Denver Newsroom, Dec 9, 2021 / 17:16 pm
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is relying on his Catholic faith and the power of prayer to help him through his battle with cancer.
Known affectionately as “Dickie V,” the 82-year-old sportscasting icon was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year and is now undergoing six months of chemotherapy for lymphoma.
“I’ve seen firsthand the devastation that cancer can have on families, on children, and on all of our loved ones,” Vitale said in a recent statement. “It can bring you to your knees.”
Renowned for his animated commentating — his famous catchphrase is "That is awesome, baby!" — Vitale has shared details of his ongoing cancer fight on his broadcasts and social media.