this can be a very treatable and curable disease. Bladder cancer that has not invaded through the muscle can be treated with a minimally invasive surgery, and infusions of BCG (and regular scopes). I obviously don't know what Phelps' situation is (perhaps it is more grave) but hopefully he falls into this category. He has done much for the University and should always be recognized for that.
I was lucky enough to have been there for years 4-7. In 40+ years I've followed program, other than Carr scoring 61 in NCAAs and then demolishing UCLA next season, most every meaningful program memory was under Digger.
Yes, the memories were almost exclusively from Nov-Feb, but they were some pretty GD memorable ones. It's not just '74 UCLA, it was '77 USF, '78 MU, '80 DP, and '81 UVa, too. An extended run as #1 in '79 wasn't all bad, either. Plus, ND BB was nationally relevant then in a way that it never really was before or since.
I know that Keogan had a remarkable record, but it was long before any of us were born, and BB was a 2d tier sport at best then. For better or (on occasion) for worse, Digger still casts a giant shadow over this program.
our only Final Four in 78. Beating IU in 77, beating UCLA four years in a row in Pauly, beating maryland and albert King during the blizzard- and having some of the all time great players to ever play ND basketball. I don't recall the student section being half full too often during those days
He should have already been inducted.