Source: NCAA completes investigation into Donnie Tyndall, Southern Miss

ByAndy Katz ESPN logo
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Former Southern Miss men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will be charged by the NCAA with multiple infractions, including academic misconduct, a source with knowledge told ESPN on Thursday morning.

The infractions includeacademic misconduct regarding coursework performed for -- or completed for -- various recruits, impermissible financial aid for non-qualifying signees and a lack of control that falls under the unethical conduct bylaw that involves a coach, the source said.

Southern Miss is expecting to release the notice of allegations sometime Thursday or Friday and likely will be in front of a committee on infractions hearing in early 2016, the source said.

CBS Sports earlier reported that Southern Miss would receive the notice in the upcoming days.

Penalties such as these usually bring about some sort of show cause penalty for the coach.

Tyndall and Southern Miss get 90 days to respond to the notice of allegations, per NCAA rules. The NCAA then sets the date of the committee on infractions hearing after that response and gives a ruling months after that hearing, pushing any final decision on the matter deeper into 2016.

"Donnie anticipates that investigation process is at a point where a notice of allegations is expected at any time, and we're not at liberty to discuss any details of the investigative process,"Tyndall's attorney for this case, Stu Brown, told ESPN early Thursday morning.

Tyndall led Southern Miss from 2012 to 2014 before coaching one season at Tennessee, where he was fired after the Southern Miss allegations surfaced.

Tyndall, who was replaced at Tennessee by former Texas coach Rick Barnes, coached the Vols to a 16-16 record last season.

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