Sorry for not checking in earlier and sorry this took a HIPAA/public figure tone.
Like I said, I’m very close to his niece and nephew…as in his niece is the longtime girlfriend of the best man in my wedding (whicn consequentially is why I actually cheer against Iowa most of the time, because she drives me nuts telling me how good they’re going to be).
So, I wasn’t really trying to post this as rumor mongering about his health, or spreading his personal business, I found out, knew that we all discuss Big Ten basketball here and posted it. And, like I inferred in the initial post, I ran a Google news search, checked Iowa boards, scanned a couple Iowa newspapers for a link before posting it. I figured the news was eventually going to come out anyway because, obviously, it had to…I mean he wasn’t going to coach the game from the OR. Also, I didn’t take into account, though I should have from my own soon-to-be former profession, that the truth wasn’t really going to come out as the reasons for his missing the game ranged from the flu to a simple procedure to something serious as people noted that Lickliter’s sons (one a walk-on and the other part of his staff) and wife weren’t in attendance. So, maybe I should have been vague in my opening post, instead of telling the truth in order to fall in line with what Gene Barta was going to tell the press. Oh well, you post, you learn.
But, fortunately, all looks good. As ESPN has reported, and as a text message from my best man said, all went well and hopefully Todd will be back on the bench soon…though no one I’ve talked to seems to know what the time table for that will be.