published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

UT to learn NCAA resolution Wednesday

Tennessee head basketball coach Bruce Pearl no longer has a job at the school.
Tennessee head basketball coach Bruce Pearl no longer has a job at the school.

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee will get its verdict from the NCAA Committee on Infractions tomorrow.

Former Volunteers basketball coach Bruce Pearl confirmed to the Times Free Press late Tuesday afternoon that the NCAA had notified him that the report would be released "sometime [Wednesday] afternoon."

Pearl would not confirm an ESPN report that Pearl would receive a multiple-year show-cause penalty and former assistants Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay would receive one-year penalties, adding that he didn't know what his penalties would be.

UT met with the COI in June, and the usual window for a response that hands out additional sanctions is between eight and 12 weeks.

More coverage online and in Wednesday's Times Free Press. Follow Vols beat writer Patrick Brown on Twitter for more continuous coverage.

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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