Former Illinois Coach Henson Hospitalized

June 23, 2015
 
In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' loss to Michigan State.

In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' loss to Michigan State.

(AP Photo/Robin Scholz, File)

Former Illini men's basketball coach Lou Henson, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, is at a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weakened immune system.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the 83-year-old became dehydrated last week and spent a few days in an Illinois hospital. Henson lives in Illinois in the summer months and Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the winter.
 
On Sunday, Henson traveled to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been treated throughout the years after his 2003 diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  It was unclear how long Henson will remain in Houston.  The News-Gazette reports Henson was at Urbana's Carle Hospital on June 15.
 
Henson, the winningest coach in Fighting Illini history, will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in November. During his career, he became one of the most respected tacticians in the college game.

Story source: AP