Juwan Howard is facing disciplinary action after a post-game incident in Madison, Wisconsin nearly got out of hand. Howard was involved in a dust-up with Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft as the teams shook hands after Michigan’s loss to the Badgers. The Big Ten Conference is not pleased with what went down.

Howard and Krabbenhoft exchanged words after a heated battle on the court. Badgers head coach Greg Gard stopped Juwan Howard in the handshake line. The two men exchanged words. Howard put his finger in Gard’s face and grabbed his sweater.

As the players began to push and shove, Howard took a swing at Krabbenhoft’s face. The move was shocking for a coach who is also an alumnus of the school he represents. The conference promised to take action, according to ESPN.

“The Big Ten Conference is aware of a physical altercation involving Michigan Head Coach Juwan Howard at the conclusion of the Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball game.

The conference is in contact with both member institutions and is currently assessing the incident. The conference will provide more information and will take swift and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.”

Both schools released statements noting there is no place for such behavior in the game. We will have to see what type of discipline is handed down. There could be several players and coaches facing suspensions after the ugly incident.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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