Iowa Radio Announcer Battles Cancer

Aug. 10, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is not expected to miss any Iowa football or men’s basketball games and is optimistic for a full and complete recovery.

“My doctors are confident they’ve caught the cancer in the early stages and I will attack it aggressively with radiation treatment,” said Dolphin. “Barring unforeseen circumstances, I expect to fulfill all my responsibilities to the University and Learfield Sports, where football and basketball are concerned. In the meantime I would appreciate the prayers and well wishes from Hawkeye fans all over the country. I’d also like to urge ALL males, age 50 and above, to have the simple PSA blood test performed. It could save their life.”

Chuck Schroeder, General Manager of Hawkeye Sports Properties had the following comment;

“We’ll be with Dolph every step of the way through his treatment of this disease. Gary is a huge part of Hawkeye Sports Properties and the Hawkeye Radio Network. We have great confidence that he’ll be ready when we go on the air in a few short weeks.”

Dolphin, who recently turned 60, will start his 15th year as the radio voice of Iowa football and men’s basketball. He has served as host for the weekly coaches show on radio and television, featuring Kirk Ferentz and Fran McCaffery. He also represents the UI Athletics Department at countless benefits, fundraisers and I-Club events throughout the year.