PGA Q School Final Round
GOLF 2:30 PM No Lehmans, no Tigers, no Weirs--oh, my! At PGA West
in La Quinta, Calif., you will see Casey Martin and a bunch of
good-but-human golfers, most of whom you haven't heard of,
playing for their PGA Tour cards in what may be the most intense
round of the year. After surviving the second stage of qualifying
last month, Tommy Tolles, who finished 180th on this year's money
list ($142,248) and who has competed in the Masters and the U.S.
Open, articulated what all Q schoolers know: "This is the
toughest tournament I've ever played in." Besides Tolles, other
recognizable names hoping to get back on Tour include Robert
Gamez, Jim McGovern and Frank Nobilo.
76ers at Lakers
TBS 10:30 PM Can radio slay the video star? Allen Iverson,
controversial hip-hop singer, takes on Shaquille O'Neal,
Hollywood's erstwhile Genie with an Attitude. Iverson sounded few
false notes in leading the Sixers to 10 straight wins to start
the season, but will he play in the Lakers' arena?
Florida at Michigan State
ESPN 7 PM The Spartans advanced unimpeded through the
Gators' full-court defense to win last April's NCAA men's
championship game 89-76. This season senior guard Charlie Bell is
ringing in the post-Mateen Cleaves era for No. 4 Michigan State,
while No. 11 Florida has moved to a full-Nelson attack, with
sophomore guard Brett Nelson having dished out five assists in
the Gators' 2000-01 opener, an 85-70 win over Florida State on
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State
ABC 8 P.M. This Big 12 championship game from Kansas City's
Arrrowhead Stadium is as close to a playoff as you'll get in
college football: If the top-ranked Sooners (11-0) lose, their
national title hopes will vanish, and the nation will turn its
eyes (yet again) to Florida. Seventh-ranked Kansas State (10-2)
has been eyeing a rematch since losing 41-31 to Oklahoma on Oct.
14. (Above, Sooners defensive back Torrance Marshall stops David
Allen.) The Wildcats will hope for a big game from senior
defensive end Chris Johnson, who had four sacks in the 28-24 win
over Missouri on Nov. 18. Oklahoma may have a Heisman candidate
at quarterback, but don't believe the Heupel--the Sooners can be
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
HBO's Real Sports (Tuesday, 10 p.m.) features a segment on the
eight African-American women's basketball players at South
Florida who got their white coach, Jerry Ann Winters, suspended
on the grounds that she was a racist, and another (an SI/Real
Sports collaboration) on the perils of LASIK eye surgery....
Three things we got more than enough of over the Thanksgiving
weekend: 1) leftovers; 2) ESPN announcers making lame recount
jokes; and 3) Teri Hatcher and Howie Long prancing around their