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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ESPN and ABC College Football Analyst Todd Blackledge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.

 

Blackledge played quarterback at Penn State and is currently the head boys' basketball coach of the North Canton Hoover Vikings. 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:03

AUDIO Vince Kehres Talking Purple Raider Football

Sam and Brad spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres to talk about the Mt. Union Purple Raiders as they prepare for Baldwin Wallace.

 

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 17:16

AUDIO Scotty D Picks NFL & College Games

Scotty D in Vegas returned in his usual spot on Thursday to pick against the spread for pro and college football games for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:38

AUDIO Scotty D in Vegas Returns For 2017

The Wise One from the desert has returned for his third year on the Sam and Brad Show airwaves picking against the spread for entertainment purposes only.

Scotty D in Vegas spoke with the guys to talk about some of college football's big games this Labor Day weekend.

 

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Aaron Coleman caught up with SB Nation's Bill Connelly to talk college football for the 2017 season.

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Bill Rabinowitz, Ohio State football beat writer discussed the upcoming Buckeye season with Brad Russell on Monday afternoon.

The season starts for OSU on Thursday August 31 against the Indiana Hoosiers at 8 p.m.

 Bill also discussed the backup QB battle behind incumbent starter J.T. Barrett. 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 18:21

AUDIO Mt. Union Looking For Title In 2017

Vince Kehres head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming season and the quest for another Division III national title.

 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 14:47

AUDIO Walsh Cavaliers Begin Pifer Era

First year head coach of the Walsh Cavaliers Dan Pifer joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his football team heading into 2017.

 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 14:13

AUDIO Malone Pioneers Ready For 2017

The Malone Pioneers are getting ready for the 2017 football season, and second year head coach Fred Thomas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming campaign in Canton.

 

The Pioneers open up the season against Taylor September 2.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Zips' Bowden Discusses QB Competition

University of Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming season and the quarterback competition heading into Week 1 against Penn State.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:49

AUDIO Marquise Bridges Ready To Be A Zip

Marquise Bridges, Ellet High School football standout running back, spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the commitment to go play for the University of Akron Zips.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:57

AUDIO Todd Sibley Talks Pitt Commitment

Hoban standout Todd Sibley talked about his commitment to Pittsburgh on the Sam and Brad Show.

 Sibley was a key catalyst in the Knights' back to back state titles in 2015 and 2016.

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Canton McKinley Bulldog Kadeem Trotter joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about signing with Syracuse for National Signing Day to play his college football for the Orange in 2017.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:44

AUDIO Weston Bridges Talks MSU Commitment

Copley High School's Weston Bridges spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to Michigan State University during the special National Signing Day edition of the show.

Bridges said he was sold on Michigan State from the jump, saying he appreciated the tradition at running back, a position he plays.

 

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Griffin Baumoel of Canton Central Catholic talked with Sam and Brad about his commitment to serve his country and play football for the United States Naval Academy.

 Griffin was part of the team that won the State Championship for the Crusaders this year in Division V.

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National signing day is here and various players from the area made their commitment to play college football and continue their education.

D'Amonte King of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday about his commitment to the University of Toledo.

 

Donte Taylor Jr, also of St. Vincent-St Mary joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to Miami (OH). 

Taylor converted from quarterback to cornerback during his time at STVM. He will play in the defensive backfield for the RedHawks in 2017.

 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:21

AUDIO Kehres Honored With HOF Nod

Larry Kehres, former Mt Union Purple Raiders head football coach and current athletic director chatted with Sam and Brad on his nod to be elected to the College Football HOF in Atlanta.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:09

AUDIO Phil Savage Talking Senior Bowl

Phil Savage, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming game January 28 in Mobile, AL.

  

For the full interview, click here. 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:14

AUDIO Buckeyes Leaving The Tree For NFL

Tim May, Ohio State Football beat writer, joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss various OSU football players declaring for the upcoming NFL Draft.

 

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The game is set and Alabama and Clemson will play in Tampa for the National Championship.

Bill Bender, College football writer for the Sporting News spoke with Brad Russell to speak about the upcoming game, as well as break down the bowl season in 2016-17.

 

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Former Marshall Thundering Herd running back and current American Sports Network college football analyst Doug Chapman joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the current buzz surrounding notable college football players skipping their bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft.

He says he has no problem with the decisions of Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffery, but understands the backlash from fans, the media, and others.

 

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Dan Pifer, the new head coach of the Walsh University football team joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about his new job as the head man of the Cavaliers.

 

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After 30 years, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are back in the bowls as the head to the Bahamas to face Old Dominion, and a familiar name will be there suiting up for the Eagles of EMU next Friday.

Former Jackson Polar Bear, Canton native, and current EMU offensive lineman Darien Terrell joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about his journey with the Eastern Michigan Eagles and their trip to the Bahamas.

Terrell, a senior, wears #71.

 The game can be seen on ESPN December 23 at 1 p.m. 

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With so many college football teams changing coaches and hiring new ones, many teams across the nation are looking for a home run hire in order to get better.

Sporting News college football writer Bill Bender spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about some of the big name moves across the country including Lane Kiffin going to Florida Atlantic, Tom Herman heading to Texas, and Charlie Strong taking over at USF.

 

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Monday, 05 December 2016 18:56

AUDIO Beanie Wells Discusses OSU/Bowl Season

Former OSU and NFL running back Beanie Wells spoke with Brad Russell Monday about the Ohio State/Clemson Fiesta Bowl New Year's Eve and about college football bowl season and the universal question: Is 41 bowl games too many?

 

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ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee spoke about the madness surrounding college football with Brad Russell on Tuesday.

 

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Former Buckeye signal-caller and current college football analyst for the Big 10 Network Stanley Jackson spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Buckeyes and their matchup with Maryland.

 

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 18:02

AUDIO Mt. Union Ready For John Carroll

It will be a battle of undefeated teams this Saturday when the University of Mount Union takes on John Carroll in Alliance at 1:30pm.

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Purple Raiders, joined Sam Bourquin to talk about his squad leading into the game.

 

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Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with WAKR's Sam Bourquin to talk about their overtime win against Wisconsin and looked ahead to their game this coming Saturday against Penn State.

 

For the full interview with Tim and Sam, click here.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been struggling as of late, and they will be taking the field against Stanford this Saturday.

Mike Frank from Irish Sports Daily spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about the Irish and head coach Brian Kelly's hold on the team.

For the full interview, click here.

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After a win over Ohio Northern last Saturday, the Mt. Union Purple Raiders are rolling along and are looking to get back to the Division III championship in Salem, VA.

Head coach of the Purple Raiders Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his team and what they've been doing this season.

 

The Purple Raiders will take on Heidelberg on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. For the full interview with Coach, click here.

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Monday, 03 October 2016 18:33

AUDIO Tim May Talking OSU Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are rolling this college football season and it doesn't look like there's anyone that's going to stop them.

Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the 58-0 drubbing of Rutgers and to discuss next weekend's matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers.

 

For the full interview with Tim, click here.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:28

AUDIO Adam Kramer Talking College Football

Adam Kramer from the Bleacher Report spoke with Sammy B to talk about college football starting with #6 ranked Houston and UConn tonight.

 

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:00

AUDIO Hoban's Clark Decommits From OSU

Hoban senior quarterback Danny Clark has now decommitted from the Ohio State University and many people are asking what's next for the young man after his high school career has ended.

Bill Greene who covers Ohio high school football for Scout.com talked with Sam Bourquin about where Clark may end up playing his college football.

 

For the full interview with Bill Greene, click here.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:13

AUDIO Mike Frank Talking Notre Dame Football

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have lost two games now, having dropped their most recent one to Michigan State.

That leaves head coach Brian Kelly searching for answers to get things turned around.

Mike Frank from Irish Sports Daily joined the Sam Bourquin Show to discuss the Golden Domers.

 

For the full interview with Mike Frank, click here.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:45

AUDIO Mt Union Football Rolling Along

The Purple Raiders of Mt. Union are rolling along, and they have a date with Baldwin Wallace coming up this Saturday.

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Purple Raiders spoke with Sam Bourquin about the playmakers on offense and defense as well as the solid play at the quarterback position.

 

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:21

AUDIO Grant Traylor Breaks Down Zips & Herd

The University of Akron football team will head down to Huntington to take on a fast and athletic Marshall team Saturday at high noon.

Grant Traylor, who covers the Herd for the Huntington Herald Dispatch spoke with Sam about the matchup between the two teams that once upon a time, had some epic battles in the MAC.

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Antonio Castro from Phil Steele.com broke down the Top 25 in College Football including a discussion of the #3 team in the land, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

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Monday, 12 September 2016 17:47

AUDIO OSU Ready For Oklahoma

The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 48-3 at the Horsehoe last Saturday and will get ready for a  showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Tim May, OSU beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch talked with Sam Bourquin about the Buckeyes as they head down to Norman.

 

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 19:09

AUDIO Stanley Jackson Breaks Down Zips & Badgers

Coming off a big win over LSU at Lambeau Field, the Wisconsin Badgers will play host to the University of Akron Zips at Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday.

Former Ohio State Buckeye quarterback and Big 10 football analyst Stanley Jackson joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about the matchup and also take a look at the rest of the Big 10 slate.

 

Stanley will be part of the broadcast team that day as the Badgers (1-0) take on the Zips (1-0) as they come off their home win over VMI last weekend at Infocision Stadium.

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 17:37

AUDIO Buckeyes Win Big, Look Ahead To Tulsa

After a 77-10 demolition of Bowling Green to open the college football season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to go 2-0 when the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa come rolling in Saturday.

Ari Wasserman from Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about the Bucks and the offensive onslaught brought by quarterback J.T. Barrett and company.

 

You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR at 3:30pm Saturday afternoon.

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Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:19

Goodyear Commercial Voiced By The Blimp

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is boasting a new commercial campaign that will run during games throughout the 2016 NCAA college football season. 

It's been dubbed "Blimpworthy" and features the voice OF the Goodyear Blimp. The commercial chronicles the storied 60-plus-year career of the Goodyear blimp, recapping some of college footballs most celebrated moments. 

Read more about the new ad campaign from Cleveland.com, and watch the commercial below: 

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Thursday, 01 September 2016 17:40

AUDIO Kramer:College Football's Big Weekend

College football gets cranked up tonight with a few games here tonight, and then a blockbuster lineup Labor Day Weekend.

Adam Kramer from Bleacher Report chatted with our own Sam Bourquin on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:53

AUDIO Walsh Set For 2016 Football Season

The Walsh Cavaliers will be set to take on Michigan Tech in their season opener Saturday September 3, and with their collection of talent on both sides of the ball, they will look to make some strides.

Ted Karras, head coach of the Walsh Cavaliers made an appearance on the Sam Bourquin Show Wednesday to talk about his squad and what they've been doing leading up to this point.

"Overall we've had a good camp, we're excited to get it going," Karras said. 

The Cavaliers, in Division II will have a tough slate ahead of them including their opener in Michigan, and of course, their matchup with rival Malone.

 Offensively, Walsh will rely on Reid Worstell from GlenOak, former walk-on at Ohio State, along with tailbacks Calvin Gordon and former Ellet standout Aaron Male.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came off a strong season in 2015, and Brian Kelly's squad is looking to get in the College Football Playoff in 2016.

Mike Vorel for Notre Dame Insider joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to preview the Fighting Irish and talk about the goals and expectations for the team this season.

Vorel says that he expects this team will have a solid campaign this season, which will help a young team build their confidence.

"They're very young, but very talented,"Vorel said. "If you look at this year's schedule, it's more forgiving than in year's past, so 9-10 wins is very realistic for this team."

Notre Dame will open up the season on the road against the University of Texas, before coming to South Bend to take on Nevada.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 18:51

AUDIO Mt. Union Reloading Yet Again

After yet another Division III national title, the Mt. Union Purple Raiders are ready to go again in 2016.

Head football coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show on Tuesday to talk about his squad coming back this season and how those young players are looking to make an impact this season.

Kehres said the skill positions are solid with former St. Vincent-St. Mary standout Jordan Hargrove at receiver, along with Tim Kennedy from Hudson, also at wideout. He also pointed to running backs Bradley Mitchell and Jamal Johnson, from New Philadelphia as some difference-makers as well.

 

 The Purple Raiders will scrimmage against Washington and Jefferson before opening up the season against North Carolina Wesleyan on September 10 in North Carolina.

 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 19:30

AUDIO Brad's College Football Preview: TCU

As the college football preview rolls along, Brad traveled down to Fort Worth, to preview the TCU Horned Frogs. 

Former Horned Frog letterman John Denton, color commentator for the TCU football team joined the Brad Russell show to talk about the Frogs in 2016 and what Gary Patterson's team is capable of doing in 2016.

One of the key positions to watch is the transition from Trevone Boykin to former Texas A & M Aggie Kenny Hill at the quarterback position.

"A lot of people forgot about him (Hill), Denton said.  "In his first game with A&M, he threw for over 500 yards, he got injured, got in Kevin Sumlin's doghouse, and got in some trouble and never saw the field again."

Now that Hill has transferred to TCU, Denton believes the signal caller can get back to his "Kenny Trill" days and put some points on the board. 

"He runs just as well as Trevone Boykin, and his arm is more accurate," Denton says. 

 

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Brad's college football preview takes a trip down to Waco, Texas as we preview the Baylor Bears ahead of the 2016 season.

Suzanne Halliburton from the Austin American Statesman joined Brad Thursday to talk about the Bears, who have had a offseason they'd like to forget with Art Briles being dismissed and the program coming under scrutiny for off the field issues.

Halliburton says with Jim Grobe at the helm, they still have a shot at being one of the Big 12's better teams.

"They're just very, very talented across the board on offense," she said. "Offensive line is going to be an issue, but it will be like it was a few years ago when they outscored people 50-40."

The Bears return Seth Russell at quarterback and Shock Linwood at running back, and are coming off a 10-3 season.

 

Tommorow, Brad will head up to Ann Arbor and preview the Michigan Wolverines. 

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It's coming. The snap of the ball, the crack of the pads, and the roar of the crowd. College football season is just around the corner and the nation's top teams are looking to get into the College Football Playoff and capture a national championship.

College Football insider Phil Steele, owner of Phil Steele Publications joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the upcoming season and some of the top teams heading into the 2016-17 season.

Phil said that despite losing some top-tier talent, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be strong once again, and the Big 10 will continue to be competitive, including the Nebraska Cornhuskers, under the direction of second-year head coach Mike Riley.

For the full interview with Phil, click here.

 

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