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Gillispie remains hospitalized Tuesday night

Tech basketball coach has been at UMC since Friday, where he is being treated for high blood pressure

Posted: September 4, 2012 - 8:07pm  |  Updated: September 4, 2012 - 11:33pm

Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie remained hospitalized Tuesday night at University Medical Center, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

Gillispie has been in the hospital since early Friday morning and is being treated for high blood pressure. He is still in satisfactory condition, Finley said.

Tech announced on Friday it is looking into Gillispie’s leadership after a group of players met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt last week to raise concerns over how they were being treated by the second-year coach. That meeting was first reported by ESPN.com.

CBSSports.com released a report late Tuesday night citing a number of anonymous sources who provided allegations of mistreatment and violations by Gillispie.

Included in the long list of allegations were claims by sources around the program who said Gillispie forced injured players to to practice, kept players in scholarship limbo and violated NCAA rules on practice limits.

Tech has made no further statements regarding its investigation into Gillispie and the basketball program.

Blayne Beal, the school's associate athletic director of communications, said Tuesday night Gillispie's health is the top priority and a statement about his job status wouldn't be made at this time.

When reached by phone Friday, the day he was admitted to the hospital, Gillispie said there would be a "more appropriate time" to respond to reports of allegations against him.

Stay with RedRaiders.com for more on this developing story.


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Good grief: More national publicity about "mistreatment"

The irony is that the first huge round of bad publicity on players being "mistreated" at Tech came about because some in the Administration were looking for a reason to fire Leach to "upgrade" to Tuberville (ha).

So now there is likely a new coach hired by the Administration that was supposedly acting to make sure athletes are protected, and low and behold, what does allowing that kind of seed to be planted in your athletic department result in? A bunch of guys who think they can get comfier treatment by calling "wolf".

Maybe the guys in adminstration who contributed colossal mistakes in the Leach mess that are now being continued to be reaped today should be given the consequences they have earned for such mis-managment at the top?



I urge you to put on a kevlar vest, a steel helment, and immediately go and get into an underground bunker. For your own safety.

Because, around here, when you make mention of the numerous violations of the bylaws of The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools perpetrated by Hance and his co-conspirators you'll always get stoned.

When you make mention of the fact that the former coach's accuser later recanted his "story" when the term "perjury" was explained to him you'll always get stoned.

When you make mention of the fact that the Administration went and got Dicky Grigg to cheat the former coach out of pay for work completed you'll always get stoned.

When you make mention of the fact that Dicky Grigg represents only terrorist enemies of the United States and Texas Tech for free you'll always get stoned.

When you make mention of the fact that the most recent quote for a seat on the Texas Tech Board of Regents is $100,000 you'll always get stoned.

Don't forget food and beverage for the bunker.


Hocutt and the Bailey Problem

I want to like Hocutt. But you don't meet with disgruntled lifelong breast feeders in this manner

And, folks, Tech has a coming problem. Guy Bailey has gone home to Alabama. Neither Bailey nor Myers wanted to fire Leach, though THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WERE INSTRUCTED TO SIGN THE DOCUMENT. (I would be the last to defend Myers)

Now that Bailey is "free," I suspect Hance and the co-conspirators are waiting for Bailey revelations that will FOLLOW THE TRUTH.


These things shall pass.

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