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Homer Drew, wife both have cancer

Updated: October 12, 2011, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Homer Drew taught dozens of basketball players how to beat the odds on the basketball court.

Now, those players are exhorting their ex-coach to take the same attitude into his own battle with cancer.

Valparaiso athletic department spokesman Aaron Leavitt confirmed Tuesday night that both the 67-year-old Drew and his wife, Janet, were recently diagnosed with cancer. The family is withholding additional details about the illnesses, for now.

"Janet and myself both ...

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