WATCH REPLAY: USM Athletic Department addresses NCAA infractions

WATCH REPLAY: USM Athletic Department addresses NCAA infractions

HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Department will be holding  a news conference addressing the NCAA infractions against former USM basketball coach Donnie Tyndall at 1:30 p.m.

Current Coach Doc Sadler and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis will be speaking at the conference.

WDAM News 7 will be streaming the news conference live.

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A report  from the NCAA said Tyndall "acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance when he directed his staff to engage in academic misconduct, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. During the investigation, the former head coach fabricated a document to justify payments to student-athletes and took other actions to thwart the investigation."

The NCAA has imposed a number of penalties against USM's men's basketball program including "three years probation, a two-year postseason ban, reductions in scholarships and recruiting opportunities, as well as show-cause orders for a number of individuals, including the former head coach."

To see the list of infractions, click here.