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Tisdale Award an honor

Originally Published: April 4, 2011
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

One of my favorite players to cover during my 30-plus years at ESPN and ABC was Wayman Tisdale of Oklahoma.

He was a true superstar, as good as it gets as an athlete and a person. What I loved about him, whenever I spent any time with him, is that I would get a big bear hug. His smile would light up a room. Sadly, he lost his life so early, losing his battle against cancer. Tisdale was such a positive force on so many people, and a great role model for youngsters everywhere.

That ...

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