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

Final College Football Preseason Thoughts

Sports PhotoWe’re just hours away from the start of college football and SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a moment to offer some final thoughts before the 2014 season kicks off. Complete Story

08.25.14 Vetting the Replacements By Jonathan Lowe
08.11.14 CFB 2014: Giving Away the Ending By Corrie Trouw
08.04.14 Win or Go Home By Jean Neuberger

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

Macho Meatheads

Sports PhotoRon Washington wants Yu Darvish on the mound before his elbow inflammation heals properly. The Mets aren’t ready to shut David Wright down despite shoulder issues. Neither team’s going anywhere. SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks machismo is overruling medical and other sense here. 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

Should I Draft Adrian Peterson?

Sports PhotoYour fantasy football draft is probably in the next week. SC’s Brad Oremland offers his take on this year’s field, with particular attention to perennial top pick Adrian Peterson. Is he still a good investment? Complete Story

08.19.14 NFL 2014 Week 1 Odds By Brad Oremland
08.12.14 The Best and Worst of Times: NFL By Brad Oremland
08.05.14 Does the NFL Take Domestic Violence Lightly? By Brad Oremland

Rough Summer Waters For San Jose Sharks

Sports PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have been a model of consistency for more the past decade. But strife on the roster and in the locker room has made 2014 the roughest — and most intriguing — summer in team history. Are they doomed from the start or is the upcoming season a blessing in disguise? Complete Story

07.30.14 NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis By Mike Chen
07.03.14 NHL’s West Gets Stronger By Mike Chen
06.09.14 Stanley Cup Finals: It’s the Kings’ to Lose By Andrew Jones

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 24

Sports PhotoJoey Logano took his third win of the year, winning at Bristol as Penske teammate Brad Keselowski finished second. Twelve drivers have locked up Chase positions with two races before elimination rounds begin. Complete Story

08.13.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22 By Jeffrey Boswell
08.06.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21 By Jeffrey Boswell
07.31.14 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20 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

U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form

Sports PhotoThe two big hard court tournaments of the pre-U.S. Open period have ended. On the ATP side, the field seems wide open for the last Slam of the year in New York. Complete Story

07.29.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2) By Mert Ertunga
07.14.14 Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans By Mert Ertunga
06.16.14 2014 French Open: Parting Thoughts By Mert Ertunga

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