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World’s Earliest 2018 College Football Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane continues his annual tradition of the world’s earliest Week 1 preview. Will Alabama continue their reign of bashing P5 teams? Will Notre Dame or Michigan be “back?” How will life as an independent treat New Mexico State? Complete Story

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College Basketball Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the college basketball landscape in the Slant Pattern, including the rising stock of Boston College and Arizona State, the falling stock of Georgia Tech, and the arrival of the son of famous comedians on the court. Complete Story

Golf Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the latest from the world of golf, including a new winner on the European Tour, upcoming rule changes, and the tragic end for a brief star of the sport. Complete Story

College Football Playoff Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Central Florida’s ranking, Ohio State’s chances, and the nature of the committee and the pundits in this edition of the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Slant Pattern College Basketball Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane does a college hoops mailbag. Does Georgia Tech make the tourney? What about the Big Ten schedule going to 20 games or mid-majors making the Dance? Complete Story

Why the ATP Needs to Slow its Roll

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the many new rules being implemented for the Next Generation ATP Finals. Most are good, but one is so bad it makes the whole thing bad. He writes the word “bad” a lot. Complete Story

Hayward Breaks a Bone, Sports World Gets Weird

Sports PhotoAs SC’s Kevin Beane watches Gordon Hayward break his ankle — thought at first to be his leg — live, he ponders injuries in the sports world, our fans reactions to it, and whether the reactions are misguided. Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s Take on #TakeAKnee

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes on the NFL protests. He stands behind the players, wishes to see them keep protesting, and hopes NBA players follow their lead. Complete Story

College Football Week 3 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane comes back at us with another college football catch-all thanks to a somewhat egregious line (Houston -6 over Texas Tech), a very egregious line (USC -17 over Cal), and a supremely egregious bad call in a DIII game. It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

College Football Week 1 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks back at the woeful state of college football in the state of Texas right now, declares a worst P5 school in the country, and highlights a couple of big FCS wins in this edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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