1. 2011 Masters: Challengers to Jack Nicklaus as the Oldest Champion Ever

    Being the champion of the Masters is a very difficult challenge. Only a select few professional golfers claim the prestigious green jacket. Fewer yet claim the trophy late or early in their career...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 3 years ago 1,768 reads 0 comments

  2. Tiger Turns Caddy to Coach and Helps John Daly

    Tiger Woods has his back to the wall. He is heading into the last major of 2010 without winning a single tournament, let alone a major...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about almost 4 years ago 2,099 reads 6 comments

  3. 10 Best Chances a U.K. Native Captures the 2010 Open Championship Title

    The 2010 British Open returns to the historic St. Andrews course in Scotland. Americans Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are the top favorites to win...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about 4 years ago 807 reads 0 comments

  4. Big 12 Realignment: The Big Texas Plus Nine Conference

    The loss of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Colorado Buffaloes leaves the Big 12 with 10 teams but accentuates the conference's financial imbalance problem...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about 4 years ago 448 reads 0 comments

  5. Tiger Wood's Trap: The Quest for Privacy

      Tiger Woods' statement provided many of the elements needed for rehabilitation from his behavioral problem. It included a sincere sense of remorse, acceptance of personal blame, request for ...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 68 reads 4 comments

  6. Is Mark McGwire Qualified to Be The St. Louis Cardinal Hitting Coach?

    Mark McGwire has returned to MLB as the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. His acknowledgment of his long-term use of performance enhancing drugs coincided with the kickoff for the 2010 season...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 526 reads 9 comments

  7. Five Reasons Golf Fans Love John Daly

    As John Daly attempts another golf comeback, some are urging him to quit. His critics claim he is finished and no longer possesses the skill to tee it up. But John Daly has lots of fans. More fans than would be expected given his checkered career...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 1,943 reads 8 comments

  8. Razorbacks Top List of 10 Most Improved 2009 College Football Teams

    The 2009 season produced big improvements in performance for many NCAA college football teams. But which teams improved the most from their 2008 ranking? I examined the statistical ranking changes for all top 50 teams of 2009...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 1,564 reads 6 comments

  9. College Football: Nebraska 2009 Statistical Recap and the Bo Pelini Effect

    In his second year coaching the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Bo Pelini produced a Big 12 North Division Championship, a near Big 12 Division Championship, and a Holiday Bowl blowout of the Arizona Wildcats...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 1,180 reads 7 comments

  10. Mark McGwire and MLB Steroid Users Need a 12-Step Approach

    Mark McGwire's admission of steroid use adds to the list of MLB players making an attempt at rehabilitation. Many have struggled to do so...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 458 reads 0 comments

  11. Mike Leach's Texas Tech Ten Biggest Wins

      Mike Leach's high-powered passing attack generated a series of great victories for the fans at Texas Tech.   His innovative style produced quarterbacks who were able to put up record-breaking passing statistics...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 2,124 reads 14 comments

  12. Tommy Tuberville's Challenge Is To Top Mike Leach's Record at Texas Tech

    Texas Tech hired a good coach in signing Tommy Tuberville to a contract in Lubbock, Tex. However, it is unlikely that Tuberville will be able to surpass the record of Mike Leach at Tech...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 941 reads 9 comments

  13. Oklahoma Football 2009: A Statistical Recap

    The 2009 season proved to be a challenge for Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners. Coming off a BCS Championship Game appearance, the Sooners seemed ready to challenge again for the top spot in the country...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 337 reads 2 comments

  14. Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach Tops All 2009 Big 12 Coaches In Performance

      I don't know what really happened at Texas Tech this year. The off-the-field issues will be debated in court procedures that play out in Lubbock.  I like to look at facts and data...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 896 reads 0 comments

  15. BCS Football Championship: Six Defining Keys in Alabama's Win Over Texas

    Rarely does a defensive lineman produce two key plays that are crucial in setting the tone and influencing the outcome of a game. Alabama's Marcell Dareus figured in two monumental moments in the BCS championship game...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 323 reads 9 comments

  16. Yearly Nebraska-Oklahoma Matchup Would Solve Big 12 Balance Problem

    The Big 12 conference has a significant balance problem.  The Big 12 South is dominant over the Big 12 North.  In the 2009 season, four Big 12 South teams had conference winning records (Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma)...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 454 reads 18 comments

  17. College Football: 2009 Grades Are in for the Big 12 Football Coaches

    It's time for the professor to grade all the Big 12 football coaches for 2009. The professor grades on the curve and starts off letting every coach know that for those blessed with abundance, much is expected...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  18. Texas Tech Mess Good for Texas A&M and Oklahoma

    The chaos at Texas Tech is likely to be a boost for several football programs in the Big 12 South.    Mike Leach produced a 28 win and 22 loss record against Big 12 South opponents during his tenure in Lubbock...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 1,580 reads 9 comments

  19. Texas Tech Red Raiders Win Alamo for Coach Mike Leach

    Disclosure:  I've been a big Mike Leach fan since he was the offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma in 1999. His offensive scheme was key to the Sooner national championship in 2000...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 1,118 reads 10 comments

  20. Arghh! A Pirate's Response to the Texas Tech Mess

      Coach Mike Leach fancies the pirate's life in many ways.  So now that the axe has fallen in Lubbock, we might look to the pirate's behavior to predict what Leach might do next...

    Bill Yates Written by Bill Yates about over 4 years ago 784 reads 1 comments