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Penn State coach suspended after pushing player Thursday at Michigan

Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers will serve a one game suspension after pushing freshman guard Myles Dread Thursday.

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced men's basketball coach Coach Patrick Chambers would be suspended for Sunday's game against Wisconsin after he shoved freshman guard Myles Dread Thursday night at Michigan.

"Coach Chambers and I have spoken about what occurred during the Michigan game and he is very remorseful," Barbour said. "His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family (Friday).

"His actions do not reflect the values of Penn State and the expectations we set for our programs and must not occur again."

Coach Chambers released the following statement:

“I apologized to Myles after the game and I have spoken with his family. My actions were inappropriate; that’s not what Penn State stands for or what I stand for. I told Myles I was sorry that it happened. Sandy and I have spoken and agreed there are some things I need to address. I’ve assured her this won’t happen again and understand my actions last night come with consequences.”

A school spokesperson says that Associated Head Coach Keith Urgo will serve as the team's interim head coach in Sunday's game against Wisconsin.

Chambers will return from suspension on Thursday, January 10, when the Nittany Lions travel to Nebraska.

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