Final Thoughts From the March That Was

Sports PhotoThe NCAA tournament is over, and SC’s Jean Neuberger gives his final thoughts from a wild tournament, in which some conferences rose up, some slumped, and the Cinderella of all Cinderellas emerged. Complete Story

The NIL Effect

Sports PhotoTop collegiate athletes are making surprise entries into the transfer portal, and NIL money is the culprit for it. SC’s Jean Neuberger makes suggestions to corral the NIL before it gets way too out of hand. Complete Story

02.09.22 Evolution of the Football: From 1869 to 2022 By Martin Banks
01.10.22 Southern Invasion For the CFB National Title By Jean Neuberger
12.14.21 Independent Status Dooms Notre Dame By Anthony Brancato

Foul Territory: A Dash, Some Cash, and a Rash (of Injuries)

Sports PhotoIn this edition of Foul Territory, an Italian whacks the men’s 100-meter dash field, while the Lakers go “West” for the quest. The Colts go limp, and it’s Steph Curry from deep (into the Warriors’ pockets). Complete Story

Scheffler Eyeing Historic Grand Slam After Masters Win

Sports PhotoOnly one man can complete a Grand Slam of golf’s four majors and few would be surprised if Scottie Scheffler managed that incredible feat. At the start of 2022, the 25-year-old hadn’t even won a tournament of any kind, but he’s since claimed four wins while rising to the top of the rankings. Complete Story

12.23.21 Golf’s Top Players Get Their Wish By Marc James
03.15.21 2021 Masters Preview By Marc James
08.06.20 PGA Tour: Presenting the Future? By Jonathan Lowe

Listen Up, Bleacher Creatures

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says you louts could learn some things from Mark Lanzillotta, Derek Rodriguez, and Aaron Judge. Complete Story

05.06.22 Bauer Outage: Suspended Two Years By Jeff Kallman
05.03.22 Presumptive Guilt in Sports By Anthony Brancato
05.02.22 The Bronx Boneheads By Jeff Kallman

In Appreciation of Erik Spoelstra

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster focuses on the remarkable ability for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to get the most out of his players and mentions why a Heat/Warriors Finals could be the best coaching battle of the era. Complete Story

05.17.22 Sixers’ “Quick Fix” Fails By Anthony Brancato
05.16.22 Trying to Find That Title Mojo By Jonathan Lowe
04.25.22 NBA Playoffs: Gleaning the Meaning By Jonathan Lowe

2022 NFL Draft: Stallions and Scallions

Sports PhotoSo who came away with the Rolls Royces at the recently-held NFL draft? And who came away with the Chevrolet Sparks? SC’s Anthony Brancato reports — almost live! — from the auto dealership. Complete Story

04.26.22 2022 NFL Draft Facts and Figures By Anthony Brancato
04.05.22 Parity, Overtime, and Home Field in the NFL By Anthony Brancato
03.29.22 Eagles Buck “Quick Fix” Trend By Anthony Brancato

NHL Needs to Follow NBA’s Lead, As Always

Sports PhotoSince the NBA and the NHL have always closely followed one another when it comes to their respective playoff formats, SC’s Anthony Brancato asks why stop now? It’s time for the NHL to implement a “play-in.” Complete Story

03.07.22 Russia/Ukraine War and the NHL By Martin Banks
06.29.21 NHL Needs to Get “Krakin’” on Realignment By Anthony Brancato
11.11.20 What’s the Future Hold For Ovechkin? By Marc James

Formula 1 Power Rankings: Spain

Sports PhotoMax Verstappen took advantage of Charles Leclerc’s retirement, with a boost from team orders, to win the Spanish Granp Prix. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez finished 2nd, while resurgent Mercedes placed George Russell 3rd and Lewis Hamilton 5th. Complete Story

05.24.22 Early Voting Wins “Chicken Preakness” By Anthony Brancato
05.18.22 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas By Jeffrey Boswell
05.04.22 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Dover By Jeffrey Boswell

Alimkhanuly vs. Dignum Boxing Preview

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down Saturday’s ESPN+ boxing show from Las Vegas, with a keen eye towards finding winning bets against the books (hint: Bet on Jamel Herring). Complete Story

05.05.22 Getting to Know Netball By Kevin Beane
04.21.22 How to Make Spring Football Viable By Kevin Beane
04.07.22 U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships Preview By Kevin Beane

Super Bowl 50 Aftermath

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl 50 is in the books, and SC’s Jeffrey Boswell takes a look back at Super Bowl Sunday’s contest. Is Peyton Manning done? What were the best commercials? And can Cam Newton recover from defeat better than he recovers a fumble? Complete Story

02.06.14 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVIII Aftermath By Jeffrey Boswell
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

French Open 2022 Preview & Draws

Sports PhotoThe second Grand Slam of the tennis calendar is here, as the world’s best tennis players head to Paris for the French Open. In both the men’s and women’s draws, the tournament looks wide-open and we look set for two weeks of top tennis action. Complete Story

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