The suspension was pronounced by Iowa Sports Director Gary Barta. In a press release, Barta said McCaffery's words to a manager were "unacceptable".
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"After the basketball game at Ohio State, coach McCaffery made unacceptable comments to a match official in the hallway leading to the locker room," said Barta. "Fran's comments do not represent the values of the University of Iowa, Hawkeye Athletics and the basketball program of our men's team."
In addition to McCaffery's suspension, the Big Ten's office has publicly blamed him for violating the league's sports driving policy. The school was also fined $ 10,000 by the Big Ten.
"The Big Ten Conference expects all competitions involving a member institution to take place without compromising any fundamental element of fair play," says the Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01. "These fundamental elements include the integrity of the competition, civility towards all and respect, especially towards opponents and officials".
Asked about the exchange after the match, McCaffery said he could not talk about it.
McCaffery and his son are both beaten with technical faults
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Fran McCaffery was called for his technical fault about a minute later.
The former McCaffery has had a lot of hostile interactions with officials during his career, but has been more moderate this season. Tuesday night's technique was only his second of the season.
The loss to Ohio State has brought the No. 22 Hawkeyes to 21-7 (10-7 Big Ten) this season.
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