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Tennessee receives letter of inquiry

Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:00 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 3:04 pm
Tennessee received an official letter of inquiry from the NCAA on Friday detailing allegations against the school's men's basketball program. Athletic director Mike Hamilton and coach Bruce Pearl were scheduled to hold a press conference shortly after 3 p.m. ET to discuss the situation.

A source told on Friday that NCAA assistant director of enforcement Kristen Matha visited Knoxville and questioned the basketball staff "months ago." At least one area of concern is alleged excessive contact between coaches and recruits, though a source said the staff was also questioned about unofficial visits and the recruitment of Kansas freshman Josh Selby -- a McDonald's All-American who was committed to the Vols before he opened his recruitment back up and ultimately signed with and enrolled at KU. reported last month that Selby is facing questions about his amateur status from the NCAA.

He has not yet been cleared for freshman eligibility.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 6:11 pm

Tennessee receives letter of inquiry

After reading your column on Kentucky maybe/maybe not having taken a chance on Kantner and seeing the response it got, I figured after reading this article there would be all of these "terrible Kentucky fans" bashing Tennessee and barking and barking about dirty Bruce and so on and so on...  Funny how theres none of that at all, in fact, an empty message board. 

In my experience... You could write an article simply stating a player that was born and raised in Lexington, saying it was always his dream to go to UK and thats why he committed...  Begin, avalanche of "Calipari the snake" comments and dirtiest coach awards being given out...  I know nothings been proven to this point but I'm proud our fan base continues to remain classy and above the petty trashtalking when another team undergoes scrutiny.  I hope everything pans out in Tennessee... They have a great up and coming program and there are all the makings for a great rivalry for years to come.

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