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Slant Pattern College Hoops Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this offseason look into college basketball, SC’s Kevin Beane ponders whether championship culture is a thing or not, some bluebloods that have won far fewer championships than we think, and ESPN serving as the lapdog for Rick Pitino. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern at the Invited Celebrity Classic

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane took in a PGA Tour Champions event in person a couple of weeks ago, and shares with us the vibes, the atmosphere, the good, the bad, and the nostalgic in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Saturday Afternoon Sports Smorgasbord

Sports PhotoAs a sports viewer, SC’s Kevin Beane is looking at noon Eastern on Saturday as a time when, with a decently-apportioned sports cable or satellite package, you can watch pretty much whichever sport your heart desires. Let’s take a look. Complete Story

Live-Streaming the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane gives us another dose of livestream coverage, this time in the form of a tennis match from Houston. Will former star Jack Sock or rising Czech player Tomas Machac come out on top? Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane covers tennis, baseball, college football, and college basketball — with a heavy seasoning of rule changes — in this edition of the Slant Pattern mailbag! Complete Story

Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam Card Preview

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down an upcoming boxing event in Paris with an interesting card that will feature two Olympic gold medalists and a British boxer whose name you should know. Complete Story

World’s Earliest Week 1 College Football Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is back with his annual Week 1 preview. Who will come out on top when Miami plays Miami? Who is the only FCS playoff quarterfinalist to start against an FBS foe? Find out in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

On Angle-Shooting in Sports

Sports PhotoDo you know what an angle-shoot is? It’s when you take advantage of a situation not covered by the rules of your sport or game. It happened recently in a tennis match, and inspired SC’s Kevin Beane to write about all things angle-shooting. It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Young Guns Poised to Save U.S. Tennis, 2023 Version

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at the men’s tennis landscape, as he does every so often in this space, and finds he no longer has to say the future is bright — the present is. Complete Story

On Damar Hamlin

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the case of Damar Hamlin, and notes some uneasy characteristics of the nation’s reaction. It sounds awful to say, but are we unduly lionizing Hamlin? It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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