35 For 30: A Smart Move

Sports PhotoThe new, shorter shot clock for men’s college basketball takes effect next year, and SC’s Jean Neuberger states that for once, the NCAA made the right decision. Complete Story

04.20.15 One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success By Jean Neuberger
04.13.15 A Smart Move? By Corrie Trouw
04.06.15 Flipping the Script: Wisconsin’s Historic Offense By Ross Lancaster

Big 12 Needs to Be 12, and Soon

Sports PhotoTalk of realignment once again hit the college football scene this week. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at the one conference that needs to take a serious look at the expansion picture. Complete Story

06.04.15 Rebirth of the Blazers By Jean Neuberger
05.11.15 Best Non-Conference Games of 2015 By Jean Neuberger
01.14.15 The 2014 Season: Five Things We Learned By Jean Neuberger

Foul Territory: Fingers in the Air

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, the U.S. Women’s soccer team conquers the world, while three fingers are casualties in a rough July 4th weekend for NFL players. Donovan McNabb gets busted again, and Donald Trump misses the cut. Complete Story

06.29.15 Foul Territory: A Bunch of Fools By Jeffrey Boswell
06.13.15 Foul Territory: Pasture-Rized Horses and Patriot Dis-Missiles By Jeffrey Boswell
08.29.14 Foul Territory: Well-Oiled Machines 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

No Royals v. NL After All, But…

Sports PhotoThe all-star ballot-box stuffers for the Royals didn’t really prevail, after all, but SC’s Jeff Kallman still finds plenty enough amiss in the All-Star Game picture. Complete Story

06.30.15 Essentially, Sandberg Fired the Phillies By Jeff Kallman
06.25.15 Closing the (Note)Book on Rose at Last? By Jeff Kallman
06.24.15 All-Star Vote Broken? Here’s a Repair By Jeff Kallman

Same Fight, Different Round

Sports PhotoAllen Iverson accepted the NBA Players Association’s inaugural “Game Changer” award last week with an emotional speech. SC’s Corrie Trouw says that Iverson once again reminded the sports world the power of perseverance and self-belief. Complete Story

07.20.15 The Forgotten Winners of the Offseason By Ross Lancaster
07.06.15 The Freedom of Speculation By Jonathan Lowe
06.29.15 Free Agency’s Elephant in the Room By Ross Lancaster

Bill Arnsparger, RIP: 1926-2015

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland remembers the career of longtime football coach Bill Arnsparger, who served on seven teams that played for an NFL championship, coordinated the No-Name Defense, and helped create the 3-4 defensive alignment. He passed on Friday. Complete Story

07.14.15 A Stat-Based QB Ranking System By Brad Oremland
07.07.15 Best QBs in History: 1-5 By Brad Oremland
06.30.15 Best QBs in History: 6-10 By Brad Oremland

Is San Jose’s Year of Hell Finally Over?

Sports PhotoSan Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson boldly declared that the team’s so-called rebuild was over after one rollercoaster season. Can the team emerge from the wreckage of the 2014-15 season to return to elite status? There are many reasons for optimism, but they all come with big question marks. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKyle Busch’s dominance continued as he won the Brickyard 400, his third consecutive win. Busch’s four wins tie him with Jimmie Johnson for the most this season. As Busch nears Chase eligibility, Kevin Harvick maintains the lead in the points. Complete Story

07.27.15 Froome and Greipel Win at Tour de France By Brad Oremland
07.15.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 18 By Jeffrey Boswell
07.08.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 17 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

Novak Djokovic and Being Third

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga takes a closer look at the dynamics of Novak Djokovic’s rivalry with his two main rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and points to the steep hill that he has to climb to reach their statuses. Complete Story

03.19.15 Notes From Indian Wells and the Pro Tour By Mert Ertunga
02.26.15 Marsel Ilhan Makes History Again By Mert Ertunga
02.03.15 Leaving the Australian Open Behind By Mert Ertunga