basketball http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis To Get A Piece Of March Madness Action Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-get-piece-march-madness-action-again <p><em>Updated at 4:30 p.m. with numbers from the Missouri Valley tournament.</em></p><p>For the 20th time in tournament history, and the seventh time since 2000, a St. Louis sports venue will host games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:32:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6333 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis To Get A Piece Of March Madness Action Again Majerus takes health-related leave as SLU head men's basketball coach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/majerus-takes-health-related-leave-slu-head-mens-basketball-coach <p><em>Will be updated.&nbsp;</em></p><p>A spokesperson with Saint Louis University confirms that Rick Majerus will be taking a one-year leave of absence from his role as the University's head men's basketball coach. An ongoing heart condition is cited as the reason behind Majerus' leave.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:24:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 4407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Majerus takes health-related leave as SLU head men's basketball coach Illini basketball coach fired http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illini-basketball-coach-fired <p><em>Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.</em></p><p><em>This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.</em></p><p>The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=320682294">losing 12 of their last 14 games</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:55:13 +0000 The Associated Press & WILL 3243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illini basketball coach fired St. Louis hosts its own version of "March Madness" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-hosts-its-own-version-march-madness <p>The St. Louis region is kicking off what the <a href="http://www.stlouissports.org/">St. Louis Sports Commission</a> is calling its version of &quot;March Madness.&quot; Beginning with the Missouri Valley Conference men&#39;s basketball tournament this weekend, the area will host four straight weeks of college sports tournaments.</p><p>The region will also host the MVC women&#39;s basketball tournament from March 8-11 at The Family Arena, the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships from March 15-17 and the NCAA Division 1 men&#39;s basketball regional on March 23 and 25.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:10:05 +0000 Alex King 3181 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis hosts its own version of "March Madness" Former SLU basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-slu-basketball-coach-charlie-spoonhour-dies <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>The man who brought &quot;Spoonball&quot; to St. Louis has died.</p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/sports/charlie-spoonhour-dies-brought-spoonball-to-slu/article_99a81026-4cf3-11e1-8b1a-0019bb30f31a.html">Multiple media outlets</a> <a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-02-01/former-coach-charlie-spoonhour-dies">are reporting</a> that Charlie Spoonhour, the head coach of the Saint Louis University Bilikens basketball team from 1992 to 1999, passed away today at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Spoonhour was 72 years old.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:07:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2984 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former SLU basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour dies Mizzou's Haith to speak with NCAA over Miami allegations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mizzous-haith-speak-ncaa-over-miami-allegations <p>Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.</p><p>Former University of Miami booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/investigations/news?slug=ys-frank_haith_allegations">told Yahoo! Sports</a> he provided extra benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010.</p><p>Haith was coach at Miami before taking the Missouri job this spring.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:29:51 +0000 The Associated Press 1888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mizzou's Haith to speak with NCAA over Miami allegations New coach Haith talks MU’s basketball future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-coach-haith-talks-mu%E2%80%99s-basketball-future <p><em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/news/haith-talks-mus-basketball-future">Reporting</a> from KBIA&#39;s Nick Adams used in this report.</em></p><p>A day after being hired as the new University of Missouri basketball coach, Frank Haith held a press conference this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:36:50 +0000 KBIA 883 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New coach Haith talks MU’s basketball future