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  1. BYU's Dave Rose keeps on fighting in his battle with cancer

    Andy Katz

    The scans have been occurring twice a year for four years now. And in each of the past eight scans, as Dave and Cheryl Rose waited for the doctor to return with the news, there was that moment, those agonizing minutes that left them wondering the wor...

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  2. Kenny Williamson's death shakes the hoops world -- college basket...

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Everyone knew his nickname, and everyone was aware of him when he was in the arena courtside. Kenny Williamson, nicknamed "Eggman," was one of basketball's great characters. He died Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. The ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  3. 3-point stance: Top coaches nearing end

    Andy Katz

    1. Cal coach Mike Montgomery's decision to extend his contract through the 2015-16 season is a good sign for the game. Montgomery is a cancer survivor and it was fair to speculate how much longer he wanted to coach. But Montgomery, who did Hall of F...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  4. Steve Lavin won't coach St. John's Red Storm until he regains sta...

    Andy Katz

    St. John's coach Steve Lavin will not coach the Red Storm against top-ranked Kentucky Thursday in Lexington or any other game until he regains the necessary stamina from major prostate cancer surgery, Lavin told Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  5. 3-point shot: Recovering Lavin upbeat

    Andy Katz

    Impressions from three interviews Thursday: 1. St. John's coach Steve Lavin waited a full year to decide on how to treat his prostate cancer. He waffled for quite a while on whether or not to go with radiation, robotic surgery or traditional surge...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. 3-point shot: Lavin's team in good hands

    Andy Katz

    1.St. John's coach Steve Lavin never could have imagined he would be taking a leave of absence for prostate cancer surgery in his second season. But Monday night's opener was another reminder that Lavin has put together a terrific staff. Mike Dunlap...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  7. Valparaiso's Homer and Janet Drew stick together during cancer fi...

    Andy Katz

    It was almost unimaginable. A couple married 44 years, each diagnosed with cancer within three days. Through faith and each other, former Valpo coach Homer Drew and his wife Janet are battling their toughest opponent yet.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  8. Baylor coach Scott Drew comments on parents fighting cancer

    Andy Katz

    Baylor coach Scott Drew Drew told ESPN Thursday during Big 12 media day that his father Homer, the recently retired Valparaiso head coach, had prostate cancer and already had surgery to remove his prostate.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  9. Andy Katz's Daily Word: BYU's Dave Rose set to testify before Con...

    Andy Katz

    BYU coach Dave Rose heads to Congress next week to advocate for more cancer research on behalf of the American Cancer Society. At a time when the perception of college basketball coaches continues to take a hit, this is a needed respite. Amid allega...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Clarifying the NCAA's waiver process for ...

    Andy Katz

    J'mison Morgan received a waiver to play immediately at Baylor instead of sitting out the year in residence after transferring from UCLA because his grandmother and legal guardian is battling colon cancer in nearby Dallas. The NCAA staff originally...

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  11. UConn's Jim Calhoun signs new contract

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Jim Calhoun looked as good as he has in the past few years -- lean, refreshed and full of his usual drive. Calhoun's medical problems, from his three bouts with cancer to an undisclosed condition (believed to be stress-related) that...

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  12. Andy Katz: On the road to recovery with Dave Rose

    Andy Katz

    Anxiety. Tension. Hope. Dread. Common feelings during a cancer checkup. Recently, Dave Rose and his family experienced them all as the BYU coach faced one final hurdle before his season could begin.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  13. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Cancer-free Dave Rose: 'I feel great'

    Andy Katz

    The calendar keeps turning, day by day, now month by month, allowing BYU coach Dave Rose to check the pages that he's still here -- feeling better each day, and as far as he knows, cancer-free. Thursday marks the two-month anniversary of the wors...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2009
  14. Andy Katz: Rose battles cancer and blood clot during harrowing of...

    Andy Katz

    Cheryl Rose caught herself in the moment at Disneyland, looking around at her extended family and wondering if she had reached that point in life when everything seemed perfect. Not only were her grandkids there with her, but also her husband, BYU he...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2009
  15. Andy Katz: Jim Boeheim battles just as hard off the court

    Andy Katz

    Jim Boeheim's post-cancer run is quite impressive. He is an example that having cancer is hardly a reason to quit. In fact, it's a reason to dig in and work even harder at everything you do, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2008
  16. Henderson's 20 minutes of fame

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Regardless of what occurs when Duke plays Michigan on Friday night in the final of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer (ESPN2, 7 ET), Gerald Henderson can point to the second half Thursday night as evidence that he now can...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2008