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ESPN says former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps diagnosed with bladder cancer

ESPN says former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

The network said Thursday that Phelps has had surgery and will start follow-up treatment next week near his home in South Bend, Ind.

The 71-year-old Phelps has been a college basketball analyst for ESPN since 1993 and says he's preparing for next season. He went 393-197 in 20 seasons coaching the Fighting Irish.

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