(A note in regard to that: The West Virginia attorney general's office has been added to the school's filed lawsuit as counsel.)
But if anyone within the Mountaineer athletic department knows the Big 12, it's Huggins. Kansas State gave him an opportunity after his falling out with Cincinnati.
During the 2006-07 season, Huggins led the Wildcats to 23 wins, their most in 19 years, and built the base for excitement in Manhattan before moving to the Mountain State.
The style of play within the Big 12?
"It's like in every league," Huggins said. "You have contrasting styles. Some play slower, some play faster. Some play zone 90 percent of the time, some play man-to-man 100 percent of the time.
"Obviously, though, there aren't as many contrasting styles because you have six less teams [than the Big East]. Other than that, it's about the same."
Huggins said if the rumors of extending the runway at Morgantown's airport come true, travel shouldn't be a problem.
"It takes about the same time to travel to Manhattan, Kansas, as Manhattan, New York, if you consider the travel after you get off the plane at LaGuardia, etc.,'' he said. "It might, though, affect our fan base."
Whatever the case, Huggins will survive and, more than likely, thrive with the new challenges.
He has before. He will again.
Beginning with one this evening.
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