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UPDATE: Big Ten suspends Iowa's McCaffery for 1 game

UPDATED Tuesday, January 7, 2014 --- 10:55 a.m.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The Big Ten has suspended Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery for one game and fined Iowa $10,000 for his outburst during Sunday's loss at Wisconsin.

McCaffery received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials midway through the second half. The Big Ten says in a release on Tuesday that McCaffery's actions violated the league's sportsmanship policy.

McCaffery will sit out Thursday's home game against Northwestern. Assistant coach Kirk Speraw will take his place.

McCaffery apologized for the second time in as many days Tuesday, saying he regrets his actions and accepts the league's decision. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says that McCaffery has expressed his remorse for the incident and adds that the coach has his full support moving forward.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted-January 6th, 2014 3:15 pm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has apologized for an outburst that got him ejected from Sunday's loss to No. 4 Wisconsin

McCaffery was called for back-to-back technical fouls and tossed from the game for arguing with officials with 12 minutes left. The Badgers rallied for a 75-71 win.

McCaffery says in a statement that he's sorry for his emotional reaction. McCaffery says he has great passion and respect for the game and regrets that his actions put the program and the university in a negative light.

Athletic director Gary Barta says he has already met with McCaffery and that McCaffery "knows he crossed a line of acceptable behavior."

Barta also says that McCaffery has his full support moving forward.

(Copyright Associated Press)


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