UT basketball coaches made nearly 100 excessive calls

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) -- The Tennessee basketball program reported several recruiting violations that included nearly 100 impermissible phone calls to recruits and allowing families of recruits to visit Knoxville for longer than allowed by the NCAA.

In a memo from Tennessee to the Southeastern Conference first obtained by ESPN, Tennessee acknowledged making too many calls to 10 recruits and cited poor record keeping, miscommunication and carelessness. The calls are being investigated by the NCAA.

Tennessee also acknowledged assistant coach Jason Shay approved the lodging expenses for the families of three recruits who visited Knoxville longer than the 48 hours allowed by the NCAA for official visits.

Tennessee athletic department officials have repeatedly declined comment about the ongoing investigation.

Click on the link toward the bottom of the page to view the documents the University of Tennessee sent to the SEC.

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