One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success

Sports PhotoDuke’s recent national championship was centered around freshman players who stayed for just a year. SC’s Jean Neuberger writes that the sport’s trend of one-year players isn’t going away anytime soon. Complete Story

04.13.15 A Smart Move? By Corrie Trouw
04.06.15 Flipping the Script: Wisconsin’s Historic Offense By Ross Lancaster
03.30.15 Final Four: The Finality of Incentive By Jonathan Lowe

The 2014 Season: Five Things We Learned

Sports PhotoAs the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their national title, SC’s Jean Neuberger looks back on things learned during this first year of the College Football Playoff. Complete Story

01.06.15 No Doubt: These Ducks Are Tough By Ross Lancaster
12.29.14 Bowl Season: A Lasting First Impression By Jonathan Lowe
12.15.14 2014 College Football Game Awards By Corrie Trouw

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

A Wild Weekend in Kansas City

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman still can’t believe how questionably the Kansas City Royals went to war with the Oakland A’s over one questionable late Friday takeout slide. Complete Story

04.09.15 Joe West Has Game, Unfortunately By Jeff Kallman
03.20.15 On Rose’s Applying For Reinstatement By Jeff Kallman
03.16.15 Alex Johnson, RIP: The Fires Within By Jeff Kallman

NBA Week in Review

Sports PhotoIn this week’s NBA review, the Warriors locked up home-court advantage, Shaun Livingston goes low on Dirk, the Suns’ Morris twins play “jump” ball, and the Lakers lose a franchise-worst 56th game. Complete Story

04.09.15 Play on or Stay Home? By Jonathan Lowe
03.06.15 NBA Week in Review By Jeffrey Boswell
03.04.15 76ers: Paralysis By Analysis By Jonathan Lowe

NFL Drafts in Hindsight: 2005-2011

Sports PhotoWhy forecast the future and risk being wrong? With the 2015 NFL draft approaching, SC’s Brad Oremland delves into the past, taking advantage of hindsight to analyze the best and worst choices for every NFL draft from 2005-2011. Complete Story

03.31.15 Breaking Down the Best QBs By Decade By Brad Oremland
03.24.15 Chris Borland and the Future of Head Injuries By Brad Oremland
03.17.15 Chip Kelly’s March Madness By Brad Oremland

No Clear-Cut Favorite in NHL’s Western Conference

Sports PhotoIn the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers are the clear favorite. In the Western Conference, things aren’t nearly as cut and dry. SC’s Mike Chen takes a closer look at the fatal flaws of each Western team as we head into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 8

Sports PhotoMatt Kenseth won at Bristol, surviving a rain delay and a late challenge from Jimmie Johnson. Jeff Gordon took third, while Brad Keselowski’s wreck ruined his day and that of his teammate, Joey Logano. Complete Story

04.21.15 Sports Heaven By Brad Oremland
04.15.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 7 By Jeffrey Boswell
04.07.15 Pro Sports’ Biggest Disappointments By Brad Oremland

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

Novak Djokovic and Being Third

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga takes a closer look at the dynamics of Novak Djokovic’s rivalry with his two main rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and points to the steep hill that he has to climb to reach their statuses. Complete Story

03.19.15 Notes From Indian Wells and the Pro Tour By Mert Ertunga
02.26.15 Marsel Ilhan Makes History Again By Mert Ertunga
02.03.15 Leaving the Australian Open Behind By Mert Ertunga