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

Why Clemson/Alabama is Already in the Making Again

Sports PhotoThere’s a lot of football still to be played this season, but SC’s Ross Lancaster thinks that Clemson and Alabama look so far ahead of everyone else that it’s not crazy at all to start thinking about a third consecutive title game between the Tide and Tigers. Complete Story

09.25.17 College Football Stock Report By Jean Neuberger
09.15.17 Toppling Tigers Could Mean Super Stardom For Jackson By Steve Brenna
09.11.17 It’s All in the Repetition By Jonathan Lowe

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

2017-18 PGA Tour Preview

Sports PhotoJustin Thomas ended the 2016-17 PGA Tour season with a FedEx Cup victory. Here are three players who are most likely to replicate Thomas’ success in 2017-18. Complete Story

03.31.16 The Masters: 2016 Preview By Marc James
12.30.15 Why the LPGA Deserves Better By Marc James
09.22.15 A Three-Way Battle For Golf Supremacy By Marc James

NLCS Game 5: Dodgers Insist, “No, Cubs, No!”

Sports PhotoPatience at the plate, pitching superiority, and sub Kike Hernandez’s three Game 5 home runs put the Dodgers over the Cubs and en route the World Series at last. Complete Story

Enough Beef For All

Sports PhotoYes. All of the new team compositions will make for an interesting watch during the NBA season. But SC’s Jonathan Lowe is looking forward to some hoops for reasons that go beyond the court, and the physical. Complete Story

07.31.17 Where Does Cleveland Go From Here? By Ross Lancaster
07.14.17 The Best Moments of 2016-17 NBA Season By Marc James
07.10.17 Buzzed on Expectation By Jonathan Lowe

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 7

Sports PhotoThe Packers say “Hail Mary” as the Saints come to Lambeau Field, while the Jets visit Rick James Stadium in Miami. Denver’s “No Fly Zone” heads to San Diego’s “No Fan Zone,” and the Eagles host the ‘Skins. Complete Story

10.17.17 2017 NFL Week 6 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
10.12.17 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.10.17 2017 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland

Will the Penguins Win Three Cups in a Row?

Sports PhotoOn June 11, at the conclusion of a 2-0 win in Game 6 of the final, the Pittsburgh Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup for the second time in as many years. It’s a feat that hasn’t occurred in the modern era of the NHL. But can they do it again? Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 31

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski survived a crash-filled day at Talladega to win the Alabama 500. Keselowski is through to the next round as the series heads to Kansas for an elimination race, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

10.11.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 30 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.04.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 29 By Jeffrey Boswell
09.27.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 28 By Jeffrey Boswell

Hayward Breaks a Bone, Sports World Gets Weird

Sports PhotoAs SC’s Kevin Beane watches Gordon Hayward break his ankle — thought at first to be his leg — live, he ponders injuries in the sports world, our fans reactions to it, and whether the reactions are misguided. Complete Story

10.06.17 Slant Pattern’s Take on #TakeAKnee By Kevin Beane
09.22.17 College Football Week 3 Thoughts By Kevin Beane
09.08.17 College Football Week 1 Thoughts 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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