College basketball made headlines on Friday morning when Yahoo! Sports published documents from the FBI’s investigation into corruption and NCAA violations within the sport.
More than 20 Division I programs were implicated in the FBI probe — whether it be for alleged impermissible benefits, appearing on expense reports belonging to NBA agents, or both.
Thankfully for Mountaineers fans, West Virginia was not mentioned in the probe. And coach Bob Huggins intends to keep things that way.
According to 247Sports’ Mike Casazza, Huggins said West Virginia will “never” be involved in any scandal of such magnitude.
“You’re never going to see us in there. I think that’s the good news. We don’t get involved in all that nonsense.” — Bob Huggins
Huggins, 64, is among the most tenured active coaches in college basketball. He has coached at his alma mater of West Virginia since 2007 and owns more than 800 career victories — making him only one of 10 coaches to ever reach that feat.
West Virginia has reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons. The Mountaineers reached the Sweet 16 in both the 2017 and 2015 tournaments. Huggins owns a 245-120 career coaching record at West Virginia.
Texas, Kansas and Iowa State were the three Big 12 programs implicated in the probe on Friday. Oklahoma State was previously implicated when charges were first brought out in September 2017. F ormer Cowboys assistant Lamont Evans was faced with bribery and fraud charges — one of 10 figures nationwide within the investigation who faced charges at the time.
West Virginia (20-8, 9-6 Big 12) plays host to Iowa State on Saturday at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. The No. 21 Mountaineers host No. 6 Texas Tech on Monday for a top-25 matchup before traveling to Texas for the team’s regular-season finale on March 3.
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