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ESPN Analyst Dick Vitale Has Cancer Once Again, This Time In Lymph Node, Will Have Surgery On Tuesday – Updated

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UPDATED with latest: Veteran ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale offered an update on his years-long battle with cancer today, and it was a tough one. “My report on the Biopsy of the Lymph Node in my neck has arrived & it is cancerous,” wrote Vitale.

He went on to note he will have surgery on Tuesday before pledging, “I will win this battle.” Vitale has been with ESPN since 1979, the year the network launched.

He called ESPN’s first college basketball broadcast. His trademark cry of “Awesome, baby,” has marked hundreds of hoop moments.

In 2021, Vitale was diagnosed with lymphoma, months after he had multiple surgeries to remove melanoma. In 2022, he announced that he was cancer-free, before announcing in 2023 that he had vocal chord cancer.

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