The passion of match play has once again made both men's and women's NCAA viewing a real joy for those of us who can have a television on all day. A big tip of the cap to Brandt Packer's Golf Channel crew for all of the great reaction shots, aerial footage and NCAA coverage.
How good was Tuesday's action?
The Nike Star Trek line sported by Oregon, Vanderbilt and others is actually growing on me.
Then again, it helps to see the clothes in school colors instead of the Best Pastels of Key West.
While the Ducks are the defending champs, Oregon's unlikely ascension to the final versus Oklahoma comes after they barely made the team match play portion of the proceedings. Brentley Romine with the Golfweek.com roundup of Oregon defeating Vanderbilt 3-2 and Oklahoma defeating home state hosts Illinois 3½ - 1½ to deprive us of a Pac-12 v. Big 10 match.
Golf Central's highlights of Oregon's win.
And highlights of OU's win over Illinois.
Lance Ringler previews the final match, including the potential decider between each teams' stars:
Match 5: No. 98 Brad Dalke (Oklahoma) vs. No. 366 Sulman Raza (Oregon), 3:50 p.m. ET
Kevin Casey at Golfweek profiles Raza, star of last year's championship match who has struggled as a senior.
And Beth Ann Nichols tells us more about Dalke, who was a finalist in last summer's U.S. Amateur and whose family has incredible ties to OU athletics.
Wednesday's final coverage goes like this on Golf Channel Wednesday:
Golf Central Pre Game 1:30-4 p.m. ET
Championship Match 4-8 p.m. ET
Golf Central 8-9 p.m. ET