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Thursday / October 19.
  • Down Goes Huggy Bear

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    HugginsDown goes Huggy Bear, Down goes Huggy Bear.

    Yes, it seems that West Virginia coach Bob Huggins took a nasty fall today after tripping over a cone while checking his cell phone messages on the tarmac at an airport in Charlotte, N.C.

    “He’s down there with the alumni to meet with the Charlotte alumni group and as he was getting off the plane, he tripped and bumped his head,” West Virginia AD Ed Pastilong told the Charleston Daily Mail  early in the afternoon.

    “We’re monitoring this situation and that’s all we know right now.”…

    Huggins, 54, last week signed a 10-year contract to remain at his alma mater through his 65th birthday, had a massive heart attack at the Pittsburgh airport in September 2002 and said he was shocked back to life three times.

    At the NCAA Tournament in March, he was often asked about his scare and how it changed his life. He said he hadn’t slowed down at all and, in fact, was in the midst of an ambitious schedule for travel related to recruiting and WVU events.

    “It’s the same thing you do New Year’s Eve,” he said. “You say, ‘I’m going to do this,’ and about the 3rd of January you’re back doing what you did before. I haven’t really changed all that much. I would love to sit here and tell you that I probably eat better, but look at me. That’s obviously not the case.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.