The Big Ten conference has issued a one-game suspension and public reprimand of Iowa men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery for violating the Big Ten sportsmanship policy during the second half of Iowa’s game at Wisconsin on January 5th. In addition, the conference announced that the university has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation. McCafferey was ejected from the game after being hit with two technical fouls while arguing with the officials.
The Big Ten issued this statement:
The Big Ten determined that McCaffery’s actions toward the officials were in violation of Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01, which states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.” McCaffery will serve his one-game suspension on Jan. 9 against Northwestern.
The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.