Beasley Admits NCAA Sins, Implicates Huggins

Eric Prisbell and Steve Yanda of the WASHINGTON POST report that as part of a current Maryland Circuit Court case, Michael Beasley recently revealed stunning details about his recruitment to Kansas State and one year-stay at the school.

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In a counterclaim filed late last month by attorney Mark A. Smith on behalf of Beasley against his former NBA agent Joel Bell, the ex-Kansas State star reported in Montgomery County Circuit Court documents that former Kansas State basketball head coach Bob Huggins hired Beasley’s ex-AAU Coach as an assistant coach for the Wildcats essentially in exchange for Beasley attending the school.

From Beasley’s attorney in court documents dated Sept. 27, 2011:

After (former Beasley AAU Coach) Hill had worked for Charlotte a couple of years, on information and belief, Bob Huggins of Kansas State wanted Beasley, so he offered Hill an assistant coaching job at Kansas State with a salary that ended up being in excess of $420,000. Hill took the job, and Beasley went to Kansas State.

Beasley also submitted to the Maryland Court that the founder of the AAU team he played on before attending K-State, Curtis Malone, was a “runner” for NBA Agent Bell. Beasley further asserted that Malone - via Bell - bankrolled Beasley’s mother’s move to Manhattan so she could be close to her son - among other things.

From Beasley’s court filing: Read more…

Fix The Magnavox? Wait, That’s Huggs Daughter

Bob Huggins was slayed by the Duke last weekend as his daughter Jenna, the Duchess of L’Orange, looked on.

Jenna Huggins

She’s a cutie. Frosting fetish, I know.

Women’s Final Four More Interesting Than Men’s

That’s not a question, it’s a statement.

WNBA Live 2008

(’Coach’ Mode: Michael Cooper impregnates opposing team’s center)

I love Bob Huggins and his breast pocket mini bottles being in the Final Four, and Butler is a great story, especially in Indy. But if I could pick one game to attend this weekend at gunpoint it’s Brittney Griner vs. The Streak in San Antone on Sunday.

The sports media finally has a legitimately compelling women’s basketball matchup, but somehow the Sunday game isn’t getting more than the normal, politically-correct deference the women’s Final Four always receives. At least so far.

As I’ve written on more than one occasion here, Griner has a chance to be the Gretzky of not just women’s basketball, but the most dominant female athlete in the history of women’s team sports. Her dominant physical skills are like nothing we’ve ever seen from a team sport female.

In other words, she can dunk. Easily. That’s everything. Read more…

Takes Pittsburgh To Get Penny Out Of WV Fans

The state of West Virginia pulled through last night with a command performance at the Pitt-West Virginia basketball game.

Pitt Coach Tom Herrion Hit in Face By Penny By WV Fans

(What? It was for the toll bridge on the way home)

Two times the delightful West Virginia fans lobbed debris onto the court. Second time it happened, a penny hit Pitt assistant coach Tom Herrion in the face.


That prompted this gem from (now-hoarse) Big East Network TV analyst Mark Adams: “Happens once, okay, happens twice, UNACCEPTABLE!

What, you didn’t know about the debris-on-the-court mulligan in WV? State law, homie.

Bob Huggins yells at WV fans for throwing debris on the court

Then there’s our man Hugs, who weighed on the public address system.

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Week In Review: No Steroids in MLB, Why Watch?

• Major League Baseball without steroids is like porn without the silicone.

Monster Implants In Porn Like Steroids In Baseball

Just don’t blog about the subject with Raul Ibanez.

Rodney Harrison doesn’t like how the NFL has become “soft and pansy“.

• A Fox News morning show lambasts MTV for Bruno’s ass-ault on Eminem - then does a segment with a Fox reporter doing basically the same thing to a lingerie football player.

Tim Floyd takes off from the Trojans. What, and leave the Song Girls?

• Soon-to-be newlyweds Kendra Wilkinson & Eagles WR Hank Baskett are expecting a baby. On the other side of the spectrum, Barry Bonds’ wife demands a divorce.

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Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett Expecting Baby

• Not only are Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett getting hitched, but they’ll soon hear the pitter-patter of little feet around the Playboy Grotto.

Kendra Wilkinson Hank Baskett

• The Orlando Magic finally make the NBA Finals interesting.

• An RV crash kills the girlfriend, brother & dog of pro golfer Ken Green.

• Ex-Bear Roland Harper gets snared in a Chicago school landscaping scandal.

• West Virginia coach Bob Huggins battles his bathroom door - and loses.

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Did Someone Beat The Hell Out Of Bob Huggins?

All right kids, it’s time to take out your WTFmeters. This is not a drill. I think we’re about to hit Ludicrous WTF.

Bob Huggins Black Eye
(Can’t you put some, um, foundation on that?)

Yes, that’s West Virginia (via KSU and, most notably, Cincinnati) head coach Bob Huggins. He’s traded in his gold suit for two black eyes, it seems, which hardly seems like suitable attire for the banquet he’s attending.

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WVU Players Are Sloppy Drunks (Like Their Coach)

The fact that a couple of drunk guys got arrested at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a game versus Colorado isn’t big news. Frankly, I’d have to be pretty bombed in order to sit through a Pirates/Rockies match-up in late July. But when the two people arrested are West Virginia basketball players, including expected starting point guard Joe Mazzulla, it’s news.

West Virginia PG Joe Mazzulla

He and teammate Cameron Thoroughman are facing a host of charges after their altercation with Pirates security and police. According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS (via SI.com), here’s how things allegedly went down:

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Danica Hits Pit Crewman; Shaq Makes (Butt) Crack

This Cedric Benson boating brouhaha keeps getting better & better.

• It’s no surprise that Danica Patrick would have men falling at her feet - but under her tires?

Danica Patrick photo SI

Shaquille O’Neal is caught talking out of his ass again.

• Don’t tell anyone, but Ray Allen’s mom & step-dad are in the witness protection program.

• What’s in your wallet? One Florida Gator had a dead woman’s credit card in his.

Tony Dungy takes time during a Tampa school visit to talk smack about the Pats.

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Huggins’ Crash Landing - Falls On Head At Airport

Bob Huggins experienced a dangerous landing at the Charlotte airport on Thursday - and that was after the plane had already safely landed.

Bob Huggins Airplane!

SbBer Don gives us the heads up that the West Virginia basketball coach, who was coming to town to meet with Mountaineer alumni, tripped and cracked his cranium on the tarmac. The CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL has further details of Huggy’s hard fall. Read more…