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  1. Bruce Pearl, Kelvin Sampson are on the road to coaching redemptio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Bruce Pearl and Kelvin Sampson are ready to return to coaching -- and rebuild two fallen programs -- after serving NCAA-mandated suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  2. Humbled, hungry Pearl right fit for Auburn

    Dana O'Neil

    It's about the record, because it's always about the record. Auburn didn't hire Bruce Pearl because he did well in the interview or because he already has some orange in his wardrobe. Auburn hired Pearl because everywhere he's gone, he's won. F...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. In the end, the right people were punished

    Dana O'Neil

    The father of the BCS champion quarterback allegedly shopped his son around for six figures. North Carolina football is bogged down in a quagmire of agent involvement that has cost both the coach and the athletic director their jobs. At Ohio State...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  4. Precedent indicates show-cause for Pearl

    Dana O'Neil

    Now that we know what the NCAA believes Bruce Pearl did, the biggest question is how will he be punished? It will be months before we have an official answer. Tennessee isn't scheduled to appear in front of the Committee on Infractions until June,...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  5. More than just three games for Jim Calhoun

    Dana O'Neil

    Some coaches take their lumps like chastised schoolchildren, throw up their hands in a mea culpa and plead for forgiveness. Bruce Pearl has ably swan-dived on his sword, tearfully apologetic in the face of possible NCAA infractions and publicly co...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  6. Bruce Pearl continues to put Vols on map

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- For those who can't understand the fierce loyalty both the Tennessee fan base and administration have shown Bruce Pearl, let this game serve as your explanation. Tennessee 83, Pittsburgh 76. Before Pearl, irrelevant would be an ad...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  7. Inside the Vol bubble, it's just basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    Since news first broke about a pending NCAA investigation, there has been a lot of talking about Tennessee: What will happen to Bruce Pearl? Will the Vols be penalized even further? But inside the bubble that is the actual Tennessee basketball ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  8. Curious timing for SEC's Pearl suspension

    Dana O'Neil

    A contrite Bruce Pearl first met with the media on Sept. 10, admitting right then and there that he lied to the NCAA. Six weeks later, on Oct. 27, documents revealed that Pearl had done even more -- he told recruits and their families to keep thei...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  9. Dana O'Neil: Latest Pearl revelation is most troubling of all

    Dana O'Neil

    Not only did Bruce Pearl improperly host recruits at his home, but he told those recruits at the time to keep quiet. How many more troubling revelations about the contract-less coach can Tennessee withstand?

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  10. Documents show Tennessee self-reported numerous violations

    Dana O'Neil

    Documents obtained by ESPN.com via a Freedom of Information Act request show that the University of Tennessee self-reported several NCAA violations involving its men's basketball team, including nearly100 impermissible phone calls to various recruits.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2010
  11. When whistleblowers go bad: A sad tale

    Dana O'Neil

    He did the right thing, that was Bruce Pearl's mantra. When his peers labeled him a rat and a snitch and ostracized him within his profession for nearly 15 years because he turned in Illinois, Pearl held fast to his strongest defense -- that he did t...

    Blog | September 10, 2010