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Digger Phelps being treated for bladder cancer

Digger PhelpsESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps recently had surgery for bladder cancer, the network announced on Thursday.

Phelps was recently diagnosed with the illness, and his surgery was deemed a success. A story posted on ESPN’s website says the former Notre Dame coach will begin follow-up treatment next week by his home in Indiana.

Phelps, 71, has been a college basketball analyst for ESPN since 1993. He coached Notre Dame from 1972-1991.

We’re looking forward to seeing Digger on the college basketball sets next season wearing his colorful ties and waving his matching highlighter.

Photo: Flickr/J Rosenfeld, JMR Photography


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