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Geno Auriemma hospitalized with illness

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UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma, has been hospitalized.

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Per multiple reports, UConn head coach Geno Auriemma fell ill this morning, leading him to be hospitalized. Auriemma became sick not too long after the team concluded their historic season with a National Championship - making it four consecutive titles.

The University of Connecticut released a statement on the state of Auriemma:

"After boarding a plane at Bradley International Airport on Saturday morning, UConn head women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma decided to deplane because he was not feeling well.  Coach Auriemma had been ill for the last several days and was brought to the hospital for observation where he is resting comfortably.

"The University will have no further comment on this matter and we ask that people please respect the Auriemma family's privacy."

His illness has also kept him from being able to attend his teams' celebration for their National Championship.

More details as the story develops.