October 30, 2014

Presbyterian’s Harold Nichols previews Liberty with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Coach Nichols joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview Liberty.

Coach Nichols joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview Liberty.

The Presbyterian football team has possibly been the biggest surprise on the gridiron in the state thus far.

The Blue Hose are 5-3 on the year, but two of those losses have come to opponents who play on the FBS level, Northern Illinois and N.C. State.

Last week PC defeated Monmouth 18-12 last Saturday for Homecoming, and will welcome the Liberty Flames to Baily-Memorial Stadium this weekend.

Tonight Coach Nichols broke down the season thus far with us, and looked ahead to the remainder of the season.

Presbyterian and Liberty will kick things off at 2:00 Saturday in Clinton.

AUDIO: Harold Nichols [9:44]

SportsTalk exclusive with Brad Brownell (AUDIO)

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino addressed reporters today as a member of the ACC.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino addressed reporters today as a member of the ACC.

Tonight Phil Kornblut joined us live from Charlotte, North Carolina where ACC media days was being held to preview the 2014-2015 basketball season.

Much of the fanfare obviously surrounded perennial hoops power UNC, and Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams.  UNC has been dominating headlines in recent weeks because of accusations of systemic, large-scale, academic fraud.

There was plenty of on-court discourse as well, including Louisville’s entrance into the league this season.  Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino addressed the media today for the first time as a member of the league.

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell sat down with Phil for an exclusive previewing the upcoming season as well.

AUDIO: Brad Brownell [6:22]

AUDIO: Rick Pitino [3:07]

 

The M&M Boys 10.29 (AUDIO)

Former Clemson lineman Will Merritt joins Corey Miller to discuss the Gamecocks and Tigers.

Former Clemson lineman Will Merritt joins Corey Miller to discuss the Gamecocks and Tigers.

Tonight we welcomed in former USC linebacker Corey Miller and former Clemson offensive lineman Will Merritt to SportsTalk, as we do every Wednesday, in what is quickly becoming one of our favorite segments, “The M&M Boys.”

Corey and Will also have the unique perspective of covering both of their former programs from the broadcast angle as well.

Tonight Corey broke down USC’s shootout in the Plains at Auburn, a game he didn’t believe would be close, and Will gave us his opinion on just what he believes DeShaun Watson’s absolute value to the Tiger football program truly is.

The M&M Boys also provided their opinions on the Todd Gurley situation as well, and more.

AUDIO: Corey Miller and Will Merritt [13:55]

Panther voice Mick Mixon recaps Seattle loss (AUDIO)

Carolina PanthersEvery Monday night we welcome good friend, and Panther play-by-play guy, Mick Mixon, on the program to recap what took place on the field Sunday for the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers hosted the defending Super Bowl champions at Bank of America Stadium yesterday and the result was eerily similar to the last time the Seahawks visited Charlotte, as Seattle walked away with a 13-9 victory thanks to a late game touchdown by Russell Wilson.

Mick told us what he saw from up high, and also looked ahead to the Panthers short week with us.

The Panthers will have a short turn around as they host the New Orleans Saints Thursday night in Charlotte.

AUDIO: Mick Mixon [5:37]

 

 

Wofford’s Mike Ayers previews VMI with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Mike Ayers joined SportsTalk Friday to preview VMI.

Mike Ayers joined SportsTalk Friday to preview VMI.

The Wofford football team got over the .500 bump last week, escaping their trip to Birmingham with a 24-20 win over Samford, bringing their record to 4-3 on the season.

Now head coach Mike Ayers and his Terriers welcome VMI to Gibbs Stadium Saturday.

Tonight we welcomed Coach Ayers to the program once again to talk about homecoming in Spartanburg.  His squad still has a chance in the Southern Conference race with a dangerous VMI squad coming to town.  Ayers previewed tomorrow’s match up with the Keydets with us.

AUDIO: Mike Ayers [9:12]