Legendary broadcaster Dick Vitale announces he's cancer-free
Iconic basketball announcer Dick Vitale delivered outstanding news on Tuesday — he’s now cancer-free.
Vitale was diagnosed with cancer back in October. He’s since undergone several rounds of treatment for the disease while missing most of the 2021-22 college basketball season.
Here’s Vitale’s announcement:
OMG ALL THE PRAYERS many of u have sent have been answered as DR Brown who heads my cancer TEAM called & said PET SCAN came back that NO CANCER is showing. I feel like a coach playing for the Final 4 has a PTPer hit a shot at buzzer. My MARCH MADNESS starts with a W baby ! pic.twitter.com/HS2yI3wgpB
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) March 8, 2022
He announced back in January that he would not call another game this season due to needing rest for his vocal cords.
Vitale has stayed active in the college basketball world since his diagnosis. He even called a couple games early on in the season, most notably a Baylor-Villanova clash that was on ESPN.
He wrote a letter to Mike Krzyzewski ahead of the Duke coaches’ final regular season game on Saturday. Dan Shulman provided narration as Vitale wasn’t able to speak.
Vitale also gave his personal awards for every major conference last week, keeping up with his annual tradition.
Vitale has said he hopes to be back in the booth for the 2022-23 college basketball season.