Former UK players aren't surprised by the accusations against their former head coach and current Texas Tech coach, Billy Gillispie, that continue to mount as members of the Red Raiders program come forward with new allegations. Gillispie was hospitalized for apparent high-blood pressure last Friday, the same day he came under scrutiny for possible mistreatment of players, coaches and staff of the Texas Tech basketball team. According to ESPN, Gillispie was released from the hospital Thursday. “If you look back at Kentucky compared to Texas Tech, it's kind of a direct parallel,” former UK basketball player Mark Krebs said. “Long practices — he tears you down and doesn't bring you back up. It's kind of crazy some of the stuff he's still doing there.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.