The Curious Case of Memphis

Sports PhotoWhen you think of a program that has so many ingredients, and yet is struggling mightily, one name comes to mind. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a glimpse at the surprising recent troubles at Memphis. Complete Story

04.04.17 The Head of the Class By Jonathan Lowe
03.27.17 The Decline of Mid-Majors in the Tournament By Ross Lancaster
03.21.17 NCAA Tournament: From 64 to 16 By Jean Neuberger

The Power of Getting There

Sports PhotoWhen we are stopped one step from reaching our goals, it’s pretty crushing. Imagine how that feels for athletes. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at a recent trend of teams turning failure into victory, including the latest college football champion. Complete Story

01.09.17 The Nick Saban Urban Dictionary By Jeffrey Boswell
01.02.17 Crimson Tide vs. Tigers: Round Two By Jean Neuberger
12.26.16 In Defense of Bowl Games, and Sitting Them Out By Ross Lancaster

Foul Territory: Balls and Ballers

Sports PhotoThe Cavaliers survive Draymond Green’s nut shots to win the NBA title, while the U.S. soccer team obviously has some “groin” to do. The 76ers select Ben Simmons, and is Major League Baseball coming to Vegas? Complete Story

05.26.16 Foul Territory: Draymond Green Edition By Jeffrey Boswell
07.10.15 Foul Territory: Fingers in the Air By Jeffrey Boswell
06.29.15 Foul Territory: A Bunch of Fools By Jeffrey Boswell

The Masters: 2016 Preview

Sports PhotoThe first golf major of the year is just around the corner, with The Masters looming large on the horizon. With Jordan Spieth hoping to defend his win last year, let’s take a look at the main contenders and some dangerous outsiders to look out for. Complete Story

12.30.15 Why the LPGA Deserves Better By Marc James
09.22.15 A Three-Way Battle For Golf Supremacy By Marc James
08.15.14 McIlroy, Woods, Nicklaus: Major Debate By Jeffrey Boswell

Machado, Pedroia, and Respect Won and Lost

Sports PhotoRed Sox pitcher Matt Barnes got a four-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado’s head Sunday — two nights after Machado slid hard but clean into Dustin Pedroia, who took no offense. SC’s Jeff Kallman says Barnes got off light and the Orioles’ restraint should be emulated. Complete Story

04.24.17 Now the Giants Are Truly Bummed By Jeff Kallman
04.12.17 Flag Night Banner Night For Cubs By Jeff Kallman
04.10.17 They Know Nussing … Nussing! By Jeff Kallman

Cleveland, There’s No Defending This

Sports PhotoThe Cleveland Cavaliers continue their march to a repeat, but can they truly call this a “defense” of their championship? SC’s Jonathan Lowe shows why a lack of “D” could make for some history. Complete Story

04.17.17 Awards and All-NBA Teams For 2016-17 By Ross Lancaster
03.06.17 The Rhythm With the Boogie By Jonathan Lowe
03.03.17 What’s Up in Washington? By Marc James

A Decade Later: Grading the 2007 NFL Draft

Sports PhotoWith the 2017 NFL Draft approaching, let’s put expectations in context with a glance in the rearview, as SC’s Brad Oremland identifies the most and least successful teams in the 2007 draft that began with JaMarcus Russell ahead of Calvin Johnson. Complete Story

04.18.17 Tony Romo vs. Troy Aikman By Brad Oremland
04.14.17 Best Quarterbacks in Franchise History: AFC By Brad Oremland
04.11.17 Tony Romo Retires and Moves to CBS By Brad Oremland

Jaromir Jagr’s Longevity, Greatness Are Defying Time

Sports PhotoSC’s Louie Centanni takes a moment to reflect upon the greatness and longevity of Jaromir Jagr, who just took over third place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 7

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson passed Joey Logano late to win at Texas, snapping his season winless streak. Kyle Larson took second and maintained his position atop the Monster Energy Cup standings. Complete Story

04.06.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 6 By Jeffrey Boswell
03.29.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 5 By Jeffrey Boswell
03.28.17 Nico Hines’ Apology: Not Enough By Brad Oremland

The Virginia Tech Quarterback Battle

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane brings the news of a quarterback controversy brewing in Blacksburg. Will it be odds-on favorite Josh Jackson? Feast-or-famine A.J. Bush? True freshman Hendon Hooker? Find out in this week’s edition of Slant Pattern! Complete Story

04.05.17 Don’t Blame the Refs For Calling Fouls By Kevin Beane
03.30.17 Slant Pattern at the Irving Tennis Classic By Kevin Beane
03.09.17 The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios 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

Can Federer Continue His Brilliant Start?

Sports PhotoRoger Federer’s Australian Open win sent a shockwave through the tennis world. Few people thought that the Swiss star would mount a comeback, but with the wealth of talent that the 35-year-old possesses, we should have all seen it coming. Complete Story