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SEMO women's basketball coach suspended for two games

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball program will be without head coach Ty Margenthaler for the first two games of the season.

The university announced due to violations of Athletic Department policies and procedures by the SEMO women's basketball program, Margenthaler will be suspended for the first two games of the 2014-15 campaign.

According to Jeff Honza, SEMO sports information director, the university self-reported violations involving members of the women's basketball coaching staff.

Honza said the violations are still being reviewed by the NCAA, and in order to protect the integrity of the process, specific details may not be shared publicly at this time.

He did say that the violations involved  impermissible off-campus recruiting contacts and impermissible recruitment inducements by the women's basketball coaching staff.

According to Honza, the decision to suspend head coach Ty Margenthaler was related to the findings and head coach responsibilities regarding compliance with and violations of NCAA rules.

During his two-game suspension, Heather Ezell will assume the head coaching responsibilities on game day.

Margenthaler will maintain his duties leading up to game day and resume those the following day. He will return to the sideline for the SEMO game at Missouri on Nov. 17.

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