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#TBT Special Edition: Dickie V. gets contract extension on his birthday

It's an AWESOME day, Baby! June 9 is Dick Vitale's birthday and also the day he signed a contract extension through 2018-19.
It’s an AWESOME Day, Baby! June 9 is Dick Vitale’s birthday and also the day he signed a contract extension through 2018-19.

It’s a special #ThrowbackThursday on Front Row as we celebrate both college basketball analyst Dick Vitale’s 77th birthday AND the news of a contract extension that keeps the eternal Diaper Dandy with ESPN through 2018-19.

Vitale has been at ESPN since 1979 and will be entering his 38th season this year. To date, Vitale has called over 1,000 games and has been inducted into 13 Halls of Fame. Above is a #TBT collection of Vitale through the years.

“ESPN has been a vital part of my life. Completing the next three years of my contract will mean 40 years of hoops heaven,” Vitale said. “I have loved every moment, and it has been a thrill to be courtside and call some of the greatest games in the country, sitting next to some of the most outstanding play-by-play announcers you could ever want to work with…”

For the complete release, click here.

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