Auburn hired former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to revive a struggling basketball program that hasn't been to the
The school announced the hiring on Tuesday of the coach, who remains under a show-cause penalty from the
NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said Auburn has 30 days to file a report to the Committee on Infractions either contesting or accepting the show-cause penalty barring Pearl from recruiting until Aug. 23.
Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said he believes Pearl "has learned from his mistake." The school did not release terms of the deal with Pearl.
UC Irvine opens
UC Irvine opens action in the National Invitation Tournament against top-seeded Southern Methodist on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PDT at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The game will be televised on
Irvine (23-11), regular-season champion of the
Washington State fired men's Coach Ken Bone after five seasons during which he was unable to sustain the success of his predecessor, Tony Bennett.
Bone was 80-86 in five seasons at Washington State and only 29-61 in the
Bone was in the fifth year of a seven-year contract. His buyout included the final two years of his contract worth the remaining $1.7 million.
Donahue out at BC
Steve Donahue was fired as coach at