Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:25

AUDIO Green Wins Backyard Rivalry Over Lake

Head basketball coach of the Green boys baksetball team, Mark Kinsley spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday after their 52-49 win over Lake Tuesday night.

Junior guard Kaleb Martin scored 30 points in the win for Green. The Bulldogs are 7-3 on the season. 

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Cleveland native, World Heavyweight Champion, and "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Stipe Miocic spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of UFC 220 this weekend. 

 

 

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:51

AUDIO Fred McLeod Discusses Cavs' Struggles

TV voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Fox Sports Ohio, Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to assess the Cavs' loss against Golden State and their recent struggles as of late.

The Cavaliers return to the practice floor tomorrow before taking on the Orlando Magic Thursday night.

 

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Monday, 15 January 2018 18:55

AUDIO Jim Chones Breaks Down Cavs/Warriors

Jim Chones, former Cavalier and color analyst for the Cavaliers Radio Network, spoke with Sam and Brad at the Q.

 

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NBA TV Host Matt Winer joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Quicken Loans Arena on Monday, as the Cavs prepare to take on Golden State.

 

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Charles Davis FOX Sports NFL Analyst and NFL Network College & Pro analyst spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to discuss the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. 

 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:42

AUDIO Husted/Helle Discuss Voter Suit

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appeared on the Jasen Sokol Show Thursday to talk about being named in a lawsuit regarding the trimming of voters from the rolls.

Oak Harbor Mayor Joe Helle, who was removed from the voter rolls, also spoke about the issue with Jasen.

 

For more information on this ongoing story, click here. 

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:35

AUDIO Chris Holtmann Talks Surging Buckeyes

Chris Holtmann, the Ohio State men's basketball coach talked about his team's successful run on the hardwood,  as the Buckeyes defeated Michigan State and Iowa in their last two contests.

Holtmann joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.  The team plays Maryland at 7pm Thursday in Columbus. 

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Steve Dies spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the 31st Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Firestone CLC.

The tournament will go from January 12 through the 13th and will feature 40 teams.

For more information, click here.

Tickets are just $9 at the door for adults, $7  for seniors and students, and an all session pass is just $25. 

 

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:13

AUDIO Eli Gold Discusses Tide Championship

Alabama radio play-by-play man Eli Gold spoke with Sam and Brad the day after the Crimson Tide won the National Championship over Georgia last night in Atlanta.

 

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Friday, 29 December 2017 13:34

AUDIO Scotty D Picks Bowl Season Games/NFL

Scotty D picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

He's going with Iowa State over Memphis (+3 1/2) in their bowl game, and UCF and Auburn going over the 67 total points.

 Stay tuned to the rest of the conversation!

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:29

AUDIO Bill Hillgrove Discusses Steelers, Browns

Longtime play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday ahead of the Steelers and Browns game on Sunday, New Years Eve.

Hillgrove also discussed the Steelers' playoff chances and a possible rematch with New England and new addition, former Steeler (and Akron native) James Harrison. 

 

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:31

AUDIO New KSU Coach Excited To Lead Program

New Kent State University head coach Sean Lewis spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Thursday afternoon shortly after he was announced as the 22nd football coach in school history.

Lewis comes to Kent from Syracuse University, where he served as offensive coordinator.  He will be taking over for coach Paul Haynes, who was the coach of the Golden Flashes from 2013-2017.

 

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ESPN and ABC correspondent and reporter Tom Rinaldi spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards January 17.

Rinaldi will be hosting the 18th annual event at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel next month. Former Cleveland Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas will receive the Lifetime Acheivement Award. 

 

For more information on the 2018 event, click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:46

AUDIO Tom Withers Talks LeBron, Cavaliers

Sam Bourquin spoke with the AP's Tom Withers to talk Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James ahead of the Bucks game tonight.

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Doug Dieken, color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin after the Browns' loss to the Ravens Sunday, 27-10.

The Browns are now 0-14 on the season and have two more games left (Chicago and Pittsburgh) to avoid a winless season, the second in NFL history. 

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Scott Miller from Bleacher Report joined Justin McKinney and Bem Thomas on the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Carlos Santana deal to the Philadelphia Phillies. 

He also discussed the winter meetings in Orlando as well.

 

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 17:10

AUDIO Scotty D Picks Bowls, NFL Games

Scotty D picked against the spread in a couple of college bowl games,  Troy (-6 1/2) over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl  and he's taking the "over" 58 points in the New Mexico Bowl between Colorado State and the Marshall Thundering Herd. 

For the NFL, a two game teaser, the Colts (+10) against the Broncos at home, and the Ravens in a "pick-em" game over the winless Cleveland Browns. 

 

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:29

AUDIO Mt. Union Primed For Stagg Bowl Return

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Division III National Championships to talk about their tussle with  Mary Hardin Baylor Friday.

The two teams will meet Friday night in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

 

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Jordan Bastian, Indians reporter for MLB.com spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the winter meetings and if the Indians will be making any moves. 

 

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Friday, 08 December 2017 18:17

AUDIO Zips Primed For Bowl Game In Boca

Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the team's bowl game on December 19 against the FAU Owls.

 

The Boca Raton Bowl is the Zips' second bowl game in the last three seasons.  

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:53

AUDIO Scotty D Returns With Picks

Scotty D returned with his two-team NFL teaser with the Bengals (PICK) against the Bears, and the Giants (+10 1/2) over the Cowboys.

Listen up...for entertainment purposes only.

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

AUDIO Doug Dieken Talks Sashi Brown Firing

Color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown and what that means for the team moving forward.

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 17:14

AUDIO Football Today: Do We Even Recognize It?

After last night's physical game between the Bengals and Steelers, Sam and Brad talked about the state of football today and if it will ever be the same moving forward. 

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Monday, 04 December 2017 17:28

AUDIO Tim May Talks Buckeyes, Bowl Game

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the OSU football team's win over Wisconsin and their Cotton Bowl matchup with USC December 29.

 

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For the first time in a couple of years, the OHSAA State Championships went back to Canton at the newly christened Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke about this past weekend and that they will be looking at for next year in the state finals.

 

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The 2017 Mr. Football in the state of Ohio is none other than Wadsworth senior quarterback Joey Baughman, who joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday. 

"It's an honor to be in such an elite group of people," Joey said. "When I found out I was shocked about it." 

 

Joey accounted for over 4,000 yards of offense and 56 touchdowns his senior season.  He will be attending the University of Virginia on a wrestling scholarship. 

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Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Knights' third straight state title.

 

Hoban defeated Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:45

AUDIO Scotty D Discusses Pro & College Picks

Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks against the spread in college and pro football.

The University of Akron Zips (+21 1/2) over Toledo in the MAC Championship, and a college/pro teaser Clemson (-2) over Miami (FL) and Chargers (-6 1/2) over the Browns.

Listen to the rest for entertainment purposes only!

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Golf analyst and award-winning author John Feinstein joined the Sam and Brad Show Wedesday to talk about the future of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational past 2018.

 

For previous coverage on this story, click here. 

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Jimmy Haslam has been embroiled in a fraud case involving his business Pilot /Flying J and some new developments have surfaced. 

A Knoxville journalist says that Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam's voice was heard on secret recordings played during today's court proceedings allegedly instructing employees how to defraud trucking companies. 

Jamie Satterfield, crime and legal journalist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxNews.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Pilot/Flying J federal fraud trial in Tennessee, and what's next for Haslam and his company.

Haslam has not been charged in connection with this ongoing case and denies any knowledege or wrongdoing with Pilot/Flying J.

For more on this story click here.

 

 

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There could be a major shakeup in the 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule and Akron's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational could be on the move after 2018.

Assistant editor and sports business reporter Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk about his article regarding the tournament and its future. He (Kevin) spoke with golf insider and radio host John Feinstein for his insights on Akron's future hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational post-2018.

 

Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but a lot of factors weigh into this decision.

Executive director of the tournament Don Padgett III was not available for comment but released a statement through Falls Communications:

“Conversation about the future after 2018 are continuing. No decisions have been finalized. None of these discussions impact the 2018 Bridgestone Invitational, which will mark the 65th anniversary of professional golf at Firestone Country Club.  We look forward to hosting a great tournament this summer.”

 

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:16

AUDIO Scotty D Picking College & Pro Football

Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks against the spread in college and pro football. 

 In College, Scotty is going with the Michigan Wolverines (+12 1/2) over Ohio State in "The Game" and Pitt (+14) over the Miami Hurricanes in PA. 

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:56

AUDIO Massillon Preparing For Winton Woods

Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad prior to their matchup with Winton Woods in the state semifinals Friday.

 

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:25

AUDIO OSU/Michigan Renew Storied Rivalry

Sam and Brad spoke with former OSU QB and Big 10 Network analyst Stanley Jackson to talk "The Game" between Ohio State and their rivals from Ann Arbor. 

 

On the other side, former Glenville Tarblooder and Wolverine linebacker Pierre Woods joined the show to talk about the game from the UM perspective. 

 

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Monday, 20 November 2017 16:25

AUDIO Doug Dieken Assesses Browns' Struggles

Former Browns great Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined Sam Bourquin Monday to talk about the team's 0-10 record and where they need to go from here.

 

He also talked about rookie QB DeShone Kizer and how he could use a veteran mentor at the position to help him on the sidelines to assess plays and make them on the field.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:20

AUDIO Scotty D Continues With Picks

Scotty D in Vegas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk picks in college and pro football against the spread. 

College picks, Texas Tech (+7 1/2) over TCU, also Michigan State and Maryland taking the "over" the 42 1/2 point total, and Kentucky (+21 1/2) over Georgia. 

Listen to the rest, for entertainment purposes only. 

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Actor, comedian Rob Schneider joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his upcoming stand-up comedy performance at the Hard Rock Rocksino November 25.

 

For more information on Rob's performance next Friday, click here. 

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:01

AUDIO Tigers Preparing For New Albany

Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their upcoming game against New Albany in Mansfield Friday night. 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:11

AUDIO Zips Bowl Eligible, Shooting For More

Akron Beacon Journal sportswriter George Thomas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Akron Zips' 37-34 win over the Ohio Bobcats. 

 

The Zips control their own destiny in the MAC East Division and if they win over rival Kent State, they will play in Detroit for the MAC Championship December 2nd. 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:55

AUDIO Rootstown Ready For Kirtland Friday

Head coach of the Rootstown Rovers Mark Geis spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about their big matchup with Kirtland on Friday.

 

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Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the huge matchup with Barberton on Friday night at Green.

 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:24

AUDIO John Telich Discusses Cavs' Comeback

Fox 8 Sports Director John Telich spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers' climb from a 23 point deficit to defeat the Knicks Monday night. 

 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 08:19

AUDIO Barberton Looking To Knock Off Knights

Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big matchup in Division II as they prepare to face Hoban in the playoffs Friday.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:30pm at Green HS on Friday.

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After their big win over Sparty 48-3 this past weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes' playoff possibilities are still in play.

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May talked about the Scarlet and Gray with 1590 WAKR's Sam and Brad on Monday. 

 

The Silver Bullets will take on Illinois for the Illibuck Trophy this Saturday in Columbus. 

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:32

AUDIO STVM/Tallmadge Set For Playoff Showdown

Marcus Wattley of Tallmadge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their second-round playoff matchup against Tallmadge this Friday.

 

Alan Vanderink of Tallmadge joined the show as well to talk about what he sees with his Blue Devils and what it's going to take to beat the Irish.

  

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 17:55

AUDIO Scotty D Picking College & Pro Football

Scotty D in Vegas returned from the desert to pick against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

Here are a couple of his college picks, as Clemson (-9) over Florida State,  Texas Tech in a "pick-em" game against Baylor, and two totals "over" Boise State/Colorado State and Hawaii over Fresno State.

 

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:27

AUDIO Sam Amico: Cavs Starting To Figure It Out

NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the Cavaliers' win over the Bucks Tuesday night at the Q.

Amico said it's hard to predict how the Cavs will look until Isaiah Thomas gets back, but he likes the team's agressiveness early on. 

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Clay Skipper, a writer for GQ Magazine spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his article in the magazine on embattled wideout Josh Gordon and his latest comeback attempt.

 

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:47

AUDIO Sekou Smith Discusses Cavs' Struggles

Sam and Brad spoke with NBA.com and NBA TV writer Sekou Smith to talk about the struggles of the Cavaliers thus far in the young season as well as the news and notes surrounding the NBA.

 

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