Dick Vitale is obviously our favorite college basketball announcer, but he's also one of our favorite guests on the Sports Page.

Not only is he local and loves to hit on the Rays, Gators, Bulls, Bucs et al... he just lifts your spirit.

Thursday morning was no different. Dickie V put some praise on Florida, Wichita State and the Rays. He even broke some news when it comes to the Lightning -- namely that he'll be honored as one of their Community Heroes, coming up March 17.

Here is the full conversation from Thursday morning: