The Other Guys

Sports PhotoWith the college basketball season shifting to conference play, SC’s Corrie Trouw looks beyond Kentucky’s pursuit of perfection and finds an interesting story with a familiar face on Tobacco Road, the Duke Blue Devils. Complete Story

12.22.14 Can Anyone Stop Kentucky? By Jean Neuberger
11.24.14 The Reason For the Season By Jonathan Lowe
11.17.14 A Nice Problem to Have By Corrie Trouw

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

Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Mr. Cub, the late Ernie Banks, who died at 83 on January 24 and who never stopped loving the game — or being loved by its fans. Complete Story

01.21.15 Nats Win More Than One Way With Scherzer By Jeff Kallman
12.31.14 MLB 2014: The Year in Review By Jeff Kallman
12.17.14 The Cubs Show Lester More Than the Money By Jeff Kallman

NBA Season: We’re Halfway There

Sports PhotoThe first act of the 2014 NBA season might not be over yet, but the production is at the halfway point. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks ahead in the program to what might happen at the end of each division’s Act II. Complete Story

12.11.14 Which NBA Teams Are Making an Impression? By Jonathan Lowe
08.15.14 Basketball Needs to Quit Acting Like Soccer By Ross Lancaster
07.21.14 Grading the NBA Decision-Makers By Corrie Trouw

NFL State of the Union

Sports PhotoLast Tuesday, the President of the United States gave his annual State of the Union address to Congress. Now, SC’s Brad Oremland looks at the current state of the NFL, including a culture of scandal and an ineffective discipline system. Complete Story

01.22.15 Super Bowl XLIX Proposition Bets By Jeffrey Boswell
01.19.15 Super Bowl XLIX Preview By Brad Oremland
01.15.15 NFL Weekly Predictions: Conf. Championships By Jeffrey Boswell

NHL’s Wild West Sees Unpredictable Finish

Sports PhotoThe NHL’s Western Conference has had the stronger group of teams for the past few season. That has created memorable and unpredictable stretch runs, and this year’s version promises to be just as chaotic. 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

Thoughts on Tennis Parenting

Sports PhotoTennis parenting is an ongoing discussion as each youngster grapples with the challenges of the competitive tennis world as they grow up to realize their dream of becoming champions. SC’s Mert Ertunga takes up the discussion and pinpoints an under-represented aspect of it. Complete Story

12.03.14 In Defense of Arnaud Clément By Mert Ertunga
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

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