One For the Ages

Sports PhotoIt was a phenomenal tournament, capped off with a final that none will soon forget. Hours after the incredible finale, SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at one of the best NCAA tournaments to date. Complete Story

03.28.16 Syracuse and the Paradox of Paradoxes By Ross Lancaster
03.21.16 Someone Need Saving? By Jonathan Lowe
03.17.16 Brackets & Breakdowns By Jeffrey Boswell

Major Impression, Minor Perspective

Sports PhotoWith the college football season set to kickoff shortly, mid-majors are trying to dig out their place in line for the New Years’ Six bowl bid. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at the first ones in line that may gain our notice. Complete Story

08.18.16 An Independent Texas By Jean Neuberger
08.01.16 Too Hot to Touch? By Jonathan Lowe
07.07.16 Opening Up at Media Days By Jean Neuberger

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

The Washington Strangler Takes His Leave

Sports PhotoEven if he hadn’t tried choking Bryce Harper last September, Jonathan Papelbon — now released by the NL East-leading Nationals — was an ill fit in Washington. Complete Story

08.10.16 Fielder’s End is a Pain in the Neck By Jeff Kallman
08.08.16 A-Rod, Accepting the End is Near By Jeff Kallman
08.07.16 Retiring in Tears, with Class By Jeff Kallman

Why NBA Owners and Adam Silver Secretly Love Super Teams

Sports PhotoNBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he needs to “fix” the NBA in light of all the super teams that have been built over the last 10 years. In reality, though, super teams are good for business. Learn why. Complete Story

07.19.16 Why the Warriors Might Not Win in 2017 By Ross Lancaster
07.12.16 No More Scheme Teams By Brad Oremland
07.11.16 Why Durant Signed With the Warriors By Louie Centanni

Over/Under: New NFL Coaches

Sports PhotoSeven of the NFL’s 32 teams have changed head coaches since the start of the 2015 regular season. SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the new hires, and examines their situations, producing an over/under figure on how long each tenure will last. Complete Story

08.15.16 Five Teams That Could Break Into the Playoffs By Ross Lancaster
08.09.16 How to Challenge the NFL By Brad Oremland
08.02.16 Terrell Owens Made His Teams Worse 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 23

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick outlasted the rain and the field to win at Bristol, collecting his second win of the season. Harvick leads the Sprint Cup points standings by 27 over Brad Keslelowski. Check out SC’s rankings! Complete Story

08.16.16 Early Thoughts on the Rio Olympics By Brad Oremland
08.10.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22 By Jeffrey Boswell
08.03.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21 By Jeffrey Boswell

An Ode to Eastern Michigan

Sports PhotoEastern Michigan has been the worst program in FCS football for a long time, and one of the biggest brains in college football is predicting more doom for them in 2016. SC’s Kevin Beane looks at why EMU has struggled and the extent of those struggles. Complete Story

08.11.16 Liveblogging the Olympics By Kevin Beane
07.28.16 Chris Sale: Right Idea, Wrong Subject By Kevin Beane
07.14.16 Golf, Zika, Entitlement, McIlroy, and Olympics 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

Previewing Tennis at the Rio Olympics

Sports PhotoMore tennis players have withdrawn from next week’s Rio Olympics, while Spain’s flag-bearer, Rafael Nadal, may not play singles at Rio 2016. A gold medallist in singles at Beijing 2008, world No. 4 Rafael Nadal has been battling a wrist injury. Complete Story