The abhorrent word rolled easily from Bob Huggins' lips.
Not once, but twice.
That should've been enough to earn an early retirement, but college athletics has no shame.
West Virginia’s Huggins agrees to $1M pay cut, 3-game suspension for homophobic slurMay 11, 2023 GMT
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has agreed to a three-game suspension, a $1 million salary reduction and sensitivity training for using a homophobic slur during a radio interview, the university announced Wednesday.
Bob Huggins apologizes for homophobic slur during radio showMay 8, 2023 GMT
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins apologized Monday after using a homophobic slur to refer to Xavier fans while also denigrating Catholics during a radio interview.
West Virginia's athletic department called Huggins' comments “offensive" and said it was reviewing the matter.
Kansas coach Bill Self sidelined after medical procedureMarch 10, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just over 20 years ago while on a recruiting trip to Pittsburgh, Bob Huggins collapsed at the airport while catching a flight home, awaking to find himself surrounded by strangers who were lifting him into an ambulance.
Harris scores 17, No. 3 Kansas holds off West Virginia 76-74February 26, 2023 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dajuan Harris was one point shy of a career high as he scored 17 points to help lift No. 3 Kansas over West Virginia 76-74 on Saturday.
The stifling Jayhawk defense kept West Virginia from attempting a shot in the final 20 seconds.
Rice scores 24, leads No. 5 Texas past West Virginia 94-60February 11, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sir'Jabari Rice kept making shots, and the Texas guard wasn't shy about celebrating.
“Talks a lot,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said of Rice.
Huggins' team could do nothing to prevent Rice from scoring or letting the Mountaineers know about it en route to his season-best 24 points in just 17 minutes as No.
Toussaint scores 22 as West Virginia beats Texas Tech 76-61January 26, 2023 GMT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joe Toussaint scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half, Seth Wilson hit a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 76-61 Wednesday night, the Red Raiders' eighth consecutive loss.
Charles Barkley is scheduled guest at Bob Huggins fish fryJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins is holding his annual charity fish fry this week.
Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is scheduled to be the special guest at the sold-out event Friday night at Mylan Park in Morgantown.
West Virginia hires DeMarr Johnson as assistant coachJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has hired DerMarr Johnson as an assistant coach.
Huggins announced Johnson's hiring Monday. It comes after associate coach Larry Harrison was fired last week.
West Virginia parts ways with associate coach Larry HarrisonJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Associate head coach Larry Harrison has left West Virginia with the Mountaineers off to an 0-4 start in Big 12 play, the school announced Thursday.
WVU said in a news release that it had parted ways with Harrison.
West Virginia honors Huggins with 96-78 win over BuffaloDecember 19, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson scored a season-high 22 points, Jimmy Bell Jr. had a double-double, and West Virginia celebrated Bob Huggins Hall of Fame Day by defeating Buffalo 96-78 on Sunday.
WVU to appeal denial for immediate eligibility for G PerezDecember 16, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has denied a waiver for immediate eligibility for guard Jose Perez at West Virginia, coach Bob Huggins announced Friday.
The 6-foot-5 Perez transferred from Manhattan after his coach, Steve Masiello, was fired by the Jaspers on Oct.
W. Virginia beats Portland State, Huggins earns win 921November 26, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 16 points to lead West Virginia to a 89-71 win over Portland State in a Phil Knight Legacy tournament consolation game on Friday night, vaulting Bob Huggins into third place all-time for Division I coaching victories.
Huggins reaches another coaching milestone, WVU beats PennNovember 19, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and West Virginia used a fast start to beat Penn 92-58 Friday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win.
Perez transfers from Manhattan to West Virginia for springNovember 17, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Jose Perez has enrolled at West Virginia for the spring semester after leaving Manhattan following the firing of coach Steve Masiello.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Perez's enrollment Thursday, saying the player's eligibility status for games and practices will be determined at a later date.
Mitchell scores 21, West Virginia beats Morehead State 75-57November 16, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 21 points and West Virginia overcame a sluggish start to beat Morehead State 75-57 on Tuesday night.
Coach Bob Huggins earned his 919th career win, moving within one of Jim Calhoun for third place all-time among Division I coaches, behind only Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and recently retired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
WVU revamps roster under newly minted Hall of Famer HugginsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bob Huggins looks over his revamped roster at West Virginia and already likes what he sees from some newcomers.
“The ball goes in,” Huggins said. “The ball actually goes in.
Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West VirginiaMay 13, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia.
Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday.
The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17 games for the Longhorns.
West Virginia signs junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr.April 18, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr. for the 2022-23 season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced Bell’s signing Monday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
West Virginia signs South Carolina transfer Erik StevensonApril 15, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former South Carolina guard Erik Stevenson has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Stevenson's signing Friday. The 6-foot-4 Stevenson will have one season of eligibility remaining.
West Virginia signs Iowa transfer Joe ToussaintApril 14, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Iowa guard Joe Toussaint has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Toussaint's signing Thursday.
Toussaint, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, started 21 of 36 games last season.
West Virginia signs junior college forward Mohamed WagueApril 13, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college forward Mohamed Wague for the 2022-23 season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced Wague's signing Wednesday.
The 6-foot-10 Wague averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game and made 65% of his field-goal attempts this past season at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
West Virginia guard Sean McNeil entering transfer portalMarch 28, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil has joined the growing list of West Virginia players to enter the transfer portal.
McNeil announced Monday on Twitter that he will look elsewhere to play in his final season.
No. 6 KU cruises past West Virginia 87-63 in Big 12 quartersMarch 10, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self watched West Virginia counterpart Bob Huggins pick up two technical fouls in quick succession, then stalk off to the locker room to watch the final 30 minutes of their Big 12 quarterfinal matchup.
WVU’s Huggins ejected in first half of Big 12 tourney gameMarch 10, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was ejected from the Mountaineers' quarterfinal game against No. 6 Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament after he was given two technical fouls in quick succession by referee Doug Sirmons.
West Virginia beats TCU to end seven-game losing streakMarch 6, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taz Sherman scored 21 points and West Virginia's veterans came through to beat TCU 70-64 on the Mountaineers' senior day to snap a seven-game losing streak Saturday.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said his frustrations over watching his team make the same mistakes boiled over Thursday while studying film with his players.
Spurs’ Manu Ginobili heads Basketball Hall of Fame finalistsFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Manu Ginobili, a four-time NBA champion who spent his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs, headlines this year's group of finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sherman returns to help West Virginia down Iowa State 79-63February 9, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Taz Sherman had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his return from a one-game absence and West Virginia beat Iowa State 79-63 on Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers never trailed and led by double figures most of the second half.
Williams, Shannon help No. 14 Texas Tech beat West VirginiaFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Terrence Shannon yelled after falling to the floor following a first-half dunk and had to be helped off the court, dragging his right leg.
Akinjo scores 25 points as No. 8 Baylor overcomes WVU 81-77February 1, 2022 GMT
WACO, Texas (AP) — James Akinjo scored 25 points and Matthew Mayer came up big with all nine of his points late for eighth-ranked Baylor. West Virginia had to get through the final minutes without standout guard Taz Sherman.
Shannon scores 23, No. 18 Texas Tech beats West VirginiaJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon is getting back on track and No. 18 Texas Tech keeps winning at home.
Shannon scored a season-high 23 points in only third game back from a lingering back issue, including the go-ahead three-point play, and the Red Raiders remained undefeated on their home court with a 78-65 win over West Virginia in a physical game with 50 fouls called.
Sherman scores 27 as West Virginia tops Radford 67-51December 4, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taz Sherman poured in 27 points — one short of his career best — and West Virginia breezed to a 67-51 victory over Radford on Saturday.
Sherman, who came into the game averaging just over 20 points per contest, sank 9 of 16 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers for the Mountaineers (7-1).
West Virginia tops Clemson for Huggins’ 904th career victoryNovember 22, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sean McNeil scored all 15 of his points in the final 10:12 of the game and West Virginia rallied last in a 66-59 victory over Clemson on Sunday in the third-place game of the Charleston Classic — handing Mountaineers' coach Bob Huggins his 904th career victory.
Sherman leads WVU over Elon, Bob Huggins ties Roy WilliamsNovember 19, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Taz Sherman scored a career-high 27 points to lead West Virginia to an 87-68 victory over Elon on Thursday night in the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, moving Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins further up on the all-time wins list.
WVU beats Pittsburgh, Huggins ties Knight with 902 winsNovember 13, 2021 GMT
Jalen Bridges scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 74-59 victory over sloppy Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Friday night, giving Bob Huggins another coaching milestone.
Huggins earned his 902nd career victory, tying Bob Knight for fifth place all-time among Division I coaches.
West Virginia signs 3 men’s basketball recruitsNovember 11, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed three men's basketball recruits.
Coach Bob Huggins announced Wednesday the signing of Josiah Davis, Josiah Harris and Patrick Suemnick for the 2022-23 academic year.
West Virginia’s Bob Huggins enters 40th season with 900 winsOctober 22, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters his 40th season as a head coach with 900 career wins and a new two-year contract extension.
This season figures to be a challenge after five of the Mountaineers' top eight scorers departed and it takes time for seven newcomers to adjust to Huggins' system.
Bob Huggins gets 2-year contract extension at West VirginiaAugust 27, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Bob Huggins has agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes the option for him to step aside or continue coaching after the 2023-24 season.
Under the agreement announced Friday, Huggins, who turns 68 next month, will earn $4.15 million in each of the next three seasons.
West Virginia signs forward Jamel KingJune 29, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed forward Jamel King for the 2021-22 season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced King's signing Monday. King originally signed with New Mexico, which underwent a coaching change.
Guard Taz Sherman returning to West VirginiaJune 1, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Taz Sherman will return to West Virginia for his fifth season, the school announced Tuesday.
Sherman had declared for the NBA draft process after the Mountaineers lost to Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in March to finish the season 19-10.
Charlie Huggins, father of WVU coach Bob Huggins, dies at 87April 20, 2021 GMT
The father of West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has died. Charlie Huggins, who led high school basketball teams to three Ohio state championships, was 87.
James Gardner of Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville, Ohio, said Charlie Huggins died Tuesday.
Oklahoma’s Moser looks forward to tests vs. elite coachesApril 7, 2021 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Porter Moser isn’t intimidated by the impressive track records of the coaches he'll face in the Big 12 as he steps in for the retired Lon Kruger...
Twilight of the zone? ’Cuse sticks with it, others move onMarch 24, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It had been nearly a decade since West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had to draw up a game plan to beat the infuriating zone defense run by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, going all the way back to their time together in the old Big East...
Top rebounding tandem Tshiebwe, Culver back for No. 15 WVUNovember 13, 2020 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has one of the nation's top rebounding tandems back, and if the team shooting accuracy and ball handling can improve, the 15th-ranked Mountaineers could be poised to contend for an elusive Big 12 championship...
Mark Few, Bob Huggins formed friendship over years of coachingMarch 23, 2017 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – After decades as prominent college basketball coaches, Bob Huggins and Mark Few have at times come off a bit prickly, particularly when dealing with sports reporters who have spent those years asking the same questions over, and over, and over.