Auburn, Bruce Pearl won't appeal

Updated: April 22, 2014, 3:49 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn won't ask the NCAA to lift the show-cause penalty against new coach Bruce Pearl.

Athletic director Jay Jacobs said in a statement he "felt strongly that not appealing the show-cause order was the right thing to do, and Coach Pearl wholeheartedly agreed we should not contest it."

Pearl is barred from recruiting by the NCAA until Aug. 24, punishment stemming from his time at Tennessee. He was fired in 2011 and placed under a three-year show-cause penalty after ...

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