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Iowa’s Fran McCaffery Suspended On Fran McCaffery Bobblehead Night

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes directs his team from the sideline against the Baylor Bears during the 2013 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2013 in New York City. Baylor defeated Iowa 74-54. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes directs his team from the sideline against the Baylor Bears during the 2013 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2013 in New York City. Baylor defeated Iowa 74-54. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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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.

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