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May 16, 2021

On This Date in 2007: Patrick Patterson commits to Kentucky

Sam Gormley 4:00pm May 16, 2021 5/16/21

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Billy Gillispie didn’t have many wins when it came to recruiting while at the University of Kentucky. Names like Michael Avery, Dominque Ferguson, and Kevin Galloway litter a list of players who didn’t live up to expectations or hype. For those early readers of KSR, you might remember May 14th, 2007, a day that Matt…

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December 2, 2020

You can watch Billy Gillispie coach on SEC Network tonight

Drew Franklin 4:00pm December 2, 2020 12/2/20

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Billy Gillispie will make his return to SEC Basketball tonight when his Tarleton State Texans men’s basketball team travels to Texas A&M. A homecoming for Gillispie, the 61-year-old will be back in College Station where he coached the Aggies from 2004-07, before the University of Kentucky hired him away to coach the Wildcats. We now…

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May 27, 2020

WATCH: Joe Crawford tells tales from the Billy Gillispie Era

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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Throughout the pandemic, Bradley McKee has been keeping busy by catching up with former Kentucky Basketball players on Zoom. This week, he dialed up Joe Crawford, who played for Kentucky from 2004-2008 under Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie. Crawford and his quarantine beard opened up about the differences between the two coaches, including some stories…

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April 27, 2020

Billy Gillispie proposes tournament with Kentucky, Iona, Tarleton State, and High Point

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am April 27, 2020 4/27/20

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Last month, Billy Gillispie was named the head coach at Tarleton State, which is moving to Division I in the 2020-21 season. What better way to make a splash than playing Kentucky, the school that fired him in 2009? In an interview on the Lex, Buds & Pick ‘n Roll Podcast, Gillispie proposed a four-team…

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March 28, 2020

REPORT: Billy Gillispie could soon return to coaching Division I basketball

Nick Roush 4:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Is Division I college basketball ready for the return of Billy Gillispie? It could be happening in the near future. On July 1 Tarleton State, located in Stephenville, Texas, will officially move up to the D-I ranks and join the WAC. Jon Rothstein reports Gillispie has emerged as a candidate for their head coaching vacancy.…

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July 10, 2019

Billy Gillispie still doing well 15 months after kidney transplant

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:30pm July 10, 2019 7/10/19

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In April 2018, Billy Gillispie received a new kidney from Ericka Downey, the wife of one of his old friends in the coaching business. Today, Downey took to Twitter to share an update, writing that almost 15 months after the transplant, “everything is perfect” and the former Kentucky coach is doing well: Quick update on those…

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May 27, 2009

The House Going Up For Sale Should Have Tipped Us Off

The Fake Gimel Martinez 5:02pm May 27, 2009 5/27/09

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According to the Herald-Leader, Gillispie has filed a lawsuit against the UKAA. The lawsuit accuses the Athletics Association of breach of contract and fraud. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the lawsuit states that Gillispie is seeking $6 million, plus punitive damages & cost of attorneys fees. Matt, your…

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March 24, 2009

Dick Gabriel Gives a Detailed Take on UK Athletics

The Fake Gimel Martinez 2:15pm March 24, 2009 3/24/09

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This morning at 9AM, Dick Gabriel published a very long and detailed column about Kentucky basketball. In it, he gives amazing inside information involving the process of Tubby leaving, the pursual of Norm Chow after Guy Morris left, and some of the decisions Mitch Barnhart has had to make in regards to the football and…

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February 17, 2009

Is This Love or Am I Dreaming?

The Fake Gimel Martinez 12:00pm February 17, 2009 2/17/09

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According to UKAthletics.com’s Gameday information, tonight’s ESPN on-camera talent will be Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes and the lovely Jeannine Edwards. You know, that girl that Billy can’t treat right. Somebody told somebody out west that Billy sent her a note that said, “do you love me? circle Y or N”, and Jeannine circled the N!…

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February 12, 2009

And I Can’t Wait To See You Again…

The Fake Gimel Martinez 10:50am February 12, 2009 2/12/09

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On an unnamed horse farm somewhere in Fayette County Wednesday morning, two silhouettes in the distance move slowly through the mist… Billy: Jeannine, I, I just wanted to thank you for rescheduling your flight so I could show you this farm. I really appreciate it, it means a lot to me. Would you like some…

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