A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. He is known for catchphrases such as "this is awesome baby" and "diaper dandy" outstanding freshman player , as well as enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games, and has authored nine books and appeared in several movies. His father, John, was a piece work clothing press operator and had a second job as a security guard. Vitale graduated from East Rutherford High School , and in , he graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
By: Nina Mandell March 17, am. If I told you all the requests — I like to say yes to people because people have been so good to me. I may be 76 but I act about Young at heart! This year is full of parity and the possibility of upsets, which makes Vitale more excited than ever. His Cinderella pick is Arizona — a team that he thinks just need to play tight team defense and protect the ball to go far through the bracket. Same with my alma mater.
See the latest NCAA tournament coverage. See more coverage. Many are calling for the young star to leave college after this year and enter the pros, especially after a freak shoe mishap put Williamson at risk for serious injury — but he luckily walked away with just a mild knee sprain, and was able to return to the court just ahead of the NCAA tournament.
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