Terence's Take: Episode 34 "Dick Vitale is Awesome, Baby, Part I

Here's the first of a two-part interview with Dick Vitale, ESPN's King of college basketball.

Wait until you hear all of the fascinating things Dick Vitale has to say about this college basketball season, his favorite U.S. president for hoops knowledge and the reason he speaks almost as brilliantly about Buffalo as Duke.

Awesome, baby!

Dick has uttered (actually screamed) those words more than a few times during his four decades covering basketball for ESPN.

At 79 years young, he is a national treasure for so many reasons.

He was just elected into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Tuesday night in New York City to give him entry into his 14th hall of fame overall.

If that isn't enough, he has written yet another book, and this one is splendid for its read and for its cause.

The $29.99 book is called "Dick Vitale's Mount Rushmore of College Basketball," and the cover features legendary coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Roy Williams and Dean Smith. They rank as Dick's top coaches since his ESPN days.

Get this: Dick said every penny he sells on the book will go the Jimmy V Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

Now you say it . . . Awesome . . .

Well, you know the rest.

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