It has been a busy few weeks, but Dr. John Green is settling into his new job as president of the University of Akron. Dr. Green, also the director of the Bliss Institute and a frequent guest on the Ray Horner Morning Show, joined the program in studio to discuss what is on his plate. A major focus of Dr. Green’s is finding creative ways for enrollment. Other areas of focus have been working with the athletic department on the use of InfoCision Stadium, as well as fighting the deficit that has loomed over the school.
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.
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.
Cavaliers and NBA insider Jason Lloyd of The Athletic discussed the Cavaliers' season and the possible free agency destination of LeBron James this summer.
Fomer 12-year NBA point guard and Cleveland Cavaliers 1st round pick Brevin Knight spoke with Sam and Brad to give his thoughts on the NBA Finals and Game #3.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sam and Brad caught up with Brookledge Golf Club General Manager Scott Nickol to talk about his course for Tee It Up Friday.
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."
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.
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.
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.
A very unpredictable spring has led to a brutal allergy season for many. Patients are desperate for relief, and many want to know the balance between under and overmedication. Two specialists from Cleveland Clinic/Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show in the thick of allergy season. First, Dr. Tim Brown discussed the priciness of treatments and how and where to find them. Dr. Bela Faltay, an allergy specialist, talked about inexpensive over-the-counter remedies and allergy shots.
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.
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.
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.
This week the 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight shines on Officer Howard Vaughn, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins' baseball team.
Coach Vaughn discussed how he is bringing baseball to the youngsters and helping young people.
"I started in coaching six years ago and I saw a dying Buchtel baseball program, and I wanted to get it back started," he said.
The Canton McKinley boys' basketball program has a new head coach.
Andy Vlajkovich, who came over from Warren, will now be taking over the Pups. He spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday.
(Photo Credit for SoundCloud Photo: Canton Repository)
Newly named Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his position and what he plans on doing once Dr. Dan Ross steps away later in the year.
Cleveland Cavaliers TV play-by-play man for FOX Sports Ohio Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers' sweep over the Toronto Raptors last night at the Q.
The Wine and Gold await their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, either the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers.
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.
Sam Amico of Amico Hoops discussed last night's win from the Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Game #2 is tomorrow in Canada. Join time is 5:30 and tip-off at 6 on 1590 WAKR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.