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  1. Steven Pearl pokes fun in local radio ad

    Eamonn Brennan

    The world of the NCAA is a strange place. In the NCAA's world, small, silly things can be much bigger and much more serious than in any other possible context. For example, a photo of a recruit at a coach's house can be seismic, the conspiratorial eq...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  2. Catching up with Bruce Pearl's staff

    Eamonn Brennan

    A show-cause penalty is a frightful thing. It conjures up fairy-tale notions of banishment from the realm, or old Soviet gulags on the Steppe, or at least that planet where Michael Jordan would have had to play had he lost to the Monstars in "Space J...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  3. Cuonzo Martin breathes sigh of relief

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cuonzo Martin walked head-first into a storm. Worse yet, he committed to the move when he didn't know how severe the storm would be; in the parlance of the East Coast's weekend weather, Martin couldn't predict whether he was facing a tropical storm o...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  4. Bruce Pearl hosts another backyard BBQ

    Eamonn Brennan

    The irony is just too massive to miss: On the day after he was punished for misleading NCAA investigators with a three-year show-cause penalty, Bruce Pearl addressed the media at his house. In his backyard. While serving barbecue. Gallows humor? U...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  5. Pearl's reported show-cause no surprise

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN.com's Andy Katz has the story: Former Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will receive a multiple-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA's committee on infractions, and his three former assistants -- Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason S...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  6. You can buy Bruce Pearl's house

    Eamonn Brennan

    Interested in a $2.69 million home in the Knoxville area? Probably not. That's a lot of cash for a place to live. Throw in the taxes, the energy and water outlays, the landscaping fees, and regular home maintenance and, well, good luck. If you can af...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  7. Pearl hopes to coach in college again

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last time we checked in with Bruce Pearl was last Tuesday, when ESPN NBA hoops guru Marc Stein reported Pearl was in talks with the Dallas Mavericks about a potential job coaching the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League. I wondered whether ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  8. Bruce Pearl linked to second D-League team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back in May, as it became clear that Bruce Pearl's next job wouldn't be at an NCAA program -- Pearl may or may not receive a show-cause penalty from the NCAA Committee on Infractions; either way, no athletic director will be taking that chance anytim...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  9. Pearl knew about photo, still lied

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's acquisition of Tennessee's response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, we get to take a peek at yet more details from Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl's conversations with investigators in June of 2010. This mo...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  10. Details on Pearl's 'bump' violation emerge

    Eamonn Brennan

    For Bruce Pearl and the Tennessee Volunteers, the lion's share of the damage brought on by Pearl's decision to lie to NCAA investigators -- amid the host of NCAA issues Tennessee is dealing with right now -- has already been done. The most successful...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  11. Josh Pastner not a fan of Tennessee game

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's not often you'll hear a coach openly say he doesn't want to play an opponent. Usually -- even when coaches are padding their schedules with early season softies -- coaches try to sell their schedules as master documents of their own making. Defi...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. Bruce Pearl barred from criticizing UT

    Eamonn Brennan

    After months of public statements to the contrary -- remember when Tennessee seemed so devoted to its maligned coach? -- Volunteers athletic director Mike Hamilton fired Bruce Pearl. The dynamics behind this firing was complicated and by all accounts...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  13. Mike Hamilton finally sees the door

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the past 12 months, the more you heard about Tennessee athletics, the more you had to wonder: How does Mike Hamilton still have a job? Our own Pat Forde put it harshly -- but appropriately -- in his Feb. 23 column on the topic: It's bad when ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  14. Cuonzo Martin will attend UT's hearing

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to a variety of recruiting shortcuts, mistakes and outright lies by former coach Bruce Pearl, new Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin inherited a brutally difficult job this offseason. By the end of the summer, Martin is likely to be overseeing a pr...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. After all, Kevin Ware picks Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Kevin Ware? Ware is one of two Tennessee recruits that was caught up in the mess Bruce Pearl created for himself before he departed Knoxville earlier this year. When Pearl departed, the previously committed Ware decided perhaps Tennessee was...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  16. Bruce Pearl to the D-League? Hey, maybe

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Bruce Pearl and Tennessee receive their punishment from the NCAA Committee on Infractions this summer -- the hearing is in June, and the ruling is likely to come months after -- chances are Pearl won't be able to coach college basketball for som...

    Blog | May 20, 2011