Dick Vitale taking broadcasting break: ‘My voice needs a T.O., baby!’
Dick Vitale is taking a timeout. Vitale, the legendary announcer known for his emphatic sayings and passion for college hoops, announced this week that he is taking a break from calling games. The decision comes after Massachusetts General Hospital throat specialist, Dr. Steven Zeitels, diagnosed Vitale with pre-cancerous Dysplasia on the vocal cords. The good news is that he doesn’t believe anything is life-threatening,” Vitale said in a statement. “I’ve said it over and over again – I have been so touched and humbled by the outpouring of well-wishes,” Vitale’s statement reads.mlive.com
Legendary broadcaster Dick Vitale to call Gonzaga-UCLA showdown amid cancer treatments
Dick Vitale is set to call his first college basketball game of the season. Vitale, the legendary announcer known for his emphatic sayings and passion for college hoops, will return to ESPN for his 43rd season when No. “My family and I are absolutely jumping with joy,” Vitale said in a statement. Vitale will be alongside his good friend Dave O’Brien at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the 10 p.m. “They gave me energy and lifted me up at a time that is not fun city – chemo for six months,” Vitale continued.mlive.com
How to watch and listen to Michigan State vs. Michigan
Here are all the ways to watch and listen to Michigan State’s game against Michigan at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor:WATCHTV Network: ESPN (Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale)Major Cable ProvidersComcast: Channel 33/203(HD) | StreamingSpectrum: Channel 34/771(HD) | StreamingDish: Channel 143 | StreamingDIRECTV: Channel 209 | Streaming* Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may change by geographic area. Streaming-only optionsWatchESPN | Fubo (7-day free trial) | Hulu + Live TV | Sling | YouTube TVLISTENMichigan State BroadcastRadio Network: Spartan Media NetworkAffiliates: WJR-AM 760 Detroit; WJIM-AM 1240/WMMQ-FM 94.9 Lansing; 22 other Michigan-based affiliates listed on MSUSpartans.comLive streaming: MSUSpartans.com | iPhone app | Android appSatellite: SiriusXM.com Ch. 970Michigan BroadcastRadio Network: IMG/Michigan Sports NetworkAffiliates: WWJ-AM 950 Detroit; WTKA-AM 1050 Ann Arbor; 32 other affiliates listed on MGoBlue.comLive streaming: MGoBlue.comSatellite: Sirius Ch. 134; XM Ch. 195; SiriusXM.com Ch.mlive.com
Former Piston, Detroit legend Terry Duerod dies at age 64
Detroit basketball lost a legend on Friday when the family of Terry Duerod announced he had passed away. “He did a great, great job. Sad day in Titan Territory with the news of Terry Duerod passing away. First Tommy, now my brother and fellow NBA champ Terry Duerod. @celtics pic.twitter.com/w3tcQv0zTv — Cedric Maxwell (@cedricmaxwell81) November 13, 2020The Detroit Pistons mourn the passing of Terry Duerod – former player, @DetroitMBB great and long-time public servant with the Detroit Fire Department.mlive.com
Former Detroit college basketball star Duerod dies at age 64
DETROIT – Terry Duerod, a college basketball standout who played for Dick Vitale at the University of Detroit Mercy in the 1970s before winning an NBA title with the Boston Celtics, has died. The school announced Duerod's death Friday and said he'd been fighting Leukemia. Vitale said in that news release that he'd found out from Duerod's wife about his death. In 1977 — Vitale's last year coaching at the school — the Titans won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time. He played two more at Detroit after that, averaging 23.3 points a game as a senior and helping the team to another NCAA Tournament appearance.
How former Detroit Mercy coach Smokey Gains paved the way
DETROIT – The basketball world is in mourning after former University of Detroit Mercy basketball coach Smokey Gaines lost his battle with cancer. Gaines joined Vitale’s staff as an assistant and when Vitale went to the Pistons, Smokey became the University of Detroit’s first Black head coach. He also get the team to the NCAA tournament and, two years later, Gaines left to become the head coach at San Diego State University. Gaines had a long career in basketball, but he never forgot where he came from and always stayed close to the Detroit Mercy Titans program. Smokey Gaines smoked the nets and opened doors for others.