Roundball chatter

Updated: June 2, 2014, 5:12 PM ET
By Dick Vitale |

Each week, I write about the sport I love, college basketball:

• Notre Dame will be a different team next season as coach Mike Brey got good news: Jerian Grant will be back in an Irish uniform. He was the team's leading scorer when he was suspended last season for academic issues. He has been reinstated and should be a big factor in the ACC.

• Manhattan coach Steve Masiello deserves a lot of credit for completing his work to earn his college degree. He will be back on the Jaspers bench for the upcoming season.

• Congratulations to Arizona coach Sean Miller, who received a contract extension. He had the Wildcats as the No. 1 ranked team for much of the 2013-14 campaign.

• I am happy that the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit has been settled and athletes will receive some compensation for the use of their likeness.

• I was sorry to learn of the passing of Bob Houbregs, the Hall of Fame basketball player who starred at Washington and played in the NBA. He was a very talented player.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to


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