ESPN announced that Vitale has received clearance from his doctors to call games again, and will begin doing so on Nov. 23. Vitale will be on the call for the matchup between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 UCLA, which is part of the Good Sam Empire Classic.

“My family and I are absolutely jumping with joy,” Vitale said in a statement. “Knowing I’ll be courtside with all my buddies and calling Number 1 versus 2, this is the best medicine I could ask for. To all of you, I simply say ‘thank you from the bottom of my heart’ for your prayers and messages, phone calls and texts.”