Tennessee football gets extension from NCAA in Jeremy Pruitt scandal

The University of Tennessee has been granted a 30-day extension by the NCAA to respond to a notice of violations allegedly committed under fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt, a university spokesperson told Knox News.

In July, the NCAA delivered the notice of 18 Level 1 violations. UT and the people named in the NCAA report had until last week to accept or contest the contest. The new deadline will be in late November. And then the NCAA enforcement staff will have 60 days to reply to those responses.

That timing is notable because Tennessee is amid its best football season since a 1998 national title run under coach Josh Heupel, who replaced Pruitt in 2021. The Vols have a 7-0 record and ranked No. 3 in both major polls. They could content for a spot in the College Football Playoffs or a major New Year’s bowl.

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