Sam and Brad headed out to Cuyahoga Falls High School to speak with first-year head coach Shane Parker to talk Black Tiger football.
Parker spoke about instilling a culture of winning at Falls High and he says it all starts with accountability on and off the field.
Brad Russell spoke with former Clemson head football coach and current college football analyst Tommy Bowden to talk about the upcoming season in Division I college football.
Sam and Brad caught up with Highland High School assistant coach Mike Nettling to preview the 2017 season.
The Hornets return 31 seniors off of last year's 6-4 squad. Our Camp reports are brought to you by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
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.
For today's edition of Camp Days we head to the Magic city of Barberton as we speak with Tony Gotto ahead of the 2017 football season.
The Magics made the playoffs in 2016 and Coach Gotto spoke about his expecations for the upcoming season. Our camp reports are brought to you by Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
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.
Former Cleveland Indians pitcher and Ohio native Brian Anderson talked Rays and Tribe ahead of the game tonight down at Tropicana Field tonight at 7:10pm.
Anderson is currently a broadcaster for the Rays TV network on Sun Sports.
You can catch the Tribe and the Rays tonight starting at 6:37pm with the pregame and 7:10pm with the first pitch.
Our 2017 Camp Report takes us to Stow High School where the Bullodgs are looking to improve after a 10-2 season in 2016.
Mark Nori, head coach of the Bulldogs spoke with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering to preview the campaign.
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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.
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.
Cleveland Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Jay Bruce trade from the New York Mets to the Tribe.
He says that owners Paul and Larry Dolan are recognizing the urgency of the moment and by signing a bat, the Indians will be in good shape heading into the postseason.
Sam and Brad caught up with Justin Todd, head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies to talk about the upcoming football season.
Our Camp reports are brought to you by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. Tomorrow, we head to Stow to catch up with Mark Nori and the Bulldogs.
Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke about the Browns and the Saints getting ready for preseason game #1 at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday.
Our Wednesday edition of Camp Days takes us to Revere High School, where we visit with Mike Murphey, head coach of the Minutemen.
The Minutemen were 5-5 a year ago and will have to replace some key players, but do return some key linemen on both sides of the ball.
Our Camp Reports are sponsored by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. Coming up tomorrow we take a trip to Wadsworth as we stick with the Suburban League!
Our first trip to the Suburban League takes us to Copley where we catch up with Scott Chouinard of the Indians.
The Indians finished 8-3 in 2016 and are looking to get even better in 2017.
Tomorrow we head to Revere and catch up with Mike Murphey and the Minutemen. Camp reports are sponsored by Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
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.
Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Indians as they prepare for the Colorado Rockies in a quick two-game set.
Aaron Nelson, assistant coach of the Firestone Falcons in for Eric Mitchell, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Firestone Falcons football ahead of the 2017 season.
The Falcons are looking to make it back to the city championship again this year after losing to the Ellet Orangemen in 2017.
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The curtain has been lifted on the 2017 NFL campaign and for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a sparkling new stadium was dedicated to kick off the season.
Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is truly a "game changer" not only for the Hall, but for the city of Canton.
"This is the finest small-venue NFLstadium in the world," Baker said.
The locker rooms each hold 105 people and the Club area holds 1,000 people. The press box is a new feature as well with great view lines of the playing field.
The 23,000 seat facility was dedicated Thursday morning and featured a statue of Saints owner Tom Benson, who contributed $11 million to the stadium project that now bears his name.
Baker was extremely appreciative of Benson's contribution to keeping football thriving in the Hall of Fame City.
"He felt that this was where the game of professional football began, and he thinks it should live forever in Canton," Baker explained.
Hall of Fame President David Baker said they are actively preparing for the NFL's 100th anniversary by building various amenites for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
The venue will host not only football at the high school, collegiate and pro level, but concerts, and other entertainment options for as Baker puts it, " the next 100 years.
Our 2017 Camp Days continue with the Kenmore /Garfield Golden Rams and Coach Kemp Boyd.
This is the first year as a merged school for Kenmore and Garfield, and Coach Boyd has done a great job so far of bringing these young men together.
The Golden Rams start out the season with three non league games, Coventry, Barberton, and Springfield before opening up league play against Ellet.
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Longtime television producer for Fox Sports David Hill spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about being this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award during this week's festivities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Akron North head football coach Sonil Haslam joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming football season.
J.J. Banks and LeErie Evans, two of the Vikings' senior leaders joined Coach Haslam to discuss the strides they are making in 2017.
North will open up the high school football season on the road against Beechwood August 25.
Sam and Brad caught up with Ellet High School football coach Chuck Shuman to preview the Orangemen in 2017.
The Orangemen are looking to get back to the City Series Championship for the second year in a row.
Sports Columnist Jim Ingraham of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on Friday to talk about the Indians, who have now won eight in row.
The Kent State University Golden Flashes are looking to improve in 2017 playing a tough brand of football.
Kent State head coach Paul Haynes commended his team for their work ethic heading into fall camp.
"The guys had a great summer, very positive attitudes and worked hard getting ready for fall camp," Haynes said.
The team opens the 2017 against the defending national champion Clemson Tigers.
Coach Haynes discussed his quarterback Nick Holley who was moved from wide receiver and the toughness he brings to the Flashes.
"There's an article I read from one of those quarterback guru guys that said that the quarterback has to be the toughest guy on the team, and that's why we moved him is because of just that, he's one of the toughest guys on the team."
Holley led the team in passing yards and rushing yards during the 2016 season.
Kent State's non-conference schedule includes not only Clemson, but Howard, Marshall, and Louisville.
Brad and Justin got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR!
You can catch it every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm on 1590 WAKR during the Sam and Brad Show
The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.
Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.
Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.
"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."
Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.
Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc, things are fine in Cleveland.
"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.
Defensively, linebacker Ulysees Gilbert will be expected to bring leadership on the field this upcoming season for the Zips.
Zips running back Warren Ball also discussed his excitement to get things going this football season. A transfer from Ohio State, Ball said his journey to Akron has been one with challenges, but he relishes his leadership role with the team.
"I just want to make those around me better and help this team win," Ball said.
The Zips finished 5-7 overall and 3-5 in MAC play in 2016.
Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com joined Brad Russell to discuss the opening of Browns training camp later in the week.
Brad Russell spoke with Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and Fox Sports Ohio to talk about the latest with Kyrie Irving and what direction the Cavs will go in as far as his possible replacement at point guard.
Sam and Brad along with Justin McKinney got in on the Friday edition of the Wager of the Day.
You can hear it every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR.
Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Kyrie Irving asking the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade.
Indians Third Base/infielders coach Mike Sarbaugh spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Indians as they prepare to face the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend at Progressive Field.
Sam and Brad caught up with STO's in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott to talk about the Indians as they look to gain consistency in the second half of the MLB season.
The Indians will face the San Francisco Giants tonight at 10:15pm on 1590 WAKR.
Sam and Brad spoke with Jimmy Hanlin, golf host on SportsTime Ohio to talk about the Open coming up this Thursday.
Bill Rabinowitz from the Columbus Dispatch discussed the lawsuit filed by former Buckeye great Chris Spielman against The Ohio State University for using his name and likeness in promotional materials.
Eric Haase, catcher for the Akron Rubberducks spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about being named Eastern League Player of the Week and his time with the club.
Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Three Question Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day!
The Wager of the Day can be heard on the Sam and Brad Show every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm.
Actor, director, producer Corbin Bernsen joined the Sam and Brad Show on a Thursday to talk about 'The Dynasty That Almost Was,' a MLB Network documentary on the dominant Cleveland Indians teams of the 1990's.
Bernsen narrated the documentary and also was a star in the movie Major League, which also was centered around the Indians.
For the full interview, click below.
When you think of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, world class golf comes to mind, but one of the most important aspects of the tournament is the charities that benefit from their generosity.
This year's Charity Challenge golf outing was scrubbed due to rain, but some great sports figures such as former Browns running back Kevin Mack, former Cleveland Indian "Super" Joe Charboneau, and John Hirschbeck, former MLB umpire came to the South Course to say a few words, tell a few golf stories, and talk about what makes this tournament great. Today, Tournament Executive Director Don Padgett III along with the athletes presented a check for $8,000 to Akron Children's Hospital, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, and Flashes of Hope, who were represented at Firestone Country Club.
Here is audio from Padgett as well as the athletes presenting the check to charity.
That $8,000 came from last year's tournament. In early June, an additional check for more than $1 million was split between 38 local non-profit organizations including the three being represented at Firestone today. John Hirschbeck says this event means a lot to him on a lot of different fronts."It means a lot, because we have our own organization in Youngstown, the Magic of Michael, after our own son, Michael who passed away three years ago, and we've been affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital, trying to raise money and help kids and families facing the 'curve balls 'of life," he says.Retired from umpiring, John says he looks to attend this year's tournament with his wife and see what this year's Bridgestone Invitational is all about.
Former Browns Pro Bowler Kevin Mack, who was invited to hit a shot for University Hospitals said that its an honor for him and other former pro athletes to give back to the community.
"Having been in this area for so long, anytime you have a chance to contribute to any type of charity, you always step forward," he explained.
Mack says he's played Firestone a couple of times over the years and he always thought it was a unique feeling to play where some of the world's greatest golfers have also competed.
Mack played for the Browns from 1985-1993 and now works with the organization in front office.
Charboneau says it's a "great instrument" to have the world's best golfers on a great course and spotlight some great local charities.
"That's what it's all about, helping people," he said.
The tournament runs from August 3rd, through the 6th at the South Course.