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Bruce Pearl

HOWARD MEGDAL: The fall of Bruce Pearl has two components to it, and their combination will make it difficult for him to resurrect his career.

CHRIS PUMMER: If Pearl wants to work again, he will. And you might even be surprised at how far he hasn’t fallen in the coaching world. Continue reading

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College Basketball Final Four Predictions

HOWARD MEGDAL: My admittedly early picks: Duke, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Minnesota.

BRAD GOLDBACH: My way-too-early Final Four picks: Duke, Pittsburgh, Kansas and Tennessee. Continue reading

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The Fall of Bruce Pearl

ALEX PREWITT: It’s embarrassing. It’s degrading. It’s downright shameful. Any negative adjective you can think of, it probably can be used to describe Bruce Pearl’s past few weeks. The University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach has lately been the subject of a whirlwind of controversy after admitting to lying to the NCAA and facing sanctions from his own school. Pundits have called for his firing, his contract is in jeopardy (though termination can’t be considered until the NCAA makes an official ruling and finds that he’s committed a significant violation) and, quite possibly, Pearl’s reputation is ruined.

CHRIS PUMMER: The lame attempt at a cover-up was probably worse than the original crime. But it’s not the letter of the law that will mark Pearl so much as the violations of decorum.

That’s just a verbose way of saying Pearl has gone from being viewed as a would-be good guy to being not just a bad guy, but also a hypocrite. Continue reading

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