Tennessee On Probation, Bruce Pearl Stuck With Show-cause As Lane Kiffin Walks

As was reported earlier, the NCAA has officially announced former Tennessee Volunteers basketball coach Bruce Pearl will face a three-year show-cause penalty for recruiting violations and for providing "misleading" information, while his former assistants will each face a one-year penalty of the same kind.

The Vols themselves will deal with their various self-imposed penalties, including a two-year probation beginning Tuesday. The NCAA's report lists the probation as being a new punishment, but it isn't.

The only additional measure that affects the school itself is a public reprimand, which ... I think they get the point, you guys. Hasn't UT been through enough this week without a reprimand?

Laughing with his back turned to the crater is former Vols football coach Lane Kiffin, whose staff "committed 12 secondary violations over 10 months" but left no evidence worthy of a major violation ruling. With the news that Janzen Jackson is leaving the Knoxville program, that means half of that class Kiffin committed all those violations for is now gone.

For more Tennessee Volunteers athletics news and chatter, visit SB Nation's Rocky Top Talk.

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