Report: Dick Vitale signs extension to remain a big part of ESPN's college basketball coverage
Dick Vitale has been a big part of ESPN’s college basketball coverage for a long time now, and it doesn’t appear that is going to change anytime soon.
On Wednesday, it was reported by Front Office Sports that Vitale has signed an extension with ESPN that lasts through the 2021-22 season.
In an interview with Front Office Sports, Vitale said he still feels like a younger man, so there’s no reason for him to stop doing what he loves:
“I’ll be able to tell when the time comes. If I feel like it’s not there, I will just tell them. I would not try to embarrass them, I would not try to embarrass my family and most of all I would not embarrass myself,” Vitale told FOS. “But I feel as young as ever. I feel like 20, I act about 12. Then reality sets in when I look at the mirror. At my age, it can happen overnight. Bottom line? I feel really great. I don’t feel any different than when I was 45 or 50. I really don’t.”
Vitale started at ESPN back in 1979, so he’s up to 40 years with the Worldwide Leader.