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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

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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

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane goes back to the mailbag. In it, he has a letter actually addressed to him for once, from a representative of IMG Academy. He also answers a question about Paul Molitor. Complete Story

The Copper Age of Sports Journalism

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, four and a half years after writing a similar column, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the the sports-centric writing-focused websites of the day and, for the most part, does not like what he sees. Complete Story

Slant Pattern at the 2017 Jeux De La Francophonie

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the 2017 Jeux De La Francophonie in the Slant Pattern. What’s that, you ask? Well, read it (okay, I’ll tell you: it’s the Olympics for French-speaking or French-connected countries). Complete Story

Stay Pure, Daniel Faalele

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Daniel Faalele, a college football recruit that has many major programs fighting over him. What makes him unique? He has never played a down. This week’s Slant Pattern looks at the pros and cons of a system that makes cases like Faalele possible. Complete Story

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06.29.17 World’s Earliest 2017 College Hoops Preview By Kevin Beane
06.14.17 Liveblogging the Venezuelan Premier League Playoffs By Kevin Beane
06.02.17 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
05.18.17 Canelo vs. Chavez at the Cinema By Kevin Beane
05.05.17 The Dominance of USA Basketball is in Peril By Kevin Beane
04.19.17 The Virginia Tech Quarterback Battle By Kevin Beane
04.05.17 Don’t Blame the Refs For Calling Fouls By Kevin Beane
03.30.17 Slant Pattern at the Irving Tennis Classic By Kevin Beane
03.09.17 The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios By Kevin Beane
02.22.17 The DeMarcus Cousins Trade: Why, Kings? By Kevin Beane
02.09.17 Gregg Popovich vs. Phil Jackson By Kevin Beane
01.25.17 Thoughts On the 2017 Australian Open By Kevin Beane
01.11.17 World’s Earliest 2017 CFB Preview By Kevin Beane

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