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News Feed - March 19, 2009

Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun will not coach the team's NCAA tournament opener against Chattanooga on Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia.

The school, which did not say what specifically wrong with the coach, released a statement saying, "Coach Calhoun has not been feeling well for the past several days and it is best that he not coach the team today for precautionary reasons."

Calhoun missed time in January with what the team called a combination of stress and exhaustion. The coach also said he’d been suffering from a gastric problem, something he’s had for years.

Calhoun underwent surgery on May 6, 2008 to treat squamous cell cancer. Afterward, tests showed him to be cancer-free.

By Matthew Rennie  |  March 19, 2009; 1:50 PM ET
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