Monday, September 3, 2012
Billy Gillispie still hospitalized
ESPN.com news services
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie will remain in the hospital to receive treatment for high blood pressure.
Texas Tech associate athletic director Blayne Beal updated Gillispie's status Monday, announcing that the embattled coach would not be released from University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Gillispie, 52, was hospitalized Friday. He told the Lubbock Avalanche Journal that he thought he was having a heart attack or stroke when he called 911 and said it was the worst he had ever felt.
The health scare took place during a tumultuous time for Gillispie, who is set to begin his second season with the Red Raiders. Multiple Texas Tech players told ESPN.com that they recently expressed concern about the way they are being treated by Gillispie during a meeting with athletic director Kirby Hocutt.
The players initially were called to meet individually with members of the compliance department about the number of hours they were being asked to practice. After the meeting with compliance officials, players met with Hocutt as a group.
Beal, who is in charge of communications, confirmed the meeting took place with Hocutt and the returning players.
ESPN.com's Andy Katz and Jason King contributed to this report.