Wednesday, 02 December 2015 19:11

AUDIO Browns? What's The Deal?

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The Browns are heading into their game with the Bengals with a record of 2-9, Third-stringer Austin Davis gets the starting nod at quarterback, and they lost to a team without their starting quarterback, running back, and key wide reciever.

Brad Russell voiced his frustrations during the Browns' "Airing of Grievances" during the Average Sports Show.

"The quarterback play isn't even the biggest problem," Russell said. "Josh McCown played his heart out, we know he's a bridge quarterback, but he came in and did his job."

It all comes down to one concept though: finish the game, something the Browns haven't done a whole lot of since their return in 1999.


Casey Drottar from said he had no reaction when Travis Coons' field goal was blocked and returned for a touchdown by the Ravens' Will Hill.

He says many people feel the same way and if the Browns continue their ways, many people will feel the same way.


Wednesday, 02 December 2015 18:40

AUDIO College Football Championship Saturday Awaits

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After the College Football playoff rankings came out Tuesday night, things pretty much went as expected. However, things can be shaken up after Championship Saturday December 5.

Brian Pedersen, college football analyst for Bleacher Report joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the rankings and the outside chance that defending champion Ohio State could get in.

The chances for OSU to get in the four-team playoff is slim with their loss to Michigan State, explained Pedersen.

"I don't see them getting in over a conference champion even with one loss."

He sees Oklahoma being the lone representative from the Big XII in the playoff despite not having a conference title game.


Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:33

AUDIO Mogadore Seeks 4th State Championship

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The Mogadore Wildcats are back in familiar territory, competing for a state championship against Fort Recovery in Division VII.

Head coach of the 'Cats Matt Adorni joined Aaron Coleman to talk about his team's mindset heading into their game and to discuss the leadership on the field.

 He says leaders like quarterback Zeddie Pollock and Austin Williams have kept the team going on the field and in the locker room, guiding the Wildcats to a 13-1 record this season.

Coach Adorni says that Fort Recovery will pose a stiff challenge in the state title game, but he thinks his group needs to stay within themselves in order for them to win their fourth state title in school history.


Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns haven't exactly played up to snuff by NFL standards. Since their return, the team averages a 5-11 record each year, and each loss brings more boisterous criticism.

Politicians and citizens fought tooth and nail to bring the Browns back, but was it all worth it? That's the question Kevin Kleps from Crain's Business asked. Kevin interviewed politicians and front office members about their efforts in bringing the team back, and he discussed his experiences on the Ray Horner Morning Show.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:00

UAtoZ - November 28 Segments

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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 20:31

AUDIO What Can Fix The Browns?

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After the Browns' 33-27 loss at the hands of the shorthanded Baltimore Ravens, frustrations have boiled over with many fans and supporters. 

Our own Sam Bourquin voiced his frustrations with the organization.  They are currently 2-9 as they prepare to face the Bengals on a short work week this coming Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
"If you care as much as I do, and if you care as much aswe do, then you have to put an effort into changing how you present yourselves and how you run your organization," Bourquin explained.
As a Browns fan, Sam wants to see his team do well, but with a lack of a clear organizational vision, then the Browns will continue to be where they currently are.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 18:05

AUDIO CCC, Perry Looking For State Titles

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Two teams from the "PTO" will be making their way down to Columbus to compete for a state championship, bring pride to their respective schools, and to Stark County.

The Perry Panthers led by Keith Wakefield and the Crusaders of Central Catholic coached by Jeff Lindesmith are focused and ready to compete for the final time this season, and both coaches know that they will need maximum effort from their kids if they are to bring it home.

Coach Wakefield joined Sam to talk about the win over Hudson, and as they prepare for Cincinnati LaSalle, who will be their opponent in the Division II State Championship Friday night at 8 p.m.

"We knew it would be a fight," Wakefield said, speaking of Hudson. "We knew we had to be physical,  and limit big plays."

As far as LaSalle, Wakefield knows there's a lot of talent on that side of the ball, and it's going to come down to the trenches.

"It comes down to, can our guys block their guys," he said. "They're real big up front, and their kids defensively aren't as big, but their quick."


 Canton Central Catholic, meanwhile will be taking on Coldwater in the Division V State Title contest, and Jeff Lindesmith says that it's a unique experience to play them once more this year after playing them in 2014. 

"This group has been such an interesting group, and it's been great to see them get better each week," he said.

2016 will be a fresh start for the city of Akron, and the goal is to put the town back on the map.

Planning director Marco Sommerville, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the potential job growth in downtown Akron, as well as recruiting businesses to lay a foundation in the city limits.

Sommerville also touched on the demolition of homes in the city. His goal is to demolish 500 houses per year.

Monday, 30 November 2015 17:52

AUDIO Tyrrell, Hoban Knights Columbus Bound

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The Archbishop Hoban Knights will be playing in the State Title game this Thursday night against Toledo Central Catholic following their win over Zanesville last week in the state semifinals 33-21.

Coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about his team's effort and the upcoming contest with the Fighting Irish.

Tyrrell said the Knights left too much on the field, but he credited his offensive line and star running back Todd Sibley for getting things going in the second half.

"It was great for the Hoban community," Tyrrell said. "Our kids are happy, but our goal is this game coming up."

As far as the opponent, Coach Tyrrell says the Fighting Irish are a battle-tested bunch that can run the ball effectively and impose their will on people.


Friday, 27 November 2015 18:33

Hudson Coach Ron Wright Talks Hudson Football

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The Hudson explorers (11-2) are vying for a Division II state championship, but the Perry panthers (11-2) are standing in their way. Hudson Head coach Ron Wright joined the Sam Bourquin show to talk about the match up against perry and what his team has to do in order to win. Hudson will match up against Perry at Solon's Stewart field at 7:30p.m.