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10:50am — Report: Ex-NMSU Football Coach Has Cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hal Mumme, fired by the Aggies in December, reportedly diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader is reporting that former New Mexico State University head football coach Hal Mumme, who was fired last December after four seasons with the Aggies, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.

Mumme will be treated at the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center, where Mumme’s wife June was treated for breast cancer in 1996, according to the report.

“The Markey Cancer Center took great care of June when she was there,” Mumme told the Herald-Leader. “There’s only a limited number of places to get treated. We’re really glad to be able to get this done in Kentucky.”

Mumme, who coached at the University of Kentucky from 1997 to 2000, is scheduled to hold a news conference at the cancer center at 2:30 p.m. today, the Herald-Leader reported.