2013 Arch Awards: Best Storyline

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March 18, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Saint Louis Billikens head coach Rick Majerus directs his team as guard Jordair Jett (5) brings the ball up court during the third round in the 2012 NCAA men

2013 is coming to an end so it’s time to award the 1st ever Arch Awards. There will be 5 award categories and the winners will be chosen by you, the fans. Today we will introduce our nominees for our 3rd category: Best Storyline. This award will go to the best storyline in St. Louis for 2013. The one story in St. Louis sports that either moved you to tears, inspired you to be a better person, or give you hope that no matter the odds, you can overcome the obstacles in your life. Here are the nominees.

Saint Louis Billikens Winning A-10 title after Rick Majerus’s death.

Rick Majerus came to St. Louis in 2007 to resurrect a once proud basketball program. He had his obstacles, fighting obesity and the health problems associated with it. At the start of the 2012-2014 season, he left the Billikens for medical reasons. On November 16th, it was announced that he would not return to the team. He passed away on December 1st from heart failure. The Billikens riddled with grief and sorrow overcame huge obstacles to win both the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament championship. They are 29-6 in the 2013 calendar year and it’s all thanks to the foundation that Rick Majerus built in St. Louis.