The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will once again not be playing past the regular season. Last year, the team self-imposed a postseason ban for their involvement with Donnie Tyndall and the violations he made during his short tenure as a coach there.
According to College Basketball Talk, the Golden Eagles have once again put a postseason ban on themselves for the 2015-16 season. The team hasn’t been picked to do very well this year, since they only managed nine wins a season ago, but it is good for them to do this to avoid major punishment from the NCAA.
“I am very disappointed for the current members of our men’s basketball team and coaching staff, none of whom were involved in any alleged violation of NCAA rules,” Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis said in the release. “While excruciating due to the impact on the young men in our program today, the decision to withhold our team from postseason competition following the 2015-16 season is appropriate given the findings of the recent university and NCAA review of our program.”
It seems unfair to head coach Doc Sadler, who had nothing to do with Tyndall’s violations, but he will have to endure the punishment and hopefully push through it to make a big comeback with the team.
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