St. Louis head coach Rick Majerus has announced that he's stepping aside for the 2012-13 season to take care of some health problems.
He took time off on three separate occasions in the past, but he's never done it at the start of the season. Assistant coach Jim Crews starts as the interim head coach immediately.
Here's how Frank Cusumano delivered the breaking news...
"Rick is in a California hospital undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition," SLU AD Chris May said in a statement. "His health is the most important issue right now, and our hope is for full and complete recovery."
Majerus went 26-8 last year and took the Billikens to their first NCAA tournament bid since 1998, and the team won its first tournament game since 1994.
And here's the KTVI-TV version of events...