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SportESPN Signs 80-Year-Old Dick Vitale to Extension Through 2021-22 Season

19:55  19 june  2019
19:55  19 june  2019 Source:   si.com

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The latest: a Dick Vitale contract extension . Vitale is probably the No. 1 ambassador for college basketball in the country. While his role has been somewhat reduced in recent years , he still calls some of the biggest games in the sport for ESPN . Vitale joined the network for the 1979- 80 season .

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension to remain with ESPN through the 2019-2020 season , the network announced. The extension would take Vitale through his 41st season with ESPN . He started working at the network during the 1979- 80 season .

ESPN Signs 80-Year-Old Dick Vitale to Extension Through 2021-22 Season© Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

ESPN has signed 80-year-old basketball analyst Dick Vitale to a one-year extension that will keep him with the network through the 2021-22 season, Vitale confirmed to Front Office Sports. Vitale signed an extension for this year last May. His new deal will take him through what will be his 42nd year with the network.

Vital joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season and called ESPN's first-ever college basketball telecast just after the network was launched.

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He will continue to work as a game analyst, contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN.com.

Vitale was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. In May, he said that he'd like to work until he's 100 years old.

“I’m so honored and proud to be a little spoke in the big wheel that ESPN is in the world of sports,” Vitale told Broadcasting + Cable. “ESPN is my second family, and all the beautiful people I've had the opportunity to work with over the years are so important to me.”

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