NCAA accuses Tennessee of rules violations

Tennessee basketball adds another graduate transfer (Image 1)
Tennessee basketball adds another graduate transfer (Image 1)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The NCAA has charged Tennessee with at least a dozen rules violations committed by the university's basketball and football programs.

Included in the allegations after the NCAA's 22-month investigation are charges that coach Bruce Pearl acted unethically and failed to monitor compliance activities by his basketball staff. Former Volunteers football coach Lane Kiffin is also charged with failing to monitor his staff. Kiffin is now at Southern California.

Tennessee has until May 21 to respond to the NCAA's allegations and is expected to appear at a June 10-11 meeting of the Committee on Infractions.

The notice, which was received by Tennessee on Tuesday and released Wednesday, did not include potential punishments.

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