Sports Freaks

Sports Freaks

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June 29, 2020 90 min
Legendary Charlotte Observer writer Tom Sorenson leads off to dissect the Patriots' signing of Cam Newton. AC Reynolds football coach Shane Laws checks in to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the program. Sportswriter Richard Walker joins us to look at the NBA "bubble" in Orlando and preview his new website, "Carolina Sports Hub." Myrtle Beach's "Bad Boy of Sports Talk Radio" Alan Smothers recaps Dus...
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June 22, 2020 85 min
With NASCAR's Talladega race happening he Sports Freaks welcome ACC journalist Brett Friedlander to discuss NCSU's football opener at Louisville being moved to a Wednesday due to the Kentucky Derby. Former UNC and Philadelphia Eagles WR Na Brown checks in on the possibility of football this season despite the pandemic. Steve Forbes makes his first appearance on the show since taking the Wake Forest head basketball coaching...
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June 15, 2020 88 min
After a 3 month absence due to COVID-19, Brian and Mike are back on the air! On the first day of NC officially allowing high school athletics activities, Erwin head football coach Rodney Pruett talks about effects of the layoff and scheduling for the upcoming 2020 season. Jim Szoke of the Carolina Panthers Network looks at recent happenings in the organization. UNC Asheville men's basketball coach Mike Morrell discusses the cha...
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March 16, 2020 89 min
In the wake of sports cancellations amid coronavirus, the Freaks are left to wonder what might have been of March Madness 2020. Brett Friedlander imagines the remainder of this year's ACC Tournament and it's future in Greensboro. Golf Digest's Pete McDaniel explains the PGA shutdown and postponement of The Masters. Head coach of the SoCon champion ETSU Bucs, Steve Forbes, recalls his timeline since cutting down the nets...
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The Freaks broadcast live from Harrah's Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville ahead of tonight's Ingles Southern Conference men's basketball final between top-seeded ETSU and 7th-seeded Wofford. Guests include the radio voices of both teams, Jim Noble (Wofford) and Jay Sandos (ETSU).
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In this episode, the Freaks chat with UNC-Asheville head basketball coach Mike Morrell as the Bulldogs are in the center of a heated battle for the remaining home seeds during the Big South tournament. They'll also welcome David Glenn, founder of the ACC Sports Journal/accsports.com and host of statewide sports broadcast The David Glenn Show; Brian Geisinger, ACC and NBA expert; and Ryan McGee, ESPN senior sportswriter.
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February 10, 2020 87 min
Brett Friedlander (nsjonline.com/sports) talks ACC hoops, including an overtime thriller in this past weekend's installment of the UNC-Duke rivalry. Big South Conference commissioner Kyle Kallander welcomes NC A&T to the conference and looks forward to having Charlotte as a host city for the men's basketball tournament. Richard Walker recaps the NBA trade deadline and addresses NFL free agency rumors.
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February 3, 2020 88 min
David Glenn joins us to dissect an intriguing Super Bowl LIV game (and halftime show). Alex McLaughlin stops by he studio as he looks forward to starting a new job w/ the OKC Dodgers. ETSU head basketball coach Steve Forbes checks in on SoCon hoops and the state of college basketball as a whole. Newly- appointed Asheville High football coach Cort Radford makes his Sports Freaks debut.
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Simon Owen breakdown the situation of the Royal Breakup and where things go from here for Harry and Megan!
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January 6, 2020 85 min
Brian, Tank and Caleb talk NFL Wildcard Weekend, UNC - Asheville Bulldogs basketball and how the Patriots are dealing with the death of dynasty. Special guests: Don Munson (Clemson Tigers Sports Network), Mike Morrell (UNC-Asheville head basketball coach) and pro football guru Russell Baxter.
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December 23, 2019 81 min
The Sports Freaks exchange gifts, 2020 predictions. UNCA basketball coach Mike Morrell recaps 2019, looks ahead to conference play in 2020. A last minute gift idea for the college basketball lover in your family, as we chat with Chris Dortch. Jim Zoke hopes 2020 has more in store for the Panthers.
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UNCA coach Mike Morrell looks ahead to Stetson, after his 'Dogs picked up a win over UT-Martin. UNC falls to Wofford and Brett Friedlander was there for State's miracle shot to beat UNCG. The Freaks clean out the prize closet!
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The Wolfpack lose to UNC in the season finale. Tar Heel fans don't care to gloat. The Carolina Panthers got beat by the Redskins. Jim Zoke says changes may be on the horizon. UNC vs Ohio State, Louisville vs Michigan, and Duke vs Michigan State headline the ACC/BigTen Challenge
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Shane Laws says he expected his Rockets to be playing on Thanksgiving week. State tries to keep Carolina from a bowl. Na Brown says it won't happen. Brian Geisinger, Brett Friedlander talk basketball.
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Brian celebrates a "Victory Monday," after the Fins beat the Jets. David Glenn talks ACC football, Mike Morrell gets ready for UNCA's opener at Tennessee, JD Dinwiddie's TC Roberson Rams are in the playoffs, and Brian Geisinger joins the Freaks.
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October 7, 2019 82 min
Jim Szoke talks Panthers' win streak and the trip to London. Brett Friedlander tries to pull it together after a Braves loss. SoCon Commissioner Jim Schaus wraps up today's basketball kickoff.
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The ACC had a rough one. Brett Friedlander says NC State could still be an 8-win team in the horrid ACC. We found Ryan McGee! He offers his take on the young college season. AHS coach David Burdette says his team has to grow up before Friday. Pro football guru Russell Baxter recaps Week Two w/ some of the worst puns in the biz.
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The Wolfpack is 2-0... and so are the Tar Heels. David Glenn looks at the difference between the schedules. N Buncombe head coach Brandon Allen prepares his 3-0 Blackhawks for West Henderson. Jim Zoke recaps the Panthers' home opener loss. Shane Laws and the Reynolds Rockets look to get to 2-2 with a win over Erwin this week.
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College football season is under way! James Henderson talks Pack, Brett Friedlander on the Heels, and Coach Mark Speir pumps up his Catamounts. Plus TC Roberson head coach J.D. Dinwiddie gets his boys ready for Crest.
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August 19, 2019 87 min
David Glenn looks ahead to upcoming college football season. Clemson radio voice Don Munson talks about the Tigers being ranked #1 in preseason polls for the first time ever. AC Reynolds coach Shane Laws previews the Buncombe County Game of the Week as ACR host defending State champion East Forstyth. Erwin head coach Rodney Pruett recaps the off-season and looks ahead to the Warriors' early schedule gauntlet.
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