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Mourning Majerus, Truly One of a Kind

Sid Hastings/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Anyone who has followed college basketball the past few decades probably knows a good Rick Majerus story or two.

There was the time he promised to quit at Utah if false allegations that freshman Britton Johnson had used a racial slur during the 1998 NCAA tournament turned out to be true. Or the day in 2005 when while working as an ESPN analyst, he favorably compared footage of actress Ashley Judd at a Kentucky game to watching adult videos in his hotel room. Or the introductory press conference at Saint Louis in 2007 when the school president began his speech by explaining Majerus' last name meant "great" in Latin only to have the coach correct him, telling reporters, "I think it means sausage-eater."

Examples like those of Majerus' rollicking sense of humor and...

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