Friday, 15 December 2017 17:59

AUDIO Ken LaVicka Breaks Down FAU/Akron

Florida Atlantic University radio play-by-play voice Ken LaVicka joined Justin McKinney and Ben Thomas on the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the upcoming Boca Raton Bowl between FAU and the University of Akron. 

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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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NBA TV Host Rick Kamla spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NBA and the game tonight between the Cavaliers and Lakers. 

He also talked about the career of LeBron James and where he ranks amongst the all time greats. 

 

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:20

AUDIO Chris Spielman Talks NFL, Browns

Chris Spielman, former NFL player, Massillon Tiger, and Ohio State Buckeye, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk a little NFL and the state of the Cleveland Browns.

Spielman is now a college and NFL analyst for FOX Sports.

 

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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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Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:39

AUDIO Steve King: Continuity Needed With Browns

As the Browns continue to stumble and have yet to win a game in 2017, one of the pieces of the front office will no longer be working with the team moving forward.

Steve King of Browns Daily Dose spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown by the organization Thursday morning.

 

In a statement released by Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam, he thanked Sashi for his contributions and said that coach Hue Jackson will be returning to the team in 2018.

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Sam and Brad spoke with Jackie Greynolds Jr. to talk about the Barberton Magics and the upcoming Greynolds Classic tournament on Saturday.

All the matchups are at Barberton High School at the Purple Palace.

Here is the full lineup of games:

Cuyahoga Heights vs St. Thomas Aquinas 11am

Northwestern vs Woodridge 12:45pm

Ellet vs Bedford 2:30pm 

Firestone vs Cleveland John Marshall 4:15pm

Hoban vs Wadsworth 6pm 

Barberton vs St.Martin De Porres. 7:45pm 

 

All proceeds from the event go towards community programs in Barberton as well as stroke research, as Jack Greynolds Sr, for whom this tournament is named. He passed away from a stroke in 2005. 

The elder Greynolds led Barberton to a state title in 1976.

For more information, click here. 

 

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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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Sam and Brad spoke with University of Mount Union Purple Raiders head coach Vince Kehres to talk about the team's trip to Wisconsin to take on Wisconsin Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon. 

In other exciting Mount Union news, legendary head coach Larry Kehres spoke with Sam and Brad a little while ago to talk about his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Kehres won 11 national titles and over 300 games in his tenure in Alliance (1986-2012). 

 

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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 23:46

AUDIO Hoban Makes It Three In A Row!

The Archbishop Hoban Knights are now in rarified air as they captured a Division II State title over Cincinnati Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

The win gives the Knights three titles in a row and their first in Division II. Their first two titles in this dominant run came in Division III.

Coach Tim Tyrrell's team opened up the game in a big way when quarterback Shane Hamm connected with Garrett Houser on a 73-yard pass play to make it 7-0.

Tyrrell said his freshman signal caller played well tonight.

"He was very smart in being able (to check at the line of scrimmage)," Tyrrell said.

"The offensive line did a great job in protection and the receivers made great plays on the ball."

 

Hoban also capitalized early on mistakes by the Warriors, opening up the first quarter scoring off a blocked punt to make it a 14-0 game.

They didn't take their foot off the gas as Houser, a Navy commit, got his 2nd TD of the ballgame to open the second quarter to put Hoban up 21-0.

A long run by Winton Woods' Miyan Williams led to a touchdown pass to Cornell Beachem from signal caller Kenny Mayberry to cut the lead to 21-7 with 9:19 left to play in the first half.

The Knights answered quickly with a long pass to Nate Bauer to set up a 1-touchdown plunge by junior Tyris Dickerson to make it 28-7.

Raquean Prince of Winton Woods then answered for the Warriors returning the subsequent kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead half 28-14.

Hoban then connected on a 38-yard scoring strike to Mason Tipton, who appeared to step out of bounds, but the TD stood.

Freshman QB Shane Hamm then hit end zone again with another touchdown pass to Tipton to make it a 42-14 halftime lead after a failed fake punt attempt by Winton Woods.

It was Hamm's fourth touchdown toss of the night.

Both teams had a scoreless third quarter, but Hoban kept up the defensive pressure, which was just what Coach Tyrrell wanted.

When asked which was the most memorable aspect of this three year run by the Knights, Tyrrell pointed to the seniors who led on the field, in the weight room, and with the underclassmen.

For the full presser, click here.

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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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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:17

AUDIO Hoban Looking For Third State Title

Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Aaron Coleman about the upcoming state title game with Winton Woods on Thursday.

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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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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:44

AUDIO Tim Tyrrell, Hoban Ready For Avon

Head Coach Tim Tyrrell of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about their state semifinal matchup with Avon on Friday.

 

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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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Monday, 06 November 2017 18:57

AUDIO Barberton Looking To Remain Unbeaten

Sam and Brad caught up with Barberton head football coach Tony Gotto as they prepare for their playoff matchup with Bedford Friday night. 

 

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 18:23

AUDIO Scotty D Talking NFL & College Picks

Scotty D in Vegas returned to the Sam and Brad Show with his picks against the spread in college and pro football including 

 NC State(+ 7 1/2) over Clemson,  Oklahoma State (-2 1/2) over Oklahoma in Bedlam, and then the Michigan Wolverines ( -15 1/2) over the  Minnesota Golden Gophers.

 Listen to the rest for entertainment purposes only...

 

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:20

AUDIO STVM Ready For Woodridge

Coach Marcus Wattley of the STVM Fighting Irish spoke with Sam and Brad about the upcoming matchup with the Woodridge Bulldogs.

 

For the full interview, click below.

 

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:10

AUDIO Hoban Looking For Deep Playoff Run

Tim Tyrrell the head coach of Hoban spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about their upcoming matchup with Mayfield.

 

The Knights take on Mayfield at  7:30pm Friday evening. 

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:52

AUDIO Tom Reed Talks Browns Dysfunction

Tom Reed of the Athletic spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the disconnect between the Browns coaching staff and the front office.

 

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:27

AUDIO Michael Rapoport Talks New Book

Actor, director, and author Michael Rapoport spoke with Sam and Brad about his new book "This Book Has Balls" complete with rants about some of sports' greatest athletes including LeBron James. 

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:02

AUDIO John Groce Talks UA Hoops

University of Akron men's basketball coach John Groce spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday in studio ahead of the start of the season. 

 The season starts November 11 when the Zips take on Cleveland State in the Coaches vs Cancer event.

You can check out the Facebook Live with Coach here. 

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