Tim Polzer
Tuesday January 7th, 2014

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.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmbYTp9Ctq0]

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.

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