As the face of ESPN’s college basketball for 34 years, legendary analyst Dick Vitale has had a front row seat to more than 2,000 college basketball telecasts, including many of the best and most memorable matchups.
The one event missing from his Hall of Fame resume is calling an NCAA Men’s Final Four game. That will all change this year. ESPN announced today that Vitale will work two Final Four games for ESPN International in 2013 — a semifinal and the National Championship.
ESPN hoops analyst Jay Bilas will work the other semifinal (not called by Vitale) while Brad Nessler will call play-by-play on all three telecasts. Front Row put together a video retrospective of highlights from Vitale’s career at ESPN.
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