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Initial Thoughts on the Tournament Bracket

Sports PhotoThe field of 68 has been released, and SC’s Jean Neuberger gives his initial thoughts on the committee’s job, potential upsets and who’s cutting down the nets in Minneapolis. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes on the NCAA tournament committee (boo!) the Utah Jazz and their fans (boo!) and the idea of paying college players big bucks (boo!). Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 4

Sports PhotoKyle Busch won the TicketGuardian 500 to complete the weekend sweep at Phoenix. Martin Truex, Jr. finished second, while Ryan Blaney took third. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

“The Franchise” Could Use a Miracle

Sports PhotoStricken with dementia, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver retires from the public, but not from the memories of his greatness. Complete Story

A Tale of Two L.A. Teams

Sports PhotoIt’s all but official now: LeBron James will miss the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles. But as SC’s Ross Lancaster writes, the other team in L.A. looks set to play in the postseason and may have a much brighter future than the Lakers. Complete Story

Which NHL Teams Will Be Most Hurt By Injuries?

Sports PhotoIt’s crunch-time in the NHL. Teams are fighting for playoff spots, and every game seems like it’s life or death. Several teams are going to have their fates decided by who stays healthy, and who gets injured. Complete Story

Vlad Jr.’s Show-Ready! Quit Stalling, Blue Jays

Sports PhotoThe Toronto Blue Jays say Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s not major league-ready at 19, despite tearing up the minors, including Triple A. SC’s Jeff Kallman says pants on fire — they’re not ready to stop manipulating his future MLB career. Complete Story

The AAF: What’s Right, What’s Wrong

Sports PhotoProfessional football in the spring is being tried again, in the form of the Association of American Football. And with the fledgling league comes some new wrinkles — some that make sense, and some that don’t. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 3

Sports PhotoJoey Logano held off Brad Keselowski to win at Las Vegas. Kyle Busch took third and Kevin Harvick finished fourth as the Monster Energy Cup series heads to Phoenix. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s rankings! Complete Story

NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Sports PhotoThe NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Who’s going to improve, and who’s going to stay the same? Find out in our list of deadline winners and losers. Complete Story

The Phillies Close Out Harper’s Bazaar

Sports Photo… and did two things concurrently, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. They made themselves instant NL East favorites, and they inflated the market for an even better player two years for now. (Hint: he’s an Angel now.) Complete Story

Baseball Wants Spyball Under Arrest

Sports PhotoMajor League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants to crack down on high-tech sign-stealing. SC’s Jeff Kallman says Leo Durocher, call your office, wherever you are. Complete Story

Serious Thoughts on the AAF

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane has some advice for the AAF to help it survive, or to help any spring football league to survive, like any hardcore football fan wants. What would that advice be? Read on in the latest Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Why Michigan Football Needs to Win Now

Sports PhotoThe Michigan Wolverines made plenty of headlines when they hired former quarterback Jim Harbaugh to be their head coach. But the Wolverines haven’t lived up to expectations since making the hire. Here’s why the time is now for them. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 2

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski held off Martin Truex, Jr. to win the Folds of Honor Qwik Trip 500 at Atlanta. Kurt Busch finished 3rd, Kevin Harvick came home 4th, and Denny Hamlin took 11th and held on to the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup points lead. Complete Story

The Steel City Saga

Sports PhotoWith the NFL offseason in full swing, teams are positioning their way towards a hopeful 2019. However, at least one team, seems to be on the decline. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a state of turmoil, and we’re just sitting back and enjoying the drama. Complete Story

A Knack For Settling Scores

Sports PhotoRecently, a small college basketball fraternity allowed two new members into the fold. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into the exclusivity of this net-swooshing group. Complete Story

Can McIlroy Finally Break Masters Jinx?

Sports PhotoRory McIlroy’s fourth round at the 2011 Masters remains one of the most memorable in golfing history, for all the wrong reasons. With Augusta looming, can he finally break the Masters jinx? Complete Story

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