Akron Rubberducks outfielder Greg Allen spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday live at Canal Park. He talked about his season thus far and what he's looking to do as a member of the Cleveland Indians organization.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:53

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Gareon Conley

For today's edition of Know Your Prospect,  we spoke with former Massillon Washington HS coach Jason Hall as he spoke about former Tiger and OSU Buckeye standout Gareon Conley.

 

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:02

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager of the Day Monday

Sammy B and Jay Brophy along with Justin got in on the Monday edition of the Wager of the Day.

Check out the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR! 

 

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Friday, 21 April 2017 18:38

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam and Justin got in on the Friday edition of the Wager of the Day.

You can catch the Wager of the Day every Monday through Friday on the Sam and Brad Show around 5:20pm.

 

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Aaron DeBord, the head coach of the Stow Bulldogs baseball team spoke with Sammy B to talk about a proposal from the OHSAA to extend the baseball season into mid-June.

This stems from the unpredictable nature of Ohio's weather and how this could benefit teams in the area.

 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sam Amico from NEOSports Insiders and Fox Sports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for Game #3 against the Pacers tonight.

They play tonight on 1590 WAKR. Pregame starts at 6:30 with the tip-off at 7pm.

 

For the full interview with Sam and Brad click here, and for more on Amico's take on the Cavs and the NBA, click here. 

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:43

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager of the Day: Thursday

Sam and Brad gave their picks on the Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got into the "Pick 3" edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Former NBA Referee Tim Donaghy spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the state of the NBA and the tough task of officiating at the highest level.

When asked about why coaches and players are subject to a substantial fine when they question an officials' call, Donaghy said the league doesn't want to face embarrassment.

 

This conversation stems from a postgame rant from Memphis Grizzlies' head coach David Fizdale who was hit with a $30,000 fine for his critical comments after his team's loss to the Spurs in Game #2.

 

 (Credit YouTube)

 Tim was a referee in the NBA for 13 years and author of the book Personal Foul. 

For the full interview, click here.  For more on Tim, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:32

AUDIO Wager of the Day Tuesday

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24

AUDIO Telich: Big 3 Effort In Game #2

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports discussed Game #2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

He also discussed some of the issues going on with the Indiana Pacers and what to expect in Game #3 in Indianapolis Thursday.

For the full interview, click here. 

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NFL Network analyst and former Washington Redskins GM Charley Casserly joined Sam Bourquin Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and the Cleveland Browns with picks #1 and #12.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sports Time Ohio in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Indians as they head into their series with Detroit.

They lost to the Chicago White Sox 10-4 last night at Progressive Field, and the team's had it's struggles as of late, but it's too early to worry, says Andre.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:35

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

Sam, Brad and Justin laid out Thursday's Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

You can hear the Wager of the Day in the 5pm hour Monday-Friday with the guys.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:19

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: OJ Howard

This Thursday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us back to Alabama as OJ Howard gets ready for the NFL Draft. We caught up with Mike Sims, head coach of Crenshaw Christian Academy and OJ's former coach at Autauga Academy.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:07

AUDIO Eddie White Previews Cavs & Pacers

Eddie White, host of Pacers Overtime spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers playoff series starting Saturday.

 

The full interview can be heard here. Don't forget Sam and Brad will have a special edition of their show from the Q starting at noon.

 

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Sam and Brad alomng with Justin got into Wednesday's Wager of the Day live at the Q!

 

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:16

AUDIO Dane Brugler Discusses Upcoming Draft

Dane Brugler from CBS Sports spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about the upcoming NFL Draft and where they might go with the #1 overall pick in the draft.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:27

AUDIO Zack Meisel Talks Indians, Wahoo Logo

Zack Meisel, Indians beat writer for Cleveland.com spoke with Sam and Brad about the ongoing debate surrounding the Chief Wahoo logo and how long it will last.

 

Zack also discussed the thrilling home opener yesterday at Progressive Field as Michael Brantley delivered the game-winning hit.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:59

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Sam, Brad, and Jasen Sokol got into the Tuesday Wager of the Day as the guys took a look at the Indians home opener!

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.

 

Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to shed some light on what new Tribe gear will be available at the Indians' Team Shop this season.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:32

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Reuben Foster

The Monday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Alabama, as we hook up with Fairhope HS Head Coach Tim Carter, former coach at Auburn HS, as we take a look at former Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster.

Carter says the hard-hitting defender is not only a good football player, but a good locker room guy as well.

 

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Comedian and actor Norm MacDonald spoke with Sam and Brad Friday one week away from his performance at the Hard Rock Rocksino April 14.

The "Billy Madison" actor also discussed his love of golf, poker, and his career in show business.

 

For the full interview listen below. For more information about his performance at the Hard Rock click here, for more on Norm, click here.

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 18:20

AUDIO Galko: Where Will Browns Lean?

Draft analyst Eric Galko from Optimum Scouting joined the Sam and Brad Show to see where the Browns might be leaning as far as the #1 and #12 picks in this year's NFL Draft.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

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Sam and Brad got in on the Friday Wager of the Day taking a look at the Cavaliers and Hawks plus the Indians and Diamondbacks.

The Wager of the Day can be heard every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm on the Sam and Brad Show for 1590 WAKR.

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 15:12

AUDIO Casey Stern Talks NBA, Cavaliers

NBA TV Host Casey Stern joined Sam and Brad on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the NBA season winding down and the Cavaliers as they face the Atlanta Hawks tonight and Sunday night.

You can catch both games on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:04

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Thursday

Sam and Brad got into the Wager of the Day on a "Pick 3 Thursday"

 

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Akron Rubberducks owner Ken Babby joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the home opener tonight versus the Bowie Baysox.

 

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:36

AUDIO Wager of the Day Wednesday

Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wager of the Day for Wednesday!

 The Wager of the Day can be heard on the Sam and Brad Show Monday-Friday at around 5:20pm 

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FoxSports Ohio Golf Host Jimmy Hanlin spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the Masters at Augusta National.

 The tournament starts Thursday and there's been some heavy rains down in Georgia, which could make things interesting.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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The University of Akron has hired its new men's basketball coach.

John Groce is the new man in charge of the Zips, as he replaces the departed Keith Dambrot, who left to coach Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

George Thomas from the Akron Beacon Journal spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the hire.  Groce comes from the University of Illinois where he coached from 2012-17.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin talked about the upcoming NFL Draft and the TV coverage, especially the "war room."

Should it be callled a "war room?"

You decide!

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Campy Russell after the Cavaliers' overtime win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs are wrapping up the regular season and will take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

 

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Cavaliers play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports Ohio Fred McLeod spoke with Sam and Brad live at the Q Friday ahead of Cavs and Sixers tonight.

 

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Friday, 31 March 2017 16:23

AUDIO Clark Kellogg Talking Final Four

Clark Kellogg from CBS Sports joined Sam and Brad on Friday to talk about the upcoming Final Four.

 

Clark also discussed the four teams and their shot to play for a national championship.

 

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:21

AUDIO Matt Loede Talks Opening Day, Tribe

Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sam and Brad about the Indians as they prepare for the season opener on Monday.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

Matt also offered his take on WrestleMania 33, including Goldberg vs Lesnar.

 

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Sam and Brad along with Justin got in on the Thursday Wager of the Day on a "Pick 3 Thursday."

 

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:16

AUDIO Michael DeCourcy Discusses Final Four

College Basketball Writer Michael DeCourcy of the Sporting News spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the "fresh blood" in the Final Four this coming weekend.

 

The full interview can be heard below.

This year's Final Four are Oregon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

 

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Former University of Akron basketball player and Buchtel High grad Matt Futch joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the departure of Keith Dambrot from the University of Akron basketball program after 13 seasons.

 

Futch played at Akron from 2002-06 and was an assistant coach under Dambrot from 2011-13.

 

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Monday, 27 March 2017 16:39

MULTIMEDIA STVM Brings Home Title #7

Dru Joyce II and senior guard Jayvon Graves joined Sam and Brad in the studio Monday to talk about their state championship win over Wauseon 45-30 in Columbus.

  

 For a peek at the video version of the interview, take a look below.

 

Graves, a University at Buffalo basketball commit, scored 25 points in the final game of the season. 

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Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their state championship clinching win over Moeller 39-38 in Columbus.

 

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Friday, 24 March 2017 18:01

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Solomon Thomas

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Coppell, Texas, where we meet Joe McBride, head coach of Coppell, HS.

He was the high school coach of Solomon Thomas, who went on to have a great career at Stanford on the defensive line, and could be a target for the Browns in the first round. 

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Brad Russell was joined by NFL veteran, 3-time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs, who announced his retirement from the league earlier in the week, thanking the Cleveland Browns and their fans.

Cribbs was undrafted out of Kent State and played with the Browns from 2005-2012.

 For the video link to Cribbs' announcement, click here.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 15:50

AUDIO Rubberducks Inch Closer To Opener

With the Opening Night for the Akron Rubberducks just 12 nights away, many people will be making their way to Canal Park for some great baseball fun.

Adam Liberman, Director of Public and Media Relations for the Rubberducks joined Brad Russell on a Friday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Vegas discussed the possibility of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas in the near future.

He hopped on with Sam and Brad Thursday.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on a "Pick 3 Thursday" edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:13

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Mike Williams

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to South Carolina where we meet coach Chris Carter from Edisto HS.

He coached former Clemson standout Mike Williams at Lake Marion HS in the Palmetto State.

Here's what Coach had to say about Mike with Sam and Brad on Thursday.

 

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In the wake of the World Baseball Classic with the USA winning over Puerto Rico, a lot of people were tuning in to see two of the world's best baseball nations go at it on the diamond.

The Puerto Rican team was known for playing with a lot of emotion and fire. Sam and Brad weighed in on when and when not to show emotion on the playing field.

 

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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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