March 28th, 2016

Written by Dick Vitale. Posted in March 2016

The Final Four is set and Houston has four squads with great experience. Each has a solid coach who has been to the Final Four before.

Jay Wright vs. Lon Kruger and Jim Boeheim vs. Roy Williams. There is so much talent on the court. Buddy Hield. Brice Johnson. Ryan Arcidiacono, Malachi Richardson.

I cannot wait to get to Houston. I will be calling a semifinal and the championship game for ESPN International with Sean McDonough.

My pick to cut down the nets: North Carolina over Oklahoma.

March 15th, 2016

Written by Dick Vitale. Posted in March 2016

I had a great time on Tuesday in Houston, the city that will host the Final Four in a few weeks.

I went up against an American legend, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, in the Allstate March Mayhem Challenge. In past years, they put me up against dolphins, a longhorn and even a groundhog.

My friends, this year’s competition will be tough. Buzz Aldrin is a smart man, and he made some great picks. Everybody loves the brackets, baby! You can follow and see who wins by following #MarchMayhem on twitter.com

March 14th, 2016

Written by Dick Vitale. Posted in March 2016

March Madness is here. I know schools like Monmouth and St. Mary’s were disappointed. Congrats to the 68 teams in the dance.

I had a great time in Nashville calling the SEC title game. Kentucky and Big Blue Nation celebrated a win over a game Texas A&M team.

The stars were shining as Tyler Ulis and Danuel House put on a show.

It was a great regular season, but the best is yet to come.

March 7th, 2016

Written by Dick Vitale. Posted in March 2016

Peyton Manning went out as a winner on Monday, announcing his retirement.

He has been plagued by injuries in recent years. He missed a lot of action this season, but came back to help the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl.

Manning has always been a workaholic who studies and prepares hard. He has been a hero to many, both on and off the field, doing a lot of charity work to help others, while serving as a great teammate.

Next stop for him is Canton, baby!

March 4th 2016

Written by Dick Vitale. Posted in March 2016

I love this time of year. March Madness is under way. So is Spring Training.

I am lucky to live in Florida. The Orioles are down the road, as are the Pirates. The Rays are in Port Charlotte. It is great to see young players battling for playing time, future stars getting their first taste of the majors.

I am a huge baseball fan. I have season tickets to the Rays. Soon they will be saying Play Ball for real, baby!