As an NCAA Tournament Insider on 104.5 The Team during the month of March, we're happy to see that Dick Vitale has some good news on his 76th birthday! 

First off, Happy Birthday to the man who helped fuel my love and passion for college basketball as a young man at Texas Tech University who painted up on the front row of every basketball game.

On Tuesday, ESPN announced another extension for Dickie V. that will lock him in through the 2017-2018 season. Remarkably, that will mark the 39th year at the World Wide Leader for the basketball Hall of Famer.

It's incredible how Dickie V. just keeps going. Not just his energy for the game, but his love and passion for finding a cure for cancer and raising substantial funds in a continuous effort to do so.

Dickie V., you're a PTPer! Good luck to your Lightning (even though they beat the Rangers), and sorry, as your 'home for New York sports', we're not able to wish success to your Rays, but we know you understand.

Hope you had a great birthday, Dickie V.! You're awesome, baby! With a Capital A!