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  1. Bruce Pearl was always quite the marketer

    Diamond Leung

    A few weeks after his tearful news conference during which he admitted to lying to NCAA investigators, Bruce Pearl put on an orange jacket and a smile while appearing at a promotion for the United Way as a celebrity gas pumper. "In coaching, you a...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  2. Ex-Tennessee interim gets high school post

    Diamond Leung

    Tony Jones spent eight games last season leading Tennessee in the interim while Bruce Pearl served an eight-game SEC suspension for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators. For the associate head coach Jones, it was an interesting time to b...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  3. Tennessee rehires Bruce Pearl-era staffer

    Diamond Leung

    As Tennessee is about to get its day in the NCAA's version of court, new coach Cuonzo Martin has brought back a member of Bruce Pearl's staff to the team. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Volunteers have rehired Mark Pancratz as a vid...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  4. Tobias Harris another loss for Tennessee

    Diamond Leung

    Tobias Harris really seemed to enjoy his time at Tennessee. In recent weeks, he was caught on camera playing intramural softball, doing community service, and singing "Rocky Top." The freshman forward who this season led the team in rebounding and sc...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  5. What's new with Bruce Pearl?

    Diamond Leung

    Bruce Pearl has been back on the airwaves recently, promoting Saturday's Fans of Hope fundraiser in which he and his wife, Brandy, hope to raise $1 million for the Cancer Institute at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Being fired as Tennesse...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  6. Report: UT loses another Bruce Pearl recruit

    Diamond Leung

    The Commercial Appeal is reporting that Tennessee signee and top-100 recruit Chris Jones will play instead for former UT assistant coach Steve Forbes at Northwest Florida State College, according to Jones' high school coach. It was previously beli...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. UCF brings in impressive recruiting class

    Diamond Leung

    The University of Central Florida struggled in Conference USA play and settled for the CBI after losing in the first round of the conference tournament this season. The finish was a bit disappointing given all the hype generated by the Knights' 14-0 ...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  8. UNLV names four head coaching finalists

    Diamond Leung

    Naturally, the Wynn placed odds on who would become the next UNLV coach after Lon Kruger left for Oklahoma. Coaches from Bruce Pearl to Shaka Smart to Jerry Tarkanian were listed as possibilities, with Tark's return at 25,000 to 1. The Wynn will n...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  9. UT's Tony Jones emotional in first game

    Diamond Leung

    Tennessee associate head coach Tony Jones was on center stage in Saturday's SEC opener as he took over head-coaching duties during the start of Bruce Pearl's eight-game conference suspension. And before his first full game as a college head coach,...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  10. UT makes Facebook friends while recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    Christmas Eve marked the first day in which a Tennessee coach could engage in off-campus recruiting since the school announced self-imposed sanctions for NCAA violations Bruce Pearl and his assistants are accused of committing. Pearl, associate he...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  11. Bruce Pearl draws up play to help students

    Diamond Leung

    This right here is no ordinary doodle. It's an actual play drawn up by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, and prints of it will be sold this week to help students attend the national printmaking conference, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. "It...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  12. Division II defeats make SEC look bad

    Diamond Leung

    Bruce Pearl now has an on-court embarrassment to add to his tumultuous preseason. No, Tennessee's 79-64 exhibition loss to Division II Indianapolis doesn't count in the standings. The Vols' last game that truly mattered is still that Elite Eight a...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  13. Bruce Pearl's fallback plan: pumping gas?

    Diamond Leung

    Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl hopes an NCAA investigation into his recruiting methods doesn't result in the loss of his job, but if things don't work out, there's always pumping gas as a backup plan. Pearl was all smiles serving as a "celebrity pump...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  14. Plenty of reasons Bruce Pearl has his job

    Diamond Leung

    The votes of confidence Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl got from his bosses were publicly delivered during the news conference in which he admitted to providing misleading information to NCAA investigators. "I'm glad he's our basketball coach," athlet...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  15. Reports of a Pearl-recruit photo surface

    Diamond Leung

    For a while there, it appeared the defining image of Bruce Pearl's career would be of him bare-chested and covered in body paint, ever the ardent cheerleader who bleeds the orange of the Volunteers. Unfortunately for Pearl, the picture that the ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  16. With top recruit in town, bad timing for UT

    Diamond Leung

    The voice of Bruce Pearl was cracking when it happened. The Tennessee coach admitted giving the NCAA bad info during the course of an investigation into possible recruiting violations, and immediately after saying it, the sound of a fire alarm cu...

    Blog | September 10, 2010