March 24, 2006 |
Bob Huggins is apologizing to no one. "I don't think I'm a bad guy," he deadpanned. Several hundred people who streamed into Bramlage Coliseum for Huggins' introductory news conference yesterday laughed, then stood and applauded, bringing a wry smile to the face of Kansas State's new basketball coach. Huggins, 52, who turned the Cincinnati Bearcats into a national power during 16 sometimes-stormy years, signed a 5-year contract with the Wildcats. Although one of the winningest active coaches, Huggins was out of work for a year after Cincinnati president Nancy Zimpher refused to extend his 4-year contract rollover following his arrest and conviction for drunken driving in 2004 and other problems.
July 17, 2013 |
BOB HUGGINS is the king of second chances. The West Virginia basketball coach believes that with tough love, he can find a way to get through to almost any player. Aaric Murray was always going to be one of Huggins' most difficult projects. After two seasons at La Salle that included moments of brilliance followed by days of dysfunction, Murray transferred to WVU in 2011. He sat out one season, played last season, went to school and graduated. Huggins, however, announced yesterday that, by mutual agreement, Murray will not be using his last season of eligibility at WVU. Murray is free to play anywhere else this season and be immediately eligible.
October 8, 2002 |
University of Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins was released from a hospital yesterday, 9 days after suffering a heart attack while on a recruiting trip. University officials said Huggins, 49, plans to be on hand Saturday when his Bearcats open practice for the season. Tests done at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati showed that the cardiac attack caused significant damage to Huggins' heart, said his cardiologist, Dr. Dean Kereiakes. But the coach is expected to recover further with the help of rehabilitation and medication to strengthen his heart, Kereiakes said.
July 16, 2004 |
Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins will be reinstated Aug. 27 following his suspension for a drunken-driving conviction. "We are satisfied that coach Huggins has taken appropriate steps while under suspension," athletic director Bob Goin said at a news conference yesterday. Goin declined to say what steps Huggins had taken to be reinstated, saying it was a private matter. Huggins began a new 3-year contract on July 1, Goin said. The 50-year-old coach pleaded no contest, was fined $350 and given a suspended 6-month jail sentence that required him to attend a 3-day education course.
January 25, 1997 |
Ryan Fletcher, a University of Cincinnati player who admitted he threw a basketball into an unruly crowd during a game Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., will be left behind when the Bearcats play tomorrow in Los Angeles, coach Bob Huggins said. Huggins said Fletcher will not accompany the team to Los Angeles for the game Sunday against Southern California, but did not say if the decision to keep Fletcher in Cincinnati was a result of the incident in Charlotte. A fracas occurred immediately after the game when a section of students in the sell-out crowd of 9,105 at Halton Arena in Charlotte screamed and hurled objects at the Bearcats as the team headed to the locker room.
March 23, 1992 |
Two weeks into the University of Cincinnati's preseason basketball practice, coach Bob Huggins angrily banished his team to the locker room. "I told them not to come back until they could tell me what they wanted to do (during the season)," Huggins recalled yesterday. When the Bearcats returned to the court, they told the demanding Huggins that they wanted to win the Great Midwest Conference championship and tournament, and reach the NCAA Tournament Final Eight. The 'Cats accomplished their first two goals.
August 1, 2000 |
Bob Huggins said last night that he had decided to turn down an offer to coach the Los Angeles Clippers, preferring to stay at Cincinnati. "I've decided to stay as head basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati," Huggins told WCPO-TV in a telephone interview. "I feel as good here as I've felt in a long time. " Huggins, who built Cincinnati's basketball program into a perennial winner, was intrigued by the chance to try to do the same with one of the NBA's lowliest franchises.
April 6, 2007 |
Bob Huggins is going home to West Virginia and Billy Donovan is staying at his current home in Florida. After one season at Kansas State, Huggins resigned to become the men's basketball coach at West Virginia. "This is a tough day for the entire K-State nation," athletic director Tim Weiser said in a statement yesterday. "Bob Huggins did a terrific job during his short tenure to put Kansas State back on the basketball map, and we appreciate his efforts. " Huggins replaces John Beilein, who left the Mountaineers to take the Michigan job Tuesday.
June 16, 2004 |
A woman whose lawsuit against two Ohio State boosters led to the firing of basketball coach Jim O'Brien has received threatening phone calls and has had her car tires slashed, her lawyer said yesterday. "This entire ordeal has been a tremendous strain upon her," attorney Jeffrey Lucas said. Kathleen Salyers sued Dan and Kim Roslovic last August seeking $510,000 in expenses and damages. She did not intend to expose alleged NCAA violations at Ohio State, Lucas said. In an April deposition, Salyers testified that she housed and fed player Boban Savovic for 2 years, spending thousands of dollars on phone bills, car insurance and spending money for the player who was on the 1998-99 team that O'Brien led to the Final Four.
June 13, 2006 |
Mike Quarry, the younger brother of heavyweight Jerry Quarry who lost to Bob Foster in his own bid for the light-heavyweight title, has died. He was 55. Mr. Quarry died Sunday night at the Seasons in La Habra, Calif., an assisted-living community, his sister Wilma Pearson said. Pearson gave the cause of death as pugilistic dementia, the same disease that had turned Jerry Quarry into a confused, childlike man before he died at 53 in 1999. Mr. Quarry had a professional record of 63-13-6 with 17 knockouts in a career that spanned from 1969 to 1982.