Double-Digit Darlings

Sports PhotoEvery year, there are teams who destroy NCAA tourney brackets with monumental upsets in March. SC’s Jean Neuberger selects three sleeper teams with a chance to shatter the hopes of many next month. Complete Story

02.13.17 The West’s Destiny? By Ross Lancaster
01.30.17 Cinderella’s Wearing Purple For 2017 By Jean Neuberger
12.19.16 Thoughts From the Weekend in Hoops By Jonathan Lowe

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

Shorten Games? Cut Warmup Pitches

Sports PhotoNo, SC’s Jeff Kallman isn’t crazy, but he does think it might be better to eliminate the eight warmups on the mound before a reliever goes to work — better for the pitchers and better for the game pace. Complete Story

02.01.17 The ‘66 Shots That Changed Baseball By Jeff Kallman
01.24.17 Yordano Ventura, RIP: Maturity Robbed By Jeff Kallman
12.30.16 MLB 2016: RIP… By Jeff Kallman

That Sweet Wasatch Sound

Sports PhotoIt’s a fact of life that very few teams have a shot at the title once the season begins. Doesn’t mean that the drama is lacking as teams jockeying for their chance at glory. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into a possible new entrant in the race for a championship. Complete Story

01.17.17 D’Antoni Turns Back the Clock By Ross Lancaster
11.28.16 A Tale of the Highest Value By Jonathan Lowe
11.07.16 An Early Reveal By Jonathan Lowe

NFL’s Most Dominant Wins of 2016

Sports PhotoWith the 2016 NFL season in the rearview mirror, SC’s Brad Oremland examines the most dominant wins (and most embarrassing losses), including two wins each by the Falcons, Cardinals, and Colts. Complete Story

02.06.17 Super Bowl LI Review By Brad Oremland
02.02.17 NFL Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl LI By Jeffrey Boswell
01.31.17 Reviewing 2016 NFL Preseason Picks 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

The State of Sports News

Sports PhotoWhat news counts as sports news? Sports fans reading last weekend’s news headlines might notice a lot more scandal than sport. SC’s Brad Oremland explains why that’s a problem for the future of sports media. Complete Story

11.23.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 36 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.16.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 35 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.09.16 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 34 By Jeffrey Boswell

The DeMarcus Cousins Trade: Why, Kings?

Sports PhotoThe Sacramento Kings made a terrible decision in trading big man DeMarcus Cousins, especially given what they got in return. SC’s Kevin Beane tries to make sense of it, but is ultimately stumped. Complete Story

02.09.17 Gregg Popovich vs. Phil Jackson By Kevin Beane
01.25.17 Thoughts On the 2017 Australian Open By Kevin Beane
01.11.17 World’s Earliest 2017 CFB Preview 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