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Super Bowl LII Preview

Sports PhotoThe Patriots, Eagles, and Vikings are all headed to Minnesota, but only the first two will play in Super Bowl LII. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the conference championships and predicts the winner of New England vs. Philadelphia. Complete Story

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Doug Harvey, RIP: Timing

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Doug Harvey, the longtime National League umpire who may have been the most respect of his time by players and fellow umps alike. Complete Story

CareerBuilder Challenge: Shootout in the Desert

Sports PhotoThe PGA Tour returns to the mainland of the U.S. after a couple of stops in Hawaii, where one tournament was won in dominant fashion by the world’s No. 1 player. With this piece, we begin a weekly preview of the upcoming PGA Tour event. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Conf. Championships

Sports PhotoThe favored Patriots look to show the upstart Jaguars the door, and maybe a “gate,” in Foxboro, while the Eagles go out like a bunch of crazed dogs against the Vikings for the NFC title. Check out SC’s Jeffrey Boswell’s predictions! Complete Story

Handicapping an Intriguing NBA MVP Race

Sports PhotoWith the NBA regular season just past its midpoint, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at the contenders for what could turn out to be an unusually wide-open MVP race. Complete Story

Can Lions Evade the 20th Pick Jinx?

Sports PhotoJust missing winning the Lombardi Trophy has been the kiss of death for NFL teams the following season for more than 20 years. Just missing making the playoffs is beginning to mean the same thing. SC’s Anthony Brancato breaks it down. Complete Story

NFL 2017-18 Divisional Weekend

Sports PhotoA pair of close finishes in Pennsylvania were overshadowed by the wild ending of Vikings/Saints. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down all the divisional games, with predictions for Patriots/Jaguars and Eagles/Vikings, plus the All-Loser Team. Complete Story

World’s Earliest 2018 College Football Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane continues his annual tradition of the world’s earliest Week 1 preview. Will Alabama continue their reign of bashing P5 teams? Will Notre Dame or Michigan be “back?” How will life as an independent treat New Mexico State? Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Divisional

Sports PhotoThe Eagles try and nix the Falcons playoff hopes, while Rob Gronkowski and the Pats look to do a number on the Titans. Meanwhile, Blake Bortles hopes to avoid the dumpster fire against Pittsburgh, and the Saints seek payoff at Minnesota. Complete Story

Concussion-Compromised Justin Morneau Retires

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Justin Morneau’s retirement and move to the Twins’ front office is one of the more fortunate outcomes for players impacted by concussions. Complete Story

The Cinderella Rankings: January

Sports PhotoWho are the names to watch in March in college hoops? SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a glimpse at 10 teams that could annihilate a bracket or two in the upcoming months. Complete Story

Previewing the Biggest Golf Stories of 2018

Sports PhotoFor most fans, the golf season begins in Hawaii this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions. With the Northeast under a foot of snow and experiencing brutally low temperatures, it’s a good time to take a look at some stories of the ongoing PGA Tour season. Complete Story

NFL 2017-18 Wild Card Weekend

Sports PhotoThree of the four wild card games were decided by 7 points or less, going down to the final moments. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the wild card games, with predictions for the next round, plus evaluations of all 18 HOF finalists. Complete Story

MLB 2017 Part II: How Do You Like Those Apples?

Sports PhotoIn part of his continuing series, SC’s Jeff Kallman reviews the second half of Major League Baseball’s 2017 season. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Wild Card

Sports PhotoThe Chiefs spy a rematch win the Patriots, while Titans coach Mike Mularkey looks to avoid the “Mike-drop.” The Falcons have “been there,” and look to “do that” versus the Rams, and the Jags host the Bills. Plus, the Panthers pick their poison. Complete Story

The Hangover Chronicles: College Football Edition

Sports PhotoWhat’s the best way to recover from New Year’s Eve shenanigans? The College Football Playoff, of course! Join SC’s Bob Campbell as he discusses the two semifinal games from the comfort of his own couch. Complete Story

Sports Central 2017 NFL All-Pro Team

Sports PhotoThe NFL’s 2017 regular season is over, and it’s time for year-end honors. SC’s Brad Oremland presents his annual NFL All-Pro team, plus awards, including Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoIn the final power rankings of 2017, SC’s Brad Oremland sums up the season, makes playoff predictions, analyzes offseason needs, and names the best TV announcers. Plus: how bad were the Browns? Complete Story

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