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

CFB 2014: Giving Away the Ending

Sports PhotoThe 2013 college football season featured last-minute action and several twist endings. SC’s Corrie Trouw looks forward to the 2014 season and — spoiler alert — he knows what will happen in the end. Complete Story

08.04.14 Win or Go Home By Jean Neuberger
07.17.14 2014 College Football Predictions By Jean Neuberger
05.29.14 Time For NCAA Mid-Majors to Act By Jean Neuberger

Foul Territory: Quarterback “Busts”

Sports PhotoIn this Foul Territory, the Cavaliers are shown the Love, a Hurricane quarterback gets busted, and so does Brett Favre, and Andy Dalton proves that it’s easier to make bank than make the playoffs. Complete Story

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

Does Manfred Have a Vision Thing?

Sports PhotoBaseball finally has a commissioner-elect. SC’s Jeff Kallman wants to know whether Rob Manfred — who’s helped keep the labor peace and knows a thing or three about consensus-building — has vision equal to his nuts-and-bolts agility. Complete Story

08.08.14 In Arizona, If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Drill ‘Em By Jeff Kallman
08.04.14 Price, Lester, and Non-Waiver Trade Tally By Jeff Kallman
07.23.14 The Era of Having a Chance By Ross Lancaster

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 2014 Week 1 Odds

Sports PhotoPreseason has just started, but betting sites have already opened for NFL Week 1 action. SC’s Brad Oremland checks in on the early numbers for anything noteworthy, including Super Bowl XLIX Futures. Complete Story

08.12.14 The Best and Worst of Times: NFL By Brad Oremland
08.05.14 Does the NFL Take Domestic Violence Lightly? By Brad Oremland
07.22.14 How to Do an NFL Team in London By Brad Oremland

NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis

Sports PhotoThree big NHL teams are looking to shake up the culture of their teams this offseason. Will it prove to be a successful paradigm shift or will it become a failed chemistry experiment? SC’s Mike Chen takes a look. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22

Sports PhotoA.J. Allmendinger held off road course ace Marcos Ambrose to win at Watkins Glen and punch his ticket to the Chase. The series retuns to Michigan with four races remaining until the Chase opener. Complete Story

08.06.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21 By Jeffrey Boswell
07.31.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20 By Jeffrey Boswell
07.28.14 Nibali, Young Riders Steal the Show at Tour de France By Brad Oremland

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

U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form

Sports PhotoThe two big hard court tournaments of the pre-U.S. Open period have ended. On the ATP side, the field seems wide open for the last Slam of the year in New York. Complete Story

07.29.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2) By Mert Ertunga
07.14.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans By Mert Ertunga
06.16.14 2014 French Open: Parting Thoughts By Mert Ertunga

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