UT fires coach Bruce Pearl

UT fires coach Bruce Pearl

March 21st, 2011 by Jay Greeson in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl walks the sideline in the closing seconds of the second half of a West Regional NCAA tournament second round college basketball game against Michigan, Friday, March 18, 2011, in Charlotte, N.C. Michigan routed Tennessee 75-45, to send the Volunteers coach to an early offseason of uncertainty. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl walks the sideline...

The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl, multiple media outlets have reported.

Pearl, who led the Vols to a program-record six consecutive NCAA trips, lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations.

Check back for more on this story and read Tuesday's Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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