Iowa coach Fran McCaffery suspended for yelling at official, will return for Nebraska game

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery suspended for yelling at official, will return for Nebraska game
Fran McCaffery received a two-game suspension for yelling at an official after Iowa's loss to Ohio State on Tuesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has suspended coach Fran McCaffery for two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday’s loss at Ohio State.

Hawkeyes Athletic Director Gary Barta announced the move on Wednesday, which will sideline McCaffery for upcoming games against Rutgers and Wisconsin. He’ll return to the bench for the Nebraska game on March 10.

The Big Ten says it supports McCaffery’s suspension, and it tacked on a $10,000 fine for the university along with a public reprimand.

Barta called McCaffery’s comments “unacceptable,” adding that they didn’t represent the values of the school.

McCaffery is in his ninth season at Iowa. The Hawkeyes, who were ranked 22nd in Monday’s poll, have three regular season games left.

McCaffery was suspended a game for arguing with officials in 2014.

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