Note to NCAA: Grow a Backbone

Sports PhotoThe NCAA isn’t a legal body, but they can make it tougher for coaches who attempt to offer six-figure deals to lure recruits. SC’s Jean Neuberger explains why the NCAA should grow a backbone and get tougher on corrupt coaches caught in the act. Complete Story

04.09.19 Resilient Cavs Snatch the Crown By Jean Neuberger
04.04.19 Can Michigan State Break the Big Ten’s Title Drought? By Ross Lancaster
03.20.19 2019 NCAA Tournament Q&A By Jeffrey Boswell

To Drink or Not to Drink? Football’s New Question

Sports PhotoThe SEC has decided to sell alcohol in their stadiums. Is it a good idea? SC’s Jean Neuberger weights the pros and cons of selling beer in college stadiums. Complete Story

02.28.19 Why Michigan Football Needs to Win Now By Marc James
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

Foul Territory: Horse Power and Fighting Words

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Foul Territory, Deontay Wilder knocks the life out of Dominic Breazeale, Bodexpress says “bye bye by myself,” and the Warriors sweep the Blazers. Complete Story

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
05.25.18 Foul Territory: Freaks, Flags, Flying By Jeffrey Boswell

Is Spieth Breaking Up With Longtime Caddie?

Sports PhotoOne of the most recognizable pairings of player and caddie on the PGA Tour looks to be in trouble with their relationship on the rocks. Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth has enjoyed an exceptionally fruitful relationship with his caddie Micahel Greller, but cracks are beginning to show. Complete Story

Whither Encarnacion?

Sports PhotoOn surface, the Yankees hardly need the AL’s home run leader. Below surface, beware, advises SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

06.17.19 Astros Cruising on One Leg By Steve Brenna
05.30.19 Bill Buckner, RIP: The Injustice of it All By Jeff Kallman
05.24.19 Toast of the Tomb? By Jeff Kallman

NBA Finals: Get Right to the Title Point

Sports PhotoTime is of the essence when it comes to the window for winning an NBA title. But, as SC’s Jonathan Lowe points out, some coaches would rather swipe the trophy at first glimpse than keep that window open. Complete Story

05.27.19 Bucks Blow the “Golden” Opportunity By Ross Lancaster
05.13.19 Hit the Lotto By Ryan Dorfman
05.07.19 Knicks Owner Dolan Facing the Axe By Anthony Brancato

A Hard Knock Life For Raiders Fans

Sports PhotoOn Tuesday, HBO announced that the Oakland Raiders will be the focus of their hit series “Hard Knocks.” SC’s Bob Campbell sets the stage for the series, while simultaneously taking jabs at the California-based team. I mean, can you blame him? Complete Story

06.11.19 Justice Not Swift For Tyreek Hill By Anthony Brancato
06.03.19 NFL Owners Want 18 Games, Dreadfully By Anthony Brancato
05.28.19 NFL Owners Punt on Overtime By Anthony Brancato

The NHL Has a Replay Problem

Sports PhotoIt’s the playoffs. The better team should win, and win fairly. That doesn’t always happen, and when the calls are clearly being blown but not reviewable, there’s a major problem. Complete Story

04.20.19 What in the World Happened to the Lightning? By Scott Huntington
04.02.19 The Final Week of the NHL Season is Here By Scott Huntington
03.11.19 Which NHL Teams Will Be Most Hurt By Injuries? By Scott Huntington

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 15

Sports PhotoJoey Logano dominated at Michigan, winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 to give Penske Racing its 5th win of the year. Logano leads the Monster Energy Cup points standings, as the series heads to Sonoma’s road course in two weeks. Complete Story

06.05.19 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 14 By Jeffrey Boswell
05.29.19 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 13 By Jeffrey Boswell
05.15.19 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 12 By Jeffrey Boswell

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s time again for another Slant Pattern mailbag, where we poach the questions posed to others. Should young QBs have mentors? Should the three-point line vary from arena to arena? Those questions and more are answered by SC’s Kevin Beane. Complete Story

05.23.19 NFL Logos of Yesteryear (Part 2) By Kevin Beane
05.09.19 NFL’s Logos of Yesteryear (Part 1) By Kevin Beane
04.25.19 Slant Pattern NBA Playoff Musings 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

Wimbledon 2019 Preview

Sports PhotoWimbledon of the most prestigious tournaments in tennis and this year’s edition should be super exciting. We should see all the world’s best players in action since there are no notable player injuries. Complete Story

05.24.19 2019 French Open Preview By Marc James
10.03.17 Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals By Marc James
09.11.17 Sharapova Optimistic Despite Failed Comeback By Marc James

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