The Reason For the Season

Sports PhotoIf you’re a long-time reader of the Sports Central family, you know about SC’s Jonathan Lowe’s love for college basketball’s holiday tournaments. But … why? He opens up the door to his mind and offers up his reasons for the fascination. Complete Story

11.17.14 A Nice Problem to Have By Corrie Trouw
08.07.14 Coarses of Higher Learning By Jonathan Lowe
06.19.14 The Most Interesting Year One Coaches By Jean Neuberger

2014 College Football Game Awards

Sports PhotoCollege football award season has celebrated the year’s best players, but SC’s Corrie Trouw looks back at 2014 and recognizes the games that made the first season of the playoffs so memorable. Complete Story

12.08.14 College Football’s Selection Committee Got it Right By Ross Lancaster
12.01.14 Eyes Turn to Waco For Last Weekend By Jean Neuberger
11.10.14 The Playoff’s Budding Big 12 Dilemma By Ross Lancaster

Foul Territory: Well-Oiled Machines

Sports PhotoIn this edition of Foul Territory, Matt Prater now has a 12-game season because of a 12-ounce can, Tiger Woods ditches his swing coach, and Richie Incognito could be back in the NFL for a team owned by a Glazer, which rhymes with hazer. Complete Story

08.08.14 Foul Territory: Quarterback “Busts” By Jeffrey Boswell
08.01.14 Foul Territory: Stephen A. Stiffed; Lawyer Up By Jeffrey Boswell
07.25.14 Foul Territory: Halls of Fame, Courts of Law By Jeffrey Boswell

McIlroy, Woods, Nicklaus: Major Debate

Sports PhotoTiger Woods and Rory McIlroy share similar quests: Woods to match Jack Nicklaus with 18 majors, and McIlroy to catch them both. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell says that Jack shouldn’t worry about his record. Complete Story

04.18.13 Golf’s “Snitches Get Stitches” Policy By Jeffrey Boswell
12.13.12 Looking Ahead to Golf in 2013 By Angus Saul
10.08.12 Ryder Cup in Review By Angus Saul

The Cubs Show Lester More Than the Money

Sports PhotoSix years, $155 million, and the Cubs land what some think is the key to their century-plus overdue return to the Promised Land. Complete Story

12.08.14 A Sad Stop Just Shy of Cooperstown By Jeff Kallman
12.05.14 Three For the Hall, First Ballot By Jeff Kallman
12.01.14 Gil Hodges Belongs in Cooperstown By Jeff Kallman

Which NBA Teams Are Making an Impression?

Sports PhotoAs we hit the quarter-mark of the NBA season, which teams have (and have not) impressed SC’s Jonathan Lowe? He looks back on the season to date, then looks forward a few months into the future. Complete Story

08.15.14 Basketball Needs to Quit Acting Like Soccer By Ross Lancaster
07.21.14 Grading the NBA Decision-Makers By Corrie Trouw
07.15.14 LeBron Makes Another Wrong Decision By Brad Oremland

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 16

Sports PhotoPlayoff scenarios abound in Week 16, as the Steelers look to clinch a spot against the Chiefs. Dallas hosts Indianapolis, and the NFC West lead goes to the winner of the Seahawks/Cardinals Sunday night matchup. Check out SC’s predictions! Complete Story

12.16.14 NFL Week 15 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
12.11.14 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 15 By Jeffrey Boswell
12.09.14 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland

Bad Teams Have Two Months to Shape Up

Sports PhotoIt’s one month into the NHL season and some fan-bases are ready to throw in the towel. But is it too early to give up hope? For floundering teams, there’s still time to turn things around and look to finishing strong, says SC’s Mike Chen. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 36

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick captured his first Sprint Cup championship, winning at Homestead to clinch the Sprint Cup title. Ryan Newman finished second, while Denny Hamlin took seventh and Joey Logano faded late. Complete Story

11.12.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 35 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.05.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 34 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.29.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 33 By Jeffrey Boswell

The Father of U.S. Soccer

Sports PhotoJurgen Klinsmann doesn’t think the U.S. can win the World Cup this year. While that may annoy a few fans of typical coach blowhardery in the U.S., Klinsmann’s comments come in light of an enormous task he’s undertaking that won’t happen overnight: making the U.S. a soccer power. Complete Story

05.22.14 World Cup Preview, Groups G and H By Kevin Beane
05.09.14 World Cup Preview, Groups E and F By Kevin Beane
04.24.14 World Cup Preview, Groups C and D By Kevin Beane

Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVIII Aftermath

Sports PhotoDid the opening coin toss decide the Super Bowl winner? Should Joe Namath handle all future Super Bowl coin tosses? Will Peyton Manning return next year? What does John Fox say? SC’s Jeffrey Boswell has the answers in Super Bowl Q&A. Complete Story

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
03.09.12 Sports Q&A: NFL is Too Bounty-licious By Jeffrey Boswell

In Defense of Arnaud Clément

Sports PhotoThe Swiss beat the French to capture their first Davis Cup title. Since then, French captain Arnaud Clement has been under fire. Now that two weeks have passed and cooler heads prevail, SC’s Mert Ertunga explains why Clément shouldn’t be blamed. Complete Story

09.08.14 Changing of the Guard in Men’s Tennis? By Mert Ertunga
08.18.14 U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form By Mert Ertunga
07.29.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2) By Mert Ertunga

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