Bruce Pearl NCAA violation reported by UWM in 2004

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Wisconsin-Milwaukee reported an NCAA violation in 2004 after Bruce Pearl invited a recruit to a party at his Milwaukee home while he was coach there.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee associate athletic director of communications Kevin O'Connor said the university reported to the NCAA that Pearl had invited a recruit to attend his daughter's graduation party at his home, though he did not name the recruit involved.

ESPN, which first reported the story, identified the recruit as Mike Schachtner, who would go on to play at Green Bay and now plays professionally in Romania.

Pearl's recruiting practices are part of an NCAA investigation into Tennessee's athletic department. Pearl acknowledged giving misleading information when asked by NCAA officials about a photo of him and prospect Aaron Craft taken when the recruit was a high school junior.


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