Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart shank hands with West Virginia Bob Huggins at the end of the NCAA game on Saturday Jan 14, 2017 at the frank Erwin Center. West Virginia beat Texas 74-72 RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Ricardo Brazziell
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Sports Today: Bob Huggins, Tebow Bills, surging Buckeyes and wacky grand slams

Glad that Bob Huggins is apparently doing OK after suffering a heart-related health episode last night during West Virginia’s win over Texas

He's got to be one of the more interesting characters in the sports world around here in the past 20 years. 

RELATED: 5 things to know about Bob Huggins 

From high-scoring schoolboy legend to accomplished MAC coach to Cincinnati superstar/super villain depending on your allegiances, he's done a little bit everything. He was even an assistant at Ohio State for a brief period, and he is generally credited with playing a role in the ongoing animosity between those two schools over the years. 

While he certainly brought some of the controversies at UC on himself, I felt he got a raw deal there at the end. 

It's nice to see him having a renaissance at West Virginia. 

I am a sucker for a good homecoming, and it's been interesting watching the Mountaineers adapt to a new style of the last couple of years. 

This year's West Virginia team has a lot more raw talent been the last few, so they might be going to watch in the tournament… 

Have you heard of the Tebow Bill? 

The governor of Virginia vetoed legislation that would allow home-schooled students there to play sports for the high school teams in the district in which they live. 

This seems like a rather common-sense measure to me, but Terry McAuliffe expressed concerns it “would disrupt the level playing field” that exists now. 

Ohio passed a law allowing home-schooled students to play for their home district in 2013, and the OHSAA’s eligibility liaison passed along this helpful FAQ for anyone with questions about the topic. 

Alabama recently freed up its home-school students to play while they remain barred in Texas.  

And why are they called Tebow bills? Because the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was a high school star in Florida despite being home-schooled by his parents… 

Yesterday we told you the biggest game in college basketball would be played in Columbus, and Ohio State’s matchup with Maryland did not disappoint. 

The Buckeyes shot the lights out early and held on for a 98-87 win over the second-ranked Terrapins. 

Despite playing without its second-best player (injured post Stephanie Mavunga), No. 12 Ohio State looked much like the running and gunning team that began the year considered a Final Four contender. 

Can Kevin McGuff’s Buckeyes keep it up? They need one more win to secure a share of their 15th Big Ten championship. 

Wright State and Dayton are also in position to claim conference titles between now and Sunday… 

Ever seen an inside-the-park grand slam? 

Well, thanks to Southern Illinois and Stephen F. Austin, now you have!