Sam and Brad, along with Justin McKinney got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day, as they picked the Nuggets and Cavaliers tonight as well as some select NIT games.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:23

AUDIO Jackson Ready For Columbus, St. Ed's.

Jackson High boys basketball coach Tim Debevec spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday live from the Wingstop in Wallhaven as the Polar Bears prepare for Lakewood St. Edward's later on this week in Columbus.

 

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Zips' beat writer George Thomas spoke with Sam Bourquin to discuss the Zips' season in 2016-17. Their season came to an end last night at the hands of UT Arlington. 

 

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 18:38

AUDIO Tuesday Wager Of The Day

Sam and Justin, along with listener Mike in Cuyahoga Falls, spoke about the Tuesday Wager of the Day, in which the fellas weighed in on some of tonight's NIT games.

 

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 18:09

AUDIO STVM Primed For Trotwood-Madison

STVM and head coach Dru Joyce II spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about the upcoming game against Trotwood-Madison on Thursday for the right to play for a state title on Saturday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Actor and Canton native Bruno Gunn came on Monday to the Sam and Brad Show to talk about a special event coming to the Canton Civic Center.

The 25th annual Celebrity Cuisine is Tuesday night from 5:30pm-8pm, with tickets being just $30 at the door.  The event is hosted by Community Harvest and the Tri-County Restaurant Association and Atlantic Foods.

For more information, click here.

For more with Bruno and Faith, listen below.

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Monday, 20 March 2017 18:34

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam and Justin got in on a "Vending Machine Monday" edition of the Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

The guys wagered on the NIT games tonight, Mike from Cuyahoga Falls joined in on the fun as well!

You can join in the fun as well by listening to the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday at 5:25pm on 1590 WAKR.

  

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Ken Pomeroy from KenPom.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk NCAA Tournament and who could make some noise in the Sweet 16 starting Thursday.

 

For more, go to Kenpom.com

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The NBA is none to happy about the Cavs' Big Three taking a rest day against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Cavs beat writer Joe Gabriele from Cavs.com joined Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the issue.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam and Brad got into the Friday Wager of the Day, centered around the NCAA Tournament as well as the Cavs/Clippers game that will be taking place Saturday.

Tune in Monday to see who wins!

 

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Friday, 17 March 2017 17:54

AUDIO UA, Dambrot Ready For Mavericks

University of Akron Zips head basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Houston in the first round of the NIT.

The Zips will play the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Monday at 8pm in Texas.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Friday, 17 March 2017 16:59

AUDIO Campy Russell Talking Wine & Gold

Fox Sports Ohio's own Campy Russell spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs' win from last night and how Kevin Love's return helps the Wine and Gold.

Love missed some time recovering from knee surgery.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

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Tim Debevec, head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears boys' basketball team caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about his team's 80-59 win over Medina.

 

The Polar Bears advance to the Regional Final to take on Toledo St. John.

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Former St. Joseph's standout, Ohio State Buckeye, and current broadcaster for CBS Sports Clark Kellogg joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to discuss what he's seen so far in the NCAA Tournament.

 

For the full interview with Clark, click here.

 

 

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Sam and Brad got in on a few select games in the NCAA Tournament and the Cavs/Jazz game for today's Wager of the Day! 

Tune in Friday to see who came out on top! 

 

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Former Kent State guard Trevor Huffman joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his memories of playing in the NCAA Tournament including their run in the 2002 tournament, including an Elite Eight berth.

He says he's glad to see his alma mater back in the tournament.

"I'm really excited we're back in the tournament," he said. "Those guys worked really hard."

 

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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday on the first day of the NCAA Tournament to talk about the madness that is March.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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You all know "that" sports parent and one California man is taking that to a whole new level in Chino Hills as it relates to his basketball-playing sons.

LaVar Ball has been in the headlines and features reporter Ryan Kartje spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the buzz surrounding the patriarch of the Ball family.

 

For Ryan's article, click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:08

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day centers around college hoops in both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT as well as the Cavs/Pistons Game.

Sam's taking the Pistons plus 7 1/2, Brad is taking the Cavaliers minus 7 1/2.  Listen to see what else the fellas are wagering on for a Tuesday!

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Local author Matt Lupica spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about his new book, The Baseball Stadium Insider to talk about some of the unique traits of all the Major League ballparks.

 

The full interview with Matt, Sam, and Brad can be heard right here.

 

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Kent State has punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and will take on UCLA in the first round Friday in Sacramento, CA.

Rob Senderoff, head coach of the men's team talked about the victory over Akron in the MAC Tournament and what challenges lie ahead with the Bruins.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 17:38

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wager of the Day for Monday. Today is a "Vending Machine Monday" and the winner will get to pick three items out of the vending machine here at the Akron Radio Center.

The games the fellas will be wagering on tonight are the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs, as well as the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers and in the NHL, the games of choice are the Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against the Calgary Flames.

 Who Wins? We shall find out Tuesday! 

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Sports Columnist Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Browns' free agency moves as of late.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 16:11

AUDIO Mike DeCourcy Breaks Down Brackets

College Basketball writer Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News and studio analyst for the Big Ten Network joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to break down the brackets in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

 

The full interview with Mike can be heard here. 

 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 15:22

AUDIO Allbright: Browns Won Free Agency

Benjamin Allbright joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns' picking up some key free agents as of late and landing some additional draft picks.

Allbright's work can be heard on Yahoo! Fox Sports, and ESPN.  He is also a host on AM 1340 and 104.7FM in the Denver/ Boulder area.

He likes what the Browns are doing in terms of building the offensive line with additions such as Kevin Zeitlrer, and JC Tretter.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:17

AUDIO Kenmore Ready For Buchtel In Playoffs

Brian Dawson, head coach of the Kenmore Cardinals previewed tonight's playoff matchup between themselves and the Buchtel Griffins tonight.

 

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:05

AUDIO STVM Advances In Tournament

Dru Joyce II, the head coach of the STVM Fighting Irish joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about the win last night over Alliance 91-54.

 

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:06

AUDIO How Power Restoration Works

When a weather event such as the "Winds-day" storms sweep across the area and knock out power by the thousands, exactly what goes into the process FirstEnergy, like other electric utilities, use to restore service?

FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin says it starts with the obvious "9-1-1 calls" with immediate safety concerns posed by live wires falling from utility poles. A complicating factor is crews don't always know before they are dispatched whether the downed lines are for electricity, cable television, telephone or fiber optic use but either way restoring service starts with cleaning up downed lines. Then the utility works with local agencies such as police and fire to safely reopen streets which may have been closed due to downed lines. 

Getting service restored to critical organizations comes next: that list includes hospitals, nursing homes and critical care facilities along with police, fire and emergency responders. Then the condition of the electric grid is analyzed to determine where the quickest work can more efficiently restored to the greatest number of customers. Durbin says residential customers with health devices can also call the utility and be placed on a database list, although those customers are best advised to have some form of power backup such as a generator to make sure critical service is uninterrupted.

Then the utility focuses on service impacting smaller numbers of outages, such as the one or two houses immediately impacted by falling trees. And it's the trees that pose the biggest issue on the restoration landscape; Durbin notes that while much of the charm and beauty of northeast Ohio is found in the woodlands we all enjoy, those same tree-shrouded walkways and streets are a liability not only when lines are taken down by fallen limbs but also in allowing for quicker response by utility crews needing to move equipment in and out of storm-ravaged areas to attack the outage.

 

 

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Former Ohio State point guard and Canton McKinley Bulldog and current color analyst for men's basketball on the Ohio State -IMG Sports Network Ron Stokes joined Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the Buckeyes' upcoming game against Rutgers tonight in the Big 10 Tournament.

 

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:15

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talks NFL, Browns

Zac Jackson from Pro Football Talk.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the best course of action for the Cleveland Browns at the quarterback position.

 

Jackson will be covering the Cleveland Browns for The Athletic moving forward, joining the likes of other talented veteran sports writers, such as Jason Lloyd, who covers the Cavaliers.

Here's part two of Zac Jackson discussing NFL free agency, and where Browns WR Terrelle Pryor might be.

 

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There is a who’s who list of names rumored to join the race for governor once John Kasich’s term is complete. One of those is a familiar name from right down the road. Betty Sutton is one of the two confirmed Democrats to enter the race, and she stopped in studio with the Ray Horner Morning Show. Sutton talked about her decision to run, as well as how her experience in the House of Representatives can help expand the job growth in Ohio. The other confirmed candidates are fellow Democrat Joe Schiavoni and Republican Mary Taylor. Other names rumored have been AG Mike DeWine, Rep. Jim Renacci, and Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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Today's edition of Know Your Prospect goes up to Cleveland, Ohio where we speak with Ted Ginn Sr. from the Ginn Academy to talk about defensive back Marshon Lattimore who played at Ohio State and will be drafted in the NFL.

 

Here's the previous Know Your Prospect Interviews: Tre'Davious White,   Myles Garrett , and Deshaun Watson 

 

                                                                     

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:46

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day was on college hoops as Sam, Brad, and Justin picked against the spread on three college basketball games with the winners getting a chance to go to the Big Dance.

 We shall see who wins! 

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Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram offered his insight on the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday regarding the Browns' quarterback search.

 

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Jason Lloyd, NBA Reporter from The Athletic, formerly of the Akron Beacon Journal, joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the tibia injury to Andrew Bogut and where the Cavs go from here.

 

The full interview with Jason can be heard right here.

 

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The districts are now here in high school basketball and the Copley Indians will be taking on the Jackson Polar Bears in the Division I district semifinals at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

Mark Dente, the head coach of the Indians boys' basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the psyche of his team heading into the matchup with the Polar Bears.

 

For the full interview with Coach Dente, click here.

 

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Former Indiana University and Bowling Green head basketball coach Dan Dakich joined the Sam and Brad Show on Monday to talk about the upcoming Big 10 Tournament as well as the upcoming NCAA Tournament as a whole, in addition to the MAC Conference.

  

 Dakich is currently an analyst for ESPN and hosts his own radio show at 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis.

For the full interview, listen below.

 

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Monday, 06 March 2017 18:03

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam and Brad got into today's Wager of the Day for Monday. The guys picked the total of the Cavs/Heat Game (a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR).  According to the oddsmakers, the Cavs are -8 and the total is 215 1/2. They also picked how many three pointers will be made by the Golden State Warriors against Atlanta.

The guys also picked some select college basketball games as well.

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Former Ellet football coach Joe Yost joined Sam and Brad to talk about his retirement from the sidelines after 38 years.

 

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Monday, 06 March 2017 16:10

AUDIO Nate Ulrich Discusses NFL Combine

Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich spoke with Sam and Brad on Monday to talk about the NFL Combine, free agency, and if they would take Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett #1 overall.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell spoke with Chris Broussard from FS1 to talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers as they get closer to the close of the regular season. 

Chris talked about the challenges posed to head coach Ty Lue in terms of managing minutes and lineup combinations. 

 

 

For the full interview with Chris and the guys, click here. 

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A fixture at Ellet High School for nearly four decades, Joe Yost has decided to call it a career. Yost called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his long tenure with the Orangemen, which included 23 winning seasons and a collection of shared and outright City Series titles. Why retire now? “I just thought it was the right time,” says Yost.

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The Coventy Comets will be preparing for a tough Kenmore Cardinals team in the Sectional Finals tonight at 7 p.m.

First-year head coach for the Comets Mike DiFalco spoke with Sam and Brad on game day to talk about his team, their road to the tournament, and the challenge from Kenmore.

 

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After 38 seasons as the head coach of the Ellet Orangemen football team, Joe Yost resigned from his position Friday morning.

Athletic Director of the Akron Public Schools, Joe Vassalotti joined the Sam and Brad Show on Friday to talk about his legacy for the Ellet community and how he impacted the lives of many young people.

Vassalotti coached against Yost during his own coaching journey.  He said when people think Ellet, and especially Ellet football, you think Joe Yost.

 

Yost won 234 games as the Ellet head football coach and accumulated many other accolades throughout his coaching career including multiple City Series Championships.

Vassalotti said Yost plans on taking some time to himself and still being active in the Ellet community.

Joe Yost could not be reached for comment.

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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