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The Billikens are Here to Stay

Release: 02/02/2014
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

As part of his weekly A-10 series, long-time New York sportswriter Lenn Robbins wrote the following feature on Saint Louis. Follow the link below to read the rest of the story on the Barclays Center Atlantic 10 Championship Page:

You would think that nothing could have been harder than last season for Jim Crews.

Just before the start of the season, Crews was named interim coach at St. Louis under the most daunting of circumstances.

Billikens' head coach Rick Majerus, one of the great basketball minds and motivators the college game has known, and a friend of Crews, was succumbing to a serious heart ailment.

He would pass away on Dec. 1, but not before leaving Crews with a talented, experienced roster and significant expectations. Crews knew the worst thing he could do was to try to be Majerus. 




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