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NCAA's heavy hammer falls on Donnie Tyndall, hit with 10-year show-cause penalty

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been hit with a 10-year show cause by the NCAA for his role in rules violations that occurred at the school during his tenure.
    
The NCAA released its ruling in the case on Friday. The governing body accepted the school's self-imposed two-year postseason ban and the program will have three years of probation from 2017 to 2020.
    
Tyndall coached at Southern Miss for two seasons, where he had a 56-17 record. He left for Tennessee in 2014, where he was fired after one season after his involvement in the Southern Miss violations came to light.
    
The NCAA said Tyndall "acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance when he directed his staff to engage in academic misconduct."

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