Bruce Pearl, the coach of the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team, is losing out on $1.5 million over the course of his contract (which extends to 2015), according to reports coming out of a press conference today. The penalties are being imposed by Tennessee for things like making misleading calls to the NCAA, according to ESPN. Among the self-imposed penalties: Pearl will not get a $500,000 retention bonus in 2012, his staff will get a series of pay cuts, Pearl will be prohibited from...Read Full Story
Getty Images Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl apologized for making an inappropriate joke while speaking at a charity fundraiser Thursday. The basketball coach addressed the crowd about his struggles in getting such a diverse group of young men to play together as a team, and peppered in a less-than-PC "joke," which no one found particularly funny. According to ESPN.com, he said, "I've got a tough job. I've got to put these guys from different worlds together, right?" I've got guys from...Read Full Story
Don't believe everything that you read.With rumors that Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is being brought over to replace John Calipari at Memphis, officials at Tennessee have spoken out, saying that if Pearl was talking to anyone, they'd know.Because, you know, in college atheletic coaches never go to another school without telling their boss first.From a USA Today report: Tennessee is denying that anyone connected with Memphis has spoken with either coach Bruce Pearl or its athletic director...Read Full Story
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