January 27, 2015

USC’s Dawn Staley joins SportsTalk Friday night (AUDIO)

Top ranked USC will host Kentucky Sunday at 1:00 at the CLA.

Top ranked USC will host Kentucky Sunday at 1:00 at the CLA.

Friday night USC women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley joined us to review her squad’s blowout victory over the Crimson Tide of Alabama last night, and also looked ahead to their matchup this weekend against Kentucky.

The top ranked Gamecocks went over the century mark on Alabama last night in Tuscaloosa, beating the tide by 43 points, 102-59.

Tonight coach Staley told us what it’s like transitioning her program from hunter to the hunted, talked in detail about some of her roster, including the multifaceted A’ja Wilson, and more.

USC will host 10th ranked Kentucky Sunday at 1:00 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

AUDIO: Dawn Staley [10:00]



Chuck Reedy talks retirement on SportsTalk Wednesday (AUDIO)

Chuck Reedy retired from football Tuesday.

Chuck Reedy retired from football Tuesday.

Tuesday, Goose Creek head coach Chuck Reedy retired following a 13 year stint at the school.  During that time, Reedy took the program from the doldrums to one of the most respected in the state.

Tonight, coach Reedy was kind enough to join us to talk about his reasons for making this his final season, and took a stroll down memory lane through, not only his accomplishments with the Gators, but his time at Clemson and Baylor as well.

Reedy went 119-47 during his stint at Goose Creek, winning a state title in 2011, and was also on the staff at Clemson during their national championship run in 1981.  He told us both where the two rank in his mind in terms of his accomplishments during his time on the sidelines.

During his recent run of dominance with the Gators, Goose Creek was also disqualified from defending their state title in 2012 because of a controversial player eligibility issue.  We briefly looked back on his squad being denied that opportunity as well.

AUDIO: Chuck Reedy [14:00]





Wofford basketball coach Mike Young joins SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Mike Young joined SportsTalk to discuss his Terriers Tuesday night.

Mike Young joined SportsTalk to discuss his Terriers Tuesday night.

Tuesday night we were pleased to peel away Wofford head basketball coach Mike Young away from his son’s basketball game for just a moment to talk about his squad’s impressive start this season.

The Terriers are 11-4 on the year, and sit atop the Southern Conference early with a 2-0 start in league play.  The Terriers got a big 68-64 win at UT-Chattanooga last night, and will welcome VMI to Spartanburg Thursday night.

Tonight coach Young provided us with a brief synopsis of his team’s season thus far, looked ahead to league play, and contrasted last year’s tournament team with the group he’s coaching currently.

The Terriers and Keydets will tip things off at Ben Johnson Arena Thursday at 7:00.

AUDIO: Mike Young [8:58]


Frank Martin and Brad Brownell look ahead to Gators, Cardinals (AUDIO)

Brad Brownell's Clemson squad will try and bounce back Wednesday at Louisville.

Brad Brownell’s Clemson squad will try and bounce back Wednesday at Louisville.

Tuesday both USC’s Frank Martin and Clemson’s Brad Brownell held press conferences addressing the weekend that was for their respective programs, and also looked ahead to this week’s action.

USC got a quality W over 9th ranked Iowa State in the Empire State Saturday evening.  USC head coach Frank Martin recapped the victory over the Cyclones, the Gamecocks 8th win in a row, and quickly turned his attention to the Florida Gators who make the trek to Columbia Wednesday night.

Clemson took one on the chin against 18th ranked North Carolina, 74-50.  The going gets no easier as the Tigers hit the road and take on 5th ranked Louisville in the Blue Grass state.  Tiger head coach Brad Brownell looked back on the blowout  at the hands of the Tar Heels and elaborated on what he wants to address to make his Tigers competitive against the Cardinals.

USC and Florida will tip things off at the Colonial Life Arena Wednesday night at 7:00.  The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Clemson and Louisville will tip-off two hrs later at the KFC Yum Center at 9:00.

AUDIO: Frank Martin [9:40]

AUDIO: Brad Brownell [6:57]


Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw joins SportsTalk (AUDIO)

former USC quarterback Connor Shaw joined SportsTalk Friday night.

former USC quarterback Connor Shaw joined SportsTalk Friday night.

Former USC quarterback Connor Shaw got his first NFL start last Sunday to close out the 2014 campaign against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.

The Browns were down starter Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, So Shaw was lifted from the practice squad and got the nod against the Ravens.

Shaw was 14-28 for 177 yards with two turnovers in his NFL debut, but his performance was being heralded around Cleveland, nonetheless.

Friday night, Shaw joined SportsTalk again to recount his first performance in the league, looked back on USC’s 2014 season with us, talked about how fatherhood is treating him thus far, and more.

AUDIO: Connor Shaw [9:00]