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Dick Vitale Calls Out Aspect Of NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale of ESPN.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Sportscaster Dick Vitale broadcasts before a semifinal game of the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament between the Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Orleans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 77-68. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

There may be no more vocal ambassador for college basketball than Dick Vitale. But that doesn't mean the legendary ESPN commentator agrees with every aspect of the NCAA system.

Vitale has called out amateurism in the past, and he used the NCAA Tournament to do so again today. He took aim at the NCAA following the early session of first round games.

He used the Big Ten's success as his ammo. Maryland, Minnesota and Michigan State all won today, and all three receive financial compensation for playing in the Big Dance.

"A big day financially for @B1GMBBall as Minn- MSU-Terps all won .They get 3 units as payday for being in @marchmadness guaranteed 3 more units /each unit is worth 1.67 Million.What did Jordan Murphy / Cassius Winston & Bruno Fernando get ? Yeah got a handshake & gr8 job kids !" Vitale wrote.

We can't say we disagree with Vitale. No reason why NCAA athletes in revenue sports can't at least make some money off their own likenesses.

The system remains unchanged, though there are plenty of voices speaking out against it now.

Kudos to Vitale for speaking his mind.