Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:16

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses Indians, Kluber

Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday afternoon to talk Indians as they lost to the Padres last night 1-0 despite a great pitching performance from Corey Kluber.

 

Pluto also discussed the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM.

The full interview can be heard right here.

 

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NBA TV host Matt Winer spoke with Sam Bourquin of the Sam and Brad Show on Wednesday to break down Game #2 between the Cavaliers and Raptors tonight from Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs took Game #1 116-105 Monday night.

 The full interview can be heard below.

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Solomon Wilcots from CBS Sports and preseason analyst for Browns games on WKYC-Channel 3 spoke with Sam about the Browns draft from 2017.

 

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Mike Frank from Irish Sports Daily spoke with Sam Bourquin to discuss DeShone Kizer and his future with the Browns after being drafted out of Notre Dame this past weekend.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sammy B Tuesday to talk about the Indians, their series with Detroit, and the struggles of starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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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 Bourquin spoke with ESPN Cavs beat writer Dave McMenamin and ESPN basketball writer Brian Windhorst to talk about the new book "Return of the King" as it takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Cavs' championship run, as

well as the catalyst of that triumph, Akron's own LeBron James.

For more on Return of the King, click right 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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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, 04 April 2017 15:16

AUDIO Quality Win For Tribe Over Rangers

Al Pawlowski, host of Indians Live on SportsTime Ohio joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to discuss the Cleveland Indians' win over the Rangers on Opening Day.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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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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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Sam and Brad  are broadcasting live from the Gridiron Bar and Grille ahead of the NCAA Championship Game and Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians.

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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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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 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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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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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland to talk about the Cavaliers' tough loss to the Denver Nuggets last night.

 

For the full interview, click here.

The Cavaliers play the Charlotte Hornets Friday.

 

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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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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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Sports Time Ohio In-Game reporter Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the health of the Cleveland Indians and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup yesterday against the Dodgers.

 

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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The University of Akron Zips will be taking on the Mavericks of U.T. Arlington for a second round NIT matchup in Texas.

Assistant coach Kevin Byrne of the UA basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the team, their journey on the road, and what they're looking for in the Mavericks tonight. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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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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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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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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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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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 16:05

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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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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NBA.com and NBA TV's Lang Whitaker spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the calm before the storm as the NBA Trade Deadline looms Thursday at 4pm Eastern.

He says if anyone's positioned themselves to make a big move,  it's the Boston Celtics, who could be in play for Indiana's Paul George.

As far as our hometown Cleveland Cavaliers,  Iman Shumpert could be on the move, but Lang says they need all their parts for another run at the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

  

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 February 2017 17:08

AUDIO Joe Horrigan Talks Pro Football HOF

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Executive Director Joe Horrigan spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday afternoon.

 Joe spoke a little bit about this year's Class of 2017 and a little bit about what goes into the selection process.

For the full interview, click here.

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Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference spoke with Sam and Brad about what he thinks it will take for the conference to get more than one team into the NCAA Tournament.

 

The MAC Tournament runs from March 8-11 at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 February 2017 15:14

AUDIO Tim Rogers Talks Tournament Seeding

Tim Rogers, reporter for various media outlets in the area spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday about the seedings in the upcoming boys basketball tournament.

A lot of the focus is placed on the Canton Division I district with a bevy of tough teams out there.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Monday, 06 February 2017 18:10

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day Monday

Sam and Brad got things going on a Monday with the Wager of the Day on a Vending Machine Monday!

Tonight's action, for entertainment purposes only, centers around the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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Monday, 06 February 2017 17:03

AUDIO Former Zip Jason Taylor Heading To HOF

One of the inductees to the Pro Football HOF, Jason Taylor found out the good news over the weekend that he will be enshrined in Canton as part of the Class of 2017.

One of his former coaches, Lee Owens, former head coach at the University of Akron, current head coach at Ashland University spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about how Jason committed himself to the game of football.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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The Big Game has come and gone and the New England Patriots have won another one, giving Bill Belichick and Tom Brady 5 rings.

NFL writer Vinnie Iyer from the Sporting News was in Houston for the game, and he came on with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about his thoughts on the Falcons and Pats.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Adam Liberman, director of Public and Media Relations for the Akron Rubberducks joined Sam and Brad ahead of the first Rubberducks Hot Stove Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.

 Former Indians great Carlos Baerga will be the keynote speaker at tonight's event.

Also, Rubberducks GM Jim Pfander stopped by to talk about tonight's event and how the team is connecting with the community away from the diamond.

"With the weather that's going on outside, what better time to come in and talk about a great baseball season here coming up," Pfander said.

 

For more with the guys, click here.

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