The NCAA is currently investigating Southern Miss for violations that occurred under former head coach Donnie Tyndall. Now currently the head coach for the Tennessee Vols program, Tyndall’s players at the time were helped with fees, living expenses, and tuition whom were ineligible. Players in question were living in off campus apartments while being enrolled in classes at Southern Miss and still in the process of becoming eligible the following season. Someone within the program aided players by paying expenses and tuition which is what the NCAA will investigate. This is a huge violation and could potentially hurt the growing Southern Miss basketball program.
NCAA staff conducting the investigation visited Hattiesburg, Mississippi last week to interview players and Southern Miss administrators. A source close to the investigation states, “This sh** is about to hit the fan.”
Former Southern Miss coach Tyndall gave a statement about the investigation, “All I’m going to say and can say is if I’m asked to cooperate I will 100 percent and that’s all I will say and can say about it at this time.”
Southern Miss released at statement on the investigation, “The university is working together with the NCAA to review potential issue related to our men’s basketball program. In order to maintain the integrity of our joint process, and pursuant to the NCAA policy, we cannot comment further.” – Director of Athletics Bill McGillis