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Men's basketball: "Dickie V" talks Bonnies, Atlantic 10, NCAA

By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio

ESPN analyst Dick Vitale, a basketball icon simply known to fans as “Dickie V,” was gracious enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to talk Bonaventure basketball, his favorite Reilly Center memory, the Atlantic 10 and the college landscape as a whole. 7 more words

Sports

Dickie V Runs Into Enigma Known As Bobby Bonilla Outside Sarasota Mall

How rare is it to see the 14th highest paid Mets player (2016 roster) — Bobby Bonilla — in the wild? Extremely rare. I’ve been doing this job nearly 9 years and I can count Bonilla BC appearances on one hand. 197 more words

MLB

John Calipari: 'We're not coming to Indiana'

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari stood firm on his take about potential games against the Indiana Hoosiers when asked earlier this week.

“Other people get involved (and say) you’ve got to come to our place,” Calipari said on The Rich Eisen Show. 315 more words

SEC News

Dick Vitale appears to be having a blast at the US Open

Look how excited Dickie V is to be at the US Open! He was watching Venus and Serena Williams, Jack Sock, and Croatian player Marin Cilic practice on Friday, and we were blessed with this delightful video of his experience. 70 more words

Tennis

Good news for ESPN, baby. This personality is staying at a network reeling from big-name departures

ESPN, reeling from a number of big-name departures, gave fans some good news.

The network is apparently making it a tradition to give Dick Vitale extensions for his birthday as that’s exactly what they did last year to get him through the 2017-18 season. 240 more words

College Basketball

ESPN extends Dick Vitale's contract through 2019

In 2014, Dick Vitale told For The Win he planned to retire when “the man upstairs makes that decision.”

It was never clear if he was talking about a higher power or just an ESPN executive, but either way it appears that time has not come. 168 more words

NCAAB

James Earl Jones Mess-up

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James Earl Jones goofs while recites “The Star-Spangled Banner” accompanied by the Morgan State Choir prior to the All-Star Game in Baltimore. Drew and Mike interview JEJ via Skycrib on July 14, 1993 about the incident. 21 more words

Drew And Mike