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Denny Crum hospitalized after mild stroke

Some sad news to report from our friends down I-64. Legendary Louisville coach Denny Crum has been hospitalized in Alaska after suffering a mild stroke yesterday.

Crum’s wife, WFPL host Susan Sweeny Crum, said the 80-year-old coach became ill while fishing and was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Thankfully, Crum is said to be doing well and could be released from the hospital as early as this weekend.

Crum was the coach at Louisville from 1971-2001, leading the Cards to two national championships and six Final Fours. Even though he coached Kentucky’s arch rival, Crum is a lovable and well-respected figure all across the Bluegrass, and hosted a radio show with former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall for a decade. It takes a mighty big man to bridge the gap between two bitter rivals, but somehow, Crum did it, and with class. I know I’m not alone when I wish him a full and speedy recovery.


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4 Comments for Denny Crum hospitalized after mild stroke

  1. Cletis75
    4:46 pm August 31, 2017 Permalink

    Always liked Denny,even though he was the reason Joe B was led into retirement a little bit earlier than he planned. Denny was always a class act, never using backhanded comments about other schools. One of the best X’s and O’s coaches I ever seen. But ol’ tom jurich sh!t all over him and forgot what Denny had done for Louisville as did most of the L’ville fans when all they could see was ricky 3-stacks, whom they all hated until then. Hard to imagine a coach that had done as much as he had for a school and city to be treated the way that he was. One of the greatest tragedies in Kentucky sports history. Get well soon coach!

  2. Chacosrule
    5:03 pm August 31, 2017 Permalink

    Dr Miles was with him. I’d say he deserves recognition for identifying the stroke and getting coach to the hospital.

  3. DrewP
    5:44 pm August 31, 2017 Permalink

    Get well Denny. See him at krogers often. Very nice man!

  4. Shoulderstrap
    8:49 am September 1, 2017 Permalink

    Best to DC, Class act for sure.

    Done here till that annoying autoplay is taken off, not worth getting fired for.
    Y’all have fun.