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Dicky V Offers “Commander-in-Swish” a College Hoops Guide to the D.C. Area
College basketball ambassador Dick Vitale is aware President Barack Obama is a basketball fan, having said, “We’re getting rid of the bowling alley and replacing it with a basketball court in the White House.”
During Thursday’s 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter, Vitale tries to sell Obama, whom he calls, “Commander-in-Swish,” on the college game in the Washington, D.C. area. The piece will also run on Saturday’s 10 a.m. SportsCenter prior to College GameDay.
“So many conferences in and around the District, I don’t know where too get started,”
Vitale says. “ACC, Big East, CAA, A-10, Patriot League, America East, the MEAC, oh my, there are over a dozen college teams within a short ride from the White House.”
Vitale, inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2008) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2008), then suggests 19 college programs, and even five high schools, for the President to check out. In a surprise sign-off, Vitale concedes “the biggest star in D.C. these days,” doesn’t play on the hardwood.