In case you were wondering: No, Jimmy Collins is not surprised by this.
Auburn has hired ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl, the man who spent his coaching career either narcing on behalf of the NCAA's rules or making a paper hat out of them, to be its future former basketball coach. In 2011, shortly after Pearl had bombed out of Tennessee with a three-year show-cause penalty to his name, Daniel…
Bruce Pearl and Carter Blackburn could use some creativity in the Twitter handle department.
Over the weekend, one long-running college basketball feud came to a quiet and friendly conclusion: Jimmy Collins, a former Illinois assistant, finally received an apology from Bruce Pearl, the disgraced former Tennessee coach. As an Iowa assistant in 1989, Pearl had accused Collins of offering money and a Chevy…
Small forward Jordan Adams is one of the many prospects out of Oak Hill Academy, and ESPN has him ranked as the 50th best recruit in the nation. He's going to UCLA in the fall, but they weren't the only ones who were interested: Bruce Pearl, while still at Tennessee, apparently called in the services of one of his top…
With good reason, no one's letting former Tennessee Vols coach Bruce Pearl anywhere near a basketball court anytime soon. (He's been confined to barbecues instead.) He had a bad season, and he broke NCAA rules, so Tennessee fired him. Then Pearl received a three-year banishment from college basketball.
On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that it would penalize former Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl with a three-year show-cause penalty. The decision, which effectively shuts him out of a college coaching job for three years, is a result of infractions Pearl committed during his tenure at UT, which included…
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is likely set to take over the Texas Legends, the Dallas Maverick's D-League affiliate that went 24-26 and made it to the playoffs in the 16-team, two-conference organization last season. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the team's initial invitation this afternoon, and with a press…
You didn't really expect Bruce Pearl and kin to exit Knoxville quietly, with great dignity, especially when Tennessee didn't wait a full week before hiring a replacement, Cuonzo Martin, did you?
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Oh dear. Rocky Top Talk took one of the first photos of these Pearl supporters who showed up with their mullets and that sign to his rally, which is just the perfect sendoff to a coach whose legacy will be forever tarnished. Like a dimond. (H/T Twitterverse)
The first time I met Jimmy Collins was in 2004. I was working on a profile of UW-Milwaukee's ascendant basketball coach Bruce Pearl and had come to Chicago to get the other side of the story. Collins was coaching at the University of Illinois-Chicago, but by that point he was much better known as Pearl's foil, a sort…
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Pearl, on his suspendable offenses: "I've made mistakes, I clearly did, but what I was hoping for was that some other dumbass would get on the front page and take me off the hook. I miss Lane Kiffin." [Knoxville News Sentinel]
Bruce Pearl received an 8-game suspension for recruiting violations that he admitted to. To Brandy Pearl, that makes him just like Jesus.
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Looking for a bandwagon NCAA team now that yours has been eliminated? How about Tennessee? At the very least, their smooth rhymes and maddening nepotism will give you something talk about at the water cooler.