Sports Freaks

Sports Freaks

Western North Carolina's #1 Sports Talk Show! Your source for all of the action in WNC.


November 2, 2023 165 mins
The regular season caps off with an all-in rivalry game.
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David Glenn takes his attention away from his beloved Phillies NLCS game 6 appearance to submit his thoughts on UNC's shocking loss to UVA. UNC Asheville men's hoops coach Mike Morrell checks in just over 2 weeks from tipping off the season at Michigan. Star 104.3 morning show host Josh Michael (a huge Eagles fan) stops by to talk a little trash after Philly's SNF win over Miami. Owen coach Zach Gibson previews this week's featured...
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October 16, 2023 81 mins
Brett Friedlander laments the Braves exit from the NLDS at the hands of Philly, so he'd rather discuss ACC football. AC Reynolds head coach Shane Laws looks ahead to this Friday's showdown with TC Roberson. NCSU head women's coach Wes Moore checks in from a busy off-season and during ALCS action with his beloved Texas Rangers.
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October 9, 2023 98 mins
David Glenn looks at ACC football trends and anomalies from this past Saturday. WCU radio voice Gary Ayers discusses the Catamounts' first appearance in the Top 25, and their goals for the near future. ESPN's Ryan McGee hits on some college football storylines. JD Dinwiddie previews this week's Game of the Week vs. AC Reynolds.
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September 25, 2023 92 mins
David Glenn sets the stage for ACC football conference slate, including Colleg GameDay coming to Durham for Notre Dame at Duke. Local high school rivalries don't get much better than A.C. Reynolds vs. Asheville High: head coaches Cort Radford and Shane Laws preview this year's edition. Brian Hall recaps the 2023 WNC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.
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September 11, 2023 94 mins
Brett Friedlander of Saturday Road .com is busy with ACC happenings, including Saturday's weather delays impact on the conference football slate. James Henderson focuses on NC State's issues vs. Notre Dame and an interesting connection between Tyreek Hill and NCSU. Ryan McGee dissects ACC expansion. Rodney Pruett, head coach for Erwin , looks forward to the Battle for Patton Avenue vs. Enka.
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August 28, 2023 63 mins
With the start of the NFL season just 10 days away, Carolina Panthers long-snapper J.J. Janson checks in w/ a final preseason look at rookie QB Bryce Young. ESPN's Ryan McGee winds down NASCAR season while he ramps up for college football (and debuts a new "Star Wars" podcast). North Buncombe football coach David Hines previews their upcoming rivalry game vs. Madison for the Mountain Jug. James Henderson is intrigued by NC State fo...
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UNC Asheville basketball coach Mike Morrell is in studio to accept the inaugural Sports Freaks Majors Fantasy Golf title...and discuss the Bulldogs schedule. Local High School coaches talk about scheduling some tough, non-conference, and out-of-state opponents: Reynolds' Shane Laws recaps a tight loss to West Forsyth and Asheville's Cort Radford talks about surviving Tuscola.
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August 14, 2023 88 mins
David Glenn catches up with his latest media venture: The NC Sports Network. With High School football less than a week away from it's 2023 start, Enka and Owen coaches Mike Sexton and Zach Gibson, respectively, look ahead to the Buncombe County Game of the Week premiere. Panthers long-snapper J.J. Jansen previews the inaugural installment of the Keep Pounding High School Classic, featuring some of the best teams in the Carolinas.
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August 7, 2023 69 mins
Brett Friedlander is sick of the NCAA football's "Silly Season," but recommends possible solutions to a rash of recent hindrances. New Tuscola head football coach Jonathan Crompton talks about returning to his alma mater at the high school level...but will NOT talk about any game plans, despite our best efforts. Chris Smith has updates on upcoming events from the Asheville Buncombe Sports Commission. John Ellis, the host of "Game ...
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July 24, 2023 45 mins
Ahead of ACC Media Days, Brett Friedlander isn't ready to buy in to the FSU hype, but looks forward to a conference without divisions, for once. UNC Asheville coach Mike Morrell "graciously" accepts his Sports Freaks Fantasy Golf title. Shane Laws (AC Reynolds) and Kenny Ford (Owen) are on to promote their respective high school programs' golf tournaments.
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July 17, 2023 47 mins
UNC Asheville basketball standout Drew Pember joins the show to fill us in on an eventful off-season in college hoops, including the team's recent Zoom meeting w/ Marquette coach Shaka Smart, Bulldogs youth basketball camps, and the pro/transfer/stay decision making process every player goes through in this day and age.
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July 10, 2023 52 mins
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator and AC Reynolds alum Ben Johnson updates us on the NFL off-season, as Detroit faces KC on TNF's Opening Night of week 1. Wolfpack historian Tim Peeler remembers former NCSU football coach Dick Sheridan, who passed away last week at 81.
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June 26, 2023 84 mins
Fresh off an Italian vacation, David Glenn talks sports and offers some useful international travel trips. UNC Asheville hoops coach Mike Morrell gloats over his US Open fantasy golf title and reviews the team's off-season hikes. James Henderson looks at NC State football's transfer prospects. Asheville Citizen-Times Zach Huber makes his Sports Freaks debut with a preview of WNC high school football athletes to keep an eye on in th...
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June 12, 2023 98 mins
Brett Friedlander gives a tip of the cap to the Women's College World Series and takes a quick look at NCAA NIL and transfer portal. UNC Asheville men's hoops coach Mike Morell recaps Bulldog Camp and makes US Open PGA picks. Super Bowl Champion QB Brad Johnson joins the show ahead of the annual Eblen Charities golf tournament that bears his name for the 20th year! Pete McDaniel goes inside the PGA-NIL merger.
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June 5, 2023 100 mins
First Monday of Month w/ Mel brings Melissa Leavell of Ingles in studio as special guest host to discuss everything up to and including Women's CWS w/ her beloved Seminoles. "Doctor" Brian Geisinger breaks down the adjustments that were needed (and those that were made) in the first 2 games of the NBA Finals between the Heat and Nuggets. Panthers Radio Network personality Jim Szoke discusses the Frank Reich effect and looks ahead a...
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New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein joins the show to discuss his newly released biography, "Feherty: The Remarkably Funny and Tragic Journey of Golf's David Feherty."
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May 15, 2023 98 mins
ACC journalist Brett Friedlander tells us that NC State is the dark horse football favorite in the conference's upcoming season. UNC Asheville head basketball coach Mike Morrell talks recruiting and makes some PGA Golf Major fantasy picks w/ the hosts. "Dr." Brian Geisinger breaks down hoops for the NBA Conference semis like no one else can. Golf author and analyst Pete McDaniel looks ahead to the upcoming PGA Tour Championship at...
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May 8, 2023 41 mins
David Glenn uncovers why the national media doesn't give the Carolina Hurricanes the respect they deserve. UNC Asheville coach Mike Morrell can officially announce the transfer of NCSU's Greg Gantt to the Bulldog program. AC Reynolds football coach Shane Laws dissects the potential for NIL at the high school level in North Carolina. Richard Walker looks at the NBA Playoffs.
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May 1, 2023 47 mins
Fabulous Sports Babe Melissa Leavell from Ingles is in studio for the festivities. The Sportsocracy co-host Jeremy Greene is along to grade the good, the bad, and the ugly of this weekend's NFL Draft. Former Owen HS, Florida State, and Tampa Bay Buc QB Brad Johnson checks in ahead of his annual golf tournament to benefit Eblen Charities. Brian Geisinger breaks down the "unstoppable force" that "Playoff Jimmy" Butler has become. WLO...
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