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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the last three years, the city of Green has been in a battle with Nexus over construction of a pipeline in the town. On Wednesday night, that fight came to an end after a 4-3 decision in city council. Gerard Neugebauer, the mayor of Green, called in to the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the settlement with Nexus, which amounted to $7.8 million. Neugebauer said after three years, a decision had to be made, and he was advised by his legal team to settle. The pipeline will be eight miles long in Green city limits, and Nexus will have folks on site monitoring the pipeline 24/7. Nexus says the pipe will be inspected weekly, and will have training for first responders.
Conor Head of Toledo spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his commitment to play at the University of Toledo.
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.
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.
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.
Treon Sibley, one of Coventry's main offensive weapons on the gridiron has committed to play his college football at the University of Akron
Sibley talked about that decision with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day.
"They (The Akron Staff) told me they needed someone with speed and that I had a chance to be a hometown hero," he explained.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A sad day for softball fans in the area, as the Akron Racers may be no more, at least in 2018. Joey Arrietta, who ran the Racers from top to bottom, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to sort through the news, which caught her by surprise a few weeks back. Arrietta was ousted as general manager, and now the future of softball remains in doubt. Firestone Stadium will still house high school and collegiate games throughout the summer. An emotional Arrietta says she is fighting to retain the team’s name and the colors, though that is up to the league to decide. As far as the league goes, speculation as to how long it will remain continues to loom.
2018 is nearly a month old, and the mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan, addressed some of the needs and visions in the community on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Topics discussed: *The Akron Racers not playing in 2018, and how that will affect Firestone Stadium and the area of South Akron *What is left of the Rubber Bowl, which looks to cost about $400,000 to demolish *The area surrounding the Rubber Bowl, including Akron-Fulton Airport. *Continued development of the 31 acres that once made up the Innerbelt *Issue 4 and the upgrades to the city’s roads and firehouses *The sewer project
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.