HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – The NCAA says Southern Mississippi’s men’s basketball program and former coach Donnie Tyndall have committed multiple violations, including arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation.
The charges were outlined in a notice of allegations released by the university on Friday.
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There were seven alleged Level I violations in the NCAA’s 43-page notice.
Tyndall left Southern Miss to coach at Tennessee in 2014.
Southern Miss revealed it was under investigation in November, about a week before Tyndall’s first game with the Volunteers. Tyndall went 16-16 in his lone season at Tennessee before getting fired March 27 for reasons related to the NCAA’s investigation.
Tyndall went 56-17 in his two-year tenure at Southern Miss. The school has 90 days to respond to the NCAA’s notice.