Dipsy-Doo, Namearoo! University Of Detroit Names Basketball Court After Dick Vitale
I believe, due to the fact that the University of Detroit is naming their court after Dick Vitale, an “AWESOME, BABY!” is in order. So there it was. Awesome. Baby.
Via ESPN Media Zone:
The University of Detroit will honor its former men’s basketball coach and athletic director Dick Vitale, and current Hall of Fame college basketball analyst for ESPN, by renaming the basketball court the Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall. The dedication will be held in conjunction with an ESPN2 telecast of Detroit hosting BIG EAST foe St. John’s on December 5.
Vitale coached at the University of Detroit (1973-77), compiling a winning percentage of .722 (78-30), which included a 21-game winning streak during the 1976-77 season when the team participated in the NCAA Tournament. Included in the streak was a victory in Milwaukee over Al McGuire’s eventual national champion Marquette. In April 1977, Vitale was named Athletic Director at Detroit and later that year was named the United Fund’s “Detroit Man of the Year.” He was inducted into the Titan Hall of Fame in 1993.
The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan project will include a brand new, state-of-the-art hardwood floor for the home of the Detroit Titans men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Well, how about a mighty fine congratulations to Mr. Dick Vitale. The guy, love him or hate him, is a college basketball institution and it must be quite an honor for the old guy. Although I wonder why they didn’t name the court “I Love Coach K Diaper Dandy Baby DUKE DUKE DUKE Memorial Court.” You know, despite the wordiness.
University of Detroit Renames Basketball Court in Honor of Dick Vitale [ESPN Media Zone]