Final Four: Taking the Tourney Two-Step

Sports PhotoIt’s a state so nice, they’ll run it twice. The NCAA is holding both of this weekend’s Final Fours in Texas. To mark this occasion, SC’s Jonathan Lowe gives an overview of all the teams vying for Division I glory. Complete Story

03.28.23 It’s Time For the NCAA to Re-Seed By Anthony Brancato
02.15.23 Has Winning Become Stuck in the Middle? By Jonathan Lowe
01.18.23 A Commonwealth of Disappointment By Ross Lancaster

Looking “Big Picture” Before “End Scene”

Sports PhotoAhead of the chaos that will engulf college football, there are still a number of weeks that need to play out. What should we expect around the country? SC’s Jonathan Lowe offers up the bylines he’s anticipating. Complete Story

08.17.23 I Didn’t Think I’d See You Here By Jonathan Lowe
08.15.23 Relegation in College Football? By Anthony Brancato
01.13.23 No Rest For the Curious 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

2023 Masters Preview: Major Intrigue

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster previews this week’s Masters, featuring 18 LIV Golf players facing a field of the PGA Tour’s best for the first time in 2023 and Scottie Scheffler aiming to become just the fourth back-to-back winner in tournament history. Complete Story

06.23.22 Is History Repeating With the PGA/LIV Split? By Ross Lancaster
12.23.21 Golf’s Top Players Get Their Wish By Marc James
03.15.21 2021 Masters Preview By Marc James

Damning Report: Oakland Was Had

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the report last week leaves the A’s owner looking even worse for blindsiding Oakland with Las Vegas. Complete Story

09.18.23 The Bloom is Off the Red Sox Rose By Jeff Kallman
09.11.23 George Kirby: Self-Awareness as a Vice By Jeff Kallman
09.05.23 The Waive By Jeff Kallman

Culture Wars Now Infest NBA

Sports PhotoFlorida governor Ron DeSantis kept the pot boiling by accusing NBA players of collaborating with an “enemy” that he referred to as “Communist China.” If his comments weren’t so dishonest and inflammatory, they would be funny. Complete Story

07.21.23 Let Me See If I Can Fit You in My Schedule By Jonathan Lowe
07.06.23 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers By Ross Lancaster
06.22.23 NBA Reaching the Heights of Yester-Year By Jonathan Lowe

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 4

Sports PhotoThe Bills try to wax the Dolphins in Buffalo, while Joe Burrow walks “ginger-ly” into Tennessee. Josh McDaniels and Brandon Staley battle to find out who can make the dumbest coaching decision, and the Cowboys look to reclaim their mojo. Complete Story

09.26.23 Dolphins Hang “70-Burger” on Broncos By Anthony Brancato
09.21.23 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 3 By Jeffrey Boswell
09.19.23 NFL Needs More “8-Point Plays” By Anthony Brancato

NHL Needs Another Canadian Team

Sports PhotoOne would think that 32 teams would be the perfect number for a sports league. But not always. SC’s Anthony Brancato points out the undeniable benefits of the NHL, just to name one, adding more teams. Complete Story

03.08.22 NHL Needs to Follow NBA’s Lead, As Always By Anthony Brancato
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

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Texas

Sports PhotoWilliam Byron surged on the final restart, taking the lead and holding on to win at Texas. Ross Chastain finished second, while Bubba Wallace took third as we head to Talladega. Check out the rankings! Complete Story

09.20.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Bristol By Jeffrey Boswell
09.13.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas By Jeffrey Boswell
09.06.23 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Darlington By Jeffrey Boswell

NFL Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down the play of Baker Mayfield (he’s optimistic), Bryce Young (ditto, but needs to be unshackled), and is a real killjoy when it comes to fun plays. Complete Story

09.07.23 College Football Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
08.24.23 Sports and Poker in an Unfamiliar Place By Kevin Beane
08.10.23 Slant Pattern Mailbag 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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