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2017 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoIn this week’s quick-read NFL power rankings, SC’s Brad Oremland hands out game balls, rates 2018 Hall of Fame nominees, and ranks teams 1-32, including new teams at the top and bottom. Complete Story

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Matt Olson: The Hoskins of the West

Sports PhotoRhys Hoskins burst into the big leagues with an impressive HR barrage, but he’s not the only rookie mashing bombs in 2017. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look. Complete Story

Indians Streak: Wasn’t That a Time?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says goodbye to the Cleveland Indians’ staggering 22-game winning streak and celebrates what the Tribe accomplished with it. Complete Story

Toppling Tigers Could Mean Super Stardom For Jackson

Sports PhotoReigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson is far from a household name, but SC’s Steve Brenna believes he has the opportunity to seize the national spotlight this Saturday. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2

Sports PhotoThe Vikes and Steelers battle in Pittsburgh, while the Pats get the key to the city of New Orleans. The Broncos host the Cowboys, and Green Bay and Atlanta battle in brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s predictions! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 26

Sports PhotoKyle Larson passed Martin Truex, Jr. on the final restart and won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond. Truex finished 20th and will start the Chase For the Cup with a 20-point lead over Larson. Check out SC’s power rankings by Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

Apple-Gate: Red Sox Caught Cheating?

Sports PhotoWith the Red Sox caught using Apple Watches to steal signs from the Yankees, and the Yankees possibly using a YES Network camera to steal signs from the Red Sox, SC’s Jeff Kallman is reminded boys will be boys, and reminds us cheating remains baseball’s oldest profession. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 1 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe NFL is back, and so are Sports Central’s NFL power rankings. SC’s Brad Oremland tackles Odell Beckham’s value to the Giants, the Sam Bradford hype train, and good defensive teams that can’t score. Plus: Week 2 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

It’s All in the Repetition

Sports PhotoIs this the year that one man finally joins the exclusive “Repeat Heisman Winner” club? SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at a repetitive pattern that might turn in that QB’s favor. Complete Story

Sharapova Optimistic Despite Failed Comeback

Sports PhotoThere’s no denying that Maria Sharapova is one of the most spoken names in tennis. It’s not just because of her sweet charm, but also due to her prowess in the sport. And now that she’s back, she’s on a mission. Complete Story

College Football Week 1 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks back at the woeful state of college football in the state of Texas right now, declares a worst P5 school in the country, and highlights a couple of big FCS wins in this edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 1

Sports PhotoThe Pats host the Chiefs to open the NFL season, while Antonio Brown throws a bone to the Dawg Pound in Cleveland. The Jets and Bills battle for AFC East inferiority, and the Packers welcome Seattle. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 25

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin chased down Martin Truex, Jr. and pulled out the win in the Bojangle’s Southern 500. Truex clinched the regular-season title as the Monster Energy Cup series heads to Richmond. Check out the power rankings by SC’s Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

2017 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWith the NFL’s 2017 regular season set to open this week, SC’s Brad Oremland reveals his annual preseason NFL power rankings, including playoff and Super Bowl predictions, as well as three playoff teams from one division, and the best Week 1 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

Burning Questions After Week 1

Sports PhotoThe beginning of the college football season means more to the season’s outcome than any other major sport, but it also leaves us with more questions than answers. SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at three of the biggest questions after an interesting, but not unexpected opening weekend of action. Complete Story

Can Stony Brook Challenge South Florida?

Sports PhotoStony Brook University coach Chuck Priore says his team has leadership and experience, and they will be there in the heat at Raymond James Stadium to cool off the charging South Florida Bulls. Complete Story

Better Late Than Never For South Florida

Sports PhotoIt was not the start that new South Florida coach Charlie Strong expected, as it took nearly four hours for USF and Strong to leave San Jose with a victory. Complete Story

Robert Mathis vs. Dwight Freeney

Sports PhotoAs the Indianapolis Colts gear up for their first season since 2001 without Robert Mathis or Dwight Freeney, SC’s Brad Oremland compares the two players and challenges the conventional wisdom about who ultimately was the greater player. Complete Story

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