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Rick Pitino announced today that Louisville forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Pitino did not go into specifics, but said the suspension resulted from small things that when added together are big. He did say however, they were nothing violent in nature.
“Under normal circumstances, you could see him before Christmas,” Pitino said. “But with Chane, it’s just been one week and he’s already violated” a set arrangement by U of L’s staff to get him back on the court.
“It’s going to keep getting added to his indefinite suspension. That’s the only reason I say it. I don’t have a whole lot of confidence moving forward that he’s going to do the things we’ve asked him to do.”
“He just has a very difficult time understanding life’s values and the significance of life’s values,” Pitino said. “We’re going to try to help him along. We’re more interested in Chane the man than the basketball player.”
Behanan, who was a starter on last year’s championship team, averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season
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Shades of the past.
A key player bending, disregarding rules, unable to adjust to college life, treating second chances like green lights, reminiscent of the Derrick Caracter days at the University of Louisville.
Only this time it’s Chane Behanan, a major contributor in UofL’s march to a third national championship last season, providing muscle, experience and reason for optimism...
The Louisville Cardinals are the defending champs heading into the 2013-14 college basketball season, but they are going to have to start the year without one key player: forward Chane Behanan. Today, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced that Behanan is suspended from the team as well as the university, and had some harsh criticism of his player as well:
Send to KindlePer a release from the University of Louisville, junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
A preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection, Behanan averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 50.7 percent from the field and totaled 54 steals as a sophomore last season while starting 37 games. He was named to the NCAA Final Four...
Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino suspended starting power forward Chane Behanan indefinitely for violating school policy. The sometimes ice cream wearing suit man didn’t say what specifically Chane Behanan did, other than the corporatespeak umbrella term, violation of team rules.
Chane Behanan, who was a major factor in the Ville’s NCAA championship run last season, could...
Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino spoke to reporters regarding the dismissal of star forward Chane Behanan.
One of the bright spots from American Athletic Conference Media Day was the fact that former Virginia Tech Head Coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg was pretty much MC’ing the event.
The four letter network has a cast of talented analysts, but Greenberg brings both a great personality and obvious knowledge of the game.
In my opinion, two of the top questions lofted at...
Stop thinking about how this affects the team.
Stop adding up who gets more minutes in Chane Behanan’s absence.
Stop wondering if or when he’ll be back.
Stop thinking about December 28th.
Stop it. Now.
It’s time to let Chane Behanan grow up.
“This isn’t about basketball,” Rick Pitino said. “It’s about Chane as a person.”
Although specifics of Behanan’s suspension...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Cardinal Authority was at the news conference and has the latest.
On Thursday afternoon it was announced that Cardinals forward Chane Behanan had been suspended by Louisville.
There are some rule changes coming to College Basketball this season and one head coach in particular thinks it’s going to hurt Louisville. During the offseason, the Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new emphases of current rules outlawing hand-checking and arm contact both on and away from the ball.
There will be a lot more fouls called throughout games to help raise the...
On Wednesday, the AAC hosted the Men's Basketball Media Day at the FedEx Forum in Memphis with coach's including Louisville's Rick Pitino, USF's Stan Heath, and SMU's Larry Brown to name a few. Where were the Bulls ranked in the pre-season polls? It's all here at USFNation.com!
Rick Pitino has spoken very highly of his backcourt newcomers throughout the offseason. If you’ve gotten a chance to watch Louisville’s 2013 recruiting class in action at the first two Red & White scrimmages then you know why Pitino is excited about his newcomers.
Anton Gill, a 6-foot-4 freshman shooting guard from Raleigh, N.C. was the first prospect to commit to Louisville...
As expected, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinal have been picked by the coaches in the American Athletic Conference to finish in first place in their one and only season as a league member.
Nine coaches voted for Louisville as the top team, while UConn received one first place vote. I’m not sure if Pitino wasn’t allowed, or just didn’t want to vote for his own team. Regardless...
The Louisville men’s basketball program will participate in their first and only American Athletic Conference Media Day on Wednesday afternoon.
Head Coach Rick Pitino, along with senior captains Russ Smith and Luke Hancock will represent the Cards in Memphis, TN.
I’d consider it a huge surprise if Louisville wasn’t voted as the preseason number one team in the American Conference...
The 2013-14 College Basketball USA Today preseason coaches poll was released today at noon. Surprisingly, Louisville came in at No. 3, behind Kentucky and Michigan State. I think most folks expected Kentucky to be No. 1, but I’m not sure how many anticipated the Spartans being ahead of Louisville.
It’s hard to say that the Cards were snubbed, considering they’re ranked as the...