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Saint Louis Billikens

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    June 5, 2013

    Museums, Theaters, Barbecue: An Updated Guide to Midtown

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Midtown in a larger map As its ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 8, 2012

    Temple Set to Leave Atlantic 10 Conference

    Were this the 2013-14 season, the St. Louis University Billikens would hold the No. 1 ranking in the Atlantic 10 tournament that's currently being staged. Securing top seeds in future A-10 tournies isn't an outrageous concept now that perennial Temple University has announced it's heading back to t ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    RIP St. Louis Soccer Legend Harry Keough

    Harry Keough, the soccer great who was a defender on the legendary 1950 U.S. World Cup team and who went on to become the longtime coach at Saint Louis University, died yesterday morning at home in St. Louis. He was 84. Keough was one of five St. Louisans on the U.S. national team that beat 500-1 o ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    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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    May 5, 2010

    SLU Basketball Players Arrested, Questioned in Sexual Assault in Dorm

    ​Three Saint Louis University basketball players are being investigated for the sexual assault of a 20-year-old female student. The woman said she was attacked in between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday inside a dorm at the Grand Forest Apartments.Police have questioned three male basketball players ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 15, 2010

    Sweet! The Sixteen Best Player Names in the 2010 NCAA Tournament

    ​Let the Madness begin! Mizzou is dancing (despite their stumble in the Big 12 tournament) but unfortunately the slipper did not fit for the SLU Billikens, who were pummeled by Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament and left out of even the lowly NIT, where they could have faced an Illinois te ... 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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    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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    January 19, 2009

    Show Review: Tony La Russa's Stars to the Rescue with Huey Lewis & the News, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, REO Speedwagon and more, Chaifetz Arena, Sunday, January 19

    It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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    February 23, 2008

    Hoop Raiders: More on Milestone Christian Academy

    My article “Hoop Raiders, Part 2” came out Thursday, and has apparently already reached basketball families in Kansas City. Today I heard from the parents of two former Milestone Christian Academy players, each of whom wanted to share a laundry list of complaints about the school. Their kids, Wi ... More >>

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    February 23, 2008

    Hoop Raiders: More on Milestone Christian Academy

    My article “Hoop Raiders, Part 2” came out Thursday, and has apparently already reached basketball families in Kansas City. Today I heard from the parents of two former Milestone Christian Academy players, each of whom wanted to share a laundry list of complaints about the school. Their kids, Wi ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Larry Hughes: URL All-Star

    With Saint Louis University’s anointed star Tommie Liddell off to a mediocre start to the year -- averaging just 11.6 points per game -- some Billiken basketball fans may be pining for the days when NBA star Larry Hughes suited up for the team. heylarryhughes During his lone season at SLU befo ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Larry Hughes: URL All-Star

    With Saint Louis University’s anointed star Tommie Liddell off to a mediocre start to the year -- averaging just 11.6 points per game -- some Billiken basketball fans may be pining for the days when NBA star Larry Hughes suited up for the team. heylarryhughes During his lone season at SLU befo ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    Rebuilt to Suit

    SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.

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    March 7, 2007
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    November 1, 2006

    Basketball by the Book: A Riverfront Times Investigation

    The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?

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    October 5, 2005

    See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    Ethical issues take a back seat to synergy and branding in local sports media

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    November 3, 2004

    Return of the Taller Ballers

    SLU's basketball season kicks off at Savvis

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    March 3, 2004

    Bouton's Balls

    Are chin music for MLB

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    February 18, 2004

    Shooting Stars

    Tommie Liddell plays tortoise to Darius Miles hare in the annals of East Side High basketball lore

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    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    February 19, 2003

    Season on the Drink

    SLU's Blue Crew lives to harangue rival ballers -- and even the guys on the home team

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    June 19, 2002

    Penalty Kick

    Faded soccer glory seen in a U.S. World Cup team without St. Louis talent

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    December 8, 1999

    A TEAM OF THEIR OWN

    They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.

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    March 10, 1999
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