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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

USF women’s basketball coach Fernandez in hospital

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TAMPA — University of South Florida women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez was admitted to a hospital after suffering a delayed allergic reaction to his prescribed medication, the school said in a statement on Monday.

Nearly two weeks ago, Fernandez, 42, had a recurrence of diverticulitis, an inflammation in the large intestine, and spent three days in Florida Hospital. The same ailment that caused him to miss the opening game of the 2009-10 season.

Fernandez did not travel to USF’s game at Louisville on Feb. 2, but was back on the sideline for USF’s victories at Memphis on Wednesday and against UCF on Saturday.

Fernandez was back in the hospital on Sunday and Monday was resting in the Progressive Care Unit.

The Bulls (13-10, 8-4 American Athletic Conference) don’t play again until Sunday afternoon, when they host the No. 1-ranked Connecticut Huskies (25-0, 12-0). If Fernandez is unable to coach, the Bulls will be led by associate head coach Jeff Osterman, who filled the same role at Louisville.

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