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Vitale still signature face, voice of ESPN hoops

Updated: April 6, 2006, 10:00 PM ET
By George Solomon | ESPN Ombudsman

In the nine months I've done this job, no ESPN personality has generated as much response from viewers as Dick Vitale. ESPN's star basketball commentator has innumerable fans who love his knowledge and enthusiasm -- and equally as many detractors who believe he shouts too much, heaps too much praise on a favored number of coaches, as well as Duke University, and doesn't bring enough of a critical edge to his work.

Vitale has been covering the college basketball scene for the past 27 ...

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