The former — he just officially left the post a few weeks ago before the current season began to deal with his health issues — St. Louis University basketball, Rick Majerus died. He only 64, but with a body like that “only 64” turns in to “somehow made it to 64” pretty quick.
Majerus amassed a career record of 517-215, taking Ball State, Utah and Saint Louis to the NCAA tournament a total of 11 times and leading the 1998 Utes on an improbable run to the national title game. Along the way, he built a reputation as an Xs-and-Os mastermind, more comfortable turning a group of lightly recruited players into a formidable team than coaching at a “Cindy Crawford program” as he often referred to the North Carolinas and Dukes of the world.
He was also known to go toe to toe against the SLU establishment from time to time, decide one day that he won’t do his ESPN101 radio show, and even poop in to the occasional towel. Majerus was our kinda guy, and he will be missed.
via Yahoo! Sports
More: Here’s Bernie Miklasz’s take on Majerus’ life.