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Fran McCaffery, Gary Barta issue statements in wake of ejection

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014 |

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery and athletic director Gary Barta issued statements this morning in the wake of McCaffery’s ejection during a 75-71 loss at Wisconsin on Sunday night.

Fran McCaffery

“I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during Sunday night’s 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.”

Gary Barta

“I’ve met with Coach McCaffery regarding last night’s 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 Conference’s sportsmanship policy’s fundamental elements, including civility and respect toward opponents and game officials. Fran has my full support moving forward.”

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