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Ringler: Men's college golf season a must-watch

With the opening weekend of college golf now in the rear view mirror, its now full throttle into the fall season. Eight action-packed weeks of college golf will make this new season a must-watch, writes Lance Ringler.

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Men's countdown: Ringler's preseason top 30

Another college golf season is upon us with the fall season getting underway. During the next 10 days, Golfweek will countdown the top 30 men's teams in its preseason rankings.

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Proposed NCAA format offers right mix

The recent proposal from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf committees – adding an extra 18 holes of stroke play for top 15 teams and top nine individuals from non qualifying teams – seems to be the best model to date.

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Gregory resigns from alma mater SMU

After three seasons at SMU, Josh Gregory has resigned from his position as head golf coach after guiding the Mustangs to an NCAA Championship appearance for the first time since 2005.

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Sammie Chergo named Oregon State head coach

Oregon State may have made the biggest splash on the women’s side with coaching hires this summer by hiring Sammie Chergo.

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Ringler: Players Amateur provides comfort zone

At Berkeley Hall GC in Bluffton, S.C., the Players Amateur simply is about good golf and everything a player wants during a tournament – from easy logistics to pristine greens.

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Kuhfeld named Ga. Southern's 1st women's coach

Georgia Southern will field its first women’s golf team in the fall of 2015 and the coach that will direct the program is Emily Kuhfeld.

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Horsfield, Garcia remain committed to Florida

Sam Horsfield and Jorge Garcia each confirmed to Golfweek that they are both still committed to join Florida's men's golf program, led by new coach J.C. Deacon, in the fall of 2015.

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UW assistant Potter named head coach at Boise St.

University of Washington assistant coach Dan Potter has been named head coach at Boise State. Potter spent the past two seasons at Washington, where he played his college golf from 2000-2004.

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USF hires Bradley as men's golf coach

USF hired Steve Bradley as its men's golf head coach Friday, bringing in the former Mercer Bears coach and Florida native to replace Chris Malloy, who went to the Ole Miss Rebels.

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Memphis names Smart new men's head coach

Oklahoma assistant coach Blake Smart, a former Kennesaw State head coach, will return to being the head man for the University of Memphis' men's golf team.

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Cantu named Maryland women's coach

Baylor assistant coach Diana Cantú has been named head women’s golf coach at the University of Maryland.

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Walker aims to stay fresh as FedEx playoffs near

FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker could get passed by second-place Bubba Watson this week at the Greenbrier Classic. But with just seven weeks remaining until the playoffs, Walker's main concern is staying fresh as he prepares for a 'fast and furious' stretch of golf.

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Old White TPC a welcoming sight for Ted Potter Jr.

The Old White TPC may be a welcoming sight for Ted Potter Jr., who has struggled this season but is the 2012 champion and all-time money leader at the Greenbrier Classic.

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Stricker has wife on bag at Greenbrier, could play British

Steve Stricker will have his wife Nicki on the bag this week at the Greenbrier Classic, where he said Wednesday that he's leaning toward not playing in the Open Championship in two weeks but could decide to play if he's playing well.

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Amateur on Greenbrier practice round: 'Incredible'

A Monday practice-round pairing with Tom Watson, Jimmy Walker and Brendon Todd was an 'incredible' experience for former Marshall golfer and 2014 West Virginia Amateur champion Brian Anania.

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Rodgers continues path to Tour at Greenbrier

It was only a matter of time before Patrick Rodgers arrived on the PGA Tour. This week at the Greenbrier Classic, Rodgers can make his third straight Tour cut as he sets his sights on earning his PGA Tour card.

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Lewis atop rankings as USWO gets underway

A look at the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings as the U.S. Women's Open starts on Thursday, with Stacy Lewis sitting atop the rankings since November.

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Murray, Hession earn Coach of the Year honors

Alabama-Birmingham's Alan Murray and Ohio State's Therese Hession have earned Golfweek Coach of the Year honors.

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POYs Rodgers, Lee lead Golfweek All-Americans

Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers and UCLA freshman Alison Lee finished the 2013-14 season as Golfweek’s top-ranked male and female players, respectively, meriting Player of the Year honors

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Baylor's Priest resigns after 11 years

Greg Priest has decided to call it a career as a college golf coach. Priest has resigned as head men's coach at Baylor after 11 years guiding the Bears.

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Match-play secret? Keeping your team together

Alabama became the second team to win back-to-back titles since the NCAA Championship format changed to match play in 2009. For a system that was supposed to favor the underdog, the Tide proved that keeping your problem in tact is critical.

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NCAA men's final: Scouting report, 'Bama vs. OSU

Alabama boasts impressive numbers since match play was introduced to the NCAA D-I Men's Championship format, and Oklahoma State has its own strong reputation. See the match-play finals scouting report right here.

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Illinois' numbers belie under-the-radar status

Illinois has participated in match play in three of the last four years. The same number of times we have seen Alabama, Georgia Tech and UCLA in match play.

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2014 flips switch on NCAA's latest must-see TV

Reason No. 1 for this change had to do with the different format being more attractive for TV -- today, a dream has come true for advocates of college golf at the NCAA D-I Men's Championship in Prairie Dunes.

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NCAA sets path for rest of men's championship

Seeking to get back on track from first-round weather delays, the NCAA set its path for the remainder of the 2014 D-I men's championship at Prairie Dunes, which included canceling the 18-hole individual stroke-play round.

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NCAA facing tough decisions if bad weather continues

Could the stroke-play portion of the men's NCAA Championship be limited to 36 holes because of Mother Nature? Our Lance Ringler says there might be better scenarios to avoid that potential decision.

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Lance Ringler's Feel Test: Tulsa CC gets high marks

Every year, our Lance Ringler takes a look at the venues and the red-carpet treatment each gives the players, coaches, media and patrons. Tulsa Country Club proved to be top-notch on many levels.

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Forward spin on women's finals: It's time to evolve

When the 24 teams arrive next May at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla., to compete for the national championship, the tournament will be vastly different than anything previously in women's college golf.

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Defending champ USC trails Oklahoma in NCAAs

At the halfway point of this year’s NCAA finals, USC has settled into a come-from-behind position rather than setting the pace. The lead belongs to a seasoned Oklahoma squad that features four seniors. Lone Sooner freshman Alexandra Kaui has the individual lead.

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Favorites fare well but trail in Tulsa

The favorites are in position in the NCAA D-I women's championship: No. 2 UCLA is second as top-ranked USC and No. 3 Duke are tied for third at 293 with Arizona State, all trailing first-round leader Oklahoma.

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USC, UCLA, Duke loom as NCAA women's favorites

Among an elite foursome in the women’s game, three occupy the top spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings -- USC, UCLA and Duke -- as well as favorites at this week's NCAA D-I Women's Championship.

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Sugar Grove Regional: Illinois wins; UAB impresses

Illinois won its second consecutive NCAA regional title by outlasting upstart UAB at the Sugar Grove Regional.

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Sugar Grove Regional: Cal bounces back

Top-seeded Cal bounced back from a poor first round, moving into fourth place Friday at the NCAA Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional.

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Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional: UAB leads

Alabama-Birmingham tops the leaderboard by a stroke over host Illinois, with Clemson and Kent State in pursuit amid rain and wind in the NCAA men's golf Sugar Grove regional.

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History offers guide to NCAA women's regionals

Our Lance Ringler breaks down some commonly asked questions about the NCAA women's regionals on the eve of the postseason.

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Minnesota holds off Illinois for Big Ten title

Behind senior Jon Trasamar, Minnesota secured a spot in the NCAA regionals with a four-shot victory over No. 7 Illinois at French Lick Resort in Indiana.

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NCAA women get one last stroke-play title

Today, 72 teams will learn where they are headed for NCAA regional competition. Later this month, 24 teams and six individuals will make up the NCAA Championship field to be played at Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club.

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Ringler: Use match play in conference postseason

There is no denying that match play has created buzz at the men's NCAA Championships during the past five years, so why haven't more conference championships adopted the style of play? Our Lance Ringler says they should.

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NCAA athletes could get more meal allowances

The NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal earlier this week to expand meal allowances for all athletes. It would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons.

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Ringler's walk with Jon Rahm at Western Intercollegiate

Golfweek writer Lance Ringler wanted to see how long it would take Arizona State's Jon Rahm to make a birdie at Pasatiemp during the Western Intercollegiate on Saturday.

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2014 Masters: Upward, downward trends in rankings

Who is trending in the right direction heading into this week’s Masters? Who's moving in the wrong direction? Find out!

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Coaches change tune on NCAA women's format

The change in format for the women's NCAA Championships this week was met by surprising open arms by coaches that had once voiced opposition to allowing match play determine the national champion.

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Furman coach 'dumbfounded' about program's end

When Gary Clark, Furman’s athletic director, told his longtime men’s golf coach Feb. 6 that potential budget cuts could end the Paladins’ program, “I was dumbfounded,” Todd Satterfield said.

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Texas' Richards: I won't coach again after season

Texas women's golf coach Martha Richards said after stepping down: “The recovery time for me takes a little longer. This job is getting harder and harder.”

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Players input live scoring at Arizona Intercollegiate

The headline coming out of Sewailo Golf Club, aside from Cal's victory, might have been Arizona head coach Jim Anderson's decision to use a live-scoring format that is somewhat new to college golf.

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My Year in Golf: Lance Ringler

Lance Ringler brings you his top 10 moments of 2013, from Florida to Oregon to Connecticut to California, to watch some of the biggest and brightest stars of the game.

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Sure thing in Vegas: Televised NCAAs

Nearly every conversation at the recent college golf coaches conventions at Planet Hollywood concerned the future of the NCAA Championships and TV.

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Stricker leads Tour in season head-to-head record

Rarely do you hear anyone talk about a player’s head-to-head won-loss-tie record. With the PGA Tour’s version of playoffs beginning today, let’s take a look at those head-to-head records, which mean so much in other sports.

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Message to women's coaches: Pick Option 1, or else

Golfweek obtained an e-mail sent to women's coaches that offers up several options for format changes to the NCAA Women's Championship, but coaches really have only one choice to maximize the opportunity of being on television.

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