After responding to a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in May, Tennessee has self-imposed a two-year probation period for violations committed by the football and basketball teams, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. The school had already imposed earlier penalties, but it added several others with the probationary period. However, the NCAA can still impose further penalties should it deem the self-imposed punishment too little.
Football coach Derek Dooley will have just five coaches who can make phone calls to prospective student-athletes when contact is allowed on Nov. 1. New basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin and his assistants cannot take student-athletes off campus for meals.
Both Dooley and Martin will deal with these penalties that their predecessors, Lane Kiffin and Bruce Pearl, respectively, provoked. At this time, the university has not issued any further statements on the violations or the NCAA's investigation. It continues to stand by its response to the Notice as its answer on the matter.