"For a man that has given so much of himself for the fans, it only seems right that they return the favor. Boy are they ever...
"After the game, Dick Vitale expressed his gratitude to the fans in multiple tweets."
"I'm jumping for joy knowing I'll be sitting next to Jon Sciambi and talking hoops instead of chemotherapy and blood counts."
“Raising funds for cancer research is a long-standing tradition at ESPN."
"Vitale has never called an NCAA Tournament game—for an American audience—and Traina would love to see it happen."
"I never dreamt at 82 that I’d ever be courtside again."
"Knowing I’ll be courtside with all my buddies and calling Number 1 versus 2, this is the best medicine I could ask for."
"Doctors will treat Vitale with steroids before starting a six month chemotherapy plan."
"Vitale wrote to fans about his diagnosis for ESPN Front Row."
ESPN legend Dick Vitale revealed on Instagram he was diagnosed with melanoma this summer but thanks to catching it early, he is cancer free.