April 25, 2015

A SportsTalk conversation with PC’s Harold Nichols (AUDIO)

Presbyterian's Harold Nichols joined SportsTalk Thursday to talk Spring ball.

Presbyterian’s Harold Nichols joined SportsTalk Thursday to talk Spring ball.

South Carolina is a football state by nature, and football is the one game we seemingly talk about year round, regardless if the sport is in season or not.

Here at SportsTalk we like to cover all the programs that suit it up on Saturday’s in the fall, and following everyone’s respective Spring practices, we’ll be getting in touch with the men that lead those teams on weekends in the fall.

Thursday night we had an opportunity to borrow some time from Presbyterian’s Harold Nichols.

The Blue Hose took a major step in the right direction in 2014, going 6-5 overall, but three of those losses came from the likes of Northern Illinois, NC State, and Ole Miss.  So outside of the “money games”, PC more than held their own, going 4-2 within a burgeoning Big South Conference.

Nichols discussed the next step for his program, and provided detail considering his roster in 2015 coming out of Spring practice.

AUDIO: Harold Nichols [7:00]

CofC baseball coach Monte Lee updates his Cougars on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

CofC's Monte Lee joined us Thursday night to talk some baseball.

CofC’s Monte Lee joined us Thursday night to talk some baseball.

Thursday night we were pleased to welcome back into SportsTalk College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee.

Coach Lee’s Cougars have been making noise in recent years, and refuse to be ignored again in 2015.  CofC is 29-9 on the year, and are 13-2 in the Colonial Athletic Conference, good enough to find their names published currently in some of the many top-25 collegiate baseball polls.

Lee’s Club will welcome the Furman Paladins to Patriots Point this weekend.  We previewed the Furman series, discussed the Cougars season thus far, and did what no coach ever wants to do…looked ahead to the postseason.

AUDIO: Monte Lee [9:00]




High School Sports Report’s David Shelton on reclassification (AUDIO)

HSSR's David Shelton joined us Tuesday night.

HSSR’s David Shelton joined us Tuesday night.

The High School League Executive Committee met in Columbia Tuesday and approved the expansion of the member schools to 5 classes in 2016, however, they deferred on making a decision concerning private schools being bumped up a classification.

Tonight we turned to the man we trust most when it comes to high school athletics, The High School Sports Report’s David Shelton.  Shelton has been opining on high school football and the like on SportsTalk for years, and also contributes to the Charleston Post & Courier.

Shelton provided the necessary details on today’s ruling by the High School League, and elaborated on what the proceedings will mean down the line as well.

AUDIO: Davild Shelton [9:00]

Darlington President Chip Wile talks NASCAR on Tuesday (AUDIO)

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile

Every Tuesday night we’re joined by Darlington Raceway President, Chip Wile, to talk a little racing.

First and foremost we addressed the passing of Fox Sports’ Steve Byrnes.  Byrnes was the longtime pit road reporter for the race day broadcast on Fox, and a man Chip knew well.

Then we moved on to the race at Bristol.  Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag, his first in 51 starts, and it only took a little over nine hours for him to do so, due to multiple injunctions by the weather.

We also discussed Danica’s record-setting sixth top-ten finish, the most ever for a female driver, and more.

AUDIO: Chip Wile [7:00]

Shameik Blackshear’s Attorney opens up on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Shameik Blackshear plans to arrive at USC in June.

Shameik Blackshear plans to arrive at USC in June.

Bluffton defensive lineman Shameik Blackshear was the prize recruit for USC’s 2015 recruiting class.  Things got derailed a bit for the nationally coveted recruit when a torn ACL ended his Senior season in September.

Then, in February, Blackshear was arrested by Bluffton Police and charged with petit larceny.

Earlier today those charges against Blackshear were dropped.

Tonight, his Attorney, Thomas C. Taylor, was kind enough to join us on the program to discuss today’s events and opine on Blackshear’s future as well.

AUDIO: Thomas C. Taylor [9:15]