Dick Vitale
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"Richard John "Dick" Vitale", also known as ""Dickie V"", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a college basketball broadcaster. He is known for catchphrases such as "baby" and "diaper dandy" (outstanding freshman player), as well as enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games, and has authored nine books and appeared in several movies.

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I'm absolutely shocked. I can't believe he went that high.

I learned from my mom and dad, who didn't have a formal education but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do.

That's no accident. It means you're getting your players to focus at the most important time of the year. It means you've got your team playing at a higher level because everybody is going to play at another level against you.

You'd have to live in a cave not to know about the Carrier Dome. It put Syracuse on the map.

I'm living the American dream.

It was flat-out scary, baby.

It is time for everyone to sit down - the NCAA, the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity - and come up with suitable solutions to these problems.

I'd say Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana will probably be the top of the class. But one thing is this year, the league has a lot of balance. When I mention Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State, they are probably the best teams but they aren't going to dominate.

They have one of the blue chip coaches in America. Somehow, I think Tom will have his guys competing for a Big Ten Championship again.