Coarses of Higher Learning

Sports PhotoIt’s a story we’ve all heard before. A college basketball head coach gets fired over allegedly bad behavior toward his players. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at the latest casualty of the “new law of the land.” Complete Story

06.19.14 The Most Interesting Year One Coaches By Jean Neuberger
05.07.14 The New ACC/Big Ten Challenge By Corrie Trouw
04.14.14 One Whining Moment By Corrie Trouw

Outside Looking In

Sports PhotoThe utter collapse of the Big Ten conference has already put them in a rough position. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at just how difficult the road to a national title is for a Big Ten champion. Complete Story

09.15.14 Realizing Brevity is Beauty in College By Ross Lancaster
09.11.14 Reputable Damage By Jonathan Lowe
08.28.14 Final College Football Preseason Thoughts By Jean Neuberger

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

Farewell to Washington: Temporarily?

Sports PhotoRon Washington recently stepped down unexpectedly as the Texas Rangers’ manager, citing outside issues he needed to address. SC’s Jeff Kallman gives his take. Complete Story

09.05.14 A Game of Numbers By Corrie Trouw
09.01.14 Macho Meatheads By Jeff Kallman
08.20.14 Does Manfred Have a Vision Thing? By Jeff Kallman

Basketball Needs to Quit Acting Like Soccer

Sports PhotoIf you’re anything like SC’s Ross Lancaster, you won’t be watching much of the upcoming World Cup of Basketball. He says the amount of international hoops competition needs to be reduced, and that FIBA should quit trying to be like soccer. Complete Story

07.21.14 Grading the NBA Decision-Makers By Corrie Trouw
07.15.14 LeBron Makes Another Wrong Decision By Brad Oremland
07.09.14 What’s the Scenario? By Jonathan Lowe

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 3

Sports PhotoThe Broncos abd Seahawks clash in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, while the Eagles welcome back DeSean Jackson and the Redskins. The Lions host the Packers and the undefeated Cards face the 49ers. Complete Story

09.16.14 2014 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
09.11.14 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2 By Jeffrey Boswell
09.09.14 2014 NFL Week 1 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland

Rough Summer Waters For San Jose Sharks

Sports PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have been a model of consistency for more the past decade. But strife on the roster and in the locker room has made 2014 the roughest — and most intriguing — summer in team history. Are they doomed from the start or is the upcoming season a blessing in disguise? Complete Story

07.30.14 NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis By Mike Chen
07.03.14 NHL’s West Gets Stronger By Mike Chen
06.09.14 Stanley Cup Finals: It’s the Kings’ to Lose By Andrew Jones

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 27

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski won the first race of the Chase, taking the victory at Chicagoland. Jeff Gordon finished in second place and trails Keselowski by seven points. The series now heads to New Hampshire. Check out SC’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

09.10.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 26 By Jeffrey Boswell
09.03.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 25 By Jeffrey Boswell
08.27.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 24 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

Changing of the Guard in Men’s Tennis?

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga talks about why the arrival of new faces into the top 10 is, this time around, a true changing of the guard. He differentiates between anomalies, flash-in-the-pan performers, and the steady risers who will represent the face of the ATP. Complete Story

08.18.14 U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form By Mert Ertunga
07.29.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2) By Mert Ertunga
07.14.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans By Mert Ertunga

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