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The State of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

Sports PhotoThe U.S. Men scored a huge and important victory over their rivals Mexico on Sunday. But not everything is champagne and caviar for the Yanks. SC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at some obstacles they face in this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern’s Top Five Boxing Podcasts

Sports PhotoLike podcasts? Want to know boxing more? SC’s Kevin Beane has you covered as he lists the five best boxing podcasts he has come across in this edition of Slant Pattern. Complete Story

The Return of the WAC

Sports PhotoThe Western Athletic Conference, left with barely a pulse less than a decade ago, is roaring back with their announced return to football. How is it possible? Let’s explain. Complete Story

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

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s time for another edition of the Slant Pattern mailbag, where SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the best coaching hires in the college basketball carousel, the most underrated Yankee, the hype around the rebirth of UCLA hoops, and more. Complete Story

Boxing Betting Preview For April 3rd

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane breaks down four boxing bouts, including a world title fight, happening in the United Arab Emirates this weekend. The action will take place Saturday afternoon on ESPN+ and the Slant Pattern wants your wallet to be ready! Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s March Madness 2021 Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane previews the upcoming NCAA tournament, and people might be surprised who he does not think will win it all (Gonzaga), who will (Baylor), a potentially underrated conference (the ACC), and an opening round bet he really loves, all in the latest Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Why Zlatan Got it Wrong About LeBron

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane joins the chorus of those hitting back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic for telling LeBron James he should stick to sports. Find out why he thinks politics should not be compared to any other profession. Complete Story

World’s Earliest Week 1 College Football Schedule, 2021

Sports PhotoAs he does each year, SC’s Kevin Beane gives the world the earliest Week 1 college football schedule. What conference is suddenly leaning hard into conference games? What SEC power is — gasp! — playing a true road game? Find out in this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Young Guns Poised to Save U.S. Tennis, 2021 Version

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks back at a 2015 article on American men’s future stars of tennis, and he also gives us a new batch of hopefuls in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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