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IT'S NOT PLAGIARISM IF YOU LINK TO IT: IOWA MEN'S HOOPS SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE

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Keep Coach McCaffery and family in your thoughts and prayers.

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IOWA MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON IS OVER. Iowa's loss at Dayton versus Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament First Four was the final chapter of the 2013-14 season. It's heartbreaking for Hawkeye seniors Roy Devyn Marble, Melsahn Basabe, Darius Stokes and Zach McCabe. Some Hawks took to social media to express their gratitude to the Hawkeye fanbase for being in their corner for their four years on campus:

WHILE THE BASKETBALL SEASON IS OVER, A MORE IMPORTANT BATTLE BEGINS. We learned last week that Fran McCaffery's son Patrick woud have surgery to remove a tumor from his thyroid. In the hours leading up to Iowa's game with Tennessee, Hawkeye fans used social media to show their support for the McCafferys. The surgery went as planned. McCaffery's wife Margaret created a Twitter account to let us know Patrick was in good spirits and supporting the Hawks.

Young Patrick was released Thursday evening. Just in time to go home and enjoy the rest of his 14th birthday. Last night, we learned the news that Patrick's tumor is malignant. McCaffery released a statement through the University of Iowa:

"Today, we received word from doctors that the tumor that was removed during our son Patrick's surgery on Wednesday is malignant. We will visit with doctors as soon as possible to determine Patrick's treatment.

"Margaret and I would like to thank everyone again for the outpouring of support from across the country for our son Patrick and family this past week. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers."

SO MUCH THIS.

FOTP MARC MOREHOUSE SAID IT BEST.

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