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Vitale to undergo vocal cord surgery

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ESPN college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale underwent vocal cord surgery Tuesday and is expected to be off the air until at least February.

The 68-year-old Vitale had the surgery to treat ulcers on his left vocal cord at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Vitale had never missed an assignment in his 28-plus seasons at ESPN.

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