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Former TxTech coach again exceeded practice limits

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Former Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie kept exceeding NCAA practice-time limits even after the school reprimanded him for the same violation earlier this year.

Documents obtained Friday showed that the school began reviewing the team's summer practice times in early August, weeks before Gillispie resigned Sept. 20 for health concerns.

In its report to the NCAA, the school said Gillispie allowed the team to exceed limits by 3 1/2 hours for skill instruction and strength and conditioning. The NCAA allows eight weeks of summer instruction, with an eight-hour weekly limit.

USA Today Sports first reported the violations Thursday.

Gillispie also committed a secondary violation when he told a player to lift weights during the break between summer and fall classes.

He did not immediately respond to message seeking comment Friday.

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