We’re getting closer to the start of football season, which means we’re getting all the media and press conference interviews happening on a regular basis now. This morning, Kentucky had a press conference addressing some preseason stuff and one major story came out of it.
Joshua Paschal, a sophomore defensive end, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma after getting some lesions removed from his foot last week. Paschal was a 4-star recruit from Maryland who picked Kentucky over Notre Dame and Penn State and had a strong freshman year with 3.5 sacks and playing in all 13 games.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops announced that Paschal will had another procedure earlier this week and they are waiting the results of those tests. It’s just incredibly sad when you hear this type of story across college athletics as we’ve seen guys like Andrew Jones from Texas battle leukemia over the last year.
Here’s hoping that those results come back positive and there’s no spreading of the disease. As always, fuck cancer.