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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 'What goes around comes around' for Pearl

    Sep 13, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    Perhaps the only person relishing Bruce Pearl’s recent woes more than Illinois fans is Jimmy Collins.   To recap: As an Iowa assistant in the late ’80s, Pearl taped a recruit saying he had received a car from an Illini assistant. Pearl gave the tape to the NCAA, which couldn’t verify Pearl’s claim but did…

  14. Pearl's punishments may not be over yet

    Sep 11, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

      Apparently everyone cheats in college hoops. Some intentionally push or break the rules. Others make honest mistakes because of the monstrous rulebook. This wasn’t one of them. Bruce Pearl’s admission that he gave misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation of the Tennessee men’s basketball program marks a sad moment…

  15. A downside of unlimited night and weekend minutes

    Sep 10, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Someone’s a fan of “The Wire.” The NCAA is investigating the Tennessee men’s hoops program for excessive telephone calls and the use of unauthorized phones to contact recruits, according to an ESPN report. Officials reportedly have already met with coach Bruce Pearl and associate head coach Tony Jones. Volunteers athletic director Mike Hamilton told ESPN…

  16. Negedu chases his dream. Cross your fingers.

    May 17, 2010, 9:17 PM EDT

    Emmanuel Negedu says he’s following his dream by transferring to New Mexico to continue his basketball career. Good luck, Emmanuel. It could end up being a bad dream. Negedu suffered sudden cardiac arrest last September after he completed a Tennessee weightlifting session and was racing a teammate on the Vols’ indoor football field. He lost…

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