Tennessee received its notice of allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday that detailed the infractions uncovered during an investigation into the school's football, baseball and men's basketball programs.
The school is expected to release the notice of allegations as early as Wednesday.
Sources with knowledge of the allegations told CBSSports.com on Tuesday that Bruce Pearl will be charged with "unethical conduct" for providing false information to investigators about illegally hosting recruits at his home. As CBSSports.com first reported in September, Pearl provided "incorrect and misleading information" when presented with a picture proving former recruit Aaron Craft was at Pearl's home in violation of NCAA rules.
Craft is now a freshman point guard at Ohio State.
Tennessee has already voided Pearl's contract in response to the admitted violations. He's now working under a letter of appointment. The SEC suspended Pearl for the Vols' first eight league games this season in a proactive move. But sources familiar with the case have told CBSSports.com that additional sanctions are almost certainly coming, and it should be noted that NCAA present Mark Emmert suggested in December that he believes coaches who lie to the NCAA should be subject to the same type of punishment given to student-athletes who lie to the NCAA.
"We certainly want to uphold the standards for coaches -- who are the teacher and the authority figure in that relationship -- to at least the same standards that we hold our students," Emmert said when reminded that former Oklahoma State football player Dez Bryant was suspended for a year for lying to the NCAA, which is something Pearl has already acknowledged doing.