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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Veteran high school sports reporter Tim Rogers who covers a lot of the area teams for various outlets spoke with the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about the tournament and some of the teams making some noise in the early part of the tournament.

Tim talked about Copley's win over Barberton in the first round, some of the big games tomorrow, including Coventry/Kenmore and St. Vincent St. Mary, who will be taking on Field.

 

The full interview can be heard below.

 

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:27

AUDIO Steve Palazzolo Talks NFL Combine

Steve Palazzolo from Pro Football Focus joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk NFL Combine from Indianapolis.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 18:46

AUDIO Dr. Ajay Seth Talks Durant Knee Injury

Dr. Ajay Seth from Spectrum Orthopedics to talk about the knee injury sustained by Kevin Durant, what that means for him and the Golden State Warriors moving forward, and a possible June date with our Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:50

AUDIO Charles Davis Talks NFL, Combine

NFL Network and FOX Sports College Football Lead Analyst Charles Davis spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about some of the latest news with the National Football League.

 

 For the full interview with Charles, click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:24

Mogadore Wildcats Ready For Hillsdale

Russ Swartz, the head boys' basketball coach of the Mogadore Wildcats, joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about his team's matchup with Hillsdale tonight.

The game starts at 7p.m.tonight in Mogadore.

 

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High School sports reporter Michael Beaven spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to preview the high school boys' basketball tournament across all divisions.

Some of the notable teams in the area include St. Vincent-St.Mary, Jackson, Hoban, and Copley.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Friday, 24 February 2017 17:46

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Tre'Davious White

The Know Your Prospect stories continue as we get closer to the NFL Draft.  One of those prospects is Tre'Davious White, the athletic cornerback out of LSU.

His high school coach in Shreveport, Louisiana, James Spencer Heard, who coached him at Green Oaks High School joined Sam and Brad Friday.

 

For stories on some of our other prospects, click here for Myles Garrett, and here for Deshaun Watson.

 

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Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon spoke with Sam and Brad Friday to talk about the Wine and Gold and what moves they may or may not make to solidfy their spot as one of the premier teams in the league.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Rafael Hernandez Brito, bilingual play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers on Thursday to talk NBA and the game against the Knicks tonight.

 

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Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday ahead of his performance at the Hard Rock Rocksino Friday.

 

The show starts at 8 p.m. Frank will be doing some of his best known impersonations, including John Madden, George W. Bush, and others.

For more info, visit the Hard Rock Rocksino's ticket office  or Frank Caliendo's website.

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