West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins Uses Homophobic Slur on Radio Show

The summer recruiting period hits its peak in July. College coaches can host prospects for official and unofficial visits until May 18 and then again starting May 27. Coaches cannot go out on the recruiting trail again until mid-June.

Huggins issued an apology before the university released its statement, saying he’d “fully accept” any consequences for his comments.

“During the conversation, I used a completely insensitive and abhorrent phrase that there is simply no excuse for — and I won’t try to make one here,” Huggins said in a statement. “I deeply apologize to the individuals I have offended, as well as to the Xavier University community, the University of Cincinnati and West Virginia University.”

He did not make a scheduled appearance at a West Virginia fund-raising event in Wheeling, W.Va., Monday night; his longtime assistant, Ron Everhart, appeared instead.

“He had a conflict and won’t be able to attend tonight,” West Virginia’s athletic director, Wren Baker, told local reporters.

Originally posted 2023-05-09 02:24:02.