May 26, 2015

A SportsTalk conversation with USC’s Chad Holbrook Wednesday (AUDIO)

USC's Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview the Gamecocks series with LSU.

USC’s Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Wednesday night to preview the Gamecocks series with LSU.

Wednesday night we were joined once again by USC head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.

The Gamecocks are coming off of a huge series win over Texas A&M in College Station last weekend.  The series take over an Aggies squad located within the top-5 nationally bumped Holbrook’s squad to 12-15 within the SEC.

USC followed up their big weekend with a 17-0 blowout win over USC Upstate Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium.

The much-needed momentum will be critical with the Gamecocks welcoming top-ranked LSU to Columbia this weekend for their final conference series.

Tonight coach Holbrook looked back on his squad’s latest triumphs, and also looked ahead to the huge series with the Tigers.

First pitch for Friday’s game against LSU in Columbia is set for 7:00.

AUDIO: Chad Holbrook [9:00]



Furman football coach Bruce Fowler checks in with SportsTalk Tuesday (AUDIO)

Furman head coach Bruce Fowler updated us on how the Paladin's fared this spring.

Furman head coach Bruce Fowler updated us on how the Paladin’s fared this spring.

Tuesday night we welcomed back into SportsTalk Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler.

We’ve been periodically checking in with all of the fine football programs across our state following their respective Spring practices, and tonight it was the Paladins turn to be put under the microscope.

Fowler’s program will look to bounce back following an unusual 3-9 performance in 2014.

We started out by addressing the addition of former Paladin coach Jimmy Satterfield into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame yesterday, and then moved on to Fowler’s group currently, most importantly the return of quarterback Reese Hannon.

AUDIO: Bruce Fowler [8:00]


Newest Clemson basketball commit Marcquise Reed on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Marcquise Reed joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Marcquise Reed joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Monday night the Clemson basketball team received a commitment from Robert Morris transfer Marcquise Reed.

The 6-4 guard was named NEC Rookie of the Year last year, averaging 15 points a game.

Reed chose Clemson over  Southern Cal, UMass, and Tulsa.

Tonight he joined us to discuss why he made the decision to continue his career in the ACC for the Tigers.

He elaborated on the new facilities that his game will eventually debut in 2016 once he sits out his transfer year, how he believes he’ll fit in with the roster already on campus, and discussed the role his game will play alongside Shelton Mitchell, another guard who is transferring in from Vanderbilt.

AUDIO: Marcquise Reed [9:00]

SportsTalk’s coverage from the SC Athletic Hall of Fame induction Monday (AUDIO)

SCAHOFMonday night SportsTalk broadcast live from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia for the 2015 South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Seven individuals were inducted into the Hall tonight.  The class consisted of Clemson soccer star Bruce Murray, Lander tennis coach Joe Cabri, New England Patriots tight end and Greenwood native Ben Coates, Clemson running back Terry Allen, Furman football coach Jimmy Satterfield, USC pitcher Kip Bouknight and Greenville News and  Spartanburg Herald-Journal sports editor Les Timms. Timms was enshrined posthumously.

Earlier in the afternoon, there was a press conference for today’s events in which the inductees spoke and were made available to the media.  Phil Kornblut was on hand and sat down for exclusive interviews with Clemson running back and long-time NFL veteran, Terry Allen, and a man who had major successes coaching football at the high school and college levels in South Carolina, Jimmy Satterfield.

AUDIO: Terry Allen [6:00]

AUDIO: Jimmy Satterfield [5:00]





USC Golf Coach Bill McDonald joins SportsTalk Friday (AUDIO)

Bill McDonald'd team is headed to Washington next week.

Bill McDonald’d team is headed to Washington next week.

Friday night we welcomed back into the program USC Golf Coach Bill McDonald.

The Gamecock golf team will head to Bremerton, Washington, to compete in their respective NCAA regional on May 14.

The Gamecocks will be the one-seed at the Gold Mountain Golf Club.  Rounding out the top 5 are Washington, Southern Cal, Baylor, and UAB.

Tonight coach McDonald discussed his team is swinging it as of late, the advantages and disadvantages of such a long, cross-country trip, and broke down the competition within the region for us as well.

AUDIO: Bill McDonald [7:00]