INDIANAPOLIS - The Great Lakes Valley Conference Council of Presidents has levied a postseason ban against the Southern Indiana men's basketball program for the 2009-10 basketball season. This postseason ban shall include both the GLVC and NCAA postseason tournaments.
In unanimously endorsing the recommendation to ban the Southern Indiana men's basketball team from competing in the 2010 GLVC and NCAA Tournaments, the Council of Presidents did affirm and acknowledge the proactive measures taken by the institution during the investigation into the violations.
The case, which is pending review by the NCAA enforcement staff, involves five secondary violations, including unethical conduct, extra benefits and impermissible contact, and involved three different men's basketball student-athletes during the 2008-09 academic year.
As a result of the findings of the institution's investigation into violations of NCAA Bylaws, Southern Indiana has instituted self-imposed penalties which include vacating all wins from the 2008-09 season and returning NCAA funds received from the institution's participation in the 2009 NCAA DII Regional Basketball Tournament.
(Source Great Lakes Valley Conference)