Sports Day Tampa Bay

Sports Day Tampa Bay

Award Winning Journalist Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times and Steve Versnick take you inside Tampa Bay Sports each weekday. They go deeper into the biggest stories in Tampa Bay including the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, USF and more. It's sports insight you won't get anywhere else which is why we call it Show Prep Tampa Bay! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 1, 2022 35 min
Steve Versnick is joined by Tampa Bay Times College Football writer Matt Baker to discuss the breaking news that USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac 12 to joing the Big 10. Plus a look around the state of Florida at the upcoming season for the Gators, Bulls, Seminoles and Hurricanes.

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Steve Versnick is joined by Tampa Bay Times Bucs Beat Writer Joey Knight to look at the story lines going into Buccaneers Training Camp under new head coach Todd Bowles. Unlike last year, the Bucs will have some position battles in camp but one thing is known, Tom Brady will be the QB.

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Steve Versnick is joined by Tampa Bay Times Rays Beat Writer Marc Topkin to talk about the incredible Rays pitching this year, the struggles at the plate, issues on the base paths and the shaky defense at times. Plus how are the injured guys fairing, Isaac Paredes homers, Harold Ramirez, the Willy Adames trade and more.

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Steve Versnick is joined by Tom Jones of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to the discuss the Lightning's season and the 8-year run this group has been on.

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Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 2-1 loss to Colorado as the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup and end the Bolts reign at 2 straight cups. Plus the Rays sweep the Pirates to remain red-hot in interleague play.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions about Rays hitting, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, the Baseball Hall of Fame and are Tampa Bay fans too sensitive?

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Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 3-2 Overtime loss in Game 4 to put them on the brink of elimination in the Stanley Cup Final. Plus Rick Stroud on the Deshaun Watson news that he has settled most of the civil suits against him.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Rob Gronkowski's announcement that he is retiring once again from football leaving the Bucs with a hole at Tight End. Plus the Lightning prepare for Game 4 tonight as they look to even up the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 6-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3 as they ran off Colorado goalie Darcy Kuemper and played a much better game. Plus the Rays' bats continue to spoil good pitching as they lose to the Yankees and Ndamukong Suh says it looks like he won't be back with the Bucs.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's hole in the Stanley Cup Final series as they trail the Avalanche 2-0 with game 3 tonight at Amalie Arena. Plus the Rays end a 2-7 road trip as their bats are very cold.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions 100% correct about if the Lightning are a dynasty, Steven Stamkos' legacy, how to honor the Bolts, Anthony Cirelli, Rays offense, Rays younger players, robot umpires, TV deals and Sean Murphy-Bunting's position.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 4-3 OT loss to the Avalanche in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup as Brayden Point returned to the lineup but it wasn't enough. Plus the Rays lose again in New York as the outfield lets them down defensively again.

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Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times Lightning Report Mari Faiello to preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Lightning and Avalanche. Plus the Rays defense lets them down in New York as they drop Game 1 to the Yankees.

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Rick Stroud is joined by Neil Solondz from Rays Radio to discuss the current state of the Rays as they are 35-25 heading into a big series at Yankee Stadium where they look to keep pace with New York.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning clinching their 3rd consecutive appearance in the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Rangers in 6 games and suffocating their star players. Plus the Mike Evan Foundation gala and the Rays lose 2 of 3 in Minnesota as the baserunning needs work.

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Rick Stroud on Tom Brady's comments after the Buccaneers mandatory minicamp about playing this year and more. Plus Rick and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions about the Bucs roster, Rays hitting and Nikita Kucherov.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Mike Evans legacy as he enters his 9th season in the NFL and the Rays rout the Cardinals 11-3 as the bats wake up.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 4-1 win to even the series with the Rangers at 2-2. Plus the Rays walk-off the Cardinals, Joe Maddon is fired in Los Angeles and the Bucs minicamp begins with Tom Brady at QB and Leonard Fournette overweight.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick detail Tom Brady's crazy offseason as he is expected to be at Buccaneers Mandatory Minicamp this week under new Head Coach Todd Bowles. Also the Lightning host Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals as they look to even the series at 2-2 and the Rays begin a series vs. the Cardinals at Tropicana Field.

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Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 3-2 win over the Rangers in Game 3 as Nikita Kucherov makes another brilliant pass to setup Ondrej Palat for the game winner with 42-seconds remaining. Plus the Rays drop 2-of-3 from the White Sox and the Bucs prepare for mandatory mini-camp this week.

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