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  • FILE - In this March 16, 2014, file photo, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, left, cuts the net with Lacey Holsworth, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. Dick Vitale Vitale told Lacey Holsworth's father, Matt Holsworth, that he would raise $250,000 in Lacey's name that would be for a pediatric cancer research grant through The V Foundation for Cancer Research. He would do it by the night of his fundraising gala this Friday, May 16, in Sarasota, Florida. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    Vitale honors Lacey's memory

    There was nothing Dick Vitale could do to console the parents of Lacey Holsworth, the little girl whose relationship with Michigan State's Adreian Payne became a story that touched the country. So he decided to help others by making a promise to Heather and Matt Holsworth.


  • Vitale to call Final Four games _ internationally

    Dick Vitale will call Final Four games for the first time this year, when a voice synonymous with college basketball will be heard only outside the United States.


  • Longtime hoops guru hosts one more clinic

    A lot of nicknames garner instant attention in college basketball. There's Coach K. Magic was in college before the NBA. Don't forget The General, the Vs, Dickie and Jimmy, and Pistol Pete.


  • Virginia Commonwealth's Jamie Skeen (right) shoots over Kansas' Thomas Robinson during the first half at the Southwest regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday in San Antonio. (Associated Press)

    VCU punches ticket to Final Four

    The video played over and over on the big-screen television in the center of the locker room, telling Virginia Commonwealth University's basketball team they weren't good enough to be here. One minute and 30 seconds of everyone from President Obama to Dick Vitale picking Kansas.


  • FILE - In this file photo taken March 8, 2011, Connecticut's Maya Moore, left, scores while being guarded by Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters during the second half Connecticut's 73-64 victory in an NCAA college basketball game for the Big East tournament championship in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut, Tennessee, Baylor and Stanford are the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA women's basketball tournament that begins Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Selection Sunday is NCAA's not-so-shining moment

    Expanding the field to 68 teams was supposed to make this so easy there was no screwing it up. Which, of course, the NCAA selection committee promptly did.


  • Let's Play Two: Ivies hope to put 2nd team in NCAA

    In the world of college basketball, the Ivy League has long been considered a quaint little non-scholarship conference that isn't even big-time enough to hold a postseason tournament. Where the games are played almost exclusively on weekends, so as not to interfere with schoolwork.


  • Vitale agrees to ESPN extension through 2014-15

    Dick Vitale's exclamations of "Awesome, baby!" will ring out on ESPN for at least four more seasons.


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