1. Auburn's Struggle with Kansas State Shows Cracks in the SEC Elite

    Auburn’s football team won a hard-fought game on the road against a tough Kansas State squad Thursday night, but it may have dealt its Southeastern Conference compatriots a figurative loss...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 20,198 reads 318 comments

  2. The Poetic Justice of Rick Neuheisel's Son Saving UCLA's Season

    It’s natural to suspect that the relationship between UCLA coach Jim Mora and Bruins backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel was not warm and fuzzy from the start...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 17,493 reads 19 comments

  3. Big Ten Still Has Time to Rescue Its 2014 Football Season

    After seeing Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan all lose on the same day for the first time since 1988, there’s a widespread inclination to declare the Big Ten dead ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 781 reads 238 comments

  4. Pat Haden's Outburst Compromises Integrity of College Football Playoff Committee

    When USC athletic director Pat Haden went on the field to argue with game officials Saturday in Palo Alto, he made it clear he should be taken off of the committee that will decide which four teams play for this year's national championship...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 30,195 reads 217 comments

  5. Is USC Finally Ready to Take Back the Pac-12?

    Southern California’s season-opening thrashing of Fresno State was a great coming-out party for new coach Steve Sarkisian, but now the real work starts...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 20,093 reads 150 comments

  6. James Franklin Shows Joe Paterno-Style Football Never Coming Back to Penn State

    What does new Penn State coach James Franklin have in common with Joe Paterno? Well, they both won their first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. But the comparisons stop there...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 19,708 reads 41 comments

  7. Fighting Was a Hot-Tempered Topic at This Year's Football Camps

    Among the many great things about the approaching start of football season is that teams can finally stop snarling at each other and shift their anger to upcoming opponents. As it should be...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 2,310 reads 2 comments

  8. Rory McIlroy Appears Right on Track to Match Tiger and Jack

    Now that we know Rory McIlroy glows in the dark, is it also time to say there’s no question that his career eventually will rank right alongside those of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods ? Too early for that? Maybe...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 25,096 reads 79 comments

  9. Is Rory McIlroy Ready to Win Under Pressure at the 2014 PGA Championship?

    Tally-ho. The fox hunt is on. Rory McIlroy heads into Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship leading by one shot, but it's without the kind of cushion he’s carried after 54 holes in the three major championships he has won...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 7,702 reads 10 comments

  10. Rory McIlroy Clearly the 2015 Masters Favorite, Despite Bubba's 2 Green Jackets

    Just when it seems like there's not much more Rory McIlroy can do to impress the golfing world, he goes out and does the seemingly impossible by making significant headway toward not one, but two major championships at the same time...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 1,610 reads 1 comments

  11. Rory McIlroy Turns Budding Disaster into Sparkling Finish in Day 1 at Valhalla

    Rory McIlroy clearly distinguished himself Thursday as the player who’s most likely to end the year with a pair of majors in his pocket. And he did it in style...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 10,384 reads 4 comments

  12. Memo to Tiger Woods: Forget About the 2014 PGA Championship and Just Get Well

    Dear Tiger, Hope you’re feeling better, though I seriously doubt you are. I’ve never walked a mile in your shoes, but seeing you struggling to even take your ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 16,394 reads 53 comments

  13. Tiger Woods Battling to Find Himself at 2014 WGC-Bridgestone at Firestone

    Tiger Woods is off to a fine start at the WGC -Bridgestone Invitational, as is to be expected at a tournament he has won eight times...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 11,711 reads 12 comments

  14. Flawless Rory McIlroy Shows the Complete Package in 2014 British Open Victory

    Sunday’s final round of the British Open began with the widespread expectation that Rory McIlroy would glide to his first triumph at golf’s oldest major...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 20,434 reads 18 comments

  15. Rickie Fowler Exactly What Golf Needs as New Era Draws Near at 2014 British Open

    If you care about the future of golf, Sunday’s fourth round of the British Open isn’t to be missed...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 8,508 reads 10 comments

  16. Optimistic Phil Mickelson Waiting for Bad Weather to Mount British Open Comeback

    It will not come as a shock if there's a report that Phil Mickelson was seen out on the Royal Liverpool course late Friday, doing a rain dance...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 10,809 reads 1 comments

  17. Will 2nd-Round Jinx Ruin Rory McIlroy After Taking Lead at 2014 British Open?

    Among the many historical footnotes regarding the Royal Liverpool course that’s hosting the British Open is one that has absolutely nothing to do with golf...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 4,137 reads 1 comments

  18. Rory McIlroy Battling Inconsistency and Lofty Expectations at 2014 British Open

    Ever since Rory McIlroy was recognized as a golfing prodigy destined to contend for major titles, it has been assumed that he would one day reign as champion of the British Open...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 3,803 reads 2 comments

  19. Why British Open-US Open Double Is Among Golf's Toughest Feats

    All 156 players in this week's British Open have a chance to hoist the champion's Claret Jug, but only one has a shot at completing a feat that has been accomplished by only six players in the history of golf...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 4,117 reads 2 comments

  20. Then and Now: Tiger Woods Back at Royal Liverpool After Emotional 2006 Title

    Even the biggest Tiger Woods fan has to concede that there has often been a robotic undertone to his game and his demeanor...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 13,724 reads 16 comments

  21. Tiger Woods' Speedy Return from Back Surgery Comes with Warning Signs

    Tiger Woods no doubt can afford the best medical advice in the world. My question: Is he following it? Love or hate Tiger, it’s welcomed news for golf fans that he’ll ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 37,994 reads 39 comments

  22. Martin Kaymer Elevates to Golf's Elite with 2014 US Open Victory

    It’s time to revise the debate about who the best golfer under the age of 30 is. Martin Kaymer shuffled that deck in a big way Sunday with one of the most dominating U...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 9,455 reads 4 comments

  23. Martin Kaymer on Verge of Making Golfing History for Germany at 2014 US Open

    It isn’t often that we’ve seen German athletes dominate their sport while competing on American soil, but Martin Kaymer appears destined to join that very select group with a victory at the U...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 12,115 reads 3 comments

  24. 2014 US Open at Dry and Sandy Pinehurst Gives Glimpse of Golf's Future

    Given how sandy the U.S. Open is this year, perhaps it makes sense that there was an apparent desert mirage effect as the world’s greatest golfers made their way around the storied Pinehurst No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 5,895 reads 2 comments

  25. Tough Time for Phil Mickelson to Be on Center Stage at 2014 US Open

    No matter how calm and optimistic he sounds, you have to wonder what’s really going on in Phil Mickelson ’s mind this week as play awaits at the U.S. Open...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 5,724 reads 3 comments