Monday, 01 October 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.1.18

6,8 seconds On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam and Brad talked about the Browns' overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders and the officiating from last night's game.

5:43 Gustav in Canton called in to talk about the Browns and who is to blame for not being able to close out games as well as questioning the coaching staff.

6:35 Ari Wasserman, Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer talked about the Bucks' come from behind win against Penn State.

21:30 Tom in Salem says the Buckeyes says the win over Penn State propeled the OSU football team to "rule the Big Ten"

21:59  Steve Doerschuk Browns Beat Writer talked about the Browns loss and the start from Baker Mayfield. 

 

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Monday, 17 September 2018 17:10

Paul Keels and Zack Meisel Discuss New Book

Longtime radio voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels and Zack Meisel of The Athletic both joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their new book: 

 
The book is available whereever books are sold and also online.

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Monday, 10 September 2018 17:37

Buckeyes Keep Rolling, Prepare For TCU

"The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their dismantling of Rugters this past Saturday.

OSU will face #15 TCU on Saturday in primetime.

 

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:45

Paul Keels Discusses Haskins, OSU

"Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the thrashing of Oregon State Week #1 and preview the matchup with Rutgers this Saturday.

 

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Friday, 03 August 2018 16:54

Ari Wasserman Discusses Latest With OSU

Ari Wasserman of the Athletic joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest in the Urban Meyer situation.

 

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Former Ohio State Buckeye and NFL player Ray Ellis spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the death of his former coach Earle Bruce.

Bruce passed away at the age of 87 and coached the Buckeyes from 1979-1987.

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Paul Keels, the "Voice of the Buckeyes" discusses some of the notable Ohio State draft-eligible players for our Know Your Prospect segment,

 

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Radio voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the surging Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team and their success under first year head coach Chris Holtmann.

 

The Buckeyes will take on Nebraska tonight 8pm tip-off on 1590 WAKR with coverage beginning at 7:30pm. 

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:35

AUDIO Chris Holtmann Talks Surging Buckeyes

Chris Holtmann, the Ohio State men's basketball coach talked about his team's successful run on the hardwood,  as the Buckeyes defeated Michigan State and Iowa in their last two contests.

Holtmann joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.  The team plays Maryland at 7pm Thursday in Columbus. 

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Monday, 04 December 2017 17:28

AUDIO Tim May Talks Buckeyes, Bowl Game

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the OSU football team's win over Wisconsin and their Cotton Bowl matchup with USC December 29.

 

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:25

AUDIO OSU/Michigan Renew Storied Rivalry

Sam and Brad spoke with former OSU QB and Big 10 Network analyst Stanley Jackson to talk "The Game" between Ohio State and their rivals from Ann Arbor. 

 

On the other side, former Glenville Tarblooder and Wolverine linebacker Pierre Woods joined the show to talk about the game from the UM perspective. 

 

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After their big win over Sparty 48-3 this past weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes' playoff possibilities are still in play.

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May talked about the Scarlet and Gray with 1590 WAKR's Sam and Brad on Monday. 

 

The Silver Bullets will take on Illinois for the Illibuck Trophy this Saturday in Columbus. 

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It may not be in prime time and it may not be against Michigan, but the Ohio State Buckeyes have their work cut out for them against Penn State.

Former Buckeye Matt Finkes joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the matchup between these Big Ten rivals. Finkes, who played some big games with the team in the 1990s, gave his perspective on the importance of rest coming off a bye week. Penn State has been the class of the Big Ten the last year, and Finkes broke down what the Buckeyes’ game plan should be.

Finkes also touched on Ohio State’s improvements since their early loss to Oklahoma, including the adjustments made by quarterback JT Barrett.

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ESPN and ABC College Football Analyst Todd Blackledge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.

 

Blackledge played quarterback at Penn State and is currently the head boys' basketball coach of the North Canton Hoover Vikings. 

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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:27

AUDIO Tim May Talking Buckeyes, UNLV

Sam and Brad caught up with Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch to talk about the 38-7 win over Army and their upcoming game with UNLV.

 

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 17:09

AUDIO Paul Keels Talking OSU/OU Matchup

Sam and Brad spoke with Paul Keels, the play-by-play voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes to talk about the upccoming game with the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday.

  

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:43

AUDIO Tim May Discusses Buckeye Camp

Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch talked about the Ohio State Buckeyes as they get ready for Indiana on August 31.

 

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Bill Rabinowitz, Ohio State football beat writer discussed the upcoming Buckeye season with Brad Russell on Monday afternoon.

The season starts for OSU on Thursday August 31 against the Indiana Hoosiers at 8 p.m.

 Bill also discussed the backup QB battle behind incumbent starter J.T. Barrett. 

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Devin Jordan, former Massillon Tiger and Ohio State Buckeye wideout came to our studios in the Akron Radio Center to talk about "A Day With The Buckeyes"  coming up this Saturday at Jerzees Sports Grille in the Belden Village area.

Jordan is currently the wide receivers coach at Walsh University and the President of the Beyond The Game Organization.

 

This free event is Saturday July 8, from noon-6pm and many former Buckeyes will be in attendance from Jordan himself, to Mike Doss, Chris "Beanie" Wells, and Brian Hartline, among others.

For more information on the event and Jordan, click here.

 

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Known for her dazzling play on the field for the Akron Racers, star outfielder A.J. Andrews is featured in this year's edition of ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue" that is due to hit the newsstands Friday, July 7th. 

Andrews, coming off of a Gold Glove award in her first season with the Racers, is a Florida-native who played her college softball at LSU. She is the first ever female to win a Gold Glove award and she took home the 2016 Golden Spikes award for stealing a league-leading 15 bases. 

This year's edition of the "Body Issue" features former Ohio State Buckeye Ezekiel Elliot on the cover. Elliot currenly plays running back for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love appeared in the issue two years ago. 

 

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Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann joined the guys Wednesday to talk about his new challenge leading the Buckeyes back to national prominence on the hardwood. 

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with former McKinley Bulldog and Ohio State point guard Ron Stokes Tuesday to talk about Thad Matta's decision to step down from Ohio State University.

Stokes serves as a color analyst on the Ohio State-IMG Sports Network.  He discussed how Thad ran his program at OSU in the right way and the next steps as far as how the university will find it's next head basketball coach.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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After 13 seasons, the Thad Matta era at Ohio State is officially over. Matta resigned due to chronic foot problems, though this seemed to be a mutual parting of ways with Buckeye brass.

Paul Keels, the voice of Buckeye football and basketball, told the Ray Horner Morning Show he was shocked to see Matta resign this quick. Keels says the former coach was “a dream” to cover, calling him a “world-class person.”

The OSU voice has heard from inside sources that Matta’s health may have led to a negative effect on recruiting, though he won’t rule out coaching again in the future. As far as a replacement, Keels mentioned a few names to fill the coaching shoes, and that Gene Smith and the athletic department are trying to find the right coach.

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Adam Jardy OSU Buckeyes basketball beat writer spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the recent struggles of the basketball Buckeyes in 2016-17.

His article in the Columbus Dispatch breaks down their season and Thad Matta's view on things.

 

For the full article, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:14

AUDIO Buckeyes Leaving The Tree For NFL

Tim May, Ohio State Football beat writer, joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss various OSU football players declaring for the upcoming NFL Draft.

 

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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:33

AUDIO Tim Shoemaker Discusses Buckeye Season

Tim Shoemaker of 11 Warriors spoke with Brad Russell about the Buckeyes' season and their loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.

 

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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 19:29

AUDIO OSU Looking For Answers After Drubbing

Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sammy B Tuesday to talk about the Buckeyes' season on the gridiron in 2016-17.
 
He also discussed head coach Urban Meyer not wasting any time to get things figured out after an embarassing 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, hiring Kevin Wilson, the former Indiana head coach as an offensive coordinator.
 

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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 Landof10.com 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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After their win over UConn last Saturday in Columbus, the Ohio State men's basketball team will be prepared for a stiff challenge against UCLA this coming Saturday out in California.

Buckeyes radio network color analyst and former OSU and Canton McKinley guard Ron Stokes joined Sam Tuesday to talk about the Buckeyes solid start at 8-2.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Monday, 05 December 2016 18:56

AUDIO Beanie Wells Discusses OSU/Bowl Season

Former OSU and NFL running back Beanie Wells spoke with Brad Russell Monday about the Ohio State/Clemson Fiesta Bowl New Year's Eve and about college football bowl season and the universal question: Is 41 bowl games too many?

 

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Friday, 25 November 2016 15:50

AUDIO Jim Lachey Talks Buckeyes & Wolverines

Former Buckeye offensive lineman and Washington Redskin Jim Lachey joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk "The Game" between OSU and Michigan.

 

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:08

AUDIO OSU Alum Kirk Barton Discusses OSU/Michigan

Former Perry Panther and Ohio State Buckeye Kirk Barton talked about the upcoming game between Ohio State and Michigan and what it was like for him to be a part of that rivalry.

 

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Former OSU LB Bobby Carpenter spoke to Brad Russell about "The Game" between Ohio State and Michigan this Saturday at noon.

 

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:45

AUDIO Michigan State/OSU Set To Tangle

The Michigan State Spartans will look to play spoiler in East Lansing against the Ohio State Buckeyes this Saturday for a noon kickoff at Spartan Stadium.

Sports talk host Dave "Mad Dog" DeMarco from The Game 730 AM WVFN in Lansing joined Sam Bourquin to talk about the matchup and that the Spartans will come out fighting despite struggling in 2016.

 

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Monday, 14 November 2016 17:48

AUDIO Rob Oller Talking OSU Dominance

Sports columnist Rob Oller from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sammy B Monday to talk about the Buckeyes' 62-3 thrashing of Maryland this past weekend.

The #2 ranked Bucks will take on Michigan State and Michigan to round out the regular season.

 

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Former Buckeye signal-caller and current college football analyst for the Big 10 Network Stanley Jackson spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Buckeyes and their matchup with Maryland.

 

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Monday, 31 October 2016 19:08

AUDIO Rob Oller Talking OSU Buckeyes

Rob Oller from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sammy B Monday to talk about the Buckeyes football team and their narrow win over Northwestern last Saturday.

 

For the full interview, click here. The Buckeyes play Nebraska Saturday at 8 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.

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Monday, 24 October 2016 20:20

Tim May Talks Buckeye Loss To PSU

Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch talked about the team's loss on the gridiron to the Penn State Nittany Lions this past Saturday on the Sam Bourquin Show.

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Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with WAKR's Sam Bourquin to talk about their overtime win against Wisconsin and looked ahead to their game this coming Saturday against Penn State.

 

For the full interview with Tim and Sam, click here.

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Monday, 10 October 2016 17:27

AUDIO OSU Primed For Badgers Saturday

After a workman-like win over the Indiana Hoosiers last Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be ready for a prime-time shootout with those Badgers from Wisconsin.

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sam Bourquin Monday.

 

 For the full interview with Tim and Sam, click here.

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Monday, 03 October 2016 18:33

AUDIO Tim May Talking OSU Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are rolling this college football season and it doesn't look like there's anyone that's going to stop them.

Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the 58-0 drubbing of Rutgers and to discuss next weekend's matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers.

 

For the full interview with Tim, click here.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 18:31

AUDIO OSU Ready For Rutgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes are rested coming off the bye week and will be taking on the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers on Saturday.

Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors.com joined Brad Russell to talk about the Bucks, their health, and their on-field leaders heading into the game.

 

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:44

AUDIO KOKH's Patton Discusses Oklahoma/ OSU

As Ohio State gets ready to travel to Norman to take on the Sooners, the Buckeyes will be ready to play a fast, physical game on Saturday.

Myron Patton, the Sports Director of KOKH in Oklahoma spoke with Sam Bourquin about the matchup between the two teams, what's at stake, and how the bluebloods of college football, like Oklahoma and OSU, should match up early in the season.

 

For the full interview with Myron Patton, click here.

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Antonio Castro from Phil Steele.com broke down the Top 25 in College Football including a discussion of the #3 team in the land, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

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Friday, 09 September 2016 18:08

AUDIO OSU Prepares For Tulsa

After a 77-10 beat down of Bowling Green last week in Ohio Stadium, they will be facing a Tulsa Golden Hurricane team who will be fast-paced and diverse on offense, making sure they strike quickly and often.

Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors joined Brad Russell Friday to talk about the matchup and the offensive playmakers surrounding  QB J.T. Barrett.

 

Kickoff is set for 3:30pm on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 19:29

AUDIO Ohio State Primed For Big Season

Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors joined Brad Russell to talk Ohio State football and their season opener with the Bowling Green Falcons.

 

The game between the Buckeyes and the Falcons can be heard Saturday September 3 on 1590 WAKR.

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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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Former GlenOak Golden Eagle Bri'onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team due to a violation of team rules.

Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors spoke with Brad Russell to talk about Dunn's dismissal and what the running back depth will look like for Urban Meyer's team.

Shoemaker said that his career never really materialized with the Buckeyes, during his four years with the program, but this year was supposed to be the year, but that will not transpire.

"It was a violation of team rules, that's all the school is saying right now," Shoemaker said. 

Dunn will be eligble to play immediately due to already having graduated.

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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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Ohio State Head Baseball Coach Greg Beals joined Sam on the Sam Bourquin Show and discussed the Buckeyes 2016 Big Ten Tournament Championship. Beals discussed how the Buckeyes had to win four games in 48 hours to win the championship. Coach Beals talked about the trials and tribulations that the Buckeyes had to battle to win the championship starting with overcoming a walk off loss to Iowa. "We got walked off in the ninth inning with a three run lead against Iowa in the second round, took a punch in the gut with that loss." Beals said. Beals credited the competitive toughness, mental toughness, and ability to stay locked in on why his team over came the loss to Iowa.

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