St. Louis coach Rick Majerus is apparently upset over the university's cancellation of private charter flights for his team and has decided to take it out on a local radio station.
The controversy started last month when the university, in a cost-cutting move, told Majerus his team would have to fly commercial.
The Billiken coach reacted by canceling that week's appearance on "The Rick Majerus Show" on WXOS.
The following week, Majerus appeared on the hour-long show for only 35 minutes and said he wanted his name taken off the title because he would be unable to appear regularly.
"With our schedule, I'm not able to allocate the time on these evenings,'' he said.
Majerus' WGN interview covered a wide range of topics, from Haiti to the Vietnam War to politicians. He also reiterated his stance on stem-cell research and abortion, issues that got him in trouble two years ago at the Jesuit school.
"I believe in that,'' Majerus said of the stem-cell issue. "What you need is hope. All religion — I don't care what religion you are — is based on the premise of hope and contrition.''
On abortion, he said, "Nobody is for abortion. But I'm for a women's choice, I am pro choice.''