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

The Pains of Complacency

Sports PhotoLSU’s Les Miles has averaged 10 wins a game, but is on the chopping block. SC’s Jean Neuberger discusses why being consistently good, but not great, is a death knoll in the new playoff world of FBS. Complete Story

11.16.15 In Defense of Larger Conferences By Ross Lancaster
11.09.15 College Football’s Stretch Run By Jonathan Lowe
11.02.15 What to Expect From the Playoff Committee By Joe Messineo

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

A Three-Way Battle For Golf Supremacy

Sports PhotoJust a few months ago, all the talk was about a new rivalry at the top of golf’s world rankings between Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, but golf fans can now look forward to what should be an ongoing three-way battle to be the world’s best golfer. Complete Story

08.15.14 McIlroy, Woods, Nicklaus: Major Debate By Jeffrey Boswell
04.18.13 Golf’s “Snitches Get Stitches” Policy By Jeffrey Boswell
12.13.12 Looking Ahead to Golf in 2013 By Angus Saul

HOF Ballot: The Holdovers

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman wraps his series on the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballot, including his thought as to why at least one of the holdovers has a good chance of making it into the Hall of Fame this time. Complete Story

11.13.15 HOF Ballot: The Rest of the Newcomers By Jeff Kallman
11.11.15 Junior, Trevor Time Lead HOF Ballot By Jeff Kallman
11.03.15 World Series: Crowned Royals, Drowned Mets 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

2015 NFL Week 11 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoSometimes we get weeks like this: a terrific Sunday night game was overshadowed by injuries and bad officiating in the other games. SC’s Brad Oremland on those topics, plus Todd Gurley, and players remaining in the game after concussions. Complete Story

11.19.15 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 11 By Jeffrey Boswell
11.17.15 2015 NFL Week 10 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
11.12.15 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 10 By Jeffrey Boswell

How Keith’s Injury Helps Blackhawks’ Chances to Repeat

Sports PhotoSC’s Louie Centanni examines why Duncan Keith’s knee injury in October might mean a stronger Blackhawks team in the playoffs. Could his meniscus surgery be the x-factor in getting a team to repeat as Cup champs for the first time in the salary-cap era? 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

Paradise Jam Preview

Sports PhotoThere’s a zillion college basketball tournaments this time of year, so let’s zero in on one of the lesser-known (but still nationally televised with multiple high major teams) ones and break it down, preview it, and maybe even outsmart the bookies. Complete Story

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

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