Pair of Vols dismissed from team
Pearl says troubles with sophomores Crews and Smith built up over time
By Dave Hooker, Knoxville News Sentinel
Saturday, May 3, 2008

KNOXVILLE — A feel-good day for Tennessee men’s basketball program was suddenly interrupted Friday when coach Bruce Pearl announced that sophomore forward Duke Crews and sophomore point guard Ramar Smith will not be returning for the 2008-09 season.

Violations of UT’s substance abuse policy and academic shortcomings contributed to both departures.