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South Carolina coach diagnosed with leukemia

September 22, 2009

Sad to hear from Columbia, S.C., that a bone marrow biopsy for South Carolina men's coach Bill McDonald has shown he has chronic myelogenous leukemia. The good news for the 43-year-old is that it was discovered early and that the drug that McDonald will begin taking has a 90-percent remission rate. He also anticipates that the illness will not have any impact on him coaching the Gamecocks.

Click here for the link to Bob Gillespie's story in The State.