Sam and Brad caught up with Brookledge Golf Club General Manager Scott Nickol to talk about his course for Tee It Up Friday.

 

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Former Tallmadge head boys basketball coach Michael Bluey spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his new venture, coaching the boys basketball team at North Canton Hoover.

Bluey served as an an assistant at Jackson High School before becoming the head coach at Tallmadge. 

 "Opportunities like Hoover don't come around very often," Bluey said. 

 "It's a diamond in the rough,and I'm certainly excited to get started."

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Former Marshall Thundering Herd and NFL Quarterback Chad Pennington spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the advice he's given to Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

Chad spoke about the jump from college to the pros and that they have to be patient with themselves.

 

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The City Series boys' baseball championship is set for 5pm at the University of Akron. 

Ellet head baseball coach John Sarver joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his ballclub.

 

 Firestone is ready for the matchup as well. Coach Jeff Sloan also joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team as well.

 

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Jackson head baseball coach Bill Gamble joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the district final matchup between the Polar Bears and the Massillon Tigers at Thurman Munson Stadium this afternoon.

Game time is set for  5 p.m.

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The second edition of Tee it Up Friday takes us to Chenoweth Golf Course as we speak with owner Brian Todd.

Todd says they take great pride in making sure the greens are well taken care of for people to play a challenging, yet fun course.

Chenoweth is located right off Arlington Road, just of I-77.

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Longtime sports columnist for the Boston Globe Dan Shaughnessy spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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The Tallmadge Blue Devils and coach Kenny Linn have captured another Division II sectional title after an 11-0 defeat of Canton South.

Coch Linn joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday afternoon.

 

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This week the 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight shines on Officer Howard Vaughn, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins' baseball team. 

 Coach Vaughn discussed how he is bringing baseball to the youngsters and helping young people.

"I started in coaching six years ago and I saw a dying Buchtel baseball program, and I wanted to get it back started," he said. 

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The Canton McKinley boys' basketball program has a new head coach. 

Andy Vlajkovich, who came over from Warren, will now be taking over the Pups. He spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday. 

 (Photo Credit for SoundCloud Photo: Canton Repository) 

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Newly named Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his position and what he plans on doing once Dr. Dan Ross steps away later in the year.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:48

Fred McLeod Talks Cavaliers' Sweep

Cleveland Cavaliers TV play-by-play man for FOX Sports Ohio Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers'  sweep over the Toronto Raptors last night at the Q.

The Wine and Gold await their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, either the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers.

 

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The first edition of Tee it Up Friday during golf season takes us to the Lyon's Den in Canal Fulton!

Sam and Brad caught up with Andy Lyons to talk about the course, the amenities, and what to expect when you enter the Lyon's Den. 

"We're a very family oriented golf course," Andy explained. "It is 5300 yards with plenty of hills and water."

 

For more information on the Lyon's Den, click the highlighted link. 

 

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Sam Amico of Amico Hoops discussed last night's win from the Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

 

Game #2 is tomorrow in Canada. Join time is 5:30 and tip-off at 6 on 1590 WAKR. 

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The Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan caught up with Sam and Brad today to talk about the 2018 draft class for John Dorsey, Hue Jackson and company.

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:11

Jordan Bastian Assesses Indians Club

MLB.com reporter for the Cleveland Indians Jordan Bastian asessed the Cleveland Indians during the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.

He talked about the team's dreadful loss to the Cubs yesterday.

The Tribe and the Cubs will go at 7:10pm tonight in downtown Cleveland. 

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Longtime sportscaster and the radio voice of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Don Criqui spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Notre Dame offensive linemen Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey for our Know Your Prospect segment.

He also talked a little Browns as well, offering his thoughts on what can get them turned around.

 

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CBS Broadcaster Jim Nantz joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday afternoon to talk about being named the 2018 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Ambassador of Golf.

Nantz was truly humbled by the distinction, saying he truly enjoys coming to Akron's Firestone Country Club.

"Of all the awards I've received in my life, this one really stands out."  Nantz explained.

Nantz will recieve the Ambassador of Golf award  Wednesday August 1 at Firestone's South Course. 

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Former Ohio State Buckeye and NFL player Ray Ellis spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the death of his former coach Earle Bruce.

Bruce passed away at the age of 87 and coached the Buckeyes from 1979-1987.

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EL Pitcher of the Week for your Akron Rubberducks Shane Beiber joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his hot start to the season.

 

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Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined Sam and Brad to talk about last night's win over the Pacers in Game #2 of their playoff series.

Game #3 will be Friday night in Indianapolis. You can hear it on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Color Analayst for the UCLA-IMG Sports Network Matt Stevens spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Josh Rosen for our Know Your Prospect segment.

Stevens, a former Bruin quarterback, said that Rosen is "another Aaron Rodgers" and is the best QB in the draft.

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Veteran broadcaster Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about his new venture doing the play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns' preseason games on News 5.

He also talked about the Cavs' loss in Game  #1 of the playoffs and how the lack of chemistry and synergy on the court is worrysome at times.

 

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Jensen Lewis, fomer Tribe pitcher and current host on Indians Live on Sports Time Ohio, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Tribe on 1590 WAKR. 

The Indians will be taking on the Minnesota Twins in Puerto Rico starting Tuesday for a quick-two game series.

 

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There's a lot of questions about the Cavaliers after their 18-point loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game #1 of the NBA Playoffs

Fox Sports Ohio's TV play-by-play voice Fred McLeod offered his thoughts.

 

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:09

UA's Kest Stepping Away From The Sideline

After 12 seasons coaching at the University of Akron, 34 overall, head women's basketball coach Jodi Kest is retiring.

She joined Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about her career and latest ventures. 

We at 1590 WAKR wish Jodi the best in all of her future endeavors. 

 

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Paul Keels, the "Voice of the Buckeyes" discusses some of the notable Ohio State draft-eligible players for our Know Your Prospect segment,

 

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The Board of Directors had their meetings this morning and Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about some of the divisional breakdowns and competitive balance in boys and girls basketball.

Also Tim discussed the proposal passed during the meeting to extend the baseball season in high school athletics by one week.

 

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:42

Sam Amico Talks Cavaliers, 2018 Playoffs

NBA writer Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavaliers as they get ready for the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

He also offered his thoughts on who needs to step up for the Wine and Gold during the second season. 

 

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:30

Know Your Prospect: Baker Mayfield

Radio Voice of the Oklahoma Sooners football program Toby Rowland spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Baker Mayfield for our Know Your Prospect segment. 

 

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For this week's edition of the Coaches Spotlight, we headed over to Stow-Munroe Falls High School to catch up with head baseball coach Aaron DeBord.

 

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Monday, 09 April 2018 17:37

Know Your Prospect: Denzel Ward

For this week's edition of our Know Your Prospect interview, we went just north of 303 to speak with Jeff Fox, the head coach of the Nordonia Knights to talk shoutdown cornerback Denzel Ward.

The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and Ward is making a name for himself at some local combines and workouts.

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Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Indians, the cold, and their early homestand.

 

Indians and Tigers play tonight at 6:10pm. 

 

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Friday, 06 April 2018 14:23

Indians, Fans Ready For Opening Day

The Cleveland Indians are getting ready for their Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals  at the corner of Carneige and Ontario

 Communications Coordinator Curtis Danburg spoke with Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin, and Brad Russell about the promotions schedule and his views on Opening Day.

Chef Todd Brazile stopped by as well to talk about the latest ballpark food coming to Progressive Field this season.

 

Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea also joined the program talking about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on the current Indians ballclub.

 

U.S. Senator and lifelong Tribe fan Sherrod Brown also spoke with the gentlemen in Booth 6 to talk about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on this year's team.

 

Voice of the Tribe Tom Hamilton spoke with the fellas as well about some of his favorite Opening Day memories.

 

Tribe writer Zack Meisel spoke as well about the team's start and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup.

 

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This week for our 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight on the Sam and Brad Show, we head on out to Revere to speak with head softball coach Bob Mosher. 

  His team got out to a good start in Myrtle Beach going 4-1 in a recent tournament. 

For last week's spotlight on  former Barberton  basketball coach Ken Rector, click here. 

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 21:19

FSO's Jimmy Hanlin Previews The Masters

Fox Sports Ohio golf analyst and host Jimmy Hanlin joined Sam Bourquin to preview the Masters in Augusta coming up later this week.

 

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Walsh University head basketball coach Jeff Young joined Sam Bourquin to talk about not only his team as they prepare for the 2018-19 season, but also the NCAA  Championship Game victory by the Villanova Wildcats over Michigan Monday night.

 

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Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff offered his thoughts on the NCAA Men's Championship in college basketball tonight between Villanova and Michigan as well as his thoughts on a new NCAA Basketball Tournament format. 

 

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Former University of Akron coach and current Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of tonight's games.

Loyola Chicago will be taking on Michigan around 6:pm and Kansas will be squaring off against Villanova around 8:49pm

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:47

Coaches Spotlight Highlights Ken Rector

For the inagural edition of the Sam and Brad Show Coaches Spotlight, we take a look at former Barberton boys' basketball coach Ken Rector.

He will be inducted into the Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Rector coached for 20 years for his alma mater, Barberton High School.

 

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Stay tuned for next week's edition of the Coaches Spotlight Wednesdays on the Sam and Brad Show

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:14

Pete Fierle Addresses HOF Project, Concerns

Chief of Staff and VP of Communications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Fierle spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday to talk about an article in the New York Times in regards to the Hall of Fame's progress with the expansion and the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 17:09

AUDIO Odell Beckham Jr: Yay Nor Nay?

Sam and Brad spoke about the possibility of the Browns aquiring Giants wideout Odell Beckham, Jr. 

Former LSU teammate and current Browns receiver Jarvis Landry lobbied for Cleveland to land the NY star. 

Do you want him on the Browns squad?

Sam and Brad have a discussion about the controversial  Beckham. 

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.

 

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Head Coach of the St. Vincent-St, Mary Fighting Irish Dru Joyce II spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their Division II state title win over Trotwood-Madison over the weekend.

The title was their second in as many years and their eighth overall. 

 

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New Norton head football coach Kevin Pollock spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his latest coaching venture on a Feel Good Friday.

 

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Former USC football player and FOX College football analyst Petros Papadakis joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Sam Darnold's potential as a pro, as well as Hue Jackson's handling and coaching of quarterbacks. 

 

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NBA reporter Jeff Zillgitt spoke with Sam Bourquin Thursday after the Cavaliers' win over the Toronto Raptors at the Q last evening.

 

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It's back again!  A great collaboration between the Akron -Canton Regional Foodbank's Community Harvest ,Atlantic Foods, and the Tri-County Restaurant Association for a special cause.

The 26th annual Celebrity Cuisine will be going on from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Canton Civic Center to help some people who are less fortunate, feeding them and providing them with quality food in food-insecure areas.

Actor and Northeast Ohio native Bruno Gunn spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the event and talk a little Cleveland Sports as well. Bruno will be there serving it up.

All proceeds from tonight's event go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank 

For more information, click here.  

 

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The St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish are heading into a familiar spot as they get ready for Lexington in the state semifinals in Columbus.

Dru Joyce II spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about their win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph over the weekend.

 

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Friday, 16 March 2018 18:14

AUDIO Ben Braun Talks NCAA Tournament

Ben Braun former college basketball coach and current analyst for the Pac-12 Network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the NCAA Tournament, the Pac 12, and the college basketball scandal. 

 

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