The NCAA has scheduled a contested hearing in the case against former Tennessee coaches Jeremy Pruitt and Derrick Ansley.

There will be 3 parties represented at the hearing. School officials, NCAA officials and the former Tennessee coaches are set to meet for a 3-day hearing set for April 19–21 in Cincinnati, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported.

Earlier this year, the NCAA announced that 4 former Tennessee coaches have been given show causes ranging from 3-5 years by the NCAA, as the violations or penalties to the school and remaining people involved, are still pending ahead of this Cincinnati hearing.

The school was accused of handing out $60,000 worth of impermissible benefits and recruiting inducements to recruits over a 3-year period by Pruitt, his wife and several football staff members. They were all fired in January 2021 after the university’s internal investigation uncovered alleged wrongdoing.

Despite months of negotiations, a resolution between the school and the NCAA, as well as the coaches and the NCAA, has not been reached. Potential penalties are believed to range from multiyear show causes for those involved to further probationary sanctions for the school.

Previously, former inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer, outside linebackers coach Shelton Felton, director of player personnel Drew Hughes and student assistant Michael Magness agreed to penalties in negotiated resolutions they struck with the NCAA.