Tennessee releases statement regarding Tony Vitello’s suspension

No. 2 Tennessee (3-2) will host Dayton (0-3), Friday-Sunday, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

First pitch for game No. 1 on Friday is slated for 4:30 p.m. EST (SEC Network+).

Game No. 2 is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. EST Saturday (SEC Network+), while the series finale is slated for Sunday (1 p.m. EST, SEC Network+).

Ahead of the series, Tennessee announced sixth-year head coach Tony Vitello has been suspended for the three contests versus Dayton.

The University of Tennessee released the following statement in a press release:

“The University and Coach Vitello are working collaboratively with the NCAA to address a violation in the program. Coach Vitello will be suspended for this weekend’s series, with Josh Elander serving as acting head coach, and we will provide an update on Monday. Coach Vitello has acknowledged his mistake and accepted full responsibility. We appreciate his cooperation in the process and his dedication to do right by the student-athletes in the Tennessee baseball program. NCAA bylaws prohibit additional comment or details. The University will continue to emphasize — to all staff — the imperative of leading with honesty and integrity.”

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