Creighton head coach Greg McDermott has been suspended from all team activities, including Saturday's regular-season finale against Butler, Bluejays athletics director Bruce Rasmussen announced Thursday.
The school is considering further sanctions against McDermott after he made racially insensitive remarks during a locker-room speech following a loss to Xavier on Feb. 27.
"Coach McDermott and our athletics program must use this incident as an opportunity for growth and learning, as clearly more work needs to be done," Rasmussen wrote in a statement.
Shortly after the announcement, McDermott commended the school's decision on social media.
"I made a mistake and I own it," McDermott wrote. "Mistakes come with consequences, and I accept and agree with the suspension."
Assistant coach Al Huss will take over head coaching duties on an interim basis.
The 56-year-old has been the Bluejays' head coach since 2010.