UofL BASKETBALL | Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum Hospitalized in Alaska

08/31/2017 04:07 PM

Multiple media outlets are reporting that former University of Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum suffered what doctors suspect was a mild stroke.

Crum’s wife, Susan, told the radio station WFPL that Crum was on a fishing trip in Alaska when he became ill. He was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska where he is undergoing tests.

Providence Hospital told Spectrum News over the phone that the coach is in “good” condition.

According to the radio station, Crum said her husband could be released from the hospital this weekend.

Crum is 80 years old and retired from coaching in 2001, after a 30-year career at Louisville where he won two National Championships in 1980 and 1986. In 1994 Crum was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

He has stayed active in the UofL community, conducting fundraisers, and promoting the Denny Crum Foundation.

UofL Athletics Sports Information Director Kenny Klein said that Louisville cannot provide any further information at this time, but “We are all certainly deeply concerned and will be praying for Coach Crum.”

All of us at Spectrum News are keeping Coach Crum in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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