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Bruce Pearl

  1. Auburn strikes in 2015 with a four-star wing

    Aug 22, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Auburn made a recruiting move on Friday night with the addition of Danjel Purifoy.

  2. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl praises senior guard K.T. Harrell’s skill level, work ethic

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    The redshirt senior guard has led the way this summer for Auburn, which is looking to turn things around under Bruce Pearl.

  3. Seven programs with the most on the line during July’s live period

    Jul 8, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    This month is important for every program, but these seven teams (plus five more!) have more on the line than the rest.

  4. An old voicemail from Charles Barkley still inspires Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Charles Barkley was been a fan of the way Bruce Pearl’s Tennessee team played, and Pearl has the voicemail to prove it.

  5. Charles Barkley criticizes NCAA, supports Bruce Pearl at Auburn reunion event

    Jun 28, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Former NBA star and current television commentator Barkley arrives on a horse for Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference in Oklahoma City

    Auburn alum Charles Barkley criticized the NCAA and defended head coach Bruce Pearl on Friday at an Auburn reunion event.

  6. Bruce Pearl’s contract details at Auburn released

    Jun 7, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Bruce Pearl’s contract has been released and here are the details.

  7. Bruce Pearl: ‘We have lost prospects’ because of show-cause penalty

    May 24, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Pearl has landed three recruits since he got to Auburn, but apparently he’s been chasing higher-level talent.

  8. Bruce Pearl lands a commitment from T.J. Lang

    May 20, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Lang is Pearl’s second commitment in two days.

  9. Auburn to host elite camp the day Bruce Pearl’s show-cause ends

    May 6, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Bruce Pearl will catch up on his recruiting on Aug. 24.

  10. Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn recruiting basketball players for Bruce Pearl

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    With Bruce Pearl unable to speak to recruits until August 24th, head football coach Gus Malzahn is stepping in to help out.

  11. Auburn will not appeal Bruce Pearl’s show-cause penalty

    Apr 22, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Auburn will accept the punishment that has been given to Pearl by the NCAA.

  12. Bruce Pearl talks second chances with the Dan Patrick Show (VIDEO)

    Mar 19, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    WATCH: Bruce Pearl celebrates arrival in Auburn with … a mosh pit with students? New Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl, who was hired yesterday, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss what went into his acceptance of the job at Auburn and how he hopes to recover his tainted image. With high hopes for his…

  13. Bruce Pearl is hired by Auburn

    Mar 18, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

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    The former Tennessee head coach will be taking over an Auburn program that hasn’t been relevant in more than a decade.

  14. Kevin Stallings calls Tennessee fans who want Cuonzo Martin out ‘idiots’

    Feb 28, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Through two-plus seasons in Knoxville, Cuonzo Martin has compiled a 56-39 record with the Volunteers. Tennessee is 17-11 (8-7 SEC) this year, currently sitting sixth in the conference standings. Lately, some have speculated that Martin is on the hot seat. To make matters worse, former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, now an analyst with ESPN, is…

  15. Do Tennessee fans want Bruce Pearl back as head coach?

    Feb 24, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    As Tennessee lingers on the bubble again under head coach Cuonzo Martin and after a tough loss to Texas A&M, the fans in the state might be getting a little restless. According to a report from Nick Cole of the Tennessean, former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl was in Nashville to be apart of SportsFest,…

  16. Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl re-lists ‘dream home’ for $2.43 million

    Oct 9, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

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    The economy has been a drag on many of us, especially in the housing market, but now we can know that a former highly paid college basketball coach is going through the same struggles as the common fan—sort of. Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is re-listing his Knoxville, Tenn., estate for $2.43 million, down from…

  17. With Doug Gottlieb leaving, ESPN hires Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg as analysts

    Jul 31, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

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    ESPN may be losing college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb to CBS, but they moved quickly to replace him, hiring former coaches Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg, the network announced Monday. Pearl, formerly at Tennessee before being fired in 2011, worked with Sirius XM Radio as a college basketball analyst this past season. He was at…

  18. Don't lie to the NCAA if you're an athlete

    Oct 12, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl lied to NCAA investigators during an early summer interview. As a result, the Vols self-imposed recruiting sanctions and docked Pearl $1.5 million in salary over the next four years. Yet North Carolina football players were ruled permanently ineligible partly for lying to the NCAA about extra benefits they received from agents.…

  19. Pearl's back-up plan? Pumping gas

    Oct 7, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    Good to know Bruce Pearl’s planning ahead. The Tennessee coach’s NCAA recruiting violations have cast some doubts about his future with the Vols, so he’s doing his best to broaden his prospects. Like pumping gas. “In coaching, you always need to have a profession you need to fall back on if you don’t win enough…

  20. Pearl also violated recruiting rules in '04

    Oct 4, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    When Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl reportedly played host to a pair of high school recruits in 2008 – a no-no according to NCAA rules – he took a photo with one of them. Why would he chance such a brazen move? Because he’s done it before. A report from ESPN’s Dan O’Neil and Pat Forde…

  21. How much cheating are we willing to tolerate?

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    New NCAA president Mark Emmert supports tougher penalties for schools who break the rules. It’s sure to be a popular statement among fans and pundits, who’ve watched as the summer months turned into a bit of a dramatic mess. Forget the notable arrests and just focus on the NCAA issues: UConn and Tennessee self-imposed penalties…

  22. Incriminating photos were Pearl's downfall

    Sep 14, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Jamie Squire/Getty When Bruce Pearl admitted he gave misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA about possible violations during an investigation into his Tennessee program, he probably thought he could stonewall when it came to questioning. He didn’t know the NCAA had incriminating photos. According to a report from Gary Parrish, Pearl hosted 2010 high…

  23. Some good news for Pearl's Vols

    Sep 13, 2010, 11:51 PM EDT

      Bruce Pearl’s had better weeks. But his recruits are sticking with him. Guards Kevin Ware and Chris Jones told the Knoxville News-Sentinel they haven’t even considered changing their minds. Despite Pearl’s NCAA woes, the Top 50 recruits like him and the Volunteer program. “I’m still with Tennessee, and it doesn’t affect me in any…