One of college basketball's most popular voices will be back in the booth in 2021–22.
ESPN commentator Dick Vitale agreed to a contract extension with the network on Thursday. Vitale is now signed with ESPN through the 2022–23 season.
“I really want to keep going. I feel great,” Vitale told Front Office Sports's Michael McCarthy. "I’ve said this 5 million times: If the day ever comes I don’t recall names, I can’t recall information I need to share, I’ll be the first guy to pick up the phone and say the party’s over."
"But I feel better than ever. In fact, people tell me you sound more enthusiastic than ever.”
Vitale, 81, has been with ESPN since 1979. He has been a college basketball analyst for 44 years, also playing a key role in ESPN's V Foundation for cancer research.
Vitale will call the national semifinal between Houston and Baylor on Saturday for ESPN International.