Rick Majerus sits out due to illness

Updated: December 24, 2010, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico -- Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus is sick, causing him to miss the Billikens' game against Mississippi in the Cancun Governor's Cup.

The school says Majerus started feeling ill earlier Friday. The symptoms were not severe, but he decided to stay away from the sideline as a precaution.

Associate head coach Porter Moser was in charge of the team with Majerus out.

The Billikens' next game is Jan. 1 against Bowling Green at home.

The 62-year-old Majerus, in his fourth season with Saint Louis, has dealt with health problems throughout his coaching career. He cited health reasons when he retired as Utah's coach in January 2004.


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