The longtime ESPN broadcaster recently announced he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in months.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Nearly a month after announcing his second cancer diagnosis, and days after receiving chemo treatment, longtime ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale has been given clearance by his doctors to return for his 43rd college basketball season, the sports network announced.
According to ESPN, Vitale will once again be courtside on Tuesday, Nov. 23, to call a game between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 UCLA in the Good Sam Empire Classic.
Vitale had been receiving treatment for his lymphoma at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s new Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Oncology Tower. Earlier this week he teased that doctors may give him the OK to call games between his treatments.
“My family and I are absolutely jumping with joy,” Vitale said in a statement. “Knowing I’ll be courtside with all my buddies and …