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Rees steps down as Texas-Arlington head coach

Jay Rees steps down as Texas-Arlington head men's golf coach

Jay Rees, head men’s golf coach at Texas-Arlington, has resigned after seven seasons with the Mavericks.

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Illinois commitment takes Feagles north

Illinois commitment takes Michael Feagles north to play college golf

Given Michael Feagles’ Arizona roots, a recent verbal commitment to the University of Illinois raised eyebrows. Rarely does a talented junior player head north to play college golf.

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North Carolina, Pacific gain talent in transfers

North Carolina, Pacific gain talent in transfers

In college golf, it’s rare for an impact player to transfer at semester even though it is legal if the player is released by the school. It happened to a few programs during winter break.

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Men's preview: ACC

NCAA men's college preview: Florida State is a favorite in the ACC

The ACC could be one of the best conference championships in all of college golf. Florida State is a favorite, with chasers Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and North Carolina at its heels.

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St. John's men's coach Frank Darby is out

St. John's men's coach Frank Darby is out

St. John's men's golf coach Frank Darby has been relieved of his duties with the Red Storm.

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Foley, .500 rule, substitution drives convention

Ringler: Foley, .500 rule, substitution drives coaches convention

For the first time in many years, the annual GCAA and WGCA National Convention in Las Vegas was laid back and presented a lot of reasons to smile.

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College men: 2014 midseason grades

College men: Lance Ringler's 2014 midseason grades

Here are Lance Ringler's midseason grades for the 2014 fall college men's golf season.

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Wake Forest returns to 'upper echelon'

Wake Forest men return to 'upper echelon of college golf'

A strong team bond and winning fall season have elevated Wake Forest back among the elite in men's college golf.

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Lure of LPGA Q-School puts top teams in limbo

Ringler: Lure of LPGA Q-School puts top college teams in limbo

The tournament that could make the most difference in women’s college golf this year isn’t even on the college-golf schedule. That tournament, however, could have a huge impact on what happens at the biggest event that is on the schedule: the NCAA Women’s Championship.

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Julien Brun to remain at TCU for spring semester

Julien Brun to remain at TCU for spring semester

There was speculation that Julien Brun, who hails from Antibes, France, would not return to TCU next spring, instead opting to begin a professional career. That question has been answered, and Brun will be in the TCU lineup next spring.

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Ducks land top spot in final fall coaches poll

Ducks land top spot in final fall coaches poll, up from preseason 25

Early in the year, after I had put Oregon in the No. 26 position in Golfweek’s preseason top-30 rankings, a coach texted to tell me the Ducks were going to be much better than that.

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Phil Mickelson named interim assistant at ASU

Phil Mickelson named interim assistant at Arizona State

Phil Mickelson, PGA Tour star and former NCAA champion, has joined the coaching staff at Arizona State. Mickelson has been named an interim assistant coach for the Sun Devils.

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New Mexico's Gavin Green repeats in El Paso

New Mexico's Gavin Green repeats at Western Refining College All-America Classic

New Mexico senior Gavin Green successfully defended his title at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic on Sunday in El Paso, Texas.

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Green's record day results in Western Refining lead

Green's record day puts him in Western Refining lead

New Mexico's Gavin Green took the lead at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic with a tournament-record 62 in the second round.

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Western Refining Classic brings top talent to El Paso

Western Refining Classic brings top talent to El Paso

The Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, which brings 20 of college golf's top individuals to El Paso, Texas, started with long drive and putting festivities Friday that saw Bryson Dechambeau hit a 348-yard blast.

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Ringler: NCAA match play could level playing field

Ringler: For women, NCAA match play could level playing field

With the arrival of match play to determine the NCAA women’s team winner this spring, the door swings open to more potential champions.

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College coaches worth look as Ryder Cup captains

In quest for Ryder Cup leader, college coaches deserve a look

After losing a third consecutive Ryder Cup and having dropped eight of the past 10, the U.S. should consider college coaches as captains, Lance Ringler writes.

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11-year-old commits to Connecticut

11-year-old commits to Connecticut Huskies men's golf team

Last month, 11-year-old Ben James of Milford, Conn., committed to Connecticut head coach Dave Pezzino's scholarship offer for the fall of 2021.

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

Lance Ringler: New 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

Men's countdown: Lance 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

Proposed NCAA format offers right mix of medal, match play

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

Josh Gregory resigns from alma mater SMU as Mustangs men's golf coach

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

Sammie Chergo named Oregon State head women's golf 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

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

Emily Kuhfeld named Georgia 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, Jorge 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.

UW assistant Dan Potter named head coach at Boise State

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 Bulls hire Steve Bradley, formerly of Mercer Bears, 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

Memphis names Blake 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

Diana 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

Jimmy Walker's main concern as FedEx Cup playoffs near? Staying fresh

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 a welcoming sight for Greenbrier money leader 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 to have wife on bag at Greenbrier, leaning toward skipping British Open

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'

Former Marshall golfer Brian Anania has 'incredible' experience during Monday practice round

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

Stanford product Patrick Rodgers continues path to PGA Tour at Greenbrier Classic

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

Stacy 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

Alan Murray, Therese 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

POYs Stanford's Patrick Rodgers, UCLA's Alison Lee lead Golfweek D-I 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

Baylor's Greg Priest resigns after 11 years to become high-school AD

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

Ringler: 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

NCAA men's final: Scouting report, Alabama vs. Oklahoma State

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' 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

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

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

NCAA makes format changes, cancels 18-hole individual portion

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

Ringler: Potential bad-weather solutions for NCAA men could create chaos

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

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

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

Defending champ USC trails Oklahoma at midway point of NCAA women's championship

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

NCAA D-1 women's championship 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

USC, UCLA, Duke loom as favorites at NCAA Women's Championships

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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