New STVM football coach Bobby Nickol spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his vision for the program as they prepare for the 2018 season this upcoming fall.
Nickol comes from Barberton where he was offensive coordinator. He steps in for Coach Marcus Wattley, who is currently on Terry Bowden's staff at the University of Akron.
Head girls' basketball coach of the Jackson Lady Bears Anthony Butch spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about their Regional Final matchup against Solon.
The Wadsworth Lady Grizzlies will be on their way to Norwalk to compete in the Division I Regional Final yet again against Strongsville.
Head Coach Andy Booth joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team.
University of Akron head basketball coach John Groce spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the upcoming game tomorrow against Eastern Michigan in the MAC Tournament.
Tipoff is at 9pm at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Sam and Brad caught up with Gene Schindewolf of the Manchester Panthers talked about the upcoming district final Friday against Triway in boys basketball.
STVM head girls' basketball coach Carley Whitney joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the Lady Irish heading to the Regional Final Friday.
STVM will play Gilmour Academy at Barberton Friday night at 7:30pm
Vince Cellini of Cavaliers In The Paint on Fox Sports Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs' win last night over Detroit as well as the strong play of one of the "other" kids from Akron, Revere HS grad Larry Nance, Jr.
Russ Swartz, the head coach of the Mogadore Wildcats boys' basketball team, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their game tonight against Campbell Memorial.
Tip off is at 7 p.m. in the Salem Division II District.
For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we went down to Lake Travis HS in Texas to catch up with Hank Carter, the head coach down there to talk Baker Mayfield, who was his quarterback there.
Mayfield was the 2017 Heisman Trophy Winner at Oklahoma, and was the signal caller at Lake Travis for his final two seasons in high school.
For more insight into some of the NFL's top prospects, click here to read more about Josh Allen of Wyoming.
For the last three years, I've been the announcer for several of the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series events. It's become something I look forward to every year, but there has always been one thing about it that has been awkward for me:
I've never actually run a race.
Not a marathon, not a half marathon, not even a 5k. But that's about to change.
Brian Polen, the race director for the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, told me after last year's Goodyear Half Marathon and 10k that he wanted to see me run some races this year. I've never been one to jump at the opportunity to work out, but for some reason I said I would. When the weather began to warm up, Brian decided it was time for me to begin my training.
Over the next six months, I'll be preparing to run the National Interstate 8k in June, the Goodyear 10k in August, and the FirstEnergy Akron Half Marathon in September. I'll still be announcing the June and August races and covering the marathon for 1590 WAKR in September, so I'll be running each course about a week before the actual race. Brian has put together a complete training plan for me, and I'll be visiting Vertical Runner of Wooster (which is owned by Brian and his wife Tammy) soon to get all the gear I need to put the plan into action.
I'll be documenting this journey through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Strava, and here on WAKR.net, and I'd love for you to join me! While you may have an idea of what a runner looks like, I've learned that there really is no one type of runner. People of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels challenge the Blue Line each year and achieve their goals. I'll be taking part in this year's Blue Line Beginners program, and I hope I'll get to call your name when you cross the finish line this summer.
For more information or to register for the races, go to www.akronmarathon.org.
Brian Polen joined The Jasen Sokol Show on Monday to talk about turning Jasen into a runner
Sam and Brad caught up with former Kent State and Cleveland State men's head basketball coach Gary Waters to talk about the ongoing NCAA Basketball Scandal and how that impacts teams and coaches across the nation.
Waters won over 300 games as a college basketball coach at Kent State, Rutgers, and Cleveland State. He is now retired and working on a new book.
Copley head basketball coach Mark Dente spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming matchup with Walsh Jesuit Saturday at 5 p.m.