Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:52

AUDIO Coach Dave Bosko To Lead Spartans Football

Springfield has a new head football coach, and he says he plans on continuing to build a winning culture not only on the football field, but in the community as well.

Dave Bosko joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his vision for the Spartans moving forward.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:58

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Sam Darnold USC QB

For the first edition of Know Your Prospect for 2018, we took a trip out to California to catch up with  Coach Jaime Ortiz (San Clemente HS)  to talk about former USC and San Clemente QB Sam Darnold. 

 

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ESPN Senior Writer Buster Olney spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about spring training as well aa the Cleveland Indians' prospects for sustained success moving forward.

For more on Buster's thoughts on the Tribe, click here.

 

 

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The City Series Boys' Basketball Championship will be taking place tomorrow at Firestone High School in what will be another competitive matchup.

First-year Buchtel head coach Matt Futch spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the contest Friday.

 

Ellet head basketball coach Mark Fisher joined the show as well, talking about his team and how they can avenge an earlier loss to the Griffins this season.

 

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:56

AUDIO 'Emotional Moment' For HOF Inductee Kramer

Green Bay Packers legendary guard and a member of the Class of 2018 Jerry Kramer spoke with Sam and Brad on Wednesday.

He spoke about the emotional moment when David Baker knocked on his door during Super Bowl Weekend to tell him that he will be enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. 

 

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:08

AUDIO Koby Altman Excited About New Deals

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new-look Cavs and how the new additions to the team have panned out.

"I think the whole organization feels rejuvenated," Koby explained.  "We needed to put some wind in our sails, and these deals helped us do that."

The new additions to the team are Larry Nance Jr. Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill.  The Wine and Gold will play the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 8pm with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show on Monday to talk about the new-look Cavaliers and how they have a new bounce in their step after revamping the roster and beating Boston.

The Cavs will play the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow before the All Star Break.

 

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Keynote speaker and Baseball Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of tonight's Hot Stove Banquet.

Robbie talked about his memories playing in Cleveland, and his baseball journey.

Robbie will be speaking along with Sheldon Ocker, who was the recipient of the JG Taylor Spink Award for journalism and will also be in Cooperstown this summer.

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Cleveland.com sports columnist Bud Shaw spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Cavaliers game with the Atlanta Hawks.

He discussed the four new players aquired in trades, Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill.

 

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CBS Sports NBA writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the NBA Trade deadline and the Cleveland Cavaliers' newest players.

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 20:04

AUDIO Conor Head Choosing Toledo

Conor Head of Toledo spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his commitment to play at the University of Toledo.

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:41

AUDIO Devanier Floyd Talks Akron Signing

East running back Devanier Floyd spoke with Sam Bourquin after signing on with the University of Akron to play football for the Zips.

He says he's excited to stay in his hometown and playing ball for the Zips program.

 "I built very strong relationships with the people there (at Akron), and it was the right place for me to go," Floyd said. 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:30

AUDIO Keye Thompson Discusses OU Commitment

Standout linebacker for the Barberton Magics Keye Thompson spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about signing on with the Ohio Bobcats.

"I'm pretty excited, I can't wait to get down there in June," he said.

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:13

AUDIO Joey Baughman Talks Elon Signing

Wadsworth QB and Ohio's Mr Football, Joey Baughman spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his letter of intent to play football at Elon in North Carolina.

Joey says his time at Wadsworth went fast and he's excited to play in the Colonial Athletic Association. 

 "I'll be going down there to play quarterback, and I'm ready to roll," he said. 

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 18:48

AUDIO Nate Bauer Talks Toledo Commitment

Archbishop Hoban senior Nate Bauer spoke with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day about his commitment to play college football at the University of Toledo.

"Everytime I went there, the coaching staff treated me great, and it was a good fit for me," Bauer said.'

 

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:16

AUDIO STVM/Hoban Gear Up For Hoops Rivalry

There's a big high school basketball game in Akron tonight, and two rival teams will take the hardwood.

T.K. Griffith of Hoban spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of the game.

 

 Dru Joyce of STVM also joined Sam to talk about the Irish side of things. 

 

 

Tonight's game at Hoban's Barry Gymnasium is sold out. 

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Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Communications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the 8-member Class of 2018.

The nominees were Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Robert Brazile, Bobby Beathard, Jerry Kramer, and Brian Dawkins. 

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Friday, 02 February 2018 17:58

AUDIO Ken Thomson Talks Prop Bets, Big Game

Sam and Brad spoke with Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Las Vegas to talk about the prop bets and the fun surrounding the Big Game Sunday. 

 

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Friday, 02 February 2018 17:09

AUDIO Jim Thome Talks HOF Nod

One of the Tribe's most popular and productive players will be enshrined in Cooperstown in July, and had a chance to reflect on his time in Cleveland with the media and fans.

Jim Thome was back in Cleveland to answer questions from the media one week after he recieved his call to the Hall.

He talked about the pride he felt in being a first-ballot Hall of Famer and how he accomplished that feat with the help of his teammates and coaching staff.

"The man gets the honor, but it's so much more than about just the individual honor," he said.

 

 Thome and Bob Feller are the only two players in Indians history to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot.

Thome retired with 612 home runs and five All-Star appearances in 22 seasons in the Major Leagues.

One of Jim's mentors, former Tribe hitting coach and manager Charlie Manuel spoke with him before he received the call to Cooperstown. Thome recalled how Charlie helped build up not only his confidence, but the other players around him.

"Charlie's greatest gift is that he could build anybody up to be great, at least make them think they're great, and that's what I love most about him."

Thome is one of six members in this year's Hall of Fame Class, joining Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Vladamir Guererro, along with Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were elected this past December.

Thome had a sit-down interview with the radio voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton before he spoke with the media. That interview can be seen on Sports Time Ohio at a later time.

The event was held at the Westfield Insurance Studio inside the Idea Center in Cleveland's Playhouse Square.

He says he does not know who will present him for enshrinement in July, but that he will speak with his wife Andrea, who was in the audience, and decide that at a later time.

In addition, Jim says he will wear the Block C at his induction in light of the news surrounding Chief Wahoo's removal earlier in the week. 

 For the full interview, click below

 

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After two seasons as head football coach of the STVM Fighting Irish, Marcus Wattley resigned yesterday to take a position with the University of Akron  and Terry Bowden's staff.

Coach Wattley discussed the decision with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell.

 

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Former Philadelphia Eagle, 14-year NFL veteran, and current analyst for the Pac-12 Network  Eric Allen discussed the upcoming Super Bowl with Sam and Brad Thursday afternoon. 

 

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:22

AUDIO Bobby D Discusses Chief Wahoo Decision

Cleveland Indians Senior V.P. of Public Affairs Bobby DiBiasio spoke at the 1590 WAKR Cleveland Indians Luncheon at the Duck Club.

Bobby D was Canal Park Wednesday to discuss the team as well as the recent news surrounding the removal of Chief Wahoo in 2019.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with NFL Films Senior Producer David Plaut to talk about how he plans on getting his crew out in Minneapolis for the big one on Sunday.

 

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"Mr Cavalier" Austin Carr joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the Cavaliers' loss to the Pistons last night and how they can rebound against the Miami Heat tonight. 

 The game can be heard on 1590 WAKR. 

Austin along with Campy Russell, will be featured speakers at the Shaw JCC Sports Dinner Feb 1. 

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Former Canton McKinley Bulldog , OSU guard, and current Color Analyst for the Ohio State Buckeyes Radio Network Ronnie Stokes spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of tonight's game with the Indiana Hoosiers.

Tip-off is at 7pm in Columbus. 

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Former New England Patriot and 3-time Super Bowl Champion Troy Brown spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Big Game and the Pats' run of success in the 2000's.

Brown played his entire career for the Patriots and is in the team's Hall of Fame.

 

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Danny Sheridan from USA Today spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk odds for the Big Game and the possible legalization of sports betting in America. 

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Sam Amico caught up with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the Wine & Gold's contest against the Indiana Pacers tonight.

 You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR at 7:30pm with coverage beginning at 7pm. 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Vince Cellini, who works as part of Cavaliers In The Paint for Fox Sports Ohio. 

 Vince discussed the struggling Cavaliers, Ty Lue's move to put Tristan back into the starting lineup, and moving Jae Crowder to the bench. 

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Chris Broussard of FS1 spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday night to talk about the Cavaliers and their problems as of late.

 Catch the game on 1590 WAKR with coverage beginning at 7:30pm

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Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl Phil Savage joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about this year's game and some of the notable names you may hear on Sundays.

  

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Radio voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the surging Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team and their success under first year head coach Chris Holtmann.

 

The Buckeyes will take on Nebraska tonight 8pm tip-off on 1590 WAKR with coverage beginning at 7:30pm. 

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:25

AUDIO Green Wins Backyard Rivalry Over Lake

Head basketball coach of the Green boys baksetball team, Mark Kinsley spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday after their 52-49 win over Lake Tuesday night.

Junior guard Kaleb Martin scored 30 points in the win for Green. The Bulldogs are 7-3 on the season. 

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Cleveland native, World Heavyweight Champion, and "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Stipe Miocic spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of UFC 220 this weekend. 

 

 

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:51

AUDIO Fred McLeod Discusses Cavs' Struggles

TV voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Fox Sports Ohio, Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to assess the Cavs' loss against Golden State and their recent struggles as of late.

The Cavaliers return to the practice floor tomorrow before taking on the Orlando Magic Thursday night.

 

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Monday, 15 January 2018 18:55

AUDIO Jim Chones Breaks Down Cavs/Warriors

Jim Chones, former Cavalier and color analyst for the Cavaliers Radio Network, spoke with Sam and Brad at the Q.

 

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NBA TV Host Matt Winer joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Quicken Loans Arena on Monday, as the Cavs prepare to take on Golden State.

 

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Charles Davis FOX Sports NFL Analyst and NFL Network College & Pro analyst spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to discuss the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. 

 

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:35

AUDIO Chris Holtmann Talks Surging Buckeyes

Chris Holtmann, the Ohio State men's basketball coach talked about his team's successful run on the hardwood,  as the Buckeyes defeated Michigan State and Iowa in their last two contests.

Holtmann joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.  The team plays Maryland at 7pm Thursday in Columbus. 

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Steve Dies spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the 31st Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Firestone CLC.

The tournament will go from January 12 through the 13th and will feature 40 teams.

For more information, click here.

Tickets are just $9 at the door for adults, $7  for seniors and students, and an all session pass is just $25. 

 

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:13

AUDIO Eli Gold Discusses Tide Championship

Alabama radio play-by-play man Eli Gold spoke with Sam and Brad the day after the Crimson Tide won the National Championship over Georgia last night in Atlanta.

 

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Friday, 29 December 2017 13:34

AUDIO Scotty D Picks Bowl Season Games/NFL

Scotty D picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

He's going with Iowa State over Memphis (+3 1/2) in their bowl game, and UCF and Auburn going over the 67 total points.

 Stay tuned to the rest of the conversation!

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:29

AUDIO Bill Hillgrove Discusses Steelers, Browns

Longtime play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday ahead of the Steelers and Browns game on Sunday, New Years Eve.

Hillgrove also discussed the Steelers' playoff chances and a possible rematch with New England and new addition, former Steeler (and Akron native) James Harrison. 

 

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:21

AUDIO Scotty D Returning With Picks

Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks in college and pro football against the spread for entertainment purposes only.

In the college football realm, in the Dollar General Bowl,  Scotty likes Appalachian State (+7 1/2) against Toledo, he also likes Duke and Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl (under the 48 total points).

In the pros, Scotty D has a two-team NFL teaser with Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.

 

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:31

AUDIO New KSU Coach Excited To Lead Program

New Kent State University head coach Sean Lewis spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Thursday afternoon shortly after he was announced as the 22nd football coach in school history.

Lewis comes to Kent from Syracuse University, where he served as offensive coordinator.  He will be taking over for coach Paul Haynes, who was the coach of the Golden Flashes from 2013-2017.

 

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ESPN and ABC correspondent and reporter Tom Rinaldi spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards January 17.

Rinaldi will be hosting the 18th annual event at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel next month. Former Cleveland Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas will receive the Lifetime Acheivement Award. 

 

For more information on the 2018 event, click here.

 

 

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Archbishop Hoban football players Reid Allen and Daeshon Martin spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday as the 2017 Knights football team celebrated three in a row.

The celebration was held at Rockne's Pub on Merriman Road.

 

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:46

AUDIO Tom Withers Talks LeBron, Cavaliers

Sam Bourquin spoke with the AP's Tom Withers to talk Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James ahead of the Bucks game tonight.

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Doug Dieken, color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin after the Browns' loss to the Ravens Sunday, 27-10.

The Browns are now 0-14 on the season and have two more games left (Chicago and Pittsburgh) to avoid a winless season, the second in NFL history. 

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Monday, 18 December 2017 16:03

AUDIO Mount Union Wins 13th National Title

Sam Bourquin spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres Monday afternoon on the Sam and Brad Show after his Purple Raiders shut out Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0 Friday in the Stagg Bowl in Salem, VA. 

The victory gives Mount their 13th national title in school history. 

 

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