Wrapping Up This Hoops Season

Sports PhotoWith the NCAA tournament over and the national title sitting in Waco, SC’s Jean Neuberger shares his final thoughts on what was a crazy year in college hoops. Complete Story

03.31.21 NCAA Tournament: Sculpting That Winning Definition By Jonathan Lowe
03.23.21 Sports and the Rites of Spring By Anthony Brancato
03.22.21 What Makes a Great NCAA Tournament? By Ross Lancaster

Why FBS Needs to Pass “Proposition 15”

Sports PhotoAfter suffering through a truncated 2020 season due to COVID, college football can do something to make it up in 2021 and beyond. SC’s Anthony Brancato proposes what that “something” should be. Complete Story

01.04.21 How to Expand the Playoff the Right Way By Ross Lancaster
12.21.20 Thoughts From Selection Sunday By Jean Neuberger
12.18.20 Stormy Success With a Muddied Outlook By Jonathan Lowe

Foul Territory: OJ on Twitter, “Ball’s” on Parade

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, OJ Simpson is guilty (of being on Twitter). LaMelo Ball heads Down Under, a King’s ransom brings Antonio Davis to L.A., and Josh McCown enjoys a lengthy “bye.” Complete Story

05.22.19 Foul Territory: Horse Power and Fighting Words By Jeffrey Boswell
02.15.19 Foul Territory: AB C You Later & P’s ‘N Q’s By Jeffrey Boswell
06.22.18 Foul Territory: Earthshaking Events By Jeffrey Boswell

2021 Masters Preview

Sports PhotoThe world’s top golfers have started 2021 in some style and many look to be peaking nicely for the first major of the year. The Masters is back in its usual place on the calendar and we’re all set to head down to the Augusta National on April 8th. Complete Story

08.06.20 PGA Tour: Presenting the Future? By Jonathan Lowe
11.29.19 PGA’s Hungry Young Guns on the Rise By Marc James
06.17.19 Is Spieth Breaking Up With Longtime Caddie? By Marc James

No, Roberto Alomar Wasn’t Pete Rosed

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the Hall of Famer’s ineligibility over sexual misconduct isn’t and shouldn’t be an argument to slip Rose into Cooperstown — and here’s why. Complete Story

The Prelude to the Prelude to the Finale

Sports PhotoWe’re about to see something that hasn’t been done before in the world of the NBA. Are we ready for this change? SC’s Jonathan Lowe tries to figure out whether he’ll enjoy the new play-in tournament. Complete Story

04.19.21 How to Fix the NBA’s Three-Point Problem By Ross Lancaster
02.23.21 Joel Embiid Putting the “Big” Back in NBA By Anthony Brancato
02.22.21 All Star, No Substance? By Jonathan Lowe

2021 NFL Draft: Stallions and Scallions

Sports PhotoSome teams improved themselves by leaps and bounds in the 2021 NFL draft, while others did nothing of the kind. SC’s Anthony Brancato helps sort out which is which. Complete Story

04.27.21 NFL Teams Partyin’ Like it’s 1981 By Anthony Brancato
03.29.21 17 Games: NFL Owners Still Making One Mistake By Anthony Brancato
03.22.21 Top Prospects in 2021 NFL Draft By Marc James

What’s the Future Hold For Ovechkin?

Sports PhotoOver the past two decades, Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s greatest scorers. Throughout his professional career, the 35-year-old has played for just two teams, Moscow and Washington. Where will he finish? Complete Story

02.17.20 Is Ovechkin the Greatest Scorer in NHL History? By Scott Huntington
01.20.20 New Jersey Devils Fire Ray Shero, Now What? By Scott Huntington
12.11.19 Are We Seeing the End of Fighting in Hockey? By Scott Huntington

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas

Sports PhotoKyle Busch won the Buschy McBusch Race 400 in Kansas for his first win of the season. Kevin Harvick took second, while Brad Keselowski finished third. Denny Hamlin still leads the points as we head to Darlington. Complete Story

04.28.21 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Talladega By Jeffrey Boswell
04.21.21 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Richmond By Jeffrey Boswell
04.20.21 Should Athletes Shut Up About Politics? By Anthony Brancato

Let’s Go to the Dakotas (And the Rest of the FCS)

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks on in wonderment at the meteoric rise of college football in the Dakotas, wonders if they will soon be rivaled by a newcomer in the same part of the country, and asks a question about a castaway conference in the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

04.15.21 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
04.01.21 Boxing Betting Preview For April 3rd By Kevin Beane
03.16.21 Slant Pattern’s March Madness 2021 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

Top Five Craziest Meltdowns in Tennis

Sports PhotoThere are moments in sports when a player’s threshold is broken — an instance of overwhelming rage which envelops and enfolds a player’s judgement when performing on the big stage. Here are the top five meltdowns in tennis history. Complete Story

06.18.19 Wimbledon 2019 Preview By Marc James
05.24.19 2019 French Open Preview By Marc James
10.03.17 Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals By Marc James

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