ESPN college football analyst Gilmore has blood cancer

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) ESPN college football analyst Rod Gilmore says he has been diagnosed with blood cancer, but the ''prognosis is good.'' And he hinted that he will be working the opening week of the season.

Gilmore released a statement Monday through ESPN. He says he has multiple myeloma and it was discovered during an annual physical.

Gilmore says: ''First, I feel great and my prognosis is good. I have great support with an amazing medical team, an incredible wife and family, and amazing friends and colleagues.''

Gilmore played football for Stanford and graduated in 1982. He also has a law degree from the University of California. He joined ESPN in 1996. He is scheduled to call South Carolina at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Sept. 1.

''See you Week 1 in Nashville,'' he says in the statement.

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