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McCaffery Apologizes for Rant, Ejection
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Iowa Hawkeyes Men's Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery has apologized for his outburst during Sunday night's game against #4 Wisconsin.
As the Hawkeyes were losing the lead, McCaffery began yelling at officials. When he bumped into one of them, he was ejected from the game. McCaffery continued to argue over what he felt were bad calls made by the refs. After the game, he released the following statement:
I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during Sunday nights game at Wisconsin. I have great passion and respect for the game of basketball and everyone involved in it. I regret that my actions put our program and the University of Iowa in a negative light. I look forward to working with my staff and my players to move forward and compete for a championship.UI Athletic Director Gary Barta also released a statement:
Ive met with Coach McCaffery regarding last nights ejection from the game in Madison. He knows he crossed a line of acceptable behavior and accepts responsibility for his actions. All staff at the University of Iowa fully support the Big Ten Conferences sportsmanship policys fundamental elements, including civility and respect toward opponents and game officials. Fran has my full support moving forward.