They don’t make them like Shaquille O’Neal anymore, especially when it comes to scoring, says SI’s Luke Winn. In his latest piece, Winn mourns the loss of high-scoring college basketball matchups, noting that 2012 was the slowest and lowest-scoring season in modern era college hoops. In 1990, Shaquille O’Neal’s LSU squad and Hank Gathers’ Loyola-Marymount put up a combined 298 points, a total that likely won’t be matched anytime soon. (Brad Messina/Getty Images)
WINN: The lost art of scoring: Revisiting the 1990 LSU-LMU epic
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shaquille O’Neal
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This LSU R2D2 Keg is absolutely amazing.
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“Amazing. I’m still numb,” Els said after winning the British Open on Sunday. “It still hasn’t set in. It will probably take quite a few days because I haven’t been in this position for 10 years.”
GALLERY: SI’s best photos from the final round
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Well done Ernie…well done.
Miguel Angel Jimenez did his usual stretching routine Wednesday before heading out for a final practice round at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
GALLERY: Practice round photos from the British Open
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Jim Furyk shot even par Saturday at Olympic to finish tied for the lead with Graeme McDowell.
RECAP: Furyk, McDowell dust struggling Woods
GALLERY: SI’s best photos from the U.S. Open
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I think the winner will come from the final pairing, but I’m rooting from Webb Simpson make a charge and post a solid number.
Fifty years ago, a young Jack Nicklaus took down Arnold Palmer in a playoff at Oakmont to win his first major championship.
VAULT: SI’s story on Jack’s win from June 25, 1962
GALLERY: Nicklaus on the cover of SI
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Jim Furyk played his second shot into 18 as the sun set over the Olympic Club on Saturday at the U.S. Open.
RECAP: Furyk, McDowell share lead as Tiger falters
GALLERY: SI’s best shots from the U.S. Open
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Tiger Woods put himself into contention at the U.S. Open Thursday after a one-under 69 at Olympic.
SHIPNUCK: Tiger will win the 2012 U.S. Open
GALLERY: SI’s best shots from the opening round
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The 20 Best Small Towns in America from Smithsonianmag.com | #20: Oxford, MS
“Named in honor of the British university, Oxford prides itself on being an intellectual oasis, home of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). William Faulkner, who grew up in Oxford and modeled his fictional Yoknapatawpha County on his home, is everywhere. His family house, Rowan Oak, offers tours and showcases Faulkner’s liquor cabinet, including his metal mint julep cup. J.E. Neilson’s department store on the town square has a framed note from the cantankerous author responding to an overdue bill statement. The literary legacy has led to a renaissance of independent bookstores, including the Mississippi landmark Square Books, which showcases the state’s most famous writers, including Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams and John Grisham. Two annual conferences, the spring Oxford Conference for the Book and July’s Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, bring even more writers to town. The other arts are far from neglected; the Oxford Film and Music Festivals in February, plus the town’s proximity to Memphis and Nashville, keep Oxford on the circuit for popular and cutting-edge productions and performers. — AS”
I love/miss Oxford. I will be heading back soon for the Annual Double Decker Arts & Music Festival.