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Liveblogging the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship Fight

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane liveblogs the WBC Super Bantamweight title fight between brawler Azat Hovhannisyan and the lanky Rey Vargas. It was a heck of a fight, and you can read all about it in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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The New Young Guns of Golf

Sports PhotoWho are the next-generation pro golfers that we should be aware of, the ones that will challenge the Spieths and the Thomases? SC’s Kevin Beane has three names: Schauffele, Rahm, and Sharma. Complete Story

The State of (Men’s) American Soccer

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at how U.S. soccer is doing. These are dark days, with our continental championship garnering no interest, but he sees a path forward in this week’s edition of Slant Pattern. Complete Story

College Football Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s mailbag time again for the Slant Pattern, which focuses strictly on college football this time. SC’s Kevin Beane analyzes Will Muschamp, new TV deals, and more. Complete Story

UMBC is the Greatest Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes us on a personal, biographical journey that explains why UMBC defeating Virginia in the NCAA tournament last week was so meaningful to him in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane rails against the big shoe companies, rails for mental health awareness’s increasing acceptability in sports, and gives a curling postscript to his last column in this Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Neophyte Impressions of Curling

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is no expert, but he takes a look at curling for other non-experts, highlighting what he likes (most of it) dislikes (very little) and the basics (way more than he intended) in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Nick Foles vs. Carson Wentz, Lane Kiffin’s fast start at Florida Atlantic, tennis rules, and more in this edition of Slant Pattern! Complete Story

When You Love the Player, But Hate Their Politics

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the controversy surrounding Tennys Sandgren, thinks hard about it, almost comes down one way, and then comes down the other way. Complete Story

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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12.29.17 College Basketball Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
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11.03.17 Why the ATP Needs to Slow its Roll By Kevin Beane
10.20.17 Hayward Breaks a Bone, Sports World Gets Weird By Kevin Beane
10.06.17 Slant Pattern’s Take on #TakeAKnee By Kevin Beane
09.22.17 College Football Week 3 Thoughts By Kevin Beane
09.08.17 College Football Week 1 Thoughts By Kevin Beane
08.24.17 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
08.10.17 The Copper Age of Sports Journalism By Kevin Beane
07.27.17 Slant Pattern at the 2017 Jeux De La Francophonie By Kevin Beane
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