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A fully packed hour on today's Pushing the Envelope as I have an interview with Andrew Jones, the new publisher for Tar Heel Illustrated, talking about his new job, the state of UNC sports and much, much more. Also, my take on the NCAA giving the Power 5 autonomy... could it be good or not? You won't want to miss that rant!
Don't look now but the NFL is back in action with pre-season games. I will give you my take on the good, the bad and the ugly of the four games before the season begins. On the hardwoods a bit of a discussion on Team USA and what the injury to Paul George can mean to its future. And still talking about the Association the Spurs hire Becky Hammon, the first full-time, paid female assistant ever in the league. This and much more on the hour that never sleeps!
Rashad McCants blows the whistle on UNC and the basketball program regarding Academic Fraud. We will discuss that and whether the NCAA will get involved. We will also discuss the NBA FInals and whether Lebron should get a break from his cramping episode, the Stanley Cup, and the anti-climatic ending to the Belmont and the run for the Triple Crown. You can catch all of the action live at 6pm ET or anytime at www.blogtalkradio.com/sportsweeklive.
It has been awhile since Brian and Joe have been on so they have plenty to talk about. The big game tonight is not only a rivavlry between schools but also between your two hosts. Tonight is Duke vs UNC Round II. The Tar Heels are riding a 12 game winning streak and have jumped their way to number 14 in the polls. Duke is coming off a 10 point loss on the road at Wake Forest and look forward to returning home and extending their 32 home game winning streak. Brian and Joe will break this down and give you their predictions.
Some conference tournament have already began as Harvard has clicnhed the first spot in the NCAA tourney, while Florida Gulf Coast returns to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday. Syracuse has lost four out of their last five and let's be honest, has not been putting the ball in the hoop. With Jerami Grant battling back injuries, how will this team fair come tourney time?
The duo will also talk NBA and MLB as well. make sure you tune in and give em a call!
Join Brian and Joe for another packed show. The duo will discuss the AL Central with www.fromthe300level.com MLB beat writer Alex Valbergs and his take on the division. The Tigers are the clear favorites, but can the Royals or Indians make a run at a Wild Card spot?
It's a busy week in ACC hoops. UNC won a big game down in Tallahassee Monday night, extending their winning streak to 7 games, where they will host rival Duke Thursday night after last weeks contest was postponed due to weather. Just two days later, Duke hosts #1 Syracuse in what many hope is a repeat of their first epic match up.
The Men's USA hockey team is undefeated, and plays in the quarterfinals Wednesday morning with a chance to play Canada in the semifinals. St. Louis Blue TJ Oshie blew up twitter Saturday morning with his shootout performance giving team USA a 3-2 win over host Russia.
The NBA All-Star weekend has gome and gone in New Orleans. Joe and Brian will talk about whether or not they liked the new Slam Dunk contest format, and if the game itself should mean something.
They will also have on special guest Jeff Ruben whos YouTube video has gone viral over the weekend. Make sure you give Jeff a follow on twitter @JeffRuben1 and check out his video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A24H1bRu6ws.
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Another crazy week in sports it was. Number 1 Syracuse falls to a 6-19 Boston College squad, and the following evening #5 Duke went into Chapel Hill and fell to an unranked Tar Heel squad. Joe and Brian will break down both games, and preview the big one tonight at Duke as the Blue Devils host the Orange.
The duo will also touch on some other stories from this week, including Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiance out cold, and then attempting to drag her out of a elevator. Sources say police have a video of Rice knocking her out unconscious. The Philadelphia Phillies attempted to take two college players eligibility away, after saying they worked with an agent. Both players turned down their deals and returned to their respective colleges. Also, three Oklahoma University football players were forced to donatet $3.83 to a charity, after receiving pasta in excess at a graduation banquet. Where do you come down on the pasta violation?
looking for hardcore UNC Tar Heel basketball fans... welcome to the return of the Post Game niche of "OTB" this upcoming basketball season, as your 2012-2013 Tar Heels make their debut. Join me Coach Bill for all your thoughts / questions on tonights Exhibition matchup vs SHAW university . I'll provide analysis from a college coach's perspective & TAKE CALLS. The show begins LIVE at 10:00pm est. OTB call in number = (646) 716-9632
Sylvia sits down with her former basketball coach and soon to be Hall of Famer, UNC women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell. The two will discuss old times, Hatchell's induction into the HOF, the future of Hatchell and the UNC program as well as Hatchell's TO moment. You won't wanna miss this episode.
Join me Coach Bill, as I welcome CLINT JACKSON , Rivals.com Recruiting Analyst for both UNC & Duke. Clint & I will discuss the latest offers , new targets, updates & summer AAU performances for BOTH programs. Expected to join me in the 2nd hour is AJ STOKES . He covered the Adidas Nations event in CA over the weekend. many of the country's best players from 2013 & 2014 participated.
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