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

New Signing Period a Game-Changer?

Sports PhotoWill the new signing period help or hurt new college football recruits? SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at the NCAA’s newest rule pertaining to recruiting. Complete Story

01.10.17 The Power of Getting There By Jonathan Lowe
01.09.17 The Nick Saban Urban Dictionary By Jeffrey Boswell
01.02.17 Crimson Tide vs. Tigers: Round Two By Jean Neuberger

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

The 1954 American League MVP

Sports PhotoIt seems like there’s an MVP controversy in Major League Baseball almost every year. SC’s Brad Oremland looks back at the extraordinary performances in the 1954 American League, including two of the greatest outfielders of all-time. Complete Story

05.19.17 Courage, Diligence, Wit, Grace By Jeff Kallman
05.15.17 One Night in AAA Ball By Jeff Kallman
05.08.17 Citi Field’s Animal House By Jeff Kallman

Kevin Durant’s Second Big Decision

Sports PhotoWith the NBA playoffs largely going according to form, and the second round’s climax still days away, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at how the Warriors might look drastically different going forward if Kevin Durant opts out of his two-year deal to try to get a four-year, $200+ million contract. Complete Story

04.24.17 Cleveland, There’s No Defending This By Jonathan Lowe
04.17.17 Awards and All-NBA Teams For 2016-17 By Ross Lancaster
03.06.17 The Rhythm With the Boogie By Jonathan Lowe

NFL All-Loser Team: 2002-16

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland looks back at the past 15 NFL seasons to find the best players on the worst teams, sorting through all-star teams comprised exclusively of players whose teams missed the playoffs. Complete Story

05.09.17 Best Quarterback in Team History: NFC By Brad Oremland
05.02.17 2017 NFL Draft Winners and Losers By Brad Oremland
04.25.17 A Decade Later: Grading the 2007 NFL Draft By Brad Oremland

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 11

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. dominated on restarts and won the GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was Truex’s second win of the season, and he is second in the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Check out SC’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

05.10.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 10 By Jeffrey Boswell
05.04.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 9 By Jeffrey Boswell
04.26.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 8 By Jeffrey Boswell

Canelo vs. Chavez at the Cinema

Sports PhotoFor this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane took in a boxing match — at a movie theater. What was the event like? How did the crowd behave? Who won the fight they were all there to see? 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

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