College Basketball

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 18, 2012

    Rick's Picks: Six of Coach Majerus' Favorite St. Louis Eateries

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Rick Majerus: Small Act Went a Long Way for SLU Student

    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 >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Knock It Out the Park Like Albert Pujols: Top 25 Wale Sports References

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Mizzou Hopes Painter Makes Its Masterpiece

    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 >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Brandon Davies: Come Play for Saint Louis University, Sex Your Girlfriend All You Want

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    In Praise of Mizzou Broadcaster Mike Kelly

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Willie Reed Describes Sexual Encounter That Led to SLU Basketball Suspensions

    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 Reed​Daily RFT was not able to verify Reed's account. Police have refused ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    SLU Basketball Players Won't Be Charged For Sexual Assault

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Rejoice Tiger Fans: Mike Anderson Rejects Oregon

    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 >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Tigers' Tournament Post-Mortem

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Missouri Takes the Other Tigers by the Tail

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Mizzou - Cornell Matchup No Slam Dunk?

    Keegan Hamilton took a little grief for his recent post "Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen." Fair 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: Today's New York Times story o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Redemption! SLU Defeats La Salle Wednesday

    photo by Keegan HamiltonAfter losing their final home game of the season to La Salle last week, Saint Louis University's men's basketball team exacted a little revenge and won a rematch against the Explorers Wednesday night in the first round of the A-10 tournament. Freshman Kwamain Mitchell made th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    SLU vs. La Salle: A Not-So-Special Senior Moment

    The 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 Rick Majerus' grind-it-out, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Wash U. Bears Return to Div. III Tourney as Reigning Champs

    With all the noise being made these days about the Mizzou Tigers, Blues hockey and Cardinals spring training, arguably the best sports team in St. Louis is wrapping up its season virtually unnoticed.The Washington University men's basketball team scored a 72-49 victory over University of Chicago las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The 5 Greatest Coach Meltdowns Ever Filmed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    SLU Gets an "Old-Fashioned Butt-Kicking," and Other College Hoops News

    The Billikens' woes on the road continued last night when they were manhandled by Temple, losing 65-40. Tom Timmermann at the Post-Dispatch was in Philly to watch the massacre and came through with some very colorful reporting and this quote from the always-upbeat Bills coach Rick Majerus: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    SLU B-Ball: Young Ballers and Better Cheerleaders

    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 >>

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    Alley Cat

    Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies

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    August 17, 2005

    Bench the Billiken

    Unreal seeks divine inspiration at the Pulpit Masters audition and laments the pending prohibition of the SLU Billiken. Plus, our newest feature: Somebody Buy my Crap!

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    March 30, 2005

    My Sweet Lore

    Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!

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    December 17, 2003

    Vitalis Pumped

    He's good, baby!

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    September 24, 2003

    Best Sports Broadcast Personality

    Frank Cusamano
    KSDK-TV (Channel 5)

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    March 13, 2002

    The Loss Within

    Before stunning defeat, Wash. U.'s Robin Lahargoue blew out a knee, ending solitary sacrifice for a team that defines gender difference in athletics

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    December 22, 1999


    In college athletics, the kids live under the rules and the coaches and shoe companies rule

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    March 24, 1999
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    January 6, 1999