March 28, 2015

Darlington Raceway’s Chip Wile recaps Phoenix on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile

Every Tuesday we recap the events that took place on the track during NASCAR’s weekend slate with somebody who knows a thing or two about the sport, Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile.

Kevin Harvick’s recent domination of Phoenix, and NASCAR in general, continued Sunday as he won his fourth consecutive race in the desert.  The win also accounts for quite the run overall, including seven consecutive top 2 finishes, and wins in four of the previous six races dating back to last season.

Tonight Chip provides us with some insight on Harvick’s recent run, and tells us what he’s got coming up at his place soon as well.

AUDIO: Chip Wile [5:40]

Wofford’s Mike Young previews Arkansas with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Mike Young joined SportsTalk Monday night to preview Arkansas.

Mike Young joined SportsTalk Monday night to preview Arkansas.

Sunday night the NCAA tournament field was officially unveiled for the masses to properly start making a mess of multiple brackets.

One matchup to always be wary of when filling out said bracket is the 12/5 upset that seemingly always rears its head every year in March.

The 12/5 matchup we’re most concerned with here in the state will feature the Wofford Terriers.  The Southern Conference Champions are a twelve-seed and will take on SEC tourney runner-up Arkansas.

Tonight Terrier head coach Mike Young joined us once more to discuss the matchup with the Hogs, and discuss his squad’s regional in general.

The Terriers and Razorbacks tip things off Thursday at 9:50 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.  The game will be televised on TNT.

AUDIO: Mike Young [9:00]


USC’s Chad Holbrook talks win streak on SportsTalk Thursday (AUDIO)

Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Thursday to preview Kentucky.

Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk Thursday to preview Kentucky.

Thursday night we welcomed back into the program USC baseball coach Chad Holbrook.

The Gamecocks 13-3 win over Penn State last night now makes seven straight victories for Holbrook’s club.  Tonight we talked with Coach Holbrook about the streak, and how, despite the numbers, he perceives his ball club is playing currently.

This weekend the Gamecocks will hit the conference portion of their schedule, welcoming another hot squad to Columbia.  Kentucky has posted quite the win streak themselves, putting together 11 straight wins.

First pitch of the USC-Kentucky series gets underway on Friday at 7:00 at Carolina Stadium.  Will Crowe will take the hill for the Gamecocks.  Game 2 is set for Saturday at 4:00 with the series culminating Sunday at 1:30.

AUDIO: Chad Holbrook [9:00]



Coastal Carolina’s Cliff Ellis talks March Madness on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Chanticleer head coach Cliff Ellis joined SportsTalk Wednesday night.

Chanticleer head coach Cliff Ellis joined SportsTalk Wednesday night.

Tuesday night we had Wofford head coach Mike Young on the program to recap his team’s trials in taking home the Southern Conference Tournament.

Tonight we followed that up with Coastal Carolina’s Cliff Ellis.  Ellis’ Chanticleer squad won the Big South Conference Tournament Championship for the second consecutive season, beating Winthrop 81-70, and now awaits their destination in the NCAA tournament.  The tourney win is the program’s 4th in the Big South.

Coach Ellis looked back on Sunday’s win over the Eagles with us, took some time to recount last years trip to the NCAA tournament, and speculated a bit as to where he believes this year’s squad may be heading.

AUDIO: Cliff Ellis [9:00]




USC golf coach Bill McDonald talks latest tournament win with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Bill McDonald joined SportsTalk Tuesday night to discuss the Gamecocks win in Aiken.

Bill McDonald joined SportsTalk Tuesday night to discuss the Gamecocks win in Aiken.

Tuesday night USC golf coach Bill McDonald joined us on the program to discuss his squad’s latest tournament victory in the Palmetto Collegiate at the Palmetto Club in Aiken, South Carolina.

McDonald’s squad edged out archrival Clemson by a stroke to win the championship.

The Gamecocks’ successes in Aiken now makes four wins this golf season.  Tonight coach McDonald discussed his team’s quality play in Aiken, and also broke down what it’s like to have the state’s biggest rivalry play out on the links.

The Gamecocks will have played in two events this week during Spring Break and leave tomorrow for Tallahassee to play in an event hosted by Florida State.

AUDIO: Bill McDonald [5:15]