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Report: Texas Tech's Gillispie heads to Mayo Clinic

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Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie flew by private plane from Lubbock to Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday afternoon to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic for stress and high blood pressure, reported.

Gillispie tried to be admitted to the Mayo Clinic last week, according to the report, but had to wait until an opening arose.

A source told that Gillispie still intends to coach this season, although he is being investigated by Tech officials amid reports that he mistreated players and exceeded NCAA limits on practice times.

According to the report, Gillispie's stress may be related to events over the past two years, including the death of his mother and nephew and being the victim of a Ponzi scheme that cost him a lot of money.

An ambulance was sent to Gillispie's home on Monday evening, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported Tuesday

It was the second time an ambulance had been called to Gillispie's home in 10 days. On Aug. 31, he was taken to University Medical Center after experiencing sharp pains. Gillispie he told the Avalanche-Journal it felt like a stroke or heart attack. He was treated for high blood pressure.

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