Fever to put playoff tickets on sale Friday
The Indiana Fever will start selling playoff tickets this week.
Indiana already has clinched its eighth straight playoff appearance. The Fever’s opponent in the Eastern Conference semifinals has not been determined yet.
Tickets can be purchased beginning Friday at 10 a.m. at FeverBasketball.com, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office or all Ticketmaster outlets.
Texas Tech coach
Gillispie on sick leave
Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated players during practices.
Athletics department spokesman Blayne Beal said Monday that Gillispie is taking sick days and it was not clear how long he will be out. The Texas native, who is entering his second year as coach of the Red Raiders, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The school announced Aug. 31 that it had opened an investigation into alleged mistreatment of players by Gillispie.
Earlier that day and hours before he was to meet with athletics director Kirby Hocutt, Gillispie called 911 and was taken to a Lubbock hospital.
He told the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal he thought he was having a heart attack or a stroke. He was released after six days in the hospital.