UConn men's basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun. Photo © Vito J. Leo for HTNP.com
March 20 update from UConn Athletic Communications:
UConn men’s basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun was released this morning [March 20] from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a clean bill of health …and had breakfast with the team.
UConn Athletic Communications provided updated information at 5 p.m. , March 19
University of Connecticut head men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun was admitted Thursday afternoon to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is listed in good condition but will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.
Coach Calhoun was accompanied to the hospital by UConn Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Jeff Anderson. “I have been feeling lousy for the past several days and this morning talked to Dr. Anderson about it,” said Calhoun.
“He recommended that I not coach in the game today and stay back at the hotel. As the day went on, he suggested that we go over to the hospital to have some testing done. Fortunately, those tests have all gone well and I am feeling much better. I will stay the night as a precaution and anticipate being checked again in the morning and being able to leave the hospital at that time,” Calhoun said.
Calhoun did not coach today’s NCAA Tournament First Round contest against Chattanooga at Wachovia Center. Associate Head Coach George Blaney directed the UConn team today in Coach Calhoun’s absence. The Huskies won the game 103-47 .
—– Original story: CBS Sports has reported that UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun was taken to a hospital in Philadelphia today. CBS reported that Calhoun is expected to miss today’s tournament game being played in Philadelphia. Calhoun has been treated for cancer, but no information is available at this time about whether this is the cause of his hospitalization.
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
First update, provided by UConn Athletic Communications:
University of Connecticut men’s basketball head coach Jim Calhoun will not coach today’s NCAA Tournament First Round contest against Chattanooga at Wachovia Center. “Coach Calhoun has not been feeling well for the past several days and it is best that he not coach the team today for precautionary reasons,” said UConn Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Jeff Anderson. Dr. Anderson is with Coach Calhoun, who is not expected to be at the arena for the game today. Associate Head Coach George Blaney will direct the UConn team today in Coach Calhoun’s absence.
Coach Jim Calhoun Games Missed or Left Bench
Date —– Opponent ———- Result —————Reason
Dec. 23, 1990 vs. Fairfield (HCC) W, 94-70 chest-pain, flu-like symptoms
Feb. 22, 1993 vs. Maine (HCC) W, 108-72 food-related
Jan. 29, 1994 at Pittsburgh W, 88-67 pneumonia symptoms
Feb. 1, 1994 at Syracuse L, 108-95 pneumonia symptoms
Nov. 24, 1998 vs. Hartford (HCC) W, 95-58 intestinal virus
March 11, 1999 vs. UT-San Antonio W, 91-66 intestinal virus
Jan. 3, 2000 vs. Sacred Heart (HCC) W, 83-56 stomach cramps
Feb. 3, 2001 vs. Virginia Tech (GP) W, 85-72 light-headedness, flu symptoms
Feb. 5, 2002 vs. Providence (HCC) W, 67-56 food-related
Feb. 5, 2003 at Virginia Tech L, 95-74 *prostate surgery
Feb. 8, 2003 at Providence W, 84-68 *prostate surgery
Feb. 10, 2003 vs. Syracuse (HCC) W, 75-61 *prostate surgery
Feb. 15, 2003 at Villanova L, 79-70 *prostate surgery
Feb. 19, 2003 vs. Rutgers (HCC) W, 87-70 *prostate surgery
March 20, 2004 vs. DePaul (left and returned) W, 72-55 flu-like symptoms
Jan. 16, 2006 at Syracuse W, 88-80 dehydration
Jan. 13, 2007 at St. John’s (msg) (left and returned) W, 68-59 flu-like symptoms
Jan. 8, 2008 vs. St. John’s (left game) W, 81-65 dehydration
Jan. 12, 2008 at Georgetown (missed game) L, 72-69 dehydration
Jan. 3, 2009 vs. Rutgers (GP) (left after halftime) W, 80-49 illness
March 19, 2009 vs. Chattanooga (missed game) W, 103-47 not feeling well
*surgery to treat prostate cancer
Information provided by UConn Athletic Communications
Posted March 19, 2009, 1:45 p.m., updated 2:15 p.m., updated 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.