A Hoops Season to Be Excited For

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster previews the new college basketball season as one that could have a little of everything, from established star players and traditional powerhouse programs to elite freshmen and mid-majors with a chance to make huge noise in March. Complete Story

04.05.16 One For the Ages By Jean Neuberger
03.28.16 Syracuse and the Paradox of Paradoxes By Ross Lancaster
03.21.16 Someone Need Saving? By Jonathan Lowe

A Strong Silly Season, No Doubt

Sports PhotoBefore the College Football Playoff is announced, the coaching carousel is beginning to turn. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at how the “silly season” is forming its first chapter in Austin. Complete Story

10.24.16 No Expansion = Future Contraction By Jean Neuberger
10.17.16 The Playoff Race at the Midway Point By Ross Lancaster
10.10.16 Re-Assessing at the Break 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

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

Ralph Branca, RIP: Dignity in Infamous Defeat

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman pays tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, victim of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World pennant-winning home run, who died last Wednesday morning and never the home run taint him, even when he learned the fabled Giants’ comeback and win may have been tainted. Complete Story

11.21.16 Time For Angels to Trade MVP Trout? By Jeff Kallman
11.07.16 The Little Team That Almost Did By Jeff Kallman
11.04.16 WS Game 7: Cubs, World Champions By Jeff Kallman

A Tale of the Highest Value

Sports PhotoAn NBA MVP line on the resume is something many players dream of. That’s definitely the case for two former teammates turned competitors. SC’s Jonathan Lowe discusses how it has come to be and why one could realize that dream. Complete Story

11.07.16 An Early Reveal By Jonathan Lowe
08.04.16 Why NBA Owners and Adam Silver Secretly Love Super Teams By Jack Choros
07.19.16 Why the Warriors Might Not Win in 2017 By Ross Lancaster

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 13

Sports PhotoBrett Favre pitches a tent in Green Bay, while the Rams’ “Puny Express” rush attack faces the Patriots. David Carr “pinky swears,” the Steelers host the Giants, and Cam Newton talks “whistleblowers.” Complete Story

11.29.16 2016 NFL Week 12 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
11.24.16 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 12 (Pt. 2) By Jeffrey Boswell
11.23.16 NFL Weekly Predictions: Thanksgiving By Jeffrey Boswell

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 36

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson won at Homestead to capture his record-tying seventh Sprint Cup championship. Carl Edwards led with 15 laps to go, but wrecked while attempting to block Joey Logano’s pass attempt. Edwards finished 34, while Logano took fourth. Complete Story

11.16.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 35 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.09.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 34 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.02.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 33 By Jeffrey Boswell

Tragedy in Brazilian Soccer

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a sobering look at the plane crash that took out an elite Brazilian soccer team Monday night, and what that means for the team and the city it represented in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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