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Rick Majerus

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    March 21, 2013

    Can Either Mizzou or SLU Get Past Louisville in NCAA Tourney?

    As the NCAA Tournament prepares to kick off, we're in a remarkably exciting position this year here in the Gateway City. Our very own Billikens are getting national hype from all corners as a team with the potential to make a deep tournament run, and just a couple hours to the west, the somewhat con ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Which St. Louisan Should Be the Next Pope?

    Yes, it may be a bit self-centered of us to think, as soon as we heard the news yesterday of Pope Benedict XVI's impending resignation, which St. Louisan should replace him? But really, isn't it high time there was a Pope from the Western Hemisphere? And why not from St. Louis, the most Catholic of ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2012

    Rick Majerus, Saint Louis University Billikens Basketball Coach, Dead at Age 64

    Saint Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus, who led the Billikens to a 95-69 record over five seasons, died today of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 64. Majerus had stepped down as head coach in late August, citing health problems. Back in 2007, when Majerus was still new in town, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Rick Majerus' Health Problems Resurface Once Again

    As you've no doubt heard by now, Rick Majerus stepped down as head coach of the Saint Louis University Billikens on Friday for health reasons. But nobody really knows what those health reasons are -- not exactly. ESPN 101 reported late Friday that Majerus is experiencing "serious heart issues," and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Man Protests After All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Cuts Him Off

    Meet Bill Wisth. This Thiensville, Wisconsin, man -- who looks and also kind of sounds like Rick Majerus' younger brother -- was enjoying the all-you-can-eat fish fry that a restaurant called Chuck's Place holds every Friday. Then, after twelve pieces of fish, the restaurant cut him off. As you'll ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Frank Haith Receives Key to St. Louis; Rick Majerus Asks: "What The ...?

    This morning at 10 a.m. Frank Haith is expected to arrive at Room 200 in City Hall where Mayor Francis Slay will bestow the Mizzou basketball coach with a key to the city. A press release sent out yesterday from the Mayor's Office notes that Haith "led the Tigers basketball team to one of their best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Mizzou Nightmare: A Quick Exit and Impending Glory for the Jayhawks

    ​If you were to look back a few weeks at the Missouri Tigers, you would think things were going really well for them. They had an historically great season, they won the Big XII conference tournament, and were looking at a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. They had perhaps the best guard corps ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    SLU Moves On; Mizzou Goes Home

    ​Okay, so who had St. Louis U advancing and the Missouri Tigers going out in the opening round? Show of hands, please. Alright, everyone look around. See those people with their hands up? Those people are liars. Do not trust them, no matter what they tell you. You do, and you'll end up with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    March Madness Game Preview: SLU Billikens vs. Memphis Tigers

    ​I wrote a print edition article this week, looking at the brackets in the NCAA Tournament, doing some complaining about the selection committee's seeding choices, and previewing the road the Missouri Tigers will have to travel -- through the first couple rounds, at least -- if they want to get th ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 8, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    January 13, 2012

    Majerus on SLU's Loss to Temple: "It Just Breaks Your Heart"

    Image via slubillikens.comTemple's stars were too much for the Billikens on Wednesday night.Throughout the season so far, Saint Louis University has thrived on powerful surges, pulling away from opponents with suffocating defense and crisp ball movement. But on Wednesday night, Temple's cold blooded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Billikens Chase Sloppy First Half with Strong Second Half to Top George Washington

    Image via slubillikens.comDwayne Evans' double-double led the Billikens to a 78-56 victory over George Washington.​The Billikens, up two points over George Washington with a few minutes left in the first half, were knee deep in an uptempo slop and the boys in the front couple rows of the student s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Billikens Stomp Texas Southern With Steel-Toed Defense

    Albert SamahaBrian Conklin and company held Texas Southern to 39 points on 30.6 percent shooting.​The biggest lead was 37 points. When the starters were pulled with a few minutes left in the game, Saint Louis University was shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor. Last night, the Billikens did w ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Billikens Shut Down Vermont; Majerus Compares Mitchell's Return To "That Movie Girl Interrupted."

    Albert SamahaKwamain Mitchell puts up a long range jumper over Catamount defender Matt Glass in the second half of the Billikens' 62-43 win.​Forty-five minutes before tip-off, a man in a black beenie and black jacket with fur-lined hood was shuffling down South Compton Avenue shouting at the packs ... 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 >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Raymond Burke's Greatest Fits: Recalling the Lowlights of the Vatican's Newest Cardinal

    Jay BevenourRev. Raymond Burke​Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI promoted former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke to the rank of cardinal -- the fourth-highest status in the Catholic church. In honor of Burke's ascension up the hierarchy, here are a few of the cardinal's actions over the years that we ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Shedding Light on SLU Basketball's Suspension of Willie Reed and Kwamain Mitchell

    photo by Keegan HamiltonRick Majerus and Kyle Cassity are not looking forward to a season without Kwamain Mitchell​Late yesterday afternoon, the Saint Louis University athletic department released a brief and cryptic statement saying that two star basketball players -- point guard Kwamain Mitchell ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Willie Reed and Kwamain Mitchell: SLU Basketball Stars No Longer Enrolled in School

    Image viaKwamain Mitchell and Willie Reed​Breaking news coming from the Post-Dispatch via a brief written statement from Saint Louis University: Willie Reed and Kwamain Mitchell -- the starting center and point guard on the Billiken basketball team --- are "currently not enrolled at the University ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 2, 2010

    SLU Basketball Ends The Longest Season in School History

    Image via Rick Majerus, Kwamain Mitchell and Kyle Cassity have SLU's future looking up.​With all the faux-controversies that dogged Billiken basketball this year -- television snafu's, Rick Majerus' canceled radio show, the coach's views on stem-cell research and a dubious Internet rumor ab ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Lorenzo Romar: The Sweet 16 Coach SLU Let Slip Away

    Image via the Seattle Times These nets could've been yours, St. Louis​Full disclosure: The author is a graduate of the University of Washington, a four-year member of the school's student rooting section the Dawg Pack (aka Romarville) and one of the most rabid Husky fans on the planet. Now ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Mizzou Bungles Big Dance Bid; SLU's Cinderella Season Still Alive

    Image Via Losing to Nebraska is easy when you shoot like this​If the SLU Billikens needed a lesson on how not to lock-up an NCAA tournament bid on the eve of their showdown with Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament, Mizzou was happy to oblige. The Tigers, who finished fifth in the Big 12 in the reg ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Five Reasons Rick Majerus and SLU Will Make the Big Dance

    Image ViaNot even the mascot expected SLU to be this good.​Shhh! Don't tell anyone. We don't want to jinx it but the SLU Billikens are just a few wins away from an NCAA tournament berth.You may not have noticed since the Bills' games are rarely televised locally (and even when they are, they somet ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    No Matter How Mediocre SLU Basketball Is, You Can't Say Rick Majerus Doesn't Give a Crap

    slubillikens.com​If you haven't seen it yet, Deadspin had a pretty incredible (as in unbelievable) item the other day about SLU basketball coach Rick Majerus.What's so outrageous about the story? Well, let's just say it stinks. Stinks like what? Well, you know, like a turd wrapped in a locker-room ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Mizzou Wins, SLU Doesn't. What Else is New?

    Just when Rick Majerus' Billikens beat A-10-leading Dayton and lull you into thinking they might be able to win a game on the road against one of the worst teams in their conference, they go and get trounced by St. Bonaventure, losing 72-55 to the Bonnies last night in New York. It's one step forwa ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.31-2.6

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Our friends at Sauce have started a blog: food news, features and more. Go check it out.Show Me Vegan: Got pita? Because Lisa has a recipe for curry chickpea dip.Off the Menu: Joe Bonwich has the scoop on where you can get Rick Majerus' mother's ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    SLU vs. Duquense: A Rundown Diary

    SLU defeated Duquense at Chaifetz Arena last night, 78-74 in overtime. Here's a log of the game, updated this morning to include a few pictures and the highlights from coach Rick Majerus' post game comments.  Pre-game notes: The Billikens are coming off an impressive 88-58 at Fordham in which t ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    SLU Ski Team Loses to Richmond

    Just when I point out that SLU needs to give "veteran" players like senior Barry Eberhardt and sophomore Paul Eckerle more minutes, a game like the one yesterday against Richmond happens. SLU fought hard in their 70-62 loss, but with freshman point guard Kwamain Mitchell out with a concussion, they ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 15, 2009

    SLU Beats UMass, Realizes It Has Experienced Players

    There's been much ado in the land of SLU about the youth of the Billikens. When the season started, there were seven true freshmen on the roster and, thus far, freshman have played about half of the team's minutes. With an average player age of just older than 19 years old, they are the fourth young ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    SLU Stomped By 16th Ranked Xavier

    While every college sports fan on the planet was busy nodding off to the most boring BCS National Championship in recent memory, SLU basketball got their asses handed to them by 16th ranked Xavier in their A-10 conference opener, losing 70-44.Luckily for them, even though the game was nationally tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Top 20 Stlog Posts of 2008

    The top 20 blog posts here on the Stlog, chosen by a few of us here at the RFT. Highlights include radio broadcaster Kevin Slaten blowing his top at our managing editor, a photo essay of President-elect Barack Obama, a curious e-mail from the American Apparel and a live blog of that debate that h ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Last Minute Gift Ideas for Chris Duncan, Richie Incognito, Albert Pujols and Other St. Louis Sports Personalities

    It's tough being a St. Louis sporting figure these days. Whether you're calling out your players for poor play, making demands for an $11 million luxury, or just trying to make sense of what you just saw happen to your team, life is flat out hard. But you know what can make it all better? Why, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 11, 2008

    Finally, a St. Louis Team with a Curse, the Palin Curse

    Something very exciting may be happening in the St. Louis sporting landscape. No, the talk of trading for Matt Holliday didn't qualify, even when it was a possibility. No, the Rams aren't planning on changing sports in order to hopefully improve their record. (Personally, I think they might make a ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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    March 25, 2008

    Rick Majerus: Is Nothing Sacred? Not Even Underwear?!

    Back in January Rick Majerus offended local Catholics (and particularly Archbishop Raymond Burke) when the Saint Louis University basketball coach publicly stated his support of stem-cell research and abortion rights. sportsillustrated.cnn.com SLU coach Rick Majerus prefers Hawaiian shirts to "ma ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008

    Rick Majerus: Is Nothing Sacred? Not Even Underwear?!

    Back in January Rick Majerus offended local Catholics (and particularly Archbishop Raymond Burke) when the Saint Louis University basketball coach publicly stated his support of stem-cell research and abortion rights. sportsillustrated.cnn.com SLU coach Rick Majerus prefers Hawaiian shirts to "ma ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008

    SLU Loses to Xavier, Death Wish Defeats Teen Wolf

    Though in reality SLU lost to 14th-ranked Xavier last night on a last-second tip-in, the game was essentially over before either team took the floor. As I was walking out of Scottrade Center press lounge and into the tunnel the players use to take the court, both teams emerged from their respective ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008

    SLU Loses to Xavier, Death Wish Defeats Teen Wolf

    Though in reality SLU lost to 14th-ranked Xavier last night on a last-second tip-in, the game was essentially over before either team took the floor. As I was walking out of Scottrade Center press lounge and into the tunnel the players use to take the court, both teams emerged from their respective ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2008

    Rick Majerus lips off? That's a spankin'.

    Unreal talks to a dominatrix and gets schooled in sherlocking.

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    January 18, 2008
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    October 17, 2007

    Big Man on Campus

    Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)

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