Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:22

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 04/17/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with new Walsh Jesuit wrestling coach Dave Mariola (00:21) and Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com dropped by the studio to talk with the guys about all things Cleveland sports, including the:

Browns (9:16)
Indians (13:55)
Cavaliers (20:05)

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Ohio State Head Football Coach Ryan Day joined The Sam and Brad Show to discuss everything Buckeyes football ahead of the team's spring game this Saturday.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:50

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 04/10/19

On Wednesday's abbreviated edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day ahead of the 2019 Spring Game (00:21) and Tim Stried of the Ohio High School Athletic Association stops by to break down the latest in high school athletics (14:12).

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:44

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/27/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys give their takes on the NFL expanding replay to review and challenge pass interference calls (00:21). They asked Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal for his take on the change as well (12:44). The guys also talked college basketball with ESPN's Dan Dakich (14:32) and Indians baseball with Zack Meisel of The Athletic (34:29).

 

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys question if LeBron James will make it all four years in Los Angeles, as well as his value compared to Duke phenom Zion Williamson (00:21). Charles Davis of Fox Sports chats with the guys about the Browns and the NFL (20:04), and Clark Kellogg of CBS Sports gives his take on the upcoming NCAA Tournament (34:38).

 

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:40

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/13/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the Browns acquisition of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the hype for next season with WKYC's Bud Shaw (00:21) and Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski (14:49). University of Akron basketball coach John Groce also stopped by to talk about the Zips' upcoming showdown with Buffalo in the MAC Tournament (27:40).

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Monday, 11 March 2019 19:00

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/11/19

On this Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys debate the NBA's greatest of all time with USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt (00:21), and Chip Patterson of the CBS Sports Network breaks down the college basketball landscape as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament (14:54).

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 18:41

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/06/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with head basketball coaches Dru Joyce II (STVSM, 00:21) and Mark Fisher (Ellet, 06:40) as their two teams prepare to square off. Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian chats with the guys about some of the top prospects from the NFL Combine and what implications the combine has on this year's draft (13:01).

 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:58

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/27/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with the Akron RubberDucks' Adam Liberman to discuss the team's "signing" of Bryce Harper to a 330 million duck bills contract(00:20). Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette and Associated Press stops by to talk with the guys about all things in area sports (05:42), and Paul Keels of the IMG Sports Network talks with the guys about the Ohio State Buckeyes following their big win over #22 Iowa(16:41).

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/26/19

On this Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with CBS Sports college basketball analyst Pete Gillen (00:21), talk Browns with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com (9:37), and take a look at some new, unique snacks and drinks (18:09).

 

 

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Friday, 22 February 2019 20:15

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/22/19

On this Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the charges facing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (00:21), catch up with Canton McKinley boys basketball coach Andy Vlajkovich (Coach V) (8:54), and talk with Mount Union basketball coach Mike Fuline as his team prepares to compete for the OAC Championship (18:32).

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:28

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the scandal involving former NBA official Tim Donaghy (00:21) and talk with ESPN The Magazine's Scott Eden about his article on the scandal (14:48). Later in the show, Phil Mickelson's calves were also discussed (26:22).

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:04

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/07/19

On this Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, two local callers take the Three Question Thursday Quiz (00:21, 06:59), Kent State head basketball coach Rob Senderoff (11:18) and Akron head basketball coach John Groce (23:32) dish on the first of two Wagon Wheel showdowns between the two rival schools, and Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com joins the guys to discuss the NBA Trade Deadline (32:20).

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 21:08

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02.06.19

In this jam-packed Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with ESPN's Hannah Storm, who is serving as the emcee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards (00:21). Indians General Manager MIke Chernoff talked about the Tribe's offseason with the guys (29:09), Coach Dru Joyce II spoke on the matchup between St. Vincent St. Mary and Hoban (45:02), and Jake Parsons talks becoming the new head football coach at Copley(1:00:39).

All this in addition to catching up with local football players who will be continuing their careers at the college level:
Tre Tucker (13:36), Gavin Krska (17:03), Zach Rankin (22:48), Tyris Dickerson (51:17), and Xavier Grey(1:07:45).

 

 

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:46

AUDIO Tom Withers Talks LeBron, Cavaliers

Sam Bourquin spoke with the AP's Tom Withers to talk Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James ahead of the Bucks game tonight.

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Monday, 18 December 2017 16:03

AUDIO Mount Union Wins 13th National Title

Sam Bourquin spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres Monday afternoon on the Sam and Brad Show after his Purple Raiders shut out Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0 Friday in the Stagg Bowl in Salem, VA. 

The victory gives Mount their 13th national title in school history. 

 

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:16

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses Indians, Kluber

Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday afternoon to talk Indians as they lost to the Padres last night 1-0 despite a great pitching performance from Corey Kluber.

 

Pluto also discussed the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM.

The full interview can be heard right here.

 

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NBA TV host Matt Winer spoke with Sam Bourquin of the Sam and Brad Show on Wednesday to break down Game #2 between the Cavaliers and Raptors tonight from Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs took Game #1 116-105 Monday night.

 The full interview can be heard below.

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Solomon Wilcots from CBS Sports and preseason analyst for Browns games on WKYC-Channel 3 spoke with Sam about the Browns draft from 2017.

 

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Mike Frank from Irish Sports Daily spoke with Sam Bourquin to discuss DeShone Kizer and his future with the Browns after being drafted out of Notre Dame this past weekend.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sammy B Tuesday to talk about the Indians, their series with Detroit, and the struggles of starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sam Bourquin spoke with ESPN Cavs beat writer Dave McMenamin and ESPN basketball writer Brian Windhorst to talk about the new book "Return of the King" as it takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Cavs' championship run, as

well as the catalyst of that triumph, Akron's own LeBron James.

For more on Return of the King, click right here.

 

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NFL Network analyst and former Washington Redskins GM Charley Casserly joined Sam Bourquin Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and the Cleveland Browns with picks #1 and #12.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sports Time Ohio in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Indians as they head into their series with Detroit.

They lost to the Chicago White Sox 10-4 last night at Progressive Field, and the team's had it's struggles as of late, but it's too early to worry, says Andre.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.

 

Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to shed some light on what new Tribe gear will be available at the Indians' Team Shop this season.

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:16

AUDIO Quality Win For Tribe Over Rangers

Al Pawlowski, host of Indians Live on SportsTime Ohio joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to discuss the Cleveland Indians' win over the Rangers on Opening Day.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Campy Russell after the Cavaliers' overtime win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs are wrapping up the regular season and will take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

 

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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Sam and Brad  are broadcasting live from the Gridiron Bar and Grille ahead of the NCAA Championship Game and Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:16

AUDIO Michael DeCourcy Discusses Final Four

College Basketball Writer Michael DeCourcy of the Sporting News spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the "fresh blood" in the Final Four this coming weekend.

 

The full interview can be heard below.

This year's Final Four are Oregon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

 

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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.

 

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Friday, 24 March 2017 15:50

AUDIO Rubberducks Inch Closer To Opener

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.

 

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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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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:13

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Mike Williams

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to South Carolina where we meet coach Chris Carter from Edisto HS.

He coached former Clemson standout Mike Williams at Lake Marion HS in the Palmetto State.

Here's what Coach had to say about Mike with Sam and Brad on Thursday.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland to talk about the Cavaliers' tough loss to the Denver Nuggets last night.

 

For the full interview, click here.

The Cavaliers play the Charlotte Hornets Friday.

 

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Sam and Brad, along with Justin McKinney got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day, as they picked the Nuggets and Cavaliers tonight as well as some select NIT games.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:23

AUDIO Jackson Ready For Columbus, St. Ed's.

Jackson High boys basketball coach Tim Debevec spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday live from the Wingstop in Wallhaven as the Polar Bears prepare for Lakewood St. Edward's later on this week in Columbus.

 

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Sports Time Ohio In-Game reporter Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the health of the Cleveland Indians and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup yesterday against the Dodgers.

 

For the full interview click here.

 

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Actor and Canton native Bruno Gunn came on Monday to the Sam and Brad Show to talk about a special event coming to the Canton Civic Center.

The 25th annual Celebrity Cuisine is Tuesday night from 5:30pm-8pm, with tickets being just $30 at the door.  The event is hosted by Community Harvest and the Tri-County Restaurant Association and Atlantic Foods.

For more information, click here.

For more with Bruno and Faith, listen below.

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Monday, 20 March 2017 18:34

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam and Justin got in on a "Vending Machine Monday" edition of the Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

The guys wagered on the NIT games tonight, Mike from Cuyahoga Falls joined in on the fun as well!

You can join in the fun as well by listening to the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday at 5:25pm on 1590 WAKR.

  

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The University of Akron Zips will be taking on the Mavericks of U.T. Arlington for a second round NIT matchup in Texas.

Assistant coach Kevin Byrne of the UA basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the team, their journey on the road, and what they're looking for in the Mavericks tonight. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Ken Pomeroy from KenPom.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk NCAA Tournament and who could make some noise in the Sweet 16 starting Thursday.

 

For more, go to Kenpom.com

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The NBA is none to happy about the Cavs' Big Three taking a rest day against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Cavs beat writer Joe Gabriele from Cavs.com joined Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the issue.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Friday, 17 March 2017 17:54

AUDIO UA, Dambrot Ready For Mavericks

University of Akron Zips head basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Houston in the first round of the NIT.

The Zips will play the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Monday at 8pm in Texas.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tim Debevec, head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears boys' basketball team caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about his team's 80-59 win over Medina.

 

The Polar Bears advance to the Regional Final to take on Toledo St. John.

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Former St. Joseph's standout, Ohio State Buckeye, and current broadcaster for CBS Sports Clark Kellogg joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to discuss what he's seen so far in the NCAA Tournament.

 

For the full interview with Clark, click here.

 

 

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Former Kent State guard Trevor Huffman joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his memories of playing in the NCAA Tournament including their run in the 2002 tournament, including an Elite Eight berth.

He says he's glad to see his alma mater back in the tournament.

"I'm really excited we're back in the tournament," he said. "Those guys worked really hard."

 

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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday on the first day of the NCAA Tournament to talk about the madness that is March.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:08

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day centers around college hoops in both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT as well as the Cavs/Pistons Game.

Sam's taking the Pistons plus 7 1/2, Brad is taking the Cavaliers minus 7 1/2.  Listen to see what else the fellas are wagering on for a Tuesday!

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Local author Matt Lupica spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about his new book, The Baseball Stadium Insider to talk about some of the unique traits of all the Major League ballparks.

 

The full interview with Matt, Sam, and Brad can be heard right here.

 

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