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College Basketball Announcer Suspended For Criticizing Coach

Fran McCaffrey reacts to a call.

SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Last night, Iowa Hawkeyes mounted an incredible second-half comeback over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. However, the dilemma involving radio broadcaster Gary Dolphin stole all the headlines.

Dolphin has been the voice of the Hawkeyes for decades, but unfortunately his fandom will cost him to miss time.

After critical comments about the team were accidentally aired yesterday, Learfield Sports Properties decided to issue a suspension to Dolphin. He'll be out of the booth for the next two games.

The main problem with his remarks was the negativity toward head coach Fran McCaffrey's ability to recruit notable talent to Iowa. It didn't stop there, as Dolphin also questioned Maishe Dailey's decision to dribble into a double-team. Here was the audio of his comments:

It's unknown if these comments have raised tensions between the program and its broadcasting network. Nonetheless, this suspension could clear the air and put everyone back on the same page.

The next two games for the Hawkeyes will be crucial, as they face Wisconsin and Michigan State in a four-day span.