The Truly Wide-Open Season

Sports PhotoIt’s a common annual refrain to hear that a college basketball season is wide-open and anyone’s for the taking. It’s also one that’s usually inaccurate. But as SC’s Ross Lancaster writes, with 2016 having no great teams and many upper-echelon ones, it truly is a wide-open campaign for the taking. Complete Story

12.29.15 From Holiday to Celebrate By Jonathan Lowe
07.03.15 35 For 30: A Smart Move By Jean Neuberger
04.20.15 One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success By Jean Neuberger

Trench War Will Decide the FBS Champ

Sports PhotoAlabama and Clemson have dynamic offenses, but the title game won’t be decided by the skill positions. SC’s Jean Neuberger explains how the defensive lines will decide who takes home the title. Complete Story

01.04.16 How Alabama Can Be Beaten By Ross Lancaster
12.21.15 Can Clemson Hold On to the Top Spot? By Joe Messineo
12.14.15 Five Plays that Defined the 2015 Season 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

Why the LPGA Deserves Better

Sports PhotoEven as the women’s game continues to evolve, much of what male golfers enjoy in terms of sponsorship, payouts, television viewership, and respect is still in frustratingly short supply for the women. It’s time that changed. Here are six reasons the LPGA deserves more credit than it gets. Complete Story

09.22.15 A Three-Way Battle For Golf Supremacy By Marc James
08.15.14 McIlroy, Woods, Nicklaus: Major Debate By Jeffrey Boswell
04.18.13 Golf’s “Snitches Get Stitches” Policy By Jeffrey Boswell

The DH in the NL? No. But Just Suppose…

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman joins in the fun in speculating who’d get the jobs if — big if, for now — the National League adopts the designated hitter at long last. Complete Story

12.28.15 MLB 2015: It Got Late Early Out There By Jeff Kallman
12.21.15 Swinging Strike Three For Charlie Hustler By Jeff Kallman
12.02.15 Red Sox Pay the Price By Jeff Kallman

Getting With It

Sports PhotoWe’ve all known what adding and subtracting can do since we were a child. But in the NBA, doing that simple task on one item could be the difference between history and misery. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into examples from the first half. Complete Story

12.09.15 Has the Tide Turned to the NBA’s East? By Ross Lancaster
12.02.15 Why the Warriors Will Break the Record By Louie Centanni
07.28.15 Same Fight, Different Round By Corrie Trouw

Super Bowl 50 Review

Sports PhotoThe Broncos won with defense, led by Wade Phillips and Von Miller. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the game, with thoughts on the 2016 HOF class, the commercials and halftime show, plus Peyton Manning’s future and legacy. Complete Story

02.04.16 NFL Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl 50 By Jeffrey Boswell
02.02.16 Looking Back at Preseason Rankings By Brad Oremland
01.28.16 Super Bowl 50 Proposition Bets By Jeffrey Boswell

Trading John Scott: NHL Shows Mean Side

Sports PhotoSC’s Louie Centanni wonders if the trade of John Scott from the Coyotes to the Canadiens was an example of the NHL taking too much power over its fans — and if the consequences should be John Scott’s. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 36

Sports PhotoKyle Busch won at Homestead to capture the Sprint Cup championship, besting Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, and Martin Truex, Jr. for the honor. It is Busch’s first Cup championship, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

11.18.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 35 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.11.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 34 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.04.15 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 33 By Jeffrey Boswell

A Requiem For Cam Newton

Sports PhotoCam Newton made a jaw-dropping mistake in the Super Bowl, and that’s a shame because it’s going to give his closeted-racist detractors the justification they need to keep pile-driving him in ways they never would white players like Peyton Manning. 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

Rule Changes? Tennis According to McEnroe

Sports PhotoJohn McEnroe is always one to voice his opinion. Earlier this year, he spoke about the rule changes he would make. SC's Luke Broadbent looks at his proposals. Complete Story

09.09.15 U.S. Open: Federer's Last Chance to Win? By Luke Broadbent
08.20.15 The Healthy State of Great Britain Tennis By Luke Broadbent
04.02.15 Novak Djokovic and Being Third By Mert Ertunga