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See the Big Three on the first tee

...Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod, a pair of major championship winners, starting the tournament. By the 1980s, the rite of spring had evolved with the trio of Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson all hitting opening tee shots. Former CBS analyst...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/see-big-three-first-tee
Pleasant Woodman wins feature race at Aiken Spring Steeplechase

...colorful dresses and personalities. The steeplechase featured five races, all run under a blue sky, a change from last year's rain and cold temperatures."It's wonderful. It's the first rite of spring, always," Campbell said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-22/pleasant-woodman-win
Syracuse faces Yale in quarterfinals of lacrosse tournament

...seniors on the Syracuse roster are focused on reaching the Final Four for the first time, something that once was a rite of spring for the Orange. Syracuse advanced to the national semifinals 22 consecutive years (1983-2004) but hasn't won...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-05-17/syracuse-faces-yale-quart
Players brave cold in Atlanta for workout at Turner Field

On a frosty winter day, the Atlanta Braves started getting ready for the rites of spring ? tossing around baseballs and jumping into the batting cage to take a few swings at Turner Field.It might seem hard to believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-01-22/players-brave-cold-atlan
Confusion abounds about this year's Masters dates

...Masters Tournament will be held April 8-14.For some reason, there's been a lot of confusion over when golf's rite of spring will occur. I've taken a few calls, and I've heard of folks booking wrong dates for vacations and hotel rooms...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/blog/confusion-abounds-about-years-masters-date
Big Three to start things off Thursday morning

...anniversary of the first opening ceremony. Nine players have performed the duty through the years, and it became a rite of spring in the 1980s and 1990s when Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead hit the tee shots. Palmer took over the duty...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/latest-news/big-three-start-things-thursda
ASU spring film series starts next week

...Chanel & Igor Stravinsky -- It is Paris, 1913. At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Igor Stravinsky premieres The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel is mesmerized, but the enraged audience boos and a near riot ensues. Seven years later, Chanel meets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-01-19/asu-spring-film-serie
Applause | Music | Things to Do | Life
Spring can take a much greater toll than winter

...would be replaced by tan.All around him, other bears -- black, brown, pink and yellow -- were pursuing a similar rite of spring. He greeted them with a wave and a grunt and began pushing the mower across his backyard."Look what I have done...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-06/spring-can-take-much-greater-
Metro | Glynn Moore | Glynn Moore
Huskies, Cardinal have experience on their side

INDIANAPOLIS --- Playing in the Final Four has become an annual rite of spring for Connecticut and Stanford.The two veteran teams hope that their experience will buoy them to another national championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2011-04-01/huskies-cardinal-have-exp
College | Sports | College Sports
Masters Tournament tops an enticing menu

...and Gary Woodland or the sage experience of some of the veterans who are always factors every April.These opening rites of spring give the competitors and fans much to hope for this year. On a week as engaging as this one, drink deep.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2011-04-01/masters-tournament-
Masters News | Scott Michaux | Scott Michaux