UT self-imposes 2 year probation period

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- The University of Tennessee has placed itself on probation for the next two years, a university spokesperson confirmed Friday.

Director of Media and Internal Relations Karen Ann Simsen said the self-imposed probation period began on the day it submitted its Response to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations on May 20.

In addition to those punishments and the probation, Tennessee has prohibited new basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff from providing off-campus meals during the 2011-12 academic year and limited recruiting by football coach Derek Dooley and his staff.


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  • by john Location: Knoxville on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM
    I think UT is close to getting the "Death Penalty" like SMU did. Infractions are too grave for this to impress the NCAA. And when you throw in that Mr. Pearl lied to the NCAA and did it knowingly and knew from an experience at GB Wisconsin he committed a violation I see his black initiated uniforms draping the team as funeral clothes when the NCAA comes down w/a decision
  • by John Location: Knoxville on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM
    Until UT has one Athletic Department things will be a problem. Allowing Joan to assume the overall leadership of the department may bring some stability to the overzealous men's department. Rules have to be enforced and when winning is more important the teams and university loses. Do it right the first time and then you don't have any problems.
  • by Frank Location: Atlanta on Jul 23, 2011 at 09:50 PM
    It's a piety that it has come to this point. Why can't they run all of their atheletic departments like Pat Summitt does - fair and square?

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