Southern Miss and former men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall are set to have their day before the NCAA, according to a CBSsports.com report.
The Tuesday report says that USM officials, Tyndall and former assistant Adam Howard are scheduled to go before the NCAA's committee on infractions on Jan. 21.
Southern Miss is under a self-imposed postseason ban for the second consecutive season as it prepares to face allegations of seven Level I violations against Tyndall during his 2012-14 stint at USM.
The CBSsports.com report indicated that both USM and Tyndall will admit that some violations did take place.
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Tyndall was fired at Tennessee in March following one 16-16 season due to findings made during the NCAA investigation.
The charges against Tyndall include fraudulent academic credit, obstructing the NCAA's investigation and impermissible financial aid. The NCAA released details of its investigation on July 24.
Howard, who worked under Tyndall at USM and Tennessee, was not named as a source in the NCAA report, but his involvement has long been suspected.
The NCAA placed most of the blame for the rules violations on Tyndall and his staff during his two-year tenure at USM, not on the school. USM was 56-17 under Tyndall and made the NIT both seasons.
The NCAA alleges that members of Tyndall's staff completed junior college coursework for prospective players. The NCAA also says that Tyndall provided a player $6,000 in cash and prepaid cards and another player $2,000.
TTyndall hurt his cause by deleting emails related to the investigation, according to the NCAA.