Why it’s Time to Give More Loyolas a Shot

Sports PhotoLoyola’s march to the Final Four has SC’s Jean Neuberger making a simple demand: mid-major teams are too often left behind. Time to give them more invites. Complete Story

04.04.18 Too Much Wacky to Not Be Normal By Jonathan Lowe
04.02.18 Best Final Four Ever? By Jonathan Lowe
03.26.18 Is Loyola the Last Cinderella? By Ross Lancaster

Where’s the Greener Grass?

Sports PhotoSometimes, a coaching carousel can spit out some interesting connections. SC’s Jonathan Lowe digs into how some college football coaches will try to see each other eye-to-eye … from far away. Complete Story

07.31.18 Hot Takes From College Football’s Media Days By Jean Neuberger
06.21.18 New Transfer Rules Are a Win For Athletes By Jean Neuberger
05.21.18 UCF and the Great Eight Debate By Jean Neuberger

Foul Territory: Earthshaking Events

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, Brooks Koepka gets over at the U.S. Open, Mexico rattles Germany in the World Cup, and Tom Brady discusses retirement. Complete Story

05.25.18 Foul Territory: Freaks, Flags, Flying By Jeffrey Boswell
04.13.18 Foul Territory: Belts, Jackets, and Handcuffs By Jeffrey Boswell
03.15.18 Foul Territory: NCAA Tournament By Jeffrey Boswell

Exciting Finish Makes British Open One to Remember

Sports PhotoBetween a six-way tie going into the final day, Tiger being competitive for once, and some unruly crowd members, The British Open was as exciting as golf gets. Complete Story

If You Can’t Beat Him, Drill Him: Chickenfish Pitcher

Sports PhotoJose Urena drilling Ronald Acuna, Jr. on the elbow on his first pitch of the night Wednesday was cowardice at minimum. SC’s Jeff Kallman says he needs to be docked post haste, and baseball needs to send a message about throwing at hitters. Complete Story

08.16.18 For What it’s Werth By Jeff Kallman
08.14.18 Rocking the Bote By Jeff Kallman
08.13.18 Why Does Major League Baseball Ignore the South? By Anthony Brancato

The NBA’s No-Sleep Summer

Sports PhotoJust when we thought the NBA was in hibernation, the NBA Summer League has taken center stage. Join SC’s Bob Campbell as he breaks down the fascination with the NBA’s season before the season. Complete Story

07.09.18 Defending the Warriors’ Dynasty By Ross Lancaster
07.02.18 NBA Free Agency: Definitely Not Book Learning By Jonathan Lowe
06.18.18 NBA Draft Preview: Two Guys Walk Into a Bar By Robert Campbell

Top 30 NFL Dynasties and the Hall of Fame

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland takes an extensive look at the greatest dynasties in pro football history, examining whether they’re fairly represented in the Pro Football HOF. Complete Story

08.07.18 Does Size Matter For Running Backs? 2018 Update By Brad Oremland
08.06.18 “Propping” Up NFL Playoff Chances By Ross Lancaster
07.24.18 Who Was Best NFL Cornerback of 2000s? By Brad Oremland

2018 Stanley Cup Final Preview

Sports PhotoWashington Capitals. Vegas Golden Knights. It’s a matchup nobody would have predicted at the start of the season, or even at the start of the playoffs. That’s just one of the reasons it’s going to be fantastic. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 23

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick posted a dominant win at Michigan, sweeping the stages and leading 108 laps. Brad Keselowski finished second, while Kyle Busch took third. It’s Week 23! Complete Story

08.08.18 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22 By Jeffrey Boswell
08.01.18 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21 By Jeffrey Boswell
07.30.18 2018 Tour De France Recap By Brad Oremland

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane touches on college football coaches in the hot seat, whether West Virginia and their start QB will meet expectations, and how to make amends for the shame of football fandom. Complete Story

07.26.18 Josh Hader is Okay, John Middlekauff is Not By Kevin Beane
07.12.18 Slant Pattern’s July Mailbag By Kevin Beane
06.28.18 Boxing Preview For Late June By Kevin Beane

Super Bowl 50 Aftermath

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl 50 is in the books, and SC’s Jeffrey Boswell takes a look back at Super Bowl Sunday’s contest. Is Peyton Manning done? What were the best commercials? And can Cam Newton recover from defeat better than he recovers a fumble? Complete Story

02.06.14 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVIII Aftermath By Jeffrey Boswell
02.07.13 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVII Edition By Jeffrey Boswell
05.11.12 Sports Q&A: The Truth Won’t Set You Free By Jeffrey Boswell

Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals

Sports PhotoNovak Djokovic has issued an ominous warning to his rivals and he prepares to make his return in early 2018. The Serb hasn’t played since Wimbledon, but the question is, what does he have left? Complete Story

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