Michigan head coach Juwan Howard suspended for rest of regular season

Michigan basketball head coach Juwan Howard has been suspended for the rest of the regular season because of an altercation at the end of the loss against Badgers on Sunday. Howard had a heated exchange with Badgers’ head coach Greg Gard stemming from a late timeout Wisconsin took with a few seconds left and the game well in hand.

Things escalated when Howard seemed to reach out and strike a Wisconsin head coach with a scrum ensuing between both teams. After the incident, you knew there would be some discipline handed down, and we now know exactly what that is based on a statement from the Big Ten in conjunction with the Michigan and Wisconsin athletic departments.

Here’s the complete statement from the conference which includes suspensions to three players as well:

ROSEMONT, Ill. — In collaboration with University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin, the Big Ten Conference has reviewed the postgame physical altercation between the Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball teams on February 20, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin.

It has been determined that there was a clear violation of the Big Ten Conference’s Sportsmanship Policy by Michigan Men’s Basketball Head Coach Juwan Howard. Additionally, the University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Head Coach Greg Gard was in violation of the conference’s sportsmanship policy.

For their roles in the altercation, Michigan’s Terrance Williams II (forward), Moussa Diabate (forward), and Wisconsin’s Jahcobi Neath (guard) were also in violation of the Big Ten Conference’s Sportsmanship Policy. Many members of the bench area for both teams, including assistant coaches, did not represent the level of sportsmanship that is expected from the Big Ten Conference and its member institutions.

“Big Ten Conference coaches and student-athletes are…


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