Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 2:45 pm  |  4 responses

Lavin, 80 College Coaches Raising Prostate Cancer Awareness

The ship might have sailed on this, but it’s worth noting that over 80 college coaches from 30 different conferences donned blue bow ties in support of On the Line’s national “Statement Week.” St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin, who underwent successful surgery to treat prostate cancer in October, wore his blue bow tie at last Saturday’s game against Notre Dame: “‘This weekend both St. John’s and Notre Dame coaching staffs will wear stylish blue bow ties for On The Line’s prostate cancer awareness week,’ said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. ‘My father Cappy Lavin is now a 21 year prostate cancer survivor. And as a result of my successful prostate cancer surgery on Oct 6, 2011, I’m now cancer free. It is critical that men have annual checkups to find out their PSA score. Early detection can save lives.’”

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  • bike

    Damn, when I read that title I thought that’s a lot of college coaches who contracted protrate cancer.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Yeah, that headline is pretty misleading.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Terribly misleading please change it.

    Really feel for Lavin tho, he really got the Johnnies back on track and now he can’t be there to help them along. I know basketball is a minor thing compared to his health, but its also his passion.

  • Dave Ford

    I was waiting for FOI hats.