ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten office imposed one-game suspensions and issued a public reprimand of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse student Jake Fox and Ohio State men’s lacrosse student Freddy Freibott for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy during the Big Ten Tournament semifinal game between Johns Hopkins and Ohio State on May 3. Both Fox and Freibott were suspended for their actions during an altercation between the teams that occurred near the 9:11 mark in the fourth quarter. Fox will serve a one-game suspension on May 5 in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament against Maryland, while Freibott will serve his suspension during Ohio State’s next contest.
The Big Ten determined that Fox and Freibott’s actions were in violation of Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01, which states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”
The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.