Wednesday, 02 January 2019 15:37

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 1.2.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen and Bobbi spoke with  

WKYC'S  Ben Axelrod to talk Buckeyes football and the end of the Urban Meyer era (15.9 seconds) 

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro to talk about all things Summit County (10:27)

Dr. Tom Sutton of Baldwin Wallace to talk about the government shutdown (25:48)

Nick Shook from discussed the Browns to wrap up their season and talk about the coaching search. (36:16)

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 15:35

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 12.4.18

On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show podcast,  Ben Axlerod spoke with Jasen and Bobbi about the retirement of Urban Meyer after 7 seasons at the helm of the Ohio State football program.

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joined the program at 8:40 to talk about medical marijuana for Summit County employees.

Fimmaker Ariella Altchouler joined the progam at 26:54 

Christopher Wilkins from the Akron Symphony Orchestra joined the program to talk about Akron Symphony's Home for the Holidays at EJ Thomas. 


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The schedule makers moved some things around and the OSU Buckeyes football team will open up the season and Big 10 play against Indiana on Thursday August 31.

Ben Axelrod from joined Sam Wednesday to talk about what this means for the Big 10, and if he thinks it's a bad move for the Big 10 Conference.


For the full interview, click here.



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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:48

AUDIO Ben Axelrod Breaks Down Big 10/OSU

Another fall is approaching, and the Ohio State Buckeyes under the direction of head coach Urban Meyer are ready to to make another run in the Big 10 and another National Championship.

Ben Axelrod from the Bleacher Report joined Sam Bourquin to talk about the Buckeyes and how they stack up this season.

He says heading into Week 3 in Norman to take on Oklahoma and what it would mean for OSU.

"I think it would be a confidence boost moving forward," Axelrod said. "Since it's such a young team it would do a lot for a team to beat one of the teams that was in the College Football Playoff last year on the road in a hostile environment."

The Buckeyes will have a young team, but junior quarterback J.T. Barrett will be back under center for OSU this year, and a win over Oklahoma would not only be beneficial to him, but to the psyche of the whole team as the season goes on. 

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:18

AUDIO Axelrod: Talent Abounds At OSU

With Ohio State, the cliche comes back that the Buckeyes don't  rebuild, they just reload, and there is top-level talent at virtually every position including quarterback.

Ben Axelrod, Big 10 Lead Writer for Bleacher Report joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the latest on the quarterbacks, including new recruit Tate Martell, Joe Burrow, and Dwayne Haskins, along with incumbent J.T. Barrett.

Axelrod says there's a lot of talent there at that position.

"Urban just stockpiles signal callers and that usually leaves you with a pretty loaded depth chart," he said.

Ben also took a look at Archbishop Hoban running back Todd Sibley decommitting from OSU and flipping to Pittsburgh to play his college ball after his senior season in 2017.

For the full interview with Ben Axelrod, check out this link.

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Saturday, 02 April 2016 14:31

Ben Axelrod Talking WrestleMania

With WrestleMania 32 coming up this Sunday, lots of wrestling fans are having their eyes on the WWE'S signature event down in Arlington, Texas.

Bleacher Report's Ben Axelrod, a professional wrestling enthusiast himself, joined the Average Sports Show to talk with Brad about the key matches, unique storylines, and some of the surprises you might see Sunday.

One of the more intriguing matchups will take place between Shane McMahon and the Undertaker, which is big in the fact that if the Undertaker loses, it would be his last WrestleMania in his illustrious career.

The main event will be Roman Reigns vs Triple H, which has lots of fans excited.

Axelrod says the development of Roman's character is good for the WWE.

"I think a heel turn would be good for Roman Reigns, and I think the talent's there and I think he's a good performer."

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