A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known 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 enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games, and has authored nine books and appeared in several movies. His father, John, was a piece work clothing press operator and had a second job as a security guard. Vitale graduated from East Rutherford High School , and in , he graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He later earned a master's degree in education from what is now William Paterson University.
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Dick Vitale reveals Final Four, national champion pick
Find out how to watch the bracket reveal and more by clicking here. There are still plenty of spots up for grabs via automatic bids from winning conference tournaments, as well as at-large bids from the NCAA selection committee. Nothing is certain until the official bracket is released on Selection Sunday, which means amateur and pro bracketologists alike can only speculate on which bubble teams will get an invite to the Big Dance and how the seeding will shake out. These are all teams certain to be heading to the Big Dance next week, with Kentucky having the worst projected pod at 4. Jon Price and his team at SportsInformationTraders. Michigan came into the Big Ten tournament on a heater, winning the last five regular season games and losing once since the calendar flipped to February, but not many expected the school to dominate at the start of March.
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Known for his love for college basketball and loud one-liners, Dick Vitale spent five minutes breaking down his NCAA tournament bracket. He explained why Oklahoma had a leg up on top-seeded Oregon in the West Region - thanks in large part to star Buddy Hield. He told the crowd at Space Center Houston his alma mater Seton Hall had a chance to reach the Sweet 16, but would eventually trip up against Michigan State. Aldrin didn't take five minutes. Participating in the Allstate March Mayhem Challenge opposite one of the sport's faces, the former astronaut simply played the odds.
Every year around this time, you regret not paying more attention to college basketball. If only you spent the winter becoming a March Madness master like Dick Vitale. Have no fear.