Iowa Play-By-Play Announcer Diagnosed With Cancer


August 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa says football and men’s basketball play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The school says Wednesday that Dolphin isn’t expected to miss any games and is optimistic for a full recovery. The 60-year-old Dolphin is entering his 15th season as the play-by-play man for the Hawkeyes. Dolphin says his doctors have told him they’ve caught his cancer in its early stages and plan to attack it with radiation. Iowa opens its season on Sept. 3 at home against Tennessee Tech.