Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Is Judment Day coming for Tennessee?

ESPN reports that Tennessee has received the long awaited notice of allegations from the NCAA over incidents involving the football men's basketball, and baseball programs. The notice is expected to be released to the public later on Wednesday.

"The allegations involving the football team go back to Lane Kiffin's turbulent 14 months as the Vols' head coach during the 2009 season, and some of the most serious charges revolve around a trip Tennessee recruiting hostesses took to Duncan, S.C., to see a pair of high school prospects the Vols were recruiting. One of those prospects is current Tennessee defensive end Corey Miller."

As for the men's basketball program, it centers around improper recruiting practices directly involving head men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl. 

The school will go reportedly before the NCAA  committee on infractions on June 10-11. The men's basketball program will probably get the blunt of the penalties, the football program is not expected to be hit with anything like what the NCAA hit USC with, which is now coached by Kiffin. There is a pretty good chance that Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton's job might not survive any sanctions. 

(via ESPN, ESPN SEC Blog)

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