Posted January 07, 2014

Iowa’s Fran McCaffery Will Miss His Own Bobblehead Night Due to Suspension

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Fran McCaffery will not be in the house for his Bobblehead Night. (Matthew Hoist/Getty Images)

Fran McCaffery’s real head will not be in the house for his Bobblehead Night. (Matthew Hoist/Getty Images)

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery lost his head Sunday, erupting in a midcourt rant during the team’s loss to Wisconsin. What began with the Hawkeyes losing an early lead ended with their coach bumping a Big Ten referee and earning an ejection.

While McCaffery apologized for the incident on Monday, the Big Ten fined him $10,000 and suspended him for the Hawkeyes’ Thursday game against Northwestern.

The timing of the conference’s discipline comes with a twist: Thursday is also Fran McCaffery Bobblehead Night at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Thursday, January 9 vs. Northwestern – 8:00 pm Fran McCaffery Bobblehead Night – FREE “Rock & Roll Fan” Fran McCaffery bobbleheads for the first 1,500 fans

But hey — it could be much worse. Stephen Curry missed his bobblehead night with a concussion, while Marlon Byrd was traded hours before Marlon Byrd T-shirt night.

3 comments
ZacChristensen
ZacChristensen

False. Bobblehead night moved to January 19th. Quit writing shitty stories bro.

j7apple
j7apple

Ref probably did him a favor by kicking him out, he was on the verge of a collapsing of a heart attack.

jimnie
jimnie

Wouldn't really call that a bump.  Looks like the ref turned into him.  No harm, no foul.