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

College Football Offseason Questions

Sports PhotoNorth Carolina, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma face the unknown this college football season, though in different ways. SC’s Jean Neuberger explores the questions surrounding their respective programs. Complete Story

05.22.17 New Signing Period a Game-Changer? By Jean Neuberger
01.10.17 The Power of Getting There By Jonathan Lowe
01.09.17 The Nick Saban Urban Dictionary By Jeffrey Boswell

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

Staggering Mets Stagger More-Staggering Giants

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman kept a wary eye on the reeling New York Mets sweeping the really-reeling San Francisco Giants this weekend. Complete Story

06.20.17 All-Name Teams: Part Two By Brad Oremland
06.13.17 All-Name Teams: Part One By Brad Oremland
06.12.17 Is This the Best Rockies Team Ever? By Steve Brenna

Never Say Never Again

Sports PhotoKevin Durant put himself on a prestigious list after winning his first NBA title. However, there’s another list he’s probably more relieved to be removed from. So, which NBA players are taking K.D.’s place? Complete Story

06.08.17 Could LeBron Pass M.J. as Greatest Ever? By Ross Lancaster
06.06.17 Best NBA Players of 2016-17 By Brad Oremland
05.29.17 The Main Attraction: A Triple Feature By Jonathan Lowe

The Worst Quarterback of 2016

Sports PhotoA major fantasy news site recently called Ryan Fitzpatrick “the worst quarterback in football last season.” That’s an obvious exaggeration, but it got SC’s Brad Oremland wondering: who really was the worst NFL quarterback in 2017? Complete Story

05.16.17 NFL All-Loser Team: 2002-16 By Brad Oremland
05.09.17 Best Quarterback in Team History: NFC By Brad Oremland
05.02.17 2017 NFL Draft Winners and Losers 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 15

Sports PhotoKyle Larson outgunned Chase Elliott on the final restart to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan. Larson assumed the lead in the Monster Energy Cup points standings and now leads Martin Truex, Jr. by 5 points. Complete Story

06.07.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 13 By Jeffrey Boswell
05.31.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 12 By Jeffrey Boswell
05.17.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 11 By Jeffrey Boswell

Liveblogging the Venezuelan Premier League Playoffs

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane, ever a fan of the obscure, takes a look at the top Venezuelan football league and its structure, and liveblogs one of their playoff matchups, as well. It’s this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

06.02.17 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
05.18.17 Canelo vs. Chavez at the Cinema By Kevin Beane
05.05.17 The Dominance of USA Basketball is in Peril 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

Can Federer Continue His Brilliant Start?

Sports PhotoRoger Federer’s Australian Open win sent a shockwave through the tennis world. Few people thought that the Swiss star would mount a comeback, but with the wealth of talent that the 35-year-old possesses, we should have all seen it coming. Complete Story