The Beat of Sports

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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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July 18, 2019 12 min

In the first season of the Willie Taggart era at FSU things did not get off to the best start. The team struggled to beat lower level talent and missed out on several big time recruits. But will year 2 be better and what would constitute as a successful season?

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July 18, 2019 10 min

Now that the NBA Summer League has come to a close what happens next for a player like Tacko Fall who became the biggest (no pun intended) story. Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk about whether or not Tacko should end up on a G-League roster or at the end of the bench for the Celtics. Then he and Austin discuss The Basketball Tournament and why NBA fans should be interested in watching it through out the summer.

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When the MLS season began Orlando City manager James O'Connor said that he wanted to change the culture of the club and have players that bought into his system, well with the Lions eyeing the playoff line it seems like that is happening. Evan Weston joins the show to talk about the run of success for the squad and what O'Connor has done right. Then he and Austin talk about what Nani has meant for the team and the youth movement in... Read more

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July 17, 2019 11 min

Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliot are both waiting for their big pay days but it seems like they could be waiting for awhile. Tuck talks about how despite running backs seem to be just behind quarterbacks in importance they are being devalued when it comes to pay.

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The Big 12 has said that if you do the "horns down" gesture against Texas that it could result in a penalty. Tuck explains why this is such a ridiculous rule and wonders if this is going to lead other conferences to start enforcing similar rules.

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Is there a scenario where UCF could end up in the College Football Playoff? Austin Lyon lays out what might be the dream for the Knights to help the end up in the top 4 and potentially the set up the match up all UCF fans have wanted, a game against Alabama.

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American Athletic Conference Media Days has kicked off which means practices are about to begin. Brandon Helwig of UCF Sports joins the show to talk the latest news including Mike Aresco talking the new tv deal and dealing with UConn leaving the conference. Plus how might the quarterback situation might shakeout when practices begin.

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July 16, 2019 10 min

In year one of the Dan Mullen era the Florida Gators seemed to be righting the ship after a few disappointing seasons, but is that sustainable? Can Felipe Franks build on what he started last year or will Gator fans see a different quarterback under center?

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With conference media days beginning all across the country the unofficial start to college football is here! Austin Lyon sitting in for Marc Daniels runs through his projections for the in state college teams and gives his thoughts on if UCF can continue their run of success.

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When the Orlando Magic acquired Markelle Fultz it was widely assumed he'd be the point guard of the future. But then he sat out the rest of the season, then the team announced he would not be playing in the Summer League in Las Vegas. Well during a Summer League broadcast former NBA player Caron Butler talked about how Fultz is completely healthy and that the starting point guard job is his to lose.

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The Atlantic League has begun to implement robot umpires when it comes to calling balls and strikes. Now a human umpire is still there in the event that things don't go right. Well during the first game Frank Viola was ejected, and joins the show to talk about that and his thoughts on whether or a robot umpire can succeed.

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As part of a Friday afternoon news dump (those never seem to go well) reports came out that the NFL and NFLPA is exploring an expansion to 18 games, but only allowing players to play in 16 games. Mike Tuck talks about how this is a ridiculous idea that is focused solely on revenue for the owners and has nothing to do with players safety.

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July 12, 2019 13 min

The biggest story going on at the NBA Summer League has been the play of former UCF Knight and now member of the Boston Celtics is Tacko Fall. Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk about the play of Fall in Las Vegas and if he has a chance to make a roster. Then he and Marc discuss the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade and what it means for the future of the Oklahoma City Thunder and if they are teetering on the abyss.

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Wanting to ride the wave of publicity multiple members of Congress have released statements about getting to the bottom of the wage inequality within sports. Marc talks about how all of these politicians are just pandering because they don't understand the economics of sports and could cause more harm than good.

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July 12, 2019 9 min

Equal Pay has been one of the biggest topics of the last few weeks when it comes to the US Women's National Team, and there will be upcoming mediation to avoid a lawsuit but what does any of this mean? Sports Legal Expert Richard Hale joins the show to talk about what the legal process is as the USWNT continues their fight for equal pay.

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The victory tour for the US Women's National Team continues as they were honored with a parade in New York City and then jetsetted over to the ESPYs. The question remains of wether the team will go to the White House if they are invited. Marc brings up that if the team is invited they should take it as an opportunity to open dialogue with the Trump Administration.

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The UCF Knights came into the season with the quarterback position wide open, Darriel Mack Jr was competing with Brandon Wimbush, Qadry Jones, and Dillon Gabriel but is now out indefinitely with a broken ankle. Gary Parris of the UCF broadcast time joins the show to talk about what this means for the Knights to start the season.

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News broke yesterday that UCF QB Darriel Mack Jr suffered a broken ankle and is out indefinitely. Marc talks about how in addition to the quarterback depth being tested this means that other members of offense will need to step up, and although no there is no right time for an injury at least it gives the coaching staff time to plan for the season.

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July 10, 2019 10 min

At a recent Board of Governors meeting NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talked about some changes for the league including giving coaches the ability to challenge calls on the court, no word on if that means they will have red flags to throw on the court. Then Silver talked about the rise of trade demands and if there is anything that can be done to prevent this player empowerment era.

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After winning the Women's World Cup how can women's soccer capitalize on this? The USWNT begins their campaign for equal pay, and the NWSL works to secure future sponsorship and television packages. Daniel Roberts from Yahoo Finance joins the show to talk about what happens next. Then he and Marc discuss the fallout for Nike from the Betsy Ross shoes.

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