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Oklahoma St. knocks off Ohio St. to reach semis

If there were a Cinderella Story at the NCAA Championship this week, it would be Ohio State. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 28 entering the championship, finished stroke play in sixth place and drew a first-round match with top-ranked Oklahoma State.

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Better late than never for USC Trojans

USC got off to a rocky start at the NCAA Championship, but that’s nothing new. The Trojans are getting used to rallying late.

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NCAA Men's Championship: Tournament primer

Lance Ringler breaks down the 2011 Men's NCAA Championships, slated to begin on Tuesday at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla., the home course of Oklahoma State:

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Ringler: College golf needs more match play

The past two NCAAs have brought nonstop excitement. Why not introduce more match play to the college season?

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A look back at the NCAA men's regionals

If NCAA regionals were any indication, the national Championship will have plenty of storylines worth watching. Lance Ringler takes a look.

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The Ringler Championship Feel Test chart

After much consideration, see where the 2011 NCAA Women's Championship ranks on the Ringler Feel Test chart.

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NCAA leaders may see different conditions Saturday

The Traditions Club was slammed with rain Friday night, meaning the leaders could be in for some tricky conditions in the final round of the women's NCAA Championship.

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Commentary: Ringler: 2010-11 season needs a little excitement

There hasn't been much excitement in the women's game this year and the NCAA Championship is no exception, writes Lance Ringler. Will something spice things up over the next two days at the Traditions Club?

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Women's coaches not in favor of .500 rule

It's been four years since the .500 rule was implemented in men's college golf. Lance Ringler checked in with coaches at the NCAA Women's Championship to see whether the rule might be in the cards for the women.

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Coaching vacancies bring familiar questions

It’s that time of the season – when talk begins about what jobs are open in college golf and who is going where. The big one right now is the vacancy at North Carolina. John Inman retired after 13 seasons, leaving this job open and setting it up to perhaps be the one that sets a few dominos in motion.

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Stars align, Notre Dame scores 1st nationals berth

The stars aligned at home last week for Kristina Nhim and the Fighting Irish as they advanced to the national championship for the first time in program history. Lance Ringler has the details.

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Regional breakdown: A look at postseason picks

Cory Whitsett and Alabama enter regionals with one of the strongest records on the season. Lance Ringler takes a look at how each regional site could shake out, as well as who was left out.

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NCAA women playing with regional fire

After a few escapes at last week's NCAA regionals, it's time for the women's game to change its regional format. Lance Ringler explains.

NCAA re-tees regional bid for phantom player

Maryland’s John Popeck was slated to play the NCAA men's regional in Virginia. Only he’s not currently on the team.

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Central: UCLA rolls, Minnesota heads to NCAAs

While UCLA swept the team and individual titles at the Central Regional, Minnesota finished third to advance to nationals for the first time since 1989.

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Central: Brooks' winning streak may be snapped

With the Duke women's golf team well down the leaderboard at the Central Regional, coach Dan Brooks may be facing his first winless season in 27 years.

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Central: Gulugian, UCLA take charge

Freshmen Ani Gulugian (pictured) and Nicole Zhang took charge Thursday during the opening round of the Central Regional.

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College golf: A simple fix for the .500 rule

Golfweek special report: Lance Ringler has seen first-hand the effects of the .500 rule, which has prompted teams to pull out of a tournament in fear of dipping below .500. The potential solution? A contract, and a steep fine to back out of a tournament.

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Monday Top 5: USC sweeps Pac-10 in playoffs

After a total of seven extra playoff holes, USC sophomore Martin Trainer won the individual Pac-10 Championship, completing a Trojan sweep in California. MONDAY TOP 5

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NCAA women's regionals, by the numbers

NCAA Regional play kicks off in less than a week, so Lance Ringler did a little regional number crunching for the occasion.

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Monday Top 5: Georgia Tech rolls through ACC

Georgia Tech coasted to an easy win at the ACC Championship and could be poised for a deep postseason run. Lance Ringler has that and more in the Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: Upset in Illinois

Akron came out on top at the Illini Spring Classic, a tournament that was supposed to serve as a Big Ten Championship preview. Lance Ringler has that and more in this week's Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: Mizzou stays perfect in the spring

The Missouri men's team stayed perfect in the spring season, while San Diego State's J.J. Spaun became the first back-to-back winner of one event since Phil Mickelson. MONDAY TOP 5

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Monday Top 5: New No. 1 in women's golf

Georgia’s Marta Silva won the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and has moved into the top spot in women’s college golf.

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Monday Top Five: Where are the 59s?

Despite another close call, we are still yet to see a 59 in college golf. Lance Ringler discusses that and the rest of this week's Monday Top Five.

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Clark, Seahawks motivate each other

North Carolina-Wilmington men’s coach Matt Clark is much better after a health scare in the fall. His Seahawks are much improved, too.

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Monday Top 5: Kim’s Oklahoma record falls

Oklahoma sophomore Abraham Ancer broke former Sooner standout and PGA Tour star Anthony Kim’s 54-hole school record to win the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley.

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Monday Top 5: Hoffmann enters POY talks

Morgan Hoffmann led his OSU Cowboys to a come-from-behind title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and may have found a spot in the Player of the Year talks.

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Monday Top 5: San Diego State climbs the ranks

After a win at the USC Collegiate Invitational, San Diego State has cracked the top 10 of the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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Monday Top 5: Iowa State rallies back

Iowa State caught the nation's attention last week in Puerto Rico, but came up short. The Cyclones made up for it this week at the Central District Challenge.

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Top 5: McCready wins Battle at the Beach

He may not have been a favorite coming in, but San Diego's Kenneth McCready's solid play at the Battle at the Beach helped him earn medalist honors and vault up the college rankings.

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Monday Top 5: Northwestern wins Match Play

Northwestern defended its title at the Big Ten Match Play Championship last week, with Eric Chun improving his overall record in the event to 10-0-1.

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Monday Top 5: Cowboys roll in Hawaii

Even without top-ranked Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State won the Ameri Ari Invitational by five shots to claim the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. Read the rest of this week's Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: PGA Tour pros show school spirit

It's not often you hear about college golf while watching the PGA Tour, but this weekend's University Day claimed a spot in Lance Ringler's weekly college golf Top 5.

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Moorhead, Park take early GW Jr. Invite lead

Michael Moorhead and Ri Hyang Park were the only players to break par in the opening round of the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational, taking the lead in the boys' and girls' divisions, respectively.

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Number crunching 2010: 5 to watch, 5 newbies

In our final installment of Number Crunching 2010, we take a look at 5 players that will surprise you and 5 that you don't know, but surely will.

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Miller takes bumpy road on GW Jr. Tour

He's called untimely penalties on himself and had cactus needles pulled from his hand, but nothing has deterred Jeffery Miller this year.

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Recruiting calendar hot topic of GCAA meeting

The implementation of a college recruiting calendar will be the hot topic at this week's golf coaches convention. Lance Ringler explains.

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Top 10 men's stories of the fall

With the end of 2010 approaching, Lance Ringler takes a look back at the top 10 headlines from the fall college season.

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Gearing up for 2011 Conference Challenges

For the third consecutive season, Golfweek is set to host the men’s and women’s Golfweek Conference Challenges, which will return to the same venues that were used this fall.

Brenny’s tenure at Minnesota ends abruptly

Katie Brenny has resigned as Minnesota’s women’s coach, only two months after returning to her home state, Golfweek has learned.

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Cutting Portland’s golf programs a sad story

The news recently that the University of Portland is eliminating its college golf program, put simply, really has me incensed.

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UT-Arlington travels in new Mercedes van

Add the Texas-Arlington men’s golf program to the list of nearly two dozen college golf teams riding in style.

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Cal retains golf program amid budget cuts

College golf dodged a bullet last week.

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Golfweek/Sagarins echo Haskins winners

Last weekend during a timeout at the Georgia-vs.-Arkansas football game, Russell Henley was awarded the Haskins Award for being the top player in college golf. Entering this season, the senior from Macon, Ga., is one of the favorites to again top the rankings.

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Middle Tennessee flies high at Golfweek event

Shortly after the final round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Whit Turbow’s squad was taking its time leaving Spirit Hollow Golf Course because, like some of the big boys in college golf, it, too, has the luxury of having its own plane waiting for the team.

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Ringler’s musings after college kickoff

This past weekend was sort of the kickoff to college golf, and it begins the fall season that will be over before you know it.

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A look at the junior rankings, minus 2010 players

As a new college season starts, all 2010 graduates have been removed from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings.

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Monty’s Ryder Cup picks in line with Sagarins

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie announced Sunday his three wild card selections to join the Euro squad against Team USA at Celtic Manor in October.

Why shouldn’t Dalke commit as a 12-year-old?

A few weeks ago we all learned about 12-year-old Brad Dalke making a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Oklahoma. In the weeks that followed, I learned what it might be like to be a court judge sitting on the bench of a high-profile case.