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BBL: Billy Gillispie testifies in fraud trial

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Billy Gillispie was among the coaches who testified at the trial of former Georgia football coach Jim Donnan, who is accused of bilking investors out of millions. Seth Emerson of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports, “Gillispie lost about … Continue reading

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Nashville columnist takes Mark Stoops to task

David Climer of the Tennessean says that Kentucky’s Mark Stoops has joined those who have stooped to a new low in college football recruiting. Stoops’ sin: offering scholarships to kids who haven’t even started high school. This goes back to … Continue reading

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Richard Pitino and running down the succession line

My man Rick Bozich is reporting that Richard Pitino is in talks to be the new coach at Minnesota. Word around U of L is Richard Pitino in negotiations with Minnesota. If so, inspired choice. Bright and enthusiastic guy. — … Continue reading

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Tubby Smith must really want to keep coaching

If Tubby Smith is serious about going to Texas Tech it can only mean that the former Kentucky coach just can’t quit on coaching. Fired by Minnesota last week, Smith has reportedly met with Texas Tech officials about the opening … Continue reading

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Billy Gillispie to attend UK-Texas A&M on Saturday

There will be someone special in the stands on Saturday when Kentucky visits College Station to play Texas A&M. Our old friend Billy Gillispie will be there. The former Kentucky coach has accepted an invitation from Aggies coach Billy Kennedy … Continue reading

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Billy Gillispie ordered to stay in “stress-free” environment

The Billy Gillispie soap opera continues. Now the embattled Texas Tech coach has been ordered to live in a stress-free environment for the next 30 days as he tries to get his blood-pressure under control. This message came to the … Continue reading

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Report: Billy Gillispie checks himself into Mayo Clinic

Embattled Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie has reportedly checked himself into the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment of anxiety and high blood pressure, ESPN’s Jason King reports. King did an in-depth story with Gillispie before the former Kentucky coach … Continue reading

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Texas Tech says Billy Gillispie on indefinite sick leave

Embattled Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is out on indefinite sick leave, the school announced today. The school opened an investigation August 31 into Gillispie’s tactics and practices. A group of current players met with Texas Tech officials to air … Continue reading

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Billy Gillispie discharged from hospital

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports tonight that Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie has been released from the hospital. Gillispie was admitted last weekend after he called 911 saying he believed he was having a heart attack or a stroke. The … Continue reading

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Billy Gillispie still in Lubbock hospital

Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie remains in a Lubbock hospital while being treated for high blood pressure, ESPN is reporting. Gillispie was admitted on Friday when the former Kentucky coach said he felt like he was having a heart attack … Continue reading

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