The Decline of Mid-Majors in the Tournament

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster looks at how, despite the West Coast Conference having an entry in the Final Four, mid-major schools and leagues are more underrepresented in the NCAA tournament than they used to be. Complete Story

03.21.17 NCAA Tournament: From 64 to 16 By Jean Neuberger
03.16.17 NCAA Tournament: Bracket Bluster By Jeffrey Boswell
02.20.17 Double-Digit Darlings By Jean Neuberger

The Power of Getting There

Sports PhotoWhen we are stopped one step from reaching our goals, it’s pretty crushing. Imagine how that feels for athletes. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at a recent trend of teams turning failure into victory, including the latest college football champion. Complete Story

01.09.17 The Nick Saban Urban Dictionary By Jeffrey Boswell
01.02.17 Crimson Tide vs. Tigers: Round Two By Jean Neuberger
12.26.16 In Defense of Bowl Games, and Sitting Them Out By Ross Lancaster

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

Dallas Green, RIP: Toughness to Tragedy

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Dallas Green, “the toughest SOB you’ll ever play for,” who was brought to his knees when his little granddaughter was killed in the 2011 attack that wounded an Arizona Congresswoman. Complete Story

The Rhythm With the Boogie

Sports PhotoThe DeMarcus Cousins trade appeared to be a coup for the New Orleans Pelicans. But can this new influx of talent eventually push the team over the top? SC’s Jonathan Lowe finds some answers to the contrary. Complete Story

03.03.17 What’s Up in Washington? By Marc James
02.27.17 How the Celtics Won the Deadline By Standing Pat By Ross Lancaster
02.07.17 That Sweet Wasatch Sound By Jonathan Lowe

NFL’s Most Dominant Wins of 2013-15

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland continues to examine the NFL’s most dominant wins (and most embarrassing losses) in recent years, including a pair of Thanksgiving blowouts, a 52-0 shutout, and a 42-0 halftime lead. Complete Story

03.14.17 Ranking the Top QBs in Total Statistical Production By Brad Oremland
03.07.17 T.Y. Hilton: All-Pro By Brad Oremland
02.28.17 Over/Under: New NFL Coaches 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

Nico Hines’ Apology: Not Enough

Sports PhotoAt last year’s Olympics, Nico Hines published a story that endangered closeted gay athletes. Seven months later, he has apologized. SC’s Brad Oremland sees the apology as a mix of good and weak, but explains why it wasn’t nearly enough. Complete Story

03.23.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 4 By Jeffrey Boswell
03.15.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 3 By Jeffrey Boswell
03.08.17 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 2 By Jeffrey Boswell

The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios

Sports PhotoNick Kyrgios is coming off an outstanding 2016 campaign and has picked up where he left off in 2017, convincingly beating Novak Djokovic in Mexico. He seems poised to win multiple slams. But SC’s Kevin Beane tells us why he might not. Complete Story

02.22.17 The DeMarcus Cousins Trade: Why, Kings? By Kevin Beane
02.09.17 Gregg Popovich vs. Phil Jackson By Kevin Beane
01.25.17 Thoughts On the 2017 Australian Open 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