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Colorado State Has Placed Larry Eustachy On Administrative Leave

Colorado's band playing during a football game.

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 31: The Colorado marching band performs as the Buffaloes host the Missouri Tigers at Folsom Field on October 31, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. Missouri defeated Colorado 36-17. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The coach has been placed on administrative leave.

Colorado State men's basketball head coach Larry Eustachy has reportedly been placed on administrative leave as of Saturday. Eustachy has been asked to "temporarily step away" from the men's basketball program.

Not much is known about the nature of incident that sparked the move. Eustachy was reportedly being investigated earlier in the week by the athletic department for his conduct.

The specific conduct is not known. However, according to former Rocky Mountain Collegian sports editor Justin Michael, Colorado state athletic director Joe Parker "privately conducted individual interviews with players and coaches to discuss the matter."

It appears Parker has come to a decision, albeit a temporary one for the time being.

Parker released a full statement this afternoon regarding Eustachy being placed on leave. You can read it below:

I have asked head coach Larry Eustachy to temporarily step away from the men's basketball program, as he has been placed on administrative leave while we conclude out climate assessment. We are diligently working through this assessment as expeditiously as possible, understanding the importance of a thorough and fair process.

No conclusions have been made. Associate head coach Steve Barnes has agreed to assume head coaching responsibilities for tonight's game against Nevada, and until the assessment is complete.

Eustachy is in his sixth season as Colorado State's head coach. Prior to joining the Rams, he coached at Southern Miss, Utah State, Idaho, and Iowa State, where he took the Cyclones to the Elite Eight in 2000.