“The last two years have been hard, really gut-wrenching," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said of the hard lessons that preceded the Tide's first national championship.
With Cal, Alabama and Texas drew the bulk of the attention in the college golf world this season, but it was upstart Illinois that nearly stole the show, proving that the Illini's program is alive and well.
Illinois' Mike Small, Alex Burge and Thomas Pieters will convene on Sunday to talk about their plans for U.S. Open sectional qualifying.
Illinois' dream season continued while Cal's came to a heartbreaking end after the Illini won 3-2 Saturday in the NCAA Championship semifinals.
Nearly left out of the lineup on numerous occasions, Mike Small's continued commitment to Alex Burge paid off after the Illinois' sophomore beat Texas' Cody Gribble to secure the clinching point in Friday's NCAA quarterfinals.
The good news for California – it won the 54-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the NCAA Championship. The bad news for the Bears – no team in has won the title after doing so in this format.
There’s no better way to close out your college career than playing in the NCAA Championship, especially when your team is not with you and it’s your first trip to college golf’s big show. Just ask Austin Peay's Dustin Korte.
Earl Yestingsmeier has missed only three tournaments over the last 51 years for Ball State University. Here's the catch: The last 15 years have been as a retired former coach.
Which was the best conference in college golf this season? If you base it off the 30 teams at this week's NCAAs, the SEC is a clear winner says our Ron Balicki.
After giving plenty of consideration to 2012 runner-up Alabama, our Ron Balicki (aka, Wrong Ron) has decided that California is destined to cap its golden season with a victory.
Here is a look at my odds for the 2013 NCAA Men's Championship, set to start on May 28 at Capital City Golf Club's Crabapple Course in Woodstock, Ga.
Illinois earned a sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship after winning its first regional title Saturday at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
Arkansas is taking advantage of playing on a familiar course, as the host Razorbacks hold the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Blessings Golf Club.
After struggling in the spring season and barely making Illinois' regional squad, Charlie Danielson fired a 7-under 65 to take the individual lead at the Fayetteville Regional.
The Illinois Fighting Illini were in full stride in the opening round at the Fayetteville, Ark., regional, shooting 6-under 282 to take a three-stroke lead.
Denny Glass, who has been tournament chairman for the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I., since 1994, announced his retirement from that post last week. But his impact will be felt for years.
In Walker Cup summers, there’s a lot more grinding, a lot more tension. Every drive, every putt, every shot could mean the difference between being selected to represent your country and being left out.
St. Mary’s (Calif.) became the first men’s Division I team to punch its ticket into this year’s NCAA post-season when it captured the West Coast Conference Championship, April 17, at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
For the first time since it opened in 2004, the Alotian Club will open its gates to the spectating public for the 111th Western Amateur on July 30-Aug. 4.
This week's college notebook talks about UNLV being contenders or pretenders, how Alabama keeps on rollin' and the .500 rule in college golf for the postseason.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs men's golf team is piling up an impressive record without gaining widespread recognition for it, but stands to improve on its No. 32 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.
Cory Whitsett and his Alabama teammates claimed Linger Longer victory on a familiar Great Waters track.
Led by Cory Whitsett, Alabama charged out to an eight-shot lead after the weather-delayed opening round Saturday in the Linger Longer Invitational at the Great Waters Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation.
Eclipsing four starts in which the Buffaloes couldn't get near a top-10 finish, Colorado won at Bandon Dunes to return to its early-season winning ways.
This weeks addition of the men's college notebook highlight the coaching tenure of Fresno State's Mike Watney, who is retiring at season's end. See what kind of life he's lived at Fresno State and what else he's done for the golf community.
Ron Balicki takes a look at some of the surprise college men's teams so far this spring, including North Florida, Oklahoma and TCU.
Each of the 14 teams that now comprise the SEC ended the fall ranked 45th or better, including five in the top 15 and nine in the top 30. Pretty impressive, to say the least.
Who would have thought five or six years ago that St. Mary’s would be a team of prominence not only within the West Coast Conference, but on the national scale as well? Yet, that’s exactly where the program is today.
New Mexico opened the season with a victory at the Arizona Intercollegiate, shooting 8-under 844. It halts Cal's perfect season as the Bears finished third, behind TCU.
Beau Hossler, who recently enrolled at Texas, will not play for the Longhorns this spring. Hossler will go to class and work out with the team until the fall season starts.
Arizona State came charging out in the afternoon to catch TCU and share the lead when play was stopped due to darkness Monday in the Arizona Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at Vistoso.
New Mexico will be the team to beat when the nine conference teams gather together to determine the 2013 conference champion the first week in May at the Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National Resort.
His health declining for more than a year, longtime voice of the Porter Cup Thomas Denn, 79, died of heart failure in his sleep Jan. 21.
In honor of Jack Nicklaus' 73rd birthday on Monday, we are taking the time to go back to his victory at the 1986 Masters Tournament.
The USGA announced Jan. 14 that a minimum of two mid-amateur players will be a part of the 2013 U.S. team that will attempt to regain possession of the Walker Cup following GB&I’s 14-12 victory in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland. The last time a U.S. Walker Cup team had more than one mid-amateur was 2003.
The likes of Jordan Spieth have pledged themselves to the pinnacle of amateur golf, the Walker Cup, only to be swayed to the professional game a short time later. That is a trend that concerns many.
Gone from last season's NCAA championship squad are Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth. In came Brandon Stone, and now Texas coach John Fields is considering bringing Beau Hossler into the fold a bit earlier than he had anticipated.
Men's college golf spring preview: When the time comes for the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship in April, Charlotte will be the team to beat - again.
From Steven Fox winning the U.S. Amateur, to Nathan Smith capturing a record fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur to a 14-year-old from China qualifying for next year's Masters, our Ron Balicki breaks down the year that was in men's amateur golf.
It comes as little surprise that the bulk of the top storylines in 2012 were produced by the top four players in the Golfweek/Wilson Senior Amateur Rankings, including the likes of Paul Simson and Chip Lutz.
Tears of joy. Tears of heartbreak. Smiles of elation. Frowns of disappointment. Our Ron Balicki saw it all along his travels on the amateur and college circuits. He reflects on the year that was . . .
Don’t expect to see any of the major amateur tournaments going against the U.S. Golf Association and its ban on the anchored stroke.
California coach Steve Desimone -- truly one of the good guys in college golf -- will be the first college golf coach to receive the Jack Lemmon Award.
For more than 35 years it has been the showcase of the stars -- those currently within the collegiate ranks and those whose future takes them to the highest level in professional golf. The event’s catch phrase is “Where Legends Get Started” and it truly lives up to that billing.
Mike McGraw refused to dwell on a less-than-successful 2011-12 season for Oklahoma State. Instead, the Cowboys kept moving forward, evidenced by a victory at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.
Golfweek caught up with Covington, a Capital City Club member who is in charge of preparations for the May 28-June 2 NCAAs, during the U.S. Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga.
Over the last 30 years, I’ve watched my fair share of college tournaments and the players who make up the game. I’ve seen a lot of great shots and plenty of exciting and thrilling finishes.
With an incredible eagle from Ollie Schniederjans on the final hole, Georgia Tech wins U.S. Collegiate by a single shot over defending champion UCLA.
UCLA returned to this year’s U.S. Collegiate Championship for a title defense, and after two rounds, the Bruins are again at the top of the leaderboard.
After missing the first two tournaments of the season, Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch leads after the first round of the U.S. Collegiate.