BYU’s Rose has spleen removed

Brigham Young men’s basketball coach Dave Rose had emergency surgery to remove his spleen after experiencing internal bleeding last weekend.

The school said Rose could take several weeks to recover and his assistants will assume his duties, including running summer basketball camps.

Athletic director Tom Holmoe announced Rose’s surgery in a news release Tuesday.

Rose was in Las Vegas for a family reunion when he became ill last weekend.

BYU has a 97-34 record in four seasons under Rose.

• NORTH CAROLINA — Women’s basketball standout Jessica Breland is being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, school officials said.

Breland, the team’s leading returning scorer and rebounder, is undergoing chemotherapy at UNC Hospitals, and they are expected to continue into the fall.

It’s unclear whether Breland will be able to play her senior season in 2009-10.

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