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Friday Headlines: Dicky V Edition

Dicky V has completed his cancer treatment.

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NCAA Basketball: Good Sam Empire Classic-Gonzaga at UCLA Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Tell me the story of college basketball without Dick Vitale. You can’t. It’s simply impossible. He’s spent the last 43 years at ESPN and has given people decades of joy calling college basketball games. Vitale is an exceptional person and such an incredible ambassador for the game of basketball. On Thursday night, Vitale gave his followers more joy as he announced via Twitter that he has officially completed his cancer treatment. After seven long months, Vitale currently has “zero cancer” in his body.

Last year he was diagnosed with Melanoma in August and Lymphoma in October. At 82 years old, being diagnosed with one form of cancer was scarry enough. But two?

Despite what life decided to throw at him, Vitale fought through his treatment and showed incredible perseverance. As he said in his tweet, “Don’t Give Up — DON’T EVER GIVE UP!”

Tweet of the Day

Another name for Kentucky to look for in the portal.


What We Learned During Spring Practice: Defense - Kentucky Sports Radio

Jordan Lovett is going to be a standout at defensive back.

Lawson: pressure of playing for SEC lead won’t bother UK - Vaught’s Views

Huge series begins tonight.

KSR’s Jordan Brand Classic Practice Standouts - Kentucky Sports Radio

Cason Wallace and Chris Livingston looking good.

Cats rack up 22 hits to win series opener at Mizzou - Cats Illustrated

Bats heating up over the last two games.

Leonard Miller includes Kentucky among top 3 - Kentucky Sports Radio

It would be huge for Kentucky to land the five star wing.

Packers sign veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins - USA Today

Watkins as your number one receiver? Yikes.

Antoine Davis, No. 22 scorer in CBB history, to enter portal - ESPN

Will Kentucky be in the mix?

Willis, Corral only QBs to attend draft in Las Vegas - USA Today

This has to be close to a record low, right?