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Denny Crum hospitalized after suffering a stroke

Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Denny Crum is recovering in a hospital after suffering a stroke, his foundation announced Tuesday evening.

“Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum suffered a stroke this past week and is now recovering in a local hospital,” the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation said in a statement. “Coach Crum and his family appreciate the thoughts, prayers and also their privacy while he is recovering. No further statements will be made at this time.”

It is the 82-year-old’s second stroke in two years. He suffered a stroke while on an Alaskan fishing trip back in 2017.

Upon hearing the news, Coach Cal tweeted, “Just heard about Coach Crum and want to wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Please keep him and his wife, Susan, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Kentucky Journalism Hall of Famer Oscar Combs tweeted, “Prayers to good friend and former UL Coach Denny Crum who suffered a stroke recently & is in a Louisville hospital. Denny has been such a great ambassador for both UL and the Commonwealth for past 48 years. Denny & Joe B best taught fans to respect one another.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Denny Crum hospitalized after suffering a stroke

  1. UKfanman01
    11:01 pm May 21, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t stand UofL but get well soon Denny. Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers go out to Denny and his family

  2. ClutchCargo
    11:50 pm May 21, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, Crum is actually a good guy in my book. Get well soon!

  3. letsroll76
    3:44 am May 22, 2019 Permalink

    Class Act , Coach Crum met him at a golf scramble fund raiser for a family that loves blue .I think at next UK VS UL basketball game they need to put him and Joe B court side together sitting in blue and red recliners.Praying for you coach.

    7:46 am May 22, 2019 Permalink

    God speed and hookers for you denny.

  5. Sentient Third Eye
    10:17 am May 22, 2019 Permalink

    Denny was and is always a class act. It took the last decade of U of L for us to retroactively understand what a not-classy coach there looks like.