The Big Ten Conference said Wednesday it has begun studying the Indiana-Illinois game in which Indiana Coach Bob Knight received three technical fouls and called the officiating, specifically that of Ted Valentine, the "greatest travesty" he has ever seen as a college basketball coach.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany pointed to the league's various rules concerning coaches and unsportsmanlike conduct: crowd incitement and undue criticism of coaches, schools, players or officials.
"So we've got four or five different provisions that could be applicable," Delany said.
The Hoosiers lost, 82-72, to No. 22 Illinois on Tuesday night.
Knight received one technical foul in the first half Tuesday. He was ejected after picking up his second and third technicals with 9:37 to play.
Freshman Luke Recker was knocked hard to the floor, and when Knight went over to check on the player he was given a second technical by Valentine. Knight then flew into a rage and received the third technical.