Report: NCAA investigating Tennessee basketball program

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- The NCAA is investigating the Tennessee basketball program, according to WVLT's media partner, A news conference is planned for 3 p.m., and we'll have complete coverage on Volunteer TV News and

NCAA officials have spoken with head coach Bruce Pearl and associate head coach Tony Jones about the possibility that the Tennessee coaching staff exceeded the allowed amount of contact with recruits. Coaches are allowed to phone a prospect once a month through July 31 before a player's senior season, and then twice per week beginning Aug. 1 of a recruit's senior school year.

University officials say the school has not received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA and have no comment unless a letter were to come.

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  • by Joe the Plumber on Sep 10, 2010 at 09:51 PM
    Maggi's right. Bruce is not Lane. Bruce is an admitted LIAR. However, knowing he had ben caught may be the only reason he admitted i. If he and his assistants hadn't had so much trouble getting Bruce's ex to let that awesome basketballer (Steven) attend UT instead of going to Nashville and trying out for Austin Peay, the would not have made too many contacts and phone calls. Still, she should not have called the violation in.
  • by Maggie Location: Knoxville on Sep 10, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    The only reason they're looking into this is because of Lane Kiffin's immorality on the football side of things. Bruce Pearl is NOT Lane Kiffin.


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