WVU basketball: Bob Huggins fish fry is a legendary event

Bob Huggins loves West Virginia and West Virginia loves him back. The head coach of the WVU basketball team is all about helping others and having a good time.

On Friday, a prime example of that work will be put together in the form of the annual Bob Huggins fish fry. The event will take place at Mylan Park Events Center in Morgantown and it has been sold out for weeks.

This year’s event is gaining some extra attention. First, there was a column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Other local outlets have also covered the fish fry. The event is even being broadcast on television throughout the state of West Virginia, according to WVUsports.com.

Also this year, as a lead-in to the big Big 12/SEC Challenge match up with Kentucky, Wildcats head coach John Calipari will also be in attendance. Because the game on Saturday is being broadcast by ESPN, and because College Gameday will be live in the morning from the WVU Coliseum, many television personalities will be there.

Millions of dollars have been raised for this effort with the money going to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Center. It is all in honor of Bob’s mother. The event, though one of the biggest ways to bring in money in the region, is just a small sample of what Huggins does to try to improve the lives of others. Each year, he has his basketball players developing into strong athletes and even better young men.

Off the court is where Huggins’ true character shines as a philanthropist and steward. He cares for his team, fellow coaches, staff members, family, friends and all supporters of WVU basketball throughout the Mountain State and beyond. Mountaineer Nation needs to realize how lucky it is to have such a fine individual leading a top athletics program.

For those lucky enough to attend the fish fry, be prepared to be entertained all night long. There are numerous events planned with performers and celebrities. It truly will be a great night to be a Mountaineer.