University of Dayton men’s basketball senior Matt Kavanaugh has been suspended for the remainder of the academic year and will not play on the basketball team this season, according to a University of Dayton press release issued Wednesday, Oct. 24.
“Matt Kavanaugh is suspended for the remainder of the academic year as a result of violations of the University of Dayton Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct. Therefore, he will not play on the basketball team this season.”
Head coach Archie Miller said in a written statement, “The fact that Matt Kavanaugh will not be a part of our team this season is disappointing for our team, and is disappointing for Matt and his family. The best way for everyone in our program to deal with this disappointment is to move forward, and keep our eye on a brighter future.”
Tim Wabler, vice president and director of athletics, said in a written statement, “Our student-athletes are part of the campus community before they are athletes, and any time a student is disciplined in this way, it is a serious matter for everyone involved. We have more than 400 student-athletes compete for us annually, and to have one of them disciplined in this manner by the University is rare.”
Kavanaugh, in his three-year career, has averaged 4.7 points per game and started all 33 games in the 2011-2012 season.
UD has announced a 2 p.m. press conference to address the announcement.
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