2019 NCAA Tournament Q&A

Sports PhotoMarch Madness is upon us, and SC’s Jeffrey Boswell’s third-world data analysis has North Carolina over Michigan by a touchdown. Also, Dick Vitale, mid-major powers, and the “GQI” power index. Complete Story

03.19.19 Trends in 2019, Bracket-Style By Jonathan Lowe
03.18.19 Initial Thoughts on the Tournament Bracket By Jean Neuberger
02.25.19 A Knack For Settling Scores By Jonathan Lowe

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

01.23.19 FBS Breakout Stars to Watch in 2019 By Steve Brenna
12.28.18 Coaches Leaving: Is it Worth It? By Jonathan Lowe
12.12.18 America, Meet Kyler Murray: Part II By Steve Brenna

Foul Territory: AB C You Later & P’s ‘N Q’s

Sports PhotoIn this Foul Territory, it’s Antonio Brown’s “bye” week, Kyler Murray is on everyone’s short list, and Michael Jordan is not impressed. Also, Kareem Hunt kicks it with the Browns, and Joe Flacco is a Bronco. Complete Story

06.22.18 Foul Territory: Earthshaking Events By Jeffrey Boswell
05.25.18 Foul Territory: Freaks, Flags, Flying By Jeffrey Boswell
04.13.18 Foul Territory: Belts, Jackets, and Handcuffs By Jeffrey Boswell

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

The Biggest Trout in Baseball’s River

Sports PhotoBaseball’s best — now and also in comparison to a passel of Hall of Famers — will stay an Angel … and an off-the-charts wealthy one, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. 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

02.18.19 What to Watch For After the NBA All-Star Break By Ross Lancaster
01.28.19 Why it’s Time to Drop the NBA’s Euro Stigma By Ross Lancaster
07.18.18 The NBA’s No-Sleep Summer By Robert Campbell

Yes, You Can Go Home Again

Sports PhotoDeSean Jackson returns to the scene of whatever crime he committed in Philadelphia, getting traded back to the Eagles. SC’s Anthony Brancato expects Jackson to be no less dangerous catching passes from quarterback Carson Wentz. Complete Story

02.26.19 The Steel City Saga By Robert Campbell
02.11.19 The State of the NFL: It’s in Trouble By Anthony Brancato
02.06.19 Super Bowl LIII Aftermath By Jeffrey Boswell

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

03.05.19 NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers By Scott Huntington
02.07.19 The Race to the NHL Playoffs Begins Now By Scott Huntington
12.17.18 The NHL Has a Problem: No Team in Houston By Anthony Brancato

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 5

Sports PhotoKyle Busch took charge late at Fontana and coasted to the win in the Auto Club 500, his 200th NASCAR win, which tied Richard Petty’s mark. Now the Monster Energy Cup heads to Martinsville as the half-mile track awaits. Check out the power rankings! Complete Story

03.13.19 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 4 By Jeffrey Boswell
03.07.19 The AAF: What’s Right, What’s Wrong By Anthony Brancato
03.06.19 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 3 By Jeffrey Boswell

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

02.28.19 Serious Thoughts on the AAF By Kevin Beane
02.13.19 Anatomy of a Lifelong Arizona Hotshots Fan By Kevin Beane
01.30.19 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends 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

Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals

Sports PhotoNovak Djokovic has issued an ominous warning to his rivals and he prepares to make his return in early 2018. The Serb hasn’t played since Wimbledon, but the question is, what does he have left? Complete Story

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