Vols Give Pearl Contract Extension

Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl has been rewarded with a raise and contract extension.

Pearl will make $1.1 million next season with different portions of his pay escalating over the next six years.

The University also extended his contract by two years through 2012.

Under Pearl, the No. 14 Volunteers (21-6) won the SEC East division title and are a lock for the NCAA field for the first time since 2001.