"Some guys smoke. Some guys drink. Some guys chase women. I'm a big barbecue-sauce guy." -- Rick Majerus Rick Majerus loved to eat. That was no secret. But what were some of his favorite St. Louis eateries? Last week Gut Check caught up with several local restaurateurs whose tables often served ... More >>
Editor's note: Jonathan Gold is a third-year law student at Saint Louis University. He penned this story on Sunday after learning of the death of the man he referred to simply as "Coach." It was a little less than six years ago that I had my first encounter with Rick Majerus. I was finishing my so ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem: "John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
Purdue coach Matt Painter could soon have two million reasons to smile.University of Missouri's athletic director Mike Alden hopes to land a replacement for the departed Mike Anderson today during a meeting in Florida with Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter. Painter, the 40-year-old phenom who' ... More >>
Image ViaYou're okay with St. Louis, Brandon.Brigham Young University, better known to sports fans the nation over as BYU, may very well have lost their chance at winning a national championship this year. They're currently ranked number three in the nation, and were widely expected to grab on ... More >>
Okay, so he might not quite be Sinatra, but Mike Kelly still has a golden voice. I do a lot of bitching around here, criticizing bad announcers and commentators in the world of sports. I feel like it's mostly justified, too; I'm sure I'm guilty of the occasional unwarranted broadside, but for the ... More >>
Former Saint Louis University basketball star Willie Reed is providing details for the first time about the sexual encounter that led to his suspension from the university, along with teammate Kwamain Mitchell. Willie ReedDaily RFT was not able to verify Reed's account. Police have refused ... More >>
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced yesterday that she would not seek criminal charges against three SLU basketball players arrested and questioned for an on-campus sexual assault Saturday. Joyce called the allegations against the athletes "extremely serious" but said there was "i ... More >>
Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>
I love this picture. No idea why, but I do. In the end, the Missouri Tigers just weren't quite good enough this year. I feel perfectly all right saying that, not as a slight, but as a fact. The Mizzou basketball program has made remarkable strides in just a few short years since Mike Anderso ... More >>
Holy shit. Did that really happen? Of all the possibly outcomes of Missouri's game against Memphis last night, that was one that I never, ever envisioned. Here were two teams, both known for being remarkably tenacious on defense, both running press defenses for all 40 minutes, every single nigh ... More >>
Keegan Hamilton took a little grief for his recent post "Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen." www.gasolinealleyantiques.comFair enough. We all know the boy's a Washington Huskies fan (and alum).But he isn't alone in noticing the Tigers' potential vulnerability.Exhibit A: T ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonThe Saint Louis University basketball team tried hard on Saturday against La Salle, they really did. They clawed for every rebound, dove for every loose ball and hustled themselves to exhaustion on defense, erasing any lingering doubts about whether they have bought into Ric ... More >>
After seeing Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, lay into a reporter who asked him about giving back a portion of his salary to help and offset the state's budget shortfall (Calhoun is, in fact, the highest paid state employee in Connecticut), I found myself thinkin ... More >>
So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>
Watching the SLU basketball last night for the first time this season, one thing became very obvious: It's going to be awhile before anyone not named Kevin Lisch or Tommie Liddell leads the team in scoring. During the first half of last night's match-up against Kent State (which the Bills lost 76-7 ... More >>
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