Dick Vitale is missing yet another UNC-Duke game tonight, having been dispatched to Louisville for tonight's battle between Virginia and the Cardinals. And Dickie V used his podium to launch into a strenuous defense of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, declaring the Orange skipper "not a cheater."

"A cheater," in Vitale's words, is someone who pays players or fudges with academics. Yeah, about that last part... And why might Dickie V be defending Boeheim like this?

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