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Tennessee’s Pearl Faces New Charges

Help select our new NCAA team, sigh

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Pearl (L) and his team earlier this month.(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

There are new allegations that Bruce Pearl—who helms the Tennessee Volunteers, Tablet Magazine’s official NCAA tournament team last year—violated recruiting guidelines. I don’t have the energy to go yet again into why violating NCAA rules does not necessarily say anything about your moral character, or even your sportsmanship, but rather about the insane, inherent corruptness of the NCAA itself. Suffice to say, though, since the tournament is less than a month away (!!), we will at least entertain options of other teams to root for (especially since the Vols are by no means a shoo-in). Folks, now is your chance: Which other squads are deserving of our favor?

New N.C.A.A. Allegations Against Tennessee’s Pearl [NYT]
Earlier: Scandal Passing, Pearl’s Vols Enjoy Success
Go, Vols!

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Tennessee’s Pearl Faces New Charges

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