Tuesday, 28 March 2017 06:57

AUDIO: Dambrot Leaving Akron For Duquesne

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After 305 wins and four trips to the NCAA Tournament in 13 years, Keith Dambrot is heading eastbound on Interstate 76. Dambrot, the now-former head coach of the Akron Zips, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his decision to guide the Duquesne Dukes. Duquesne is familiar territory for Dambrot, as his father played there and his mother is from the Pittsburgh area. According to Dambrot, leaving the University of Akron was “the toughest decision I’ve ever made in my life, to be perfectly frank about it.” He said he was not looking around for other jobs, but the timing was right to try to turn another program around. It will be a seven-year, $7 million contract for the 58-year-old Dambrot.

Dambrot is 59 and says he doesn't want to be coaching into his 70s or 80s, and looks at the rebuilding of the Duquesne program as a great opportunity. "The timing was right and I would take one more fling to turn another program around," Dambrot said.

LISTEN to the full Dambrot interview with WAKR's Ray Horner below.

Monday, 27 March 2017 18:07

AUDIO Coach Dambrot On The Move?

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Mike Vukovcan from PittsburghSportsNow came on with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell on Monday to speak about a meeting between Dambrot and Duquesne administration in Pittsburgh in regards to the school's coaching vacancy with their men's basketball team.

Dambrot is the Zips' all-time winningest coach and guided the team to an NIT berth and a 27-9 record in 2016-17.

 The contract is reportedly worth 7 years, $7 million.

 WAKR will keep you updated on this developing story.

Monday, 27 March 2017 17:53

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of The Day

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got into the Wager of the Day on a Monday.

Today is a "Vending Machine Monday" and the winner gets their choice of 3 items out of the vending machine at the Akron Radio Center!  The wagers surround today's Cavaliers game vs the Spurs as well as the future surrounding UA head basketball coach Keith Dambrot, who was offered a contract by Duquesne.

Tune in Tuesday to see who wins! 

 

Monday, 27 March 2017 16:39

MULTIMEDIA STVM Brings Home Title #7

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Dru Joyce II and senior guard Jayvon Graves joined Sam and Brad in the studio Monday to talk about their state championship win over Wauseon 45-30 in Columbus.

  

 For a peek at the video version of the interview, take a look below.

 

Graves, a University at Buffalo basketball commit, scored 25 points in the final game of the season. 

Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their state championship clinching win over Moeller 39-38 in Columbus.

 

Friday, 24 March 2017 18:01

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Solomon Thomas

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Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Coppell, Texas, where we meet Joe McBride, head coach of Coppell, HS.

He was the high school coach of Solomon Thomas, who went on to have a great career at Stanford on the defensive line, and could be a target for the Browns in the first round. 

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Brad Russell was joined by NFL veteran, 3-time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs, who announced his retirement from the league earlier in the week, thanking the Cleveland Browns and their fans.

Cribbs was undrafted out of Kent State and played with the Browns from 2005-2012.

 For the video link to Cribbs' announcement, click here.

Friday, 24 March 2017 15:50

AUDIO Rubberducks Inch Closer To Opener

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With the Opening Night for the Akron Rubberducks just 12 nights away, many people will be making their way to Canal Park for some great baseball fun.

Adam Liberman, Director of Public and Media Relations for the Rubberducks joined Brad Russell on a Friday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Vegas discussed the possibility of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas in the near future.

He hopped on with Sam and Brad Thursday.

 

Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:49

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day Thursday

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on a "Pick 3 Thursday" edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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