Big Ten suspends IU baseball coach and reprimands Hoosier team


The Big Ten has suspended IU baseball coach Tracy Smith for two games for their actions during a game against Fresno State on March 12.

According to a news release, an argument between Smith and Fresno State coach Mike Batesole led to both teams leaving their dugouts. Smith was suspended for his actions during that argument.

Here’s the news release from the Big Ten:

Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced today that the Indiana baseball team has been publicly reprimanded and head coach Tracy Smith has received a two-game suspension for violating the Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement during a non-conference game against Fresno State on March 12.

In accordance with penalties established in Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01.1.A.2, the Big Ten publicly reprimands the Indiana baseball team and suspends the head coach for their actions during an argument between Smith and Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole, which led to both teams leaving their respective dugouts. Smith will be suspended for the Hoosiers next two games against IPFW on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23.

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.

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