The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports with the voice of UCF Sports Marc Daniels. Delivering sports the way you like it - Weekdays 9a-12p on am740theGame ... Show More

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Jack Hughes is expected to the no. 1 pick in the upcoming NHL Draft and he comes from Orlando, which might be a surprise to some hockey fans. But his story of being part of a hockey family even ties into the original Solar Bears days!

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The demise of NCAA Football is a story that many people know. Players sued over the likeness writes and this lead to EA Sports cancelling the game. But now that those lawsuits have all been settled is there a chance that the game makes a return? EA Sports has said that they would like to bring the game back.

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Sean Miller and Will Wade both have top recruiting classes heading into the next college basketball season, but they both have had their names attached to the paying players scandal. Marc talks about how despite all the allegations the NCAA won't be able to do anything to discipline these coaches.

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The Warriors did it, swept the Trailblazers 4 games to none and they made it look easy the entire series. The accomplished this feat without the services of Kevin Durant. This will make 5 straight NBA Finals appearance for Golden State and Marc talks about how throughout this dynastic run we should be appreciating the brilliance of Steph Curry and what he has done on this team.

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President Trump has posted an 18-hole golf score to USGA Golf Handicap Information Network for first time this season -a 68. Leif Skodnick joins the show to talk about all things related to Donald Trump and his golf handicap.

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The Golden State Warriors have opened a 3 game lead against the Portland Trailblazers and this has led to NBA Twitter stated that the Warriors are a better team without Kevin Durant. Marc takes exception to this by saying that no team will ever get better if the best player in the league isn't playing.

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After much fanfare and outcry from fans the finale of Game Of Thrones aired last night. Now even though this is the end of the era and although Marc didn't have a problem with how things ended Marc gives his thoughts on how the show should have ended.

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May 20, 2019 6 min

This past weekend was a big one for Scott Harris, MegaCon 2019 was in town! Marc gives Scott the opportunity to talk about his favorite moments from the weekend. He talks about all the celebrities he got to meet, the costumes that he saw, and the number of booths selling swords and lightsabers.

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Every fantasy football season we see players have amazing seasons like Pat Mahomes in his rookie campaign. But who is the greatest fantasy football quarterback ever? Ian Hartitiz of The Action Network joins the show to discuss why Drew Brees is the greatest we've ever seen.

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What are the chances that Anthony Davis ends up staying in New Orleans and playing with Zion Williamson? Our master of basketball knowledge Brendan Suhr joins the show to talk about why the Pelicans should try to keep AD. Then he and Marc talk about Tacko Fall at the NBA Draft Combine going on in Chicago.

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What is the next step for the legal battle for Maximum Security after controversy marred the Kentucky Derby? Richard Hale our sports legal expert joins the show to talk about the next step. Then he and Marc talk about the latest with Robert Kraft situation.

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May 16, 2019 5 min

The NBA Draft Combine is underway in Chicago and one of the players that has drawn attention from scouts is Tacko Fall. Marc talks about how Tacko spent much of last season telling everyone at UCF that he is 7 foot 7 inches but no one believed him, well after the measuring process Tacko was in fact telling the truth.

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UCF Athletic Director Danny White joined the show from the USTA National Campus to talk about the NCAA Tennis Championships. He and Marc discuss the rise of the transfer portal being used in college football and basketball.

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Zion Williamson’s stepfather, Lee Anderson, said in a recent interview that Zion is excited about joining the Pelicans. “One thing that Zion has always been taught, 'You accept the things that you can't change and change the things that you can change.'” Marc talks about the chances that Zion and his people will need to decide how to handle this situation if they want to give it a shot or try to force their way out of New Orleans.

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Last year the Big Ten distributed $54 million to each of its 12 members. Back in 2017 roughly 80% of the NCAA Division I public schools outside the Big Ten had total athletics revenue of less than $54 million. Marc talks about the crazy money that some fo these conferences bring in every year.

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May 15, 2019 11 min

Orlando City SC is in the midst of a 3 matches in 7 days stretch and after a loss to Atlanta they find themselves in Seattle for some mid-week action against the Sounders. Evan Weston of the broadcast team joins the show to talk about the state of the team through the first few months of the season.

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Yes the NBA Draft Lottery is in the books so is it a foregone conclusion that Zion Williamson has to play for the Pelicans? Well not necessarily, the deadline to withdraw from this years NBA Draft isn't until the end of May. Marc talks about the options that Zion has if he really doesn't want to end up in New Orleans.

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After the New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery last night the people for Zion Williamson quickly got him out of the building. Clearly he is not happy about where he will end up, but could he publicly state he does not want to play for the Pelicans. Marc talks about how it isn't uncommon for a player to refuse to play for the team that drafts him.

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The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone with the New Orleans Pelicans getting the #1 pick. But while things are looking great in the Big Easy one person can't be happy with how things turned out, Zion Williamson. Even though Zion and his people wanted him to end up in a bigger market (New York) this isn't the opportunity for Zion to be the villain.

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Golf fans have seen the warning sign at Bethpage Black and it will be featured prominently throughout coverage of the PGA Championship, but one question looms large. Where did the sign come from?

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