Has Winning Become Stuck in the Middle?

Sports PhotoAfter years of expecting a certain region of the country to raise the NCAA men’s basketball championship trophy, has the tide already shifted mid-continent? SC’s Jonathan Lowe remarks on the continuing trend and its possibly auspicious origin. Complete Story

01.18.23 A Commonwealth of Disappointment By Ross Lancaster
11.14.22 How NIL Makes This Season One to Remember By Ross Lancaster
08.05.22 The Goalpost Wagging the Rim By Jonathan Lowe

No Rest For the Curious

Sports PhotoEven though all of the seconds have ticked off of college football’s clock, the conversations continue. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at some of the end-of-season stories that will keep us asking questions through the spring and summer. Complete Story

12.21.22 Five Bets to Make While Enjoying Bowl Season By Ross Lancaster
11.23.22 Those Rarities Against Analytics By Jonathan Lowe
10.28.22 A Return to Relevancy For Hire By Jonathan Lowe

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

Is History Repeating With the PGA/LIV Split?

Sports PhotoThe recent split of the PGA Tour has the potential to shake up professional golf for years to come. As the developments and defections have unfolded, SC’s Ross Lancaster couldn’t help but think of another proud American sports league that became a stalemate between two sides. Complete Story

04.28.22 Scheffler Eyeing Historic Grand Slam After Masters Win By Marc James
12.23.21 Golf’s Top Players Get Their Wish By Marc James
03.15.21 2021 Masters Preview By Marc James

Freak vs. Foolish Injuries

Sports PhotoWhat happened to Mets reliever Edwin Diáz at the World Baseball Classic was a freak injury that could have happened any time — and doesn’t invalidate the WBC. Complete Story

03.13.23 Albie Pearson, RIP: Little Big Man By Jeff Kallman
03.06.23 Clocks and Clouds By Jeff Kallman
02.28.23 Interleague Play Becomes Universal By Anthony Brancato

Lakers Are Legit and It’s Time We Give Them Credit

Sports PhotoThe Los Angeles Lakers have been making some noise since the trade deadline. SC’s Dean Anagnostopoulos explains why you shouldn’t sleep on them and their chances to make a playoff run when LeBron returns. Complete Story

03.02.23 Questions to Answer in the Wacky West By Ross Lancaster
01.24.23 Can the Eastern Conference Do it Again? By Anthony Brancato
01.04.23 Mitchell is Most Underrated Player in the NBA By Dean Anagnostopoulos

Why the NFL Needs to End the Salary Cap

Sports PhotoMLB has a luxury tax, but no salary floor. The NHL has both a salary cap and a salary floor. But what about a luxury tax and a salary floor? The latter would be an intriguing combination for the NFL, according to SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

03.07.23 Anthony Richardson, Jon Jones Sparkle By Anthony Brancato
02.21.23 Quick Turnaround in the NFL By Anthony Brancato
02.14.23 Resolved: Only “Gunslingers” Win Super Bowls 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

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Phoenix

Sports PhotoWilliam Byron won at Phoenix, taking his second consecutive win. Ryan Blaney finished 2nd and Tyler Reddick came home 3rd. Check out the power rankings! Complete Story

03.08.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Las Vegas By Jeffrey Boswell
03.01.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: California By Jeffrey Boswell
02.22.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Daytona By Jeffrey Boswell

Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam Card Preview

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down an upcoming boxing event in Paris with an interesting card that will feature two Olympic gold medalists and a British boxer whose name you should know. Complete Story

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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