Dick Vitale and Hubie Brown have been on TV calling basketball on TV dating back to the late 1970’s. Vitale has mostly been focused on college basketball while Brown has been calling the NBA. Their trains really haven’t crossed paths, although the men have been friends more than 50 years and grew up near each other in New Jersey.
The two men will finally call their first game together tonight on ESPN (7 p.m. Eastern) when Boston College takes on No. 2 Duke. It’s all part of ESPN’s NBA/College Basketball crossover event which mashes up play-by-play teams on games they normally don’t cover. And it’s another opportunity for Brown to call Duke, as he joined Mark Jones and Jay Bilas last year when the Blue Devils met Virginia Tech.
The two men, both long eligible for Social Security with Vitale at 79 and Brown at 85, will have the opportunity to tell stories about their times together in the basketball community