November 21, 2014

Sterling Predictions with Lee Sterling of Paramount Sports (AUDIO)

Lee Sterling of Paramount Sports

Lee Sterling of Paramount Sports

Thursdays here at SportsTalk we like to get a feel for how Vegas is seeing Saturday’s college football action so we welcome our prognosticator extraordinaire, Lee Sterling of Paramount Sports, to the program.

Phil tried to get an early read on the Vegas line for the matchup between South Carolina and Clemson on the 29th from Lee and, as expected, Lee believes the line will rely heavily on whether freshman sensation DeShaun Watson will be given the green light to be under center for the Tigers.  He did his best to provide solid lines for either scenario for us.

Lee also provided us with his picks for the bigger matchups taking place this Saturday, and dabbled in a little NFL action as well.

AUDIO: Lee Sterling [9:12]


Coastal Carolina QB Alex Ross joins SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Chanticleer QB Alex Ross and LB Mike McClure

Chanticleer QB Alex Ross and LB Mike McClure

For two weeks now Coastal Carolina sits atop the FCS rankings with a perfect 11-0 record, only one of two remaining programs in the country that have yet to take a defeat (along with 11th ranked Harvard).

The man signal caller for head coach Joe Moglia’s offense for the Chanticleers is Alex Ross.  Wednesday night Alex was kind enough to join SportsTalk for a couple of minutes to discuss the 2014 campaign thus far, and also look ahead to Saturday’s matchup with Liberty, and beyond.

The Chanticleer offense is putting up some huge numbers this season, and is a big reason for their overall success.  Ross’ accomplishements and records are abundant and almost too many to list, and three times in the past seven weeks Ross has been named the Big South offensive player of the week.

Coastal Carolina and Liberty will kick things off Saturday in Conway at 1:00.

AUDIO: Alex Ross [9:41]



The M&M Boys 11.19.14 (AUDIO)

WACH FOX's Corey Miller is one half of the M&M Boys on SportsTalk.

WACH FOX’s Corey Miller is one half of the M&M Boys on SportsTalk.

For tonight’s rendition of our M&M Boy’s segment, featuring former USC linebacker and current WACH Fox sports anchor Corey Miller, and former Clemson offensive lineman and radio color man Will Merritt, we kept this weekend’s football forecast to a minimum and pretty much jumped straight to the big one between the two programs on November 29th.

Clemson is coming off of a disappointing loss to Georgia Tech and lost their starting quarterback, DeShaun Watson, in the game as well.  Now that DeShaun Watson’s diagnosis is less severe than originally feared, the biggest sports question in the state has since taken form:  Will DeShaun be healthy enough to play against the Gamecocks?  Tonight Will provides his thoughts to that very question, and more.

USC was on the right side of a fourth quarter thriller for the first time in a long time this past weekend in Gainesville.  The Gamecocks were the beneficiaries of two unlikely special teams plays to pull off a 23-20 stunner in the Swamp.  Miller has been critical of USC’s defense in the past, but he tells us where they improved the most last weekend, if he sees the Florida performance sticking moving forward, and more.

AUDIO: Corey Miller and Will Merritt [15:00]




Panthers voice Mick Mixon reviews Atlanta loss (AUDIO)

Carolina PanthersThe Panthers were involved in a nail biter yesterday afternoon in Charlotte with division rival Atlanta with the NFC South lead on the line.

The Panther offense struggled from the jump, but Carolina scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to take a 17-16 lead.

Atlanta answered with a Matt Bryant field goal that split the uprights just before the two-minute warning hit to back the lead, 19-17.

The Panthers Graham Gano had a chance to respond and help his team retake the lead, but his 46 yard attempt with 1:27 remaining fell short.

Mick took us through the moments that mattered in a pivotal game that may end up being costly in the Panthers attempt at making the playoffs.

AUDIO: Mick Mixon [5:35]


The Full Monte with Monte Dutton on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Monte Dutton joins SportsTalk every Friday to talk racing.

Monte Dutton joins SportsTalk every Friday to talk racing.

our good friend Monte Dutton of fame has been covering NASCAR for 20+ years, and has been joining SportsTalk on Fridays all season long to provide his perspective on the sport as the season has progressed.

We’re now down to the final race of the season and, because of the new rules NASCAR implemented this season, the one  for all the marbles.

A championship will be crowned Sunday in Homestaed, and the champ’s name will be one of NASCAR’s final four: Denny Hamlin, Joey Lagano, Kevin Harvick, and Ryan Newman.

Monte provides insight and, of course, a prediction for the championship.

AUDIO: Monte Dutton [9:15]