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Second health scare for Gillispie

LUBBOCK, Texas — An ambulance was sent to the home of Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie for the second time in 10 days while he remains on leave as the school investigates his leadership of the program.

Lubbock Police Sgt. Jeff Baker said Tuesday that the emergency call came around 6 p.m. Monday and that an ambulance was sent.

A spokesman for University Medical Center, where Gillispie earlier spent six days this month, said Gillispie did not come there. A spokeswoman for the other hospital in Lubbock said Gillispie was not brought there.

Gillispie, in a text to the Associated Press late Tuesday, said he would be treated for high blood pressure "amongst other things," at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Gillispie, 52, is on indefinite sick leave and athletic director Kirby Hocutt said he is no longer making day-to-day decisions for the program so he can focus on his health.

HARVARD SCANDAL: Basketball co-captain Kyle Casey plans to withdraw from school amid a cheating scandal that also may involve other athletes, according to several reports. Sports Illustrated and the Harvard Crimson reported Casey, a senior, would withdraw to try to preserve a year of eligibility once the issue is resolved. The Boston Herald reported that fellow co-captain Brandyn Curry, also implicated in the scandal, is expected to withdraw from classes as well.

Football

JURISPRUDENCE: Michigan sophomore defensive end Frank Clark pleaded guilty to felony second-degree home invasion in Washtenaw County, Mich. Because he has no prior convictions, he can have his conviction for stealing a laptop expunged if he has no violations for a year.

EX-CANE DENIED: Former Miami free safety Ray Ray Armstrong was declared ineligible to play his senior season at Faulkner University.

ILLINOIS: Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase said his sprained left ankle feels "night and day" better than last week and that he expects to play Saturday against Charleston Southern. He missed last week's loss at Arizona State.

KANSAS: Junior linebacker Prinz Kande, who made his first start in Saturday's loss to Rice, is out for the season with an ACL and MCL injury in his right knee suffered in that game, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

MISSISSIPPI: The SEC suspended defensive back Trae Elston for a game for a high hit against UTEP. He wasn't called for a penalty on the play.

OREGON: The No. 4 Ducks lost two fifth-year senior leaders to season-ending injuries. Guard Carson York (right kneecap) was scheduled for surgery Tuesday. Free safety John Boyett said he'll need surgery to repair patellar tendons in both knees.

Second health scare for Gillispie 09/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:22pm]
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