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Tennessee fires Bruce Pearl

Updated: March 22, 2011, 7:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee wanted to stick with the coach who led the Volunteers program to its greatest achievements. In the end, the university fired Bruce Pearl for too many transgressions away from the court.

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a statement released late Monday that school officials decided to dismiss Pearl, who has been charged by the NCAA with unethical conduct, after learning of additional violations committed on Sept. 14, 2010, and in March 2011.

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