WVU Basketball Coach Bob Huggins Issues Apology After Using Homophobic Slur During Radio Interview

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What the hell was he thinking?

WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins is the winningest active coach in D-I college basketball. He’s won 934 games over a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He’s a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, and one of only six college coaches ever with more than 900 career victories.

Huggins has been the head coach at his alma mater since 2007, after previous stops at Kansas State and Cincinnati, among others.

He’s known for his gruff, no-bullshit demeanor (and his tracksuits on the sideline), but man did he put his foot in his mouth on this one.

The coach called in for a radio interview this morning with Bill Cunningham on 700 WLW in Cincinnati, a place that Huggins knows well after spending 16 years as the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.

And while they were yucking it up, Cunningham jokingly asked Huggins if he had poached any players from Cincinnati’s rival school, Xavier, in the transfer portal.

Huggins responded by taking a jab at the Catholic school – his former rival from his days at Cincy:

“Catholics don’t do that.

Any school that can throw rubber penises on the floor and then say they didn’t do it, by God they can get away with anything.”

Huggins was apparently referencing an incident where Xavier fans had thrown sex toys onto the floor while he was the coach at Cincinnati.

The host then said:

“I think it was transgender night wasn’t it?”

Huggins then responded with a homophobic slur – not once, but twice:

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