby!" and "diaper dandy" (outstanding freshman player), as well as his enthusiastic and colorful remarks during games. He has also written nine books, and appeared in several films.
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