According to the Chicago Tribune, former Notre Dame and Northwestern head coach Ara Parseghian has fallen ill after complications with an infection in his hip. The Tribune notes that Parseghian has already undergone five surgeries on the hip, and that surgery is no longer an option for the infection. Parseghian is currently on an IV antibiotic to try and and treat the illness.
Parseghian is 94.
After a short run playing for the Cleveland Browns, Parsegian started off his head coaching career back in 1951 at Miami (OH). He later went on to coach at Northwestern, but Parseghian really gained fame when he went to South Bend in 1963.
Parseghian won two national titles with Notre Dame (1966 and 1973) and he eventually retired from coaching in 1974 to go into broadcasting. He finished with a 95-17-4 record in his 12 seasons with the Fighting Irish.
We send our thoughts and prayers out to Parseghian and his family as he battles this illness.