NIU player fights lymphoma

Northern Illinois freshman guard Paulina Castro was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, over Christmas break.

You’ll see that several of her teammates and coaches have shaved their heads in her support when NIU plays at Kent State at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Here’s a nice story on Castro and her team.

Kent State knows about lymphoma. Former women’s basketball coach Danny O’Banion was diagnosed with the disease shortly before the 2014-15 season and underwent chemotherapy during and after the season. O’Banion, now associate head coach at Memphis, tweeted earlier this year that she remains cancer free.

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