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  1. Why is Kentucky's attendance declining?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2008-09, Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie led the Wildcats to a 22-14 record and an appearance in the NIT. Kentucky fans were furious. In March of 2009, Gillispie was fired; that afternoon, local media chased him around as he preten...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. Texas Tech disaster begins next phase

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when Billy Gillispie was hired at Texas Tech? Remember when he seemed likely to make Texas Tech a perennially solid program and Big 12 competitor? This was a place where, with the possible exception of the Bob Knight years, basketball has us...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  3. Docs tell Gillispie to take a month off

    Eamonn Brennan

    Whatever your thoughts on Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie -- and the past two weeks have been filled with folks' opinions on Gillispie, including his current players, former players and former colleagues, ranging from outright mutiny to unyielding s...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  4. Texas Tech star no fan of Gillispie

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier today, I wrote about the weekend's batch of former players, family members and coaches who had come to embattled Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's defense, following last week's messy news of a player revolt and a score of stories about Gill...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  5. Gillispie supporters impossible to dismiss

    Eamonn Brennan

    The allegations leveled against Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie last week -- that he frequently broke rules governing practice length, forced players to practice for eight hours at a time, forced players to play and practice when injured, that he do...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  6. Dana O'Neil on Billy Gillispie before the fall

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil has a unique perspective on Billy Gillispie. In 2009, during Gillipsie's second year at Kentucky -- the year the Wildcats (gasp) failed to make the NCAA tournament, a failure that cost Gillispie his job -- Dana was granted an a...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  7. Billy Gillispie can't keep his job ... can he?

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie was hospitalized for high blood pressure. As far as I can tell, this is a gift of circumstance: It's the only thing standing between Billy Clyde and the unemployment line. I would never make light of som...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  8. Texas Tech players rebel against Gillispie?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That certainly appears to be the case, per ESPN.com's Andy Katz and Jason King, who reported Friday that multiple Texas Tech players said they had met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt to "[express] concern about the way they are being treated by s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  9. Five offseason storylines in C-USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on Conference USA, click here. Five offseason storylines in C-USA ... 1. The end of the Memphis era: And what an era it was...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  10. Real Billy Gillispie actually joins Twitter

    Eamonn Brennan

    News of a college coach jumping into the Twitter fray is nothing to get too excited about. At this point, it's practically standing operating procedure. New Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's Twitter feed -- which he officially launched Friday -- ...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  11. Sadler wants to hire Gillispie, can't

    Eamonn Brennan

    Nebraska coach Doc Sadler is spiraling toward a new era of Nebraska hoops, so it's no wonder he'd be happy to beef up his coaching staff with help from ... former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie? The rumor that Gillispie could be joining Sadler's staf...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  12. Calipari sparks minor backlash

    Eamonn Brennan

    Make no mistake. John Calipari's been so successful at Kentucky in 400-plus days since he took the job -- and Billy Gillispie, the man Calipari replaced, was so mediocre -- that it would take a lot more than an overheated comment on draft night to r...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  13. Hoiberg to ISU is high risk, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday, I oh-so-presciently opined that if Iowa State looked down its list of head-coaching candidates, the best candidate and the riskiest candidate were the same person: Billy Gillispie. That was half-right at best. Turns out, Iowa State had someo...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  14. Gillispie campaigning for Iowa State gig

    Eamonn Brennan

    Billy Gillispie wants to get back into coaching. He made that much clear in February, when he claimed that he had learned the lessons of his short-lived Kentucky tenure, had emerged from his post-Kentucky legal troubles (Gillispie plead guilty to DUI...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  15. Afternoon Linkage: The bells of St. Mary's

    Eamonn Brennan

    Phew. Yesterday and today feel a little bit like off days after the madness of the first two rounds of the tournament. In that vein, what better time to take a link-bound look around the college hoopsosphere? We'll be in the midst of too much good ba...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  16. Gillispie an interesting option for DePaul

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before we go any further, there's a decent chance there's nothing to this beyond the normal "he's out there, so we're considering him" diligence-type speculation that happens any time a school is looking for a coach. But if Chicago radio host Mike No...

    Blog | February 18, 2010