RIVERSIDE, Ia. – As bouncing-off-the-walls exuberant as Dick Vitale was Saturday morning, no one had more reason to boast than Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. Finally, there was some good news about son Patrick. “No further cancer,” the proud father proclaimed during the second day of the Dick Vitale Golf and Gala at the Riverside Golf […]
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Patrick McCaffery and Austin Schroeder were friends long before cancer disrupted each of their lives. They live near each other in Coralville and are classmates at North Central Junior High. They both also share a passion for sports. Patrick’s favorite sport is basketball, while Austin likes to play whatever is in season. But that’s insignificant […]
NEWTON, Ia. – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said a pathology report that came back Tuesday showed his son, Patrick, has no additional cancer. “That was a good day,” McCaffery said. Patrick McCaffery, 14, had surgery to remove a tumor on his thyroid March 19. Two days later, doctors determined the tumor was malignant. Patrick had […]
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The McCaffery family was at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday, rooting for the road team and its star point guard. The Iowa basketball coach and his family were guests of Los Angeles Clippers all-star Chris Paul, coach Doc Rivers and the entire team for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The McCafferys were also invited […]
Patrick McCaffery was released from University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Thursday, his 14th birthday, and is resting at home after having surgery to remove a tumor on his thyroid. The son of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery had the surgery Wednesday morning. Tests are being done to determine whether the tumor […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Iowa basketball players warmed up for Thursday’s Big Ten Tournament game against Northwestern with T-shirts supporting 13-year-old Patrick McCaffery, son of Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery. Doctors discovered a tumor on Patrick’s thyroid. A seventh grader, Patrick will have surgery Wednesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to remove the mass. Tests […]
Life can render sports emotionally irrelevant and, in moments like Tuesday night, almost misguided. When the news was revealed that the nearly 14-year-old son of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery will have a mass removed from his thyroid, it made the streak of five losses in six games vanish in the wake of what […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Wins and losses became a footnote Tuesday. Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery revealed that his 13-year-old son, Patrick, has a tumor on his thyroid. Patrick continues to have tests and is scheduled to have surgery March 19 at University Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to remove the mass. Additional testing will determine […]