Colorado State Rams

Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy placed on leave

Colorado State placed basketball coach Larry Eustachy on administrative leave Saturday while the school assesses the program, a decision that again raises questions about his conduct.

Athletic director Joe Parker said he "asked" the coach to "temporarily step away" while the university gets a better understanding of the "climate" surrounding the team.

Assistant Steve Barnes will coach Saturday's game against Nevada and "until the assessment is complete." Eustachy is under contract through the 2020-21 season.

"We are diligently working through this assessment as expeditiously as possible, understanding the...