WWE Superstar Mandy Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about performing at the SummerSlam HeatWave Tour July 14 in Canton.

 

You can catch Mandy and the rest of the WWE Superstars at the Canton Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7:30pm.

 

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Connor Marabell of the Akron Rubberducks joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competing in the Home Run Derby ahead of the Eastern League All Star Game in New Jersey.

 

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College football insider Phil Steele joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about his college football preview magazine for 2018.

He discussed the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the rest of the Big 10 and MAC, among other teams. 

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:00

Stipe Miocic Gets Ready for UFC 226

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" Stipe Miocic joined the Sam and Brad Show  Thursday ahead of UFC 226 to talk about his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier, where he looks to defend his UFC heavyweight title.

 

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Fox 8 Sports anchor John Telich joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the legacy of LeBron James and the upcoming future for both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers Sunday evening. 

 

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The University of Akron has a new women's basketball coach.

Melissa Jackson was officially named the head coach this week,taking over for the all-time winningest coach in Zips history, Jodi Kest.

Jackson joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new gig and how she plans on putting her stamp on the program. 

 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:04

Tom Withers Discusses Cavs, Free Agency

Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers, LeBron's possible destination, and more on a Thursday afternoon. 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:16

Steve Doerschuk On Browns Heading Into Camp

Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk discussed the Browns and what stands out for them as far as pivotal players in 2018. 

 Steve caught up with Brad and Justin on the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday. 

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Longtime NFL reporter Andrea Kremer was named this year's recipient of the 2018 Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award.

She joined the Sam and Brad show to talk about the honor and her career in sports journalism.

 Kremer will be recieving the award during Hall of Fame weekend in Canton in August. 

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Dr. Sam Maniar from the Center for Peak Performance in Hudson joined Brad and Justin to talk about how athletes cope with mental health issues.

 

Dr, Maniar is the Sport Psychologist for the Akron Zips and the Spire Institute.  He served as the Sport Psychologist for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2016. For more information on the Center for Peak Performance, click here.

 

 

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Wadsworth High School wrestling coach Clay Wegner spoke with Brad and Justin shortly after the board announced the decision.

The 25-year-old Wegner takes over from longtime head coach John Gramuglia, who coached Wegner in HS. 

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Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network joined Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the Tribe, who are on a 7-game winning streak heading into their road trip.

 

The Indians travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight in game 1 of a three-game series. First pitch set for 8:10pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 16:45

Tee It Up Friday Takes Us To Rawiga

Tee it Up Friday takes us to Rawiga Golf and Swim Club in Seville to talk a little golf with Bill Colianni, the Head Golf Professional.

 

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Fox Sports Ohio's Fred McLeod spoke with Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the drafting of Collin Sexton at #8 for the NBA Draft.

 The Cavs are excited about their new prospect and look forward to seeing what he can do on the court.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto reflected on his memories of the 2016 NBA championship won by the Cleveland Cavaliers 

He also talked about some of our favorite sports teams and the latest with them.

 

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Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the team's recent veteran minicamp and Tyrod Taylor establishing himself as a leader. 

 

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Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57

Tee it Up Friday Takes Us To Loyal Oak

Dan Sutter of Loyal Oak Golf Course in Norton joined us for Tee it Up Friday to talk about some of the course amenites and what people can expect. 

 

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NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad after Wednesday's Game #3 loss.

 Game #4 is set for Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

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FS1 NBA reporter Chris Broussard spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals here at Quicken Loans Arena.

Golden State holds a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers in this series.

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:32

Scott Petrak Wraps Up Browns' OTA's

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer wrapped up Browns OTA's with Sam and Brad Tuesday.

 

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Forner NBA referee and author of the book Personal Foul Tim Donahgy spoke with Sam and Brad about the officiating during last night's NBA Finals  Game #1 between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

 

 

Check out Tim on refpicks.com 

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Vince Cellini of Cavaliers in the Paint for Fox Sports Ohio discussed the wild finish to last night's NBA Finals Game #1 in Oakland.

 

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NBA writer and insider Sam Amico joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the NBA Finals Game #1 tonight between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Amico says the Cavaliers have a chance because you can never know what can happen in a seven-game series.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 16:08

Tallmadge Seeking Another State Title

Sam and Brad caught up with Tallmadge baseball coach Kenny Linn to talk about his team making another run to the State Final Four in Columbus.

 

The Semifinal matchup is set for Friday at 7pm against Dayton Chaminade-Julienne. 

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The Highland High School Baseball team is heading down to Columbus to compete for a chance to win a State Title.

Head baseball coach Jay Grissom joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's run in the tournament. 

 

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They're back at it again for the fourth consecutive year.

The Golden State Warriors will be facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press talked about the perspective from the home side of things, as LeBron and the guys defeated Boston in Game #7 Sunday with Sam and Brad. 

 

On the other side, Ryan Leong of the Associated Press caught up with the guys to talk about things from the Warriors perspective. They defeated Houston in 7games on Monday.

 

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Samand Brad headed out to Las Vegas to catch up with Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Sin City to talk about the legalities of sports betting in parts of the U.S and what it could mean for Ohio potentially.

 

 

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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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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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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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Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow spoke with the media prior to tonight's game between Binghamton and the Akron Rubberducks at Canal Park.

Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida, spent some time in the NFL before transitioning to baseball.

He spoke about that transition and how young people should play more than one sport growing up.

 

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This year's 2018 Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year are Tyler Dawson of Springfield High School and Lexi Shultz of Ellet High School.

This crop of athletes was honored at St. George's Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn during the Student Athlete of the Year Banquet.

Both Tyler and Lexi were humbled and honored to receive the $1,000 scholarships during the annual event.

Dawson plans on studying accounting at the University of Akron.

He says one of his favorite memories as a student athlete was playing with his fellow seniors, most of whom he has played with since he was 12 years old.

“I wouldn't change anything I did,” Dawson explained.

 

 

Tyler was a two-sport athlete, playing both football and basketball at Springfield High School.

Lexi Shultz, our second scholarship winner was a two-sport athlete playing both volleyball and softball for Ellet High School.

She says that she learned a lot of lessons throughout her time at Ellet, including those from Coach Chuck Shuman, her softball coach.

“The biggest thing I took from him was even when things get rough, just keep going, keep your head up,” she said.

 

 Shultz plans on studying Exercise Science at the University of Akron and becoming a physical therapist.

Congratulations to both Tyler and Lexi, and also a special thanks goes to our sponsors, NECA, IBEW( International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Akron Children's Hospital, Dominion, and St. George's Fellowship Centre.

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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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Vince Cellini of Cavaliers In The Paint spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs and Pacers series being tied at 2 apiece.

He discussed the emergence of JR Smith on the defensive end against Victor Oladipo and Kyle Korver's 3 point marksmanship in Game #3,

 

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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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