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Billy Gillispie

  1. Can Tubby Smith save Texas Tech?

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT


    I couldn’t get anyone to say anything interesting about Tubby Smith. I thought this might hinder my efforts to write a feature about his first season at Texas Tech, until I realized something important.. Tubby Smith isn’t in the business of being interesting. That’s part of what made him an ill fit at Kentucky, where…

  2. Former Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie accused of verbal abuse by mother of teenage camper

    Sep 22, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

    Billy Gillispie

    Billy Gillispie, ousted as head coach at Texas Tech this week, has another matter on his hands, according to the Associated Press. In a report published Friday, the AP reports that the mother of a teenage boy who attended one of Gillispie’s summer camps wrote a letter to a top Texas Tech administrator, alleging that Gillispie…

  3. Billy Gillispie not to ‘engage’ in program in ‘any way’ until meeting with AD

    Sep 11, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Billy Gillispie

    It’s been a rocky few weeks for head coach Billy Gillispie at Texas Tech. First, news broke that players had held a meeting with the athletic director Kirby Hocutt to discuss Gillispie’s mistreatment of his players. That came the same time Gillispie had checked into the hospital, reportedly with high blood pressure, but fearing a…

  4. Report: Jordan Tolbert doesn’t want to play for Billy Gillispie

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    Billy Gillispie

    The biggest story in college basketball at the moment is the status of Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie, regarding both his health and his position with the Red Raiders. A number of players — both current and former — have already told multiple outlets that Gillispie has been both verbally and physically abusive towards…

  5. Kentucky player verifies Gillispie’s tough practice habits

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    By now, you know all about what Billy Gillispie is accused of. Details have come out about all-day practices at Texas Tech, as well as less-than-sound treatment of injured players – the last thing Texas Tech needs in the wake of the Mike Leach/Craig James football kerfuffle. There are many surprising things about what’s going…

  6. Report: Gillispie called 911 fearing heart attack

    Sep 1, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Billy Gillispie is having a rough weekend. According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Texas Tech coach called 911 early Friday morning in extreme pain, fearing that he was suffering a heart attack or stroke. Speaking with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal today, Gillispie claimed to be unaware that his players had met with the…

  7. Allegations of mistreatment could spell problems for Billy Gillispie at Texas Tech

    Aug 31, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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    After two years with Kentucky, coach Billy Gillispie was fired. Now, on the verge of beginning his second season with Texas Tech, there appear to be problems within the Red Raider program. According to, a group of Texas Tech players met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt this week to discuss concerns over the way…

  8. Doc, like I've told you before …

    Jul 26, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

    Billy Gillispie’s been trying to get back into college hoops for months. The ex-Kentucky coach didn’t do himself any favors with his alcohol troubles, but his friends and coaching peers know his coaching acumen – particularly on defense – would be a benefit. Among them? Nebraska coach Doc Sadler. And it just so happens Sadler…