http://www.cbs.sportsline.com/colleg.../story/9283621This was not Huggins' moment. This is not Huggins' team. Not any more. He lost his ownership papers when he lost his power struggle with UC president Nancy Zimpher in August. Zimpher pushed Huggins out the door. And out the door he has mostly stayed.
Saturday he kicked the door down. It was the Bearcats' regular-season finale, their senior day, and Eric Hicks and Armein Kirkland wanted to honor Huggins. And so Huggins did what he does: He did what he wanted.
He walked into the arena 15 minutes before tip-off to a standing ovation, he took his courtside seat, he did his interviews to chants of "Hugg-ins, Huggins," and he accepted hugs from the crying Hicks and every other UC senior during a pregame ceremony. And then he watched the most important game of Cincinnati's season from one of the most visible seats in the building.
It was the wrong thing to. I'm not just telling you. I told Huggins during the first half.
"But they asked me," he said. "I spoke to Andy. Andy wanted me to come."
I've still go no problem with UC editing the story and going the game-summary route with it. And for the record...editing does not equal censorship.