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Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2011 8:26 am

By Gary Parrish

The NCAA will announce on Wednesday that former Tennesseee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is receiving a multi-year show-cause penalty for admitted violations that cost him his job, a source told on Tuesday. The show-cause penalty, according to the source, is expected to range three years.

The source added that Pearl's former assistants -- Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay -- will each receive one-year show-cause penalties for their roles in the recruiting violations. Jones is now a high school coach just outside of Knoxville. Forbes and Shay are coaching at a junior college in Florida.

Pearl made six NCAA tournaments in six seasons at Tennessee.

He was fired in March.

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:54 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

So you really think calipari told or helped Camby get an agent while UMASS was sure bet to make it to the final 4.  Get real! And I suppose he told the kid from Chicago to get someone else to take his SAT.  No proof and the NCAA cleared Cal.  Quit repeating crap you hear from your drunken friend at the local bar.  Try thinking b/4 you say things and then you won't sound stupid.

Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:49 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

Calapari has been cleared by the NCAA from any wrongdoing that you may think he did.  He did not intentionally mislead the NCAA investigation like Pearl did and he did not try to get others to lie.

If you think Coach Cal should be banned, then please show the facts where he did something wrong?

I have been waiting for quite a while for you other fans to list something.  I know it is pretty painful to keep watching the top recruits go to UK but like I said, I am still waiting to see the facts which none of you have been able to produce....

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:05 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

i agree Calipari should been banned from any organized sports for what he has done in the schools he has been a coach for the NCAA is predjuce and Calipari should be run off for good

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:48 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

Ok so let me be very clear on this B.Pearl get show of cause for a bar-b-que and violations at Tenn ,and Calipari has major violations at UMASS,and Memphis (U.K. its just a matter of time), J.Tressle has major vilolations at Youngstown st,and Ohio St,L.Holtz had violations at every school he ever coached ,P. Carrol ran a rouge program at U.S.C. and none of these coaches are charged with a 3 yr show of cause ? Where is the consistancy from the N.C.A.A. Its time for major college sports to take back control of the college landscape and create rules that apply to todays scholar athletes .Think of all the money saved from lawyer fees that could be used for the good of the college sports if common sence would prevail

Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:48 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

the NFL punished pryor for what he did in college but sampson (head coach  in college basketball) got punished for college violations and went strt to the NBA as an assisant for houston rockets. why the double standard?  just something to think about. im sure pearl can get a job as an assisant in the NBA if he wants (when the lockout is over)

Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:33 pm

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

I know i'm a little bias being a Tenn fan, but I believe what Pearl did makes him look like a nun compared to wat Tressal did at Ohio State. Apparently the NCAA didn't feel this way.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:57 am

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

I agree that he should receive some penalties, but this is the real life equivalent of lying about doing 50 in a 35 mph zone, and getting life for perjury.  Facts are facts.  If Pearl loses 3 years....THREE YEARS of coaching in college over lying about a secondary that he received absolutely no advantage or gain from (the kids went to other schools anyway), then the NCAA MUST....ABSOLUTELY MUST hammer the likes of Auburn, Ohio State, and now Miami for playing ineligible players!   It's the only way the NCAA can even be considered a legitimate governing agency.  If needs to go.  Let the conferences settle their individual rules and governance!

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:36 am

Quit Showing Your Ignorance

I am a Tn graduate. Pearl cheated,lied and covered up his cheating. He tried to get the family of the recruit to keep quiet and admit nothing. He only told the truth when his house could easily be identified as where the picture was taken. Pearl is a slime and a hypocrite. He lied because he could not accept he was guilty of doing what he turned others in to the NCAA for doing. Good riddance to slime.

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:32 am

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

This is a total lynching by the NCAA.  They were out to get Pearl and they got him. He was wrong in what he did, but he does not deserve this.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:14 am

Former UT staff to get show-cause penalties

The guy lied and covered up a BBQ..........this is a joke!  Which is why the university received ZERO punishment.  It's a travesty when you look at what's going on at REALLY corrupt programs around the country.  The Ohio State's, Miami's, and Auburn's of the world best receive near death penalty sanctions, if lying about a pulled pork sandwich to the mighty NCAA results in a 3 year show cause.  The NCAA is a bunch of unregulated gangsters....period!

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