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C-USA fails to send strong message

Updated: February 25, 2011, 4:12 PM ET
By Andy Katz

SEC commissioner Mike Slive started a trend of suspending a head coach for a significant indiscretion by sitting Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for eight SEC games.

The NCAA's committee on infractions took the lead and penalized Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun for the first three games of the Big East season in 2011-12.

Pearl was forced to sit because he misled NCAA investigators about a cookout at his house that had high school juniors in attendance on an unofficial visit. Calhoun is ...

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