Louisville fans across the nation are poised to hold their collective breath now, hoping the figure behind the two best seasons in program history pulls through just fine.


Former Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum, leader of the Cardinals for three decades, including their 1980 and 1986 National Championships, was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a mild stroke while fishing in Alaska.

​​While the circumstances are horrible, Crum is said to be doing well, and is currently in the intensive care unit at Providence Hospital.


Crum is a legend in the college basketball world, as he coached the Louisville Cardinals for 30 years, from 1971-2001. During his tenure, Crum won 675 games, and brought Louisville two titles, of course.


These accomplishments led to Crum being named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Not only that, but Louisville named their basketball court "Denny Crum Court" in 2007. 


​After his retirement from the team, Crum is still active with the university, where he is a special assistant to the university's president, tasked with helping to organize and host fundraisers.


We send our well wishes to a college basketball legend today.