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Rick Majerus did it his way, always

Updated: December 2, 2012, 1:33 AM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Sports are filled with those upon whom fate smiles. Good genetics, good fortune or even just good karma follows them along if not a gilded path, then at least one on which things come easily.

That wasn't Rick Majerus' road.

Life didn't offer him handouts or fast tracks. Instead, it offered him opportunities -- and he attacked every one, partnering curiosity with intellect to form a successful career despite a litany of hurdles.

Majerus died Saturday, his heart finally giving ...

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