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By John Eisenberg | March 28, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- Rick Majerus wants it the most.All the players and coaches at the Final Four want to win two games and become a national champion, but Majerus, the coach of Utah's Utes, wants it more than the rest.More than Kentucky coach Tubby Smith, who could use a national title to step out from Rick Pitino's shadow.More than North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge, who could use a title to step out from Dean Smith's shadow.Yes, even more than the players, who have dreamed of this opportunity from the time they learned to dribble.
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By BILL ORDINE | January 24, 2008
Rick Majerus, the first-year basketball coach at Saint Louis University who built his reputation by winning three out of every four games in 15 seasons at Utah and with one-liners that poked fun at his considerable girth, is in hot water with the Catholic Church. Or at least an archbishop. We seem to be going through a period of ill-chosen words in the sports world. Going back a bit, there was radio talker Don Imus' unconscionable reference to the Rutgers women's basketball team (he was fired)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- This is how much Rick Majerus liked what he heard about Andre Miller the first time he saw the Utah point guard play in high school.Majerus, even more renowned for his appetite than his coaching before this year's NCAA tournament, gave up a meal to watch Miller play a second time. A big meal, no less."I was going to go back to Utah to a barbecue with my girlfriend," Majerus recalled yesterday. "I watched him play and I didn't like him that much. But I loved his mom. I loved his coach and his coach's wife.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2005
AUSTIN, Texas - The plane ride from Salt Lake City to Melbourne, Australia, took about 21 hours, yet the return trip to the Utah campus last spring for newly hired basketball coach Ray Giacoletti seemed a lot shorter. "The trip back," Giacoletti recalled yesterday, "was a good trip knowing that Andrew was going to come back." Andrew Bogut's decision to return for his sophomore year with the Utes proved not only beneficial to a program looking to continue the tradition established under ex-coach Rick Majerus, but also to the 7-foot center.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2004
Rick Majerus, one of the most respected and colorful college basketball coaches during his 15 seasons at the University of Utah, took his weight problem and health issues seriously, but not himself. "Some guys smoke, some guys drink, some guys chase women - I'm a big barbecue sauce guy," Majerus told an interviewer years ago. "But the truth is, I'm really not that sensitive about my weight. I kind of laugh at it." Majerus isn't laughing anymore. It was announced yesterday that Majerus, 55, will resign at the end of the season after being hospitalized Tuesday for an undisclosed heart condition in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2005
Rick who? A year ago this week, Rick Majerus was hospitalized with the heart condition that would cause him to resign at Utah. He may have been the most recognized figure in the university's athletics history, but the Utes did not exactly fall off the map when he took an analyst's job with ESPN. Before he moved to Florida, Urban Meyer took the football team to a perfect season and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl, as Utah became the first non-BCS member to wet its beak in the Bowl Championship Series pool of cash.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Utah's Rick Majerus is coaching in another NCAA tournament, but world events have dampened his enthusiasm for this year's event. In fact, he says the tournament should be halted because of the U.S. war in Iraq. "My father was one of seven brothers, and all of them were in the service," Majerus said yesterday. "My father was in Okinawa. I had an uncle die in Normandy. I had classmates die in Vietnam. One-third of the people we have over there are reservists. Where I swim, the hotel where I live, the restaurant where I eat, some of the people who work there are in the National Guard.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1997
Ask Utah coach Rick Majerus about his senior forward Keith Van Horn, and his initial response has nothing to do with the All-American's extraordinary basketball skills."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- They disposed of the defending champion, then exposed the nation's top-ranked team. Courtesy of Utah, the final of the NCAA basketball tournament will be the first without a No. 1 seed since 1991, but there's a Goliath like no other in the path of this season's David."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- For Kentucky starters Scott Padgett and Jeff Sheppard, tonight's game against Utah at the Alamodome represents more than just a chance to play for the national championship. It's also a chance to make up for lost opportunities.Padgett lost his chance two years ago as a freshman, when he flunked out of school at midseason and the Wildcats went on to win a national championship. Sheppard missed out last year, when he was redshirted by former coach Rick Pitino and Kentucky reached the championship game.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2005
Rick who? A year ago this week, Rick Majerus was hospitalized with the heart condition that would cause him to resign at Utah. He may have been the most recognized figure in the university's athletics history, but the Utes did not exactly fall off the map when he took an analyst's job with ESPN. Before he moved to Florida, Urban Meyer took the football team to a perfect season and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl, as Utah became the first non-BCS member to wet its beak in the Bowl Championship Series pool of cash.
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December 19, 2004
Moves Baseball CARDINALS: Acquired P Mark Mulder from Athletics for P Danny Haren, P Kiki Calero and C Daric Barton. Basketball BUCKS: Signed G Eddie House. CAVALIERS: Suspended G Eric Snow one game without pay for sideline confrontation with coach Paul Silas during game Thursday against Pistons. SUNS: Waived G Yuta Tabuse. Activated F-C Jackson Vroman from injured list. Colleges DUKE: Fired offensive coordinator Marty Galbraith. NAVY: Pat Owen, academy's director of golf and coach, was among seven finalists name for Labron Harris Sr. Award, presented to a college or high school coach and PGA professional for teaching, coaching and involvement in community.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2004
Rick Majerus, one of the most respected and colorful college basketball coaches during his 15 seasons at the University of Utah, took his weight problem and health issues seriously, but not himself. "Some guys smoke, some guys drink, some guys chase women - I'm a big barbecue sauce guy," Majerus told an interviewer years ago. "But the truth is, I'm really not that sensitive about my weight. I kind of laugh at it." Majerus isn't laughing anymore. It was announced yesterday that Majerus, 55, will resign at the end of the season after being hospitalized Tuesday for an undisclosed heart condition in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Utah's Rick Majerus is coaching in another NCAA tournament, but world events have dampened his enthusiasm for this year's event. In fact, he says the tournament should be halted because of the U.S. war in Iraq. "My father was one of seven brothers, and all of them were in the service," Majerus said yesterday. "My father was in Okinawa. I had an uncle die in Normandy. I had classmates die in Vietnam. One-third of the people we have over there are reservists. Where I swim, the hotel where I live, the restaurant where I eat, some of the people who work there are in the National Guard.
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By Don Markus and Paul McMullen and Don Markus and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- Odell Smith had a smile on his face and acell phone in his ear."The phone's been busy all night," Odell Smith, one of Tubby Smith's 16 siblings, said as he watched the celebration after Kentucky's 78-69 victory over Utah in last night's NCAA championship game at the Alamodome.The only one of Tubby Smith's brothers and sisters to make it to the game, Odell Smith was trying to call his parents, Guffrie Sr. and Parthenia, back in Scotland, Md."This is the greatest moment in the Smith family history," said Odell Smith.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- They disposed of the defending champion, then exposed the nation's top-ranked team. Courtesy of Utah, the final of the NCAA basketball tournament will be the first without a No. 1 seed since 1991, but there's a Goliath like no other in the path of this season's David."
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By Don Markus and Paul McMullen and Don Markus and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- Odell Smith had a smile on his face and acell phone in his ear."The phone's been busy all night," Odell Smith, one of Tubby Smith's 16 siblings, said as he watched the celebration after Kentucky's 78-69 victory over Utah in last night's NCAA championship game at the Alamodome.The only one of Tubby Smith's brothers and sisters to make it to the game, Odell Smith was trying to call his parents, Guffrie Sr. and Parthenia, back in Scotland, Md."This is the greatest moment in the Smith family history," said Odell Smith.
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December 19, 2004
Moves Baseball CARDINALS: Acquired P Mark Mulder from Athletics for P Danny Haren, P Kiki Calero and C Daric Barton. Basketball BUCKS: Signed G Eddie House. CAVALIERS: Suspended G Eric Snow one game without pay for sideline confrontation with coach Paul Silas during game Thursday against Pistons. SUNS: Waived G Yuta Tabuse. Activated F-C Jackson Vroman from injured list. Colleges DUKE: Fired offensive coordinator Marty Galbraith. NAVY: Pat Owen, academy's director of golf and coach, was among seven finalists name for Labron Harris Sr. Award, presented to a college or high school coach and PGA professional for teaching, coaching and involvement in community.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- This is how much Rick Majerus liked what he heard about Andre Miller the first time he saw the Utah point guard play in high school.Majerus, even more renowned for his appetite than his coaching before this year's NCAA tournament, gave up a meal to watch Miller play a second time. A big meal, no less."I was going to go back to Utah to a barbecue with my girlfriend," Majerus recalled yesterday. "I watched him play and I didn't like him that much. But I loved his mom. I loved his coach and his coach's wife.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- For Kentucky starters Scott Padgett and Jeff Sheppard, tonight's game against Utah at the Alamodome represents more than just a chance to play for the national championship. It's also a chance to make up for lost opportunities.Padgett lost his chance two years ago as a freshman, when he flunked out of school at midseason and the Wildcats went on to win a national championship. Sheppard missed out last year, when he was redshirted by former coach Rick Pitino and Kentucky reached the championship game.
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