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FBS Breakout Stars to Watch in 2019

Sports PhotoNow that a bow has been placed on the 2018 college football season, all eyes shift to the draft. But SC’s Steve Brenna breaks down his top five breakout stars from 2018 who will be returning to campus this fall. Complete Story

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Championship Weekend: Throw the Flag

Sports PhotoChampionship Weekend featured two overtime games for the first time in NFL history. And it featured fans calling for a re-do for the first time in NFL history. SC’s Bob Campbell acknowledges the blown calls, but he also wants fans to stop whining. Complete Story

“Death Wish 6”: Starring Steelers’ Rooney

Sports PhotoDoes Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II have a death wish or something, simply throwing away talented players? It would seem so, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

Mel Stottlemyre, RIP: Quietly Monumental

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Mel Stottlemyre, the best pitcher of the New York Yankees’ lost decade and later a World Series-winning pitching coach for both New York teams, who lost a gutsy battle with multiple myeloma on January 14. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Conf. Championships

Sports PhotoAqib Talib and his pistol ironically play peacemaker as the Saints host the Rams and “Cool Breeze” Jared Goff. In the AFC, Tom Brady brings the “Patriot Mystique” and the “Patriot mystic” to Arrowhead. Check out SC’s championship predictions! Complete Story

The World’s Earliest Week 1 CFB Preview

Sports PhotoIt’s time again for the world’s earliest Week 1 college football preview. What’s the first big game of the year? Who’s slated in the Labor Day game that always caps the long weekend? Find out in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

The NFL Divisional Digest

Sports PhotoThe wild card winners weren’t as lucky this week, as we get 1 vs. 2 in both NFC and AFC championships. This is going to be fun, but before we move on to Championship Week, let SC’s Bob Campbell help you re-live the divisional round. Check it out. Complete Story

Is Zion Williamson the Best Collegiate Dunker Ever?

Sports PhotoThe high-flying Zion Williamson is currently the best dunker among the collegiate ranks, but where does he stack up compared to some of the greatest dunkers of all-time? Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Divisional

Sports PhotoAndrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes battle at Arrowhead, while Dallas’ “Big Three” takes on the Rams’ “Big III.” Tom Brady challenges Philip Rivers, but not in a battle of sperm count, and the Saints look to cool off the Eagles, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

The 1919 Reds: Grand Theft Victims

Sports PhotoIn the centennial season of baseball’s most tainted World Series, SC’s Jeff Kallman says the 1919 Reds — who, yes, could have beaten the White Sox in a straight-no-chaser Series — deserve honor and recognition first and long overdue. Complete Story

NFL Wild Card Round-Up

Sports PhotoWhat a Wild Card Weekend it was. Twelve became eight in dramatic fashion, with three road dogs advancing. This week sets up exciting divisional matchups, but let SC’s Bob Campbell wrap up the weekend first. Complete Story

What’s Up With the Pac-12?

Sports PhotoThe AP Top 25 doesn’t features teams from every Power Five conference but one. While Pac-12 football’s struggles have been noted, SC’s Jean Neuberger looks at the current struggles of Pac-12 hoops. Complete Story

College Football Playoff Thoughts and Reflections

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at how the ranking should look now, whether we should expand the College Football Playoff (and whether it’s a moot point) and who he’s taking in the National Championship Game. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Wild Card

Sports PhotoThe confident Colts ride into Houston, huge sacks in tow, while the Cowboys try to win one for Jerry Jones. Meanwhile, Philip Rivers looks to his “spank bank” for motivation against the Ravens, and Mitch Trubisky channels Jim McMahon. Complete Story

NFL Strength of Schedule: 2018 vs. 2019

Sports PhotoIs your favorite team playing a tougher schedule next season than they played this season, or an easier one? Find out here, courtesy of SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

NFL Power Rankings Week 17

Sports PhotoAfter 17 grueling weeks, the playoffs are finally upon us. The Eagles somehow snuck in, while the Vikings and the Steelers will be watching Wild Card Weekend at home. See how they stack up in the final rankings of the season by SC’s Bob Campbell. Complete Story

Coaches Leaving: Is it Worth It?

Sports PhotoWhen is the “right” time to try a new challenge? For one FCS program, that question might be approaching. But will it be worth it? SC’s Jonathan Lowe takes a look. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 17

Sports PhotoThe Texans look to be “one and done,” while Baker Mayfield tries to stare down the Ravens defense. The Falcons and Bucs are featured on the NFL “Dead Zone,” and the Colts and Titans battle for the AFC South. Complete Story

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