Former Ohio State point guard and Canton McKinley Bulldog and current color analyst for men's basketball on the Ohio State -IMG Sports Network Ron Stokes joined Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the Buckeyes' upcoming game against Rutgers tonight in the Big 10 Tournament.

 

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:15

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talks NFL, Browns

Zac Jackson from Pro Football Talk.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the best course of action for the Cleveland Browns at the quarterback position.

 

Jackson will be covering the Cleveland Browns for The Athletic moving forward, joining the likes of other talented veteran sports writers, such as Jason Lloyd, who covers the Cavaliers.

Here's part two of Zac Jackson discussing NFL free agency, and where Browns WR Terrelle Pryor might be.

 

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NBA.com and NBA TV's Lang Whitaker spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the calm before the storm as the NBA Trade Deadline looms Thursday at 4pm Eastern.

He says if anyone's positioned themselves to make a big move,  it's the Boston Celtics, who could be in play for Indiana's Paul George.

As far as our hometown Cleveland Cavaliers,  Iman Shumpert could be on the move, but Lang says they need all their parts for another run at the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

  

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 February 2017 17:08

AUDIO Joe Horrigan Talks Pro Football HOF

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Executive Director Joe Horrigan spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday afternoon.

 Joe spoke a little bit about this year's Class of 2017 and a little bit about what goes into the selection process.

For the full interview, click here.

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Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference spoke with Sam and Brad about what he thinks it will take for the conference to get more than one team into the NCAA Tournament.

 

The MAC Tournament runs from March 8-11 at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 February 2017 15:14

AUDIO Tim Rogers Talks Tournament Seeding

Tim Rogers, reporter for various media outlets in the area spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday about the seedings in the upcoming boys basketball tournament.

A lot of the focus is placed on the Canton Division I district with a bevy of tough teams out there.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Monday, 06 February 2017 18:10

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day Monday

Sam and Brad got things going on a Monday with the Wager of the Day on a Vending Machine Monday!

Tonight's action, for entertainment purposes only, centers around the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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Monday, 06 February 2017 17:03

AUDIO Former Zip Jason Taylor Heading To HOF

One of the inductees to the Pro Football HOF, Jason Taylor found out the good news over the weekend that he will be enshrined in Canton as part of the Class of 2017.

One of his former coaches, Lee Owens, former head coach at the University of Akron, current head coach at Ashland University spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about how Jason committed himself to the game of football.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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The Big Game has come and gone and the New England Patriots have won another one, giving Bill Belichick and Tom Brady 5 rings.

NFL writer Vinnie Iyer from the Sporting News was in Houston for the game, and he came on with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about his thoughts on the Falcons and Pats.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Adam Liberman, director of Public and Media Relations for the Akron Rubberducks joined Sam and Brad ahead of the first Rubberducks Hot Stove Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.

 Former Indians great Carlos Baerga will be the keynote speaker at tonight's event.

Also, Rubberducks GM Jim Pfander stopped by to talk about tonight's event and how the team is connecting with the community away from the diamond.

"With the weather that's going on outside, what better time to come in and talk about a great baseball season here coming up," Pfander said.

 

For more with the guys, click here.

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:37

AUDIO Scotty D In Vegas Talks "Big Game" Wagers

Scotty D flew in from Vegas to the Akron Radio Center to discuss the wagering surrounding the Big Game, for entertainment purposes only.

Here he discusses the game itself between the Falcons and the Pats.

 

Here he discusses a few of the "prop bets" folks might get in on.

 

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 15:02

AUDIO Bowden Pleased With 2017 Recruiting Class

University of Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about his 2017 recruiting class.

Some local talent headlines this year's haul including Ellet's Marquise Bridges,  Jemarulin Suggs and De'Andre Brimage from East, and Cobie Booker from Barberton.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:18

AUDIO Massillon's Munford Chooses OSU

Massillon Washington offensive lineman Thayer Munford spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State University in the fall of 2017.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:11

AUDIO Hudson's Mehelic Chooses Miami (OH)

Adam Mehelic of Hudson joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to the RedHawks of Miami (OH).

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:06

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day Wednesday

The Wager of the Day continues on a Wednesday as Brad tries to continue his streak of not taking a loss.

Today's wager centers around the Cavaliers and T-Wolves game tonight, a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR. Who will win?  We will find out Thursday!

You can catch the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday on 1590 WAKR!

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:49

AUDIO Marquise Bridges Ready To Be A Zip

Marquise Bridges, Ellet High School football standout running back, spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the commitment to go play for the University of Akron Zips.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:32

AUDIO Lang Whitaker Talks NBA, Cavaliers

As the Cavaliers prepare to face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight., NBA.com and NBA TV's Lang Whitaker came on with Sam and Brad to talk about the Wine and Gold's struggles, and the war of words between LeBron James and Charles Barkley.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:57

AUDIO Todd Sibley Talks Pitt Commitment

Hoban standout Todd Sibley talked about his commitment to Pittsburgh on the Sam and Brad Show.

 Sibley was a key catalyst in the Knights' back to back state titles in 2015 and 2016.

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Canton McKinley Bulldog Kadeem Trotter joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about signing with Syracuse for National Signing Day to play his college football for the Orange in 2017.

 

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:44

AUDIO Weston Bridges Talks MSU Commitment

Copley High School's Weston Bridges spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to Michigan State University during the special National Signing Day edition of the show.

Bridges said he was sold on Michigan State from the jump, saying he appreciated the tradition at running back, a position he plays.

 

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Griffin Baumoel of Canton Central Catholic talked with Sam and Brad about his commitment to serve his country and play football for the United States Naval Academy.

 Griffin was part of the team that won the State Championship for the Crusaders this year in Division V.

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National signing day is here and various players from the area made their commitment to play college football and continue their education.

D'Amonte King of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday about his commitment to the University of Toledo.

 

Donte Taylor Jr, also of St. Vincent-St Mary joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to Miami (OH). 

Taylor converted from quarterback to cornerback during his time at STVM. He will play in the defensive backfield for the RedHawks in 2017.

 

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Sam and Brad's Wager of the Day for Monday ended in a three-way tie.

Today's wager centers around both the Ohio State/Maryland basketball game, (a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR), and the Northern Illinois/Akron game.

We will see how the tie gets broken!

 

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Former New England Patriots WR Troy Brown spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about Sunday's big game, the "Patriot Way" and  some of his best memories of playing in football's biggest game.

 Brown won 3 rings in 15 seasons with the Patriots. 

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:33

AUDIO Will Brinson Talks NFL/Browns

NFL writer Will Brinson joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the Browns and their prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Terance Mathis joined Sam and Brad to talk Super Bowl on 1590 WAKR Monday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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The fellas are back at it for the Wager of the Day Monday!

Today it centers around the Cavaliers and Mavericks game tonight. It's a vending machine Monday so the winner gets three items from the vending machince here at the ARC.

Who will win? We shall see.

 

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Mike Petraglia from WEEI Radio in Boston spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Patriots side of things as they prepare for the Falcons next Sunday.

 

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Monday, 30 January 2017 15:55

AUDIO Wes Durham Discusses Falcons & Pats

Play-by-play Voice of the Atlanta Falcons Wes Durham joined Sam and Brad Monday to talk about their matchup with New England in the Super Bowl.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Monday, 30 January 2017 15:15

AUDIO Campy Russell Discusses Wine & Gold

Cavalier legend Campy Russell from FSO joined Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the Cavs' two-game winning streak and discussed if they could get a third one against Dallas tonight.

 

The Cavaliers and Mavericks play tonight at 8:30. You can hear the  game on 1590 WAKR.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:44

AUDIO Joe Gabriele Talks Cavs, Struggles

Cavs.com beat writer Joe Gabriele joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Wine and Gold's struggles as of late.

 

The Cavs face Brooklyn on Friday. You can catch the game on 1590 WAKR.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:06

Sam and Brad's Wager of the Day Thursday

The fellas are back at it with the Wager of the Day for a Thursday and Brad won one, ending Sam's one-game winning streak and garnering a couple Galley Boys.

Tonight is a Pick 3 Thursday and whoever scores the most points from the 3 NBA Players picked tonight, gets a Pick 3 lottery ticket.

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Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes joined Sam and Brad to talk about the 2019 MLB All-Star Game coming to the city for the first time since 1997.

The news was reported earlier Thursday and the team is expected to hold a press conference Friday morning regarding the news.  We'll carry it live on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15

AUDIO J. Mike: "Griff Will Make Move"

John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavs' struggles as of late.

He says he's confident  Cavs General Manager David Griffin will make a move before the trade deadline.

For the full interview, click here.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:41

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day: Wednesday

This Wednesday is a "Galley Boy Wednesday" and today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day centers around the Cavs/Kings game tonight! 

The fellas make their wager here!

 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:32

AUDIO DeMarcus Cousins? Yay Or Nay?

Lots of rumors floating around about our Cleveland Cavaliers. Sam and Brad discuss if Sacramento Kings' big man Demarcus Cousins would be a good fit for the Wine and Gold.

 

For the full segment, click here.

 

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Former Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at tomorrow's Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.

 He was humbled by the award and said it was a lot of influential people that got him to this point.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:22

AUDIO Jackson Polar Bears Keep Rolling

Jackson head basketball coach Tim Debevec joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his team's dominant win over Perry as well as their season thus far.

The Polar Bears are 12-1 during the 2016-17 season thus far.

 

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Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day for Tuesday is centered around the ice as the fellas wager on the "over" on the total points for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Islanders.

The "over" from the experts in Vegas is 5 1/2 goals.

Who wins? Find out Wednesday! 

 

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 16:33

AUDIO Buchtel's White Talks 300th Win

Head boys basketball coach of the Buchtel Griffins Steve White talked about garnering his 300th win of his career over the weekend, as well as tonight's matchup with Kenmore. 

White said his team is focused on getting better each and every day, holding each other accountable.

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 16:17

AUDIO Vince Cellini Talks NBA, Cavs

Vince Cellini, NBA TV anchor, spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the Cavs' recent struggles, saying they have to improve on the defensive end of the floor.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Monday, 23 January 2017 17:39

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day: Monday

Today, the fellas got in on the Wager of the Day for Monday. It's a Vending Machine Monday, in which the winner gets to pick 3 items out of the vending machine at the Akron Radio Center on Tuesday.

The game of choice tonight is the Cavaliers and Pelicans, which you can hear on 1590 WAKR. Brad's on a good streak, we will see if it continues.

 

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Monday, 23 January 2017 17:21

AUDIO Dane Brugler Talks Mock Draft

Dane Brugler, Senior draft analyst from NFL DraftScout.com and CBS Sports joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Browns' needs heading into this year's NFL Draft in April.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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The University of Akron Zips are now 16-3 on the season and will take on Western Michigan Tuesday in a big MAC matchup.

Coach Keith Dambrot of the University of Akron Zips' men's basketball team joined Sam and Brad Monday to talk about their win over Eastern Michigan last Friday and what's coming up next with the Broncos.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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NFL reporter Jason Cole from the Bleacher Report joined Sam and Brad to talk about the winners of the AFC and NFC Championship games (Atlanta and New England respectively).

 He also talked about who had the best chance to win the big one in two weeks in Houston.

For the full interview, click here.

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Sam and Brad's Wager of the Day for Friday has the fellas picking the AFC and NFC Championship games against the spread.

Lunch is on the line for Monday.

Who will win? Find out Monday in the 5pm hour! 

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Play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network John Michael caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs as they look towards their clash with the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

 

The Cavs picked up a win last night over the Suns 118-103 at the Q. For the full interview, listen here.

 

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 18:22

AUDIO Sam and Brad's Thursday Wager Of The Day

Listen here for Sam and Brad's Thursday Wager of the Day on a Pick 3 Thursday. Winner gets a pick 3 lottery ticket.

Brad's on a 4-game win streak, and Sam, Brad, and Justin each pick 3 players in tonight's NBA action to see who scores the most.

Will Brad's streak continue? Tune in Friday to find out!

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Scotty D in Vegas picked against the spread for both the AFC and NFC Championships for entertainment purposes only here on on a Thursday.

  

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:57

AUDIO Bayley Talks WWE With Sam & Brad

WWE Superstar Bayley joined Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about being the #1 contender for the Raw Women's title and her upcoming matches in Northeast Ohio.

Bayley will be making her way to Canton on Sunday for a performance at the Civic Center, and then going up to Cleveland for a match at the Q.

She says when she's on the road, hitting up the good breakfast spots as well as seeing some of the historical sites is an interesting aspect for her.

Bayley lists former wrestlers Lita and Eddie Guerrero as some of her biggest influences.

 

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