Tennessee's Pearl doesn't mind move from stands to TV

Updated: January 17, 2008, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Move over, Dick Vitale.

Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl will serve as the color commentator during local television broadcasts of the second-ranked Lady Vols' matchup with Arkansas on Jan. 24.

He will join Tennessee's play-by-play announcer Bob Kesling in calling the game on Knoxville's WVLT and Nashville's WUXP.

Pearl says he was planning on going to the game anyway, but doesn't mind working while he's there.

It will be the first college basketball game Pearl has served as a broadcaster.

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