He said the NCAA's gradual restoration of Penn State's football scholarships this week was not a reward for the school's handling of its plight.
"It's because (the NCAA) does not want another SMU on their hands," he said. "They do not want a program like Penn State going down."
Huggins wants more dollars in the coffers of the schools.
"The money does not come back the way it ought to come back," he said. "That's what we have to fix in intercollegiate athletics. The money doesn't need to go to the conferences, the money doesn't need to go to the bowls, the money doesn't need to go to the NCAA to the extent that it does."
HUGGINS MADE THE appearance after a recruiting trip to Ohio on Tuesday. Because of a rule change, college basketball programs can practice beginning this Friday. WVU will begin Monday and practice three consecutive days before a one-day breather.
Huggins has 30 practices in a 42-day window before the first game, and he said he'll likely follow a three-on, one-off routine throughout preseason.
"I'm hoping not just physically, but mentally that'll help them a little bit more than trying to go five or six days straight," Huggins said after Wednesday's event. "Before you didn't want to miss a chance to practice, but now even if you bring them in and watch film and do some shooting, they're minds are still practicing.
"I think for a long time the idea was to go five or six days in a row and grind them and make them tougher. I think in reality that at the end of that you aren't doing what was intended.
"Hopefully it makes us mentally fresher and we can absorb things a little better."
West Virginia hosts Fairmont State in an exhibition game Nov. 4. The Mountaineers open their season Nov. 8 at home against Mount St. Mary's.
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