Aug. 3, 2009

HONOLULU (AP) - The Western Athletic Conference is reprimanding Hawaii coach Greg McMackin for his derogatory comment while describing Notre Dame's chant before last year's Hawaii Bowl.

The university already has suspended McMackin for 30 days without pay. He's volunteered to take an additional 7 percent pay cut from his $1.1 million salary.

The coach also has apologized for using a gay slur during a media briefing last month at the WAC football preview in Salt Lake City.

The WAC said Monday it reprimanded McMakin for violating the conference's sportsmanship code. The league says any further violations will result in a minimum one-game suspension.