JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The NCAA announced a 10-year show-cause order Friday for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, listing a series of infractions that included directing his staff to get recruits eligible to play by doing their coursework for them, using a fabricated document to cover up questionable financial transactions and trying to […]
(AP) The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men’s basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall’s tenure. The charges, which include arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation, were outlined in a notice of allegations released by the university on […]
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The ongoing NCAA investigation of Tennessee’s Donnie Tyndall’s former school is the latest in a series of coaching complications over what has been tumultuous several years in Knoxville. Southern Mississippi announced Tuesday that it was self-imposing a postseason ban for this season as the NCAA investigates its men’s basketball program. The […]
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Willie Carmichael is the latest former Southern Mississippi signee to follow Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall to the Volunteers. Carmichael, a 6-foot-8 forward from Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida, initially signed with Southern Mississippi when Tyndall was coaching the Golden Eagles. Carmichael was granted a release from his letter of intent […]
By STEVE MEGARGEE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers’ last two men’s basketball coaches. Tennessee announced Tuesday morning that Tyndall would be introduced as its new coach at a 2 p.m. news conference. The hire had first […]
In 1987, the Cold War was still festering, music was on cassette and cellphones were huge and for only the very rich.
And Southern Miss basketball was king of the National Invitational Tournament.
That year, the Golden Eagles won five games, four of them on the road, to take the NIT championship at the Madison Square Garden for the school’s lone national title in basketball.
HATTIESBURG – (AP) Donnie Tyndall has already revived a dormant basketball program. That won’t be necessary at Southern Mississippi. But the upcoming challenge for the Golden Eagles’ new coach might be even greater that his remarkable turnaround story at Morehead State: Taking a Southern Miss program that just finished arguably its best season in school […]