Colorado State’s players skipped practice today.
The Colorado State men’s basketball program has been through a difficult few days. On February 3, had coach Larry Eustachy was placed on administrative leave after being asked to take a temporary “step away” from the program.
Earlier Thursday a new report stated Eustachy’s time with Colorado State came to an end. According to Matt L. Stephens of The Denver Post “CSU intends to terminate the coach’s contract based on Eustachy violating the zero tolerance policy.”
The Colorado State players aren’t happy with the news. Not because Eustachy is reportedly out of the job, quite the contrary.
The Denver Post‘s report alleges “Eustachy would single out players during practices and in the locker room at halftime of and after games and repeatedly scream profanities at them.”
The players are upset with the athletic department for keeping them in the dark during the investigation. According to a report from Sean Star of the Reporter-Herald, the players found out about the news from the media.
In response, the players allegedly decided to boycott practice on Thursday.
The CSU basketball team boycotted practice today. Players are tired of getting information through the media rather than the athletic department.
— Sean Star (@seanvstar) February 8, 2018
Eustachy has been a highly-successful coach at several different programs, although his career hasn’t come without controversy. In 2003, while serving as head coach at Iowa State, The Des Moines Register released photos of Eustachy at a college party near the Missouri campus after the Cyclones and Tigers played in Columbia.
He was later fired from that position.