Coarses of Higher Learning

Sports PhotoIt’s a story we’ve all heard before. A college basketball head coach gets fired over allegedly bad behavior toward his players. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at the latest casualty of the “new law of the land.” Complete Story

06.19.14 The Most Interesting Year One Coaches By Jean Neuberger
05.07.14 The New ACC/Big Ten Challenge By Corrie Trouw
04.14.14 One Whining Moment By Corrie Trouw

When Due Process Won’t Do

Sports PhotoGeorgia RB Todd Gurley’s suspension for selling autographs has lasted two games, and neither the NCAA nor the university have much to say about it. SC’s Corrie Trouw asks what is taking so long. Complete Story

10.13.14 One Mississippi, Two Mississippi By Jean Neuberger
10.06.14 Who is This Year’s Auburn? By Ross Lancaster
10.01.14 Preoccupied With 1985 By Jonathan Lowe

Foul Territory: Well-Oiled Machines

Sports PhotoIn this edition of Foul Territory, Matt Prater now has a 12-game season because of a 12-ounce can, Tiger Woods ditches his swing coach, and Richie Incognito could be back in the NFL for a team owned by a Glazer, which rhymes with hazer. Complete Story

08.08.14 Foul Territory: Quarterback “Busts” By Jeffrey Boswell
08.01.14 Foul Territory: Stephen A. Stiffed; Lawyer Up By Jeffrey Boswell
07.25.14 Foul Territory: Halls of Fame, Courts of Law 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

The Shot Heard ‘Round the Bay

Sports PhotoIt only took 63 years to get Bobby Thomson a roommate in the exclusive penthouse he occupied in the franchise edifice. Bobby, call your office, says SC’s Jeff Kallman — there’s a Travis Ishikawa on the line for you. Complete Story

Basketball Needs to Quit Acting Like Soccer

Sports PhotoIf you’re anything like SC’s Ross Lancaster, you won’t be watching much of the upcoming World Cup of Basketball. He says the amount of international hoops competition needs to be reduced, and that FIBA should quit trying to be like soccer. Complete Story

07.21.14 Grading the NBA Decision-Makers By Corrie Trouw
07.15.14 LeBron Makes Another Wrong Decision By Brad Oremland
07.09.14 What’s the Scenario? By Jonathan Lowe

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe Bills and Lions won with comebacks, the Rams won with tricky special teams, and the Broncos won in style. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down Week 7, plus: the record for passing touchdowns, and Charlie Whitehurst’s rather mean nickname. Complete Story

10.16.14 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 7 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.14.14 NFL Week 6 Power Rankings By Brad Oremland
10.09.14 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6 By Jeffrey Boswell

Injuries Make Impacts Before Opening Night

Sports PhotoAs the old saying goes, you can’t win the Stanley Cup in October, but you can certainly lose it. Significant injuries put teams in immediate jeopardy, and difficult starts can often derail a season even before it starts. Here are three situations that will wreak major havoc on their teams. Complete Story

09.01.14 Rough Summer Waters For San Jose Sharks By Mike Chen
07.30.14 NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis By Mike Chen
07.03.14 NHL’s West Gets Stronger By Mike Chen

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 32

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski won the Geico 500, driving his way into the next round of the Chase. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson failed to advance, leaving Jeff Gordon as the only Hendrick driver in the final eight. Complete Story

10.15.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 31 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.08.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 30 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.01.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 29 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

Changing of the Guard in Men’s Tennis?

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga talks about why the arrival of new faces into the top 10 is, this time around, a true changing of the guard. He differentiates between anomalies, flash-in-the-pan performers, and the steady risers who will represent the face of the ATP. Complete Story

08.18.14 U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form By Mert Ertunga
07.29.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2) By Mert Ertunga
07.14.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans By Mert Ertunga

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