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January 22, 2018

The Steve Jones Show:

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Friday 1/19/18

Hour 1 – Steve is in Chicago for Penn State Basketball.  Topics: PSU Wide Receivers Coach Josh Gattis will join Nick Saban at Alabama as a Co-Offensive Coordinator, Le’Veon Bell was a late arrival at final walk-thru before the Jacksonville game, how severe is Tom Brady’s hand injury leading up to the AFC Championship Game and Steve takes a look at a possible update of the redshirt rule in college football.

Hour 2 – Topic: The possible future of college football and basketball transfers. Then, we wrap up the week as Steve’s brother Kevin Jones checks in with his NFL Conference Championship picks.

Thursday 1/18/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Le’Veon Bell plus a look at new college rules on redshirts and transfers that may go into effect later this year plus the possible consequences.

Hour 2 – Topics: college redshirts and transfers. Guest: Bucknell Men’s Basketball Head Coach Nathan Davis makes his weekly appearance as the Bison are coming off two, big conference wins on the road, in 48 hours, at Colgate, then at Loyola (Md) and looks to remain on top of the Patriot League Saturday at Sojka Pavilion against Holy Cross.

Wednesday 1/17/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Todd Haley out as Steelers Offensive Coordinator, Le’Veon Bell’s running style. Guest: Andrew Callahan (Penn State basketball writer, Lions 24/7) makes his weekly appearance and shares what he has seen breaking down tape, pros and cons from recent games as well as a preview of Saturday’s game at Northwestern.

Hour 2 – Guest: Philadelphia Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro (PhiladelphiaEagles.com) looks back on the key players in the divisional win over Atlanta and what can be expected Sunday in the NFC title tilt against Minnesota.

Tuesday 1/16/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Leonard Fornette in car accident, Steelers out, Jacksonville in, NFL QB’s still in and a recap of the Penn State/Minnesota hoops matchup in the BJC.

Hour 2 – Guest: NFL Senior Writer Neal Coolong (USA Today) wraps up the AFC Divisional matchup between the Steelers and Jaguars.

Monday 1/15/18

Hour 1 – Steve dissects the NFL playoff action from the weekend.

Hour 2 – More NFL playoff analysis plus Pittsburgh Pirates Hot Stove discussion. Guests: Chris Mack – Pirates Radio Network, Matt Leon – Newsradio 1060 KYW/Philadelphia.

Friday 1/12/18

Hour 1 – Chris Mack – Pirates Radio Network, talking Hot Stove Baseball. Matt Fortuna – National College Football Writer for The Athletic talking about the state of College Football.

Hour 2 – Jon Crispin – Fox, BTN, talking about college basketball. Steve’s brother Kevin jumps on to pick the NFL playoff games.

Thursday 1/11/18

Hour 1 – Guest: Reuben Frank (NBC Sports Philadelphia) on the Eagles and shares the keys to victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Hour 2 – Topics: Le’Veon Bell, Penn State wrestling, Minnesota Vikings and Super Bowl 52.

Wednesday 1/10/18

Hour 1 – Topics: NFL, Baker Mayfield, Penn State/Indiana hoops recap, Gerrit Cole and Ryan Shazier. Guest: USA Today NFL Senior Writer Neal Coolong looks ahead to the Steelers rematch with Jacksonville this Sunday at Heinz Field.

Hour 2 – Guests: Andrew Callahan (Penn State football and basketball writer, Lions 24/7) shares what he learned from his offensive line film study from the Fiesta Bowl plus what he expects to see from the cagers as Nebraska and Minnesota are next in the Jordan Center. Then, we wrap up the show with Bucknell Men’s Basketball Head Coach Nathan Davis as the Bison left Lafayette Monday night with an overtime win and looks ahead to the rivalry game with Lehigh Thursday night at Sojka Pavilion.

Tuesday 1/9/18

Hour 1 – Steve is in Bloomington, Indiana for Penn State Basketball. Topics: Alabama claims another national championship and Penn State finished 8th in both football polls. Guest: Steelers Beat Writer Ray Fittipaldo (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) has the latest information on Antonio Brown’s availability and the team’s preparation for Jacksonville.

Hour 2 – Guest: Brad Edwards (ESPN Radio College GameDay Co-Host) recaps the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Monday 1/8/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Former Penn State QB Kerry Collins to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and is there a hotbed that cranks out college quarterbacks? Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach (Columnist, San Jose Mercury News and Host of the Daily Dieter Podcast) discusses Oakland’s hiring of Jon Gruden and the future landscape of the NFL in the Bay Area.

Hour 2 – Guest: Matt Leon (Newsradio 1060 KYW/Philadelphia) and Steve recap the NFL wild card weekend plus a preview of Saturday’s divisional playoff matchup between the Eagles and Falcons. Topics: Alabama/Georgia title game, Alvin Kamara and Kerry Collins.

Friday 1/5/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Jon Gruden is leaving the booth to coach again and PSU basketball has a big matchup on the way against Northwestern. Guest: Penn State football writer Frank Bodani (York Daily-Record), along with Steve, discuss the impressive play of Trace McSorley, offensive line and at the Fiesta Bowl plus which players should step up in 2018.

Hour 2 – Guest: Mike Conti (Atlanta Falcons Radio Network pre-game and post-game host, 92.9 The Game, Atlanta) previews the Falcons/LA Rams wild card game and we wrap up the week with our NFL playoff picks.

Thursday 1/4/18

Hour 1 – Guest: Penn State Football Beat Writer Rich Scarcella (Reading Eagle) recaps the Fiesta Bowl, where the Nittany Lions go from here and he predicts Monday night’s college football championship game.

Hour 2 – Guests: National College Football Writer Bill Bender (Sporting News) provides a great preview of Monday night’s national championship game in Atlanta between Alabama and Georgia. And in the final half hour, learn how Ken Pomeroy (KenPom.com) accumulates a rich knowledge of college basketball ratings, stats, numbers and advanced analysis.

Wednesday 1/3/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Saquon Barkley joins Jay-Z’s sports agent company, NFL TV ratings, and Penn State hoops with a tough road loss at Maryland. Guest: Penn State football writer Donnie Collins (Scranton Times-Tribune) puts a cap on the 2017 season, shares the important role Trace McSorley has moving forward plus reaction on the firing of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez and Monday night’s title tilt between Alabama and Georgia.

Hour 2 – Guest: Penn State writer Andrew Callahan (Lions 247) looks back on the Fiesta Bowl victory over the Huskies and the basketball team’s loss at Maryland and how vital a win can be Friday night against Northwestern in the BJC. Steve also reflects on the life of Penn State’s Jim Tarman.

Tuesday 1/2/18

Hour 1 – Steve is in College Park, Maryland for Penn State basketball.  Topics: Fiesta Bowl recap, Saquon Barkley going pro and a reflection on the late Jim Tarman, former Penn State Athletic Director and founding forefather of the Penn State Sports Network. Guest: Nittany Lions football writer Ben Jones (StateCollege.com) shares his thoughts on the big Fiesta Bowl win over Washington.

Hour 2 – Our play-by-play call of the day originates from the Rose Bowl as Georgia advanced to the National Championship game, Neal Coolong (NFL Senior Writer, USA Today) recaps the Steelers regular season finale plus previews the upcoming wild card weekend, and we cap off our first show of the new year with a look ahead to Penn State football in 2018.

Monday 1/1/18 – Happy New Year!

Friday 12/29/17

Hour 1 – We continue our Fiesta Bowl pre-game coverage as Steve talks with former Penn State wide receiver and current radio network sideline analyst Derrick Williams as well as former Washington Huskies quarterback and booth analyst Damon Huard.

Hour 2 – Steve’s guests from the Fiesta Bowl this hour are Washington Radio Network play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau, who will call his final Huskies football game after 37 years at the microphone. Then, we wrap up our pre-game coverage with Steve’s radio broadcast partner, NFL legend Jack Ham, as they recap Penn State’s regular season and set the table for the Fiesta Bowl!

Thursday 12/28/17

Hour 1 – Steve is in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl! Our guests this hour are Penn State Football Historian Lou Prato, with great information on the history between the Nittany Lions and Washington, plus Penn State Basketball Radio Analyst Dick Jerardi joins Steve as the team rolls full steam into the conference schedule next week.

Hour 2 – It’s a Fiesta Bowl Roundtable for the entire hour with Steve’s co-hosts from the weekly Blue/White Tailgate TV show.  Todd Sadowski (Sports Director, FOX43 TV/York) and former PSU linebacker Trey Bauer, who played in the Fiesta Bowl 30 years ago on the Nittany Lions’ National Championship team, discuss the Penn State/Washington match-up.

Wednesday 12/27/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State continues Fiesta Bowl preparations, this day in sports history and SEC football.

Hour 2 – Topics: Our play-by-play call of the day, college bowl games and a big key to the Fiesta Bowl for both teams. Then, before Steve heads to the Fiesta Bowl, his brother, Kevin Jones, checks in with a fresh batch of NFL picks.

Tuesday 12/26/17

Hour 1 – Talked about the 50th anniversary of “The Ice Bowl” between the Packers and Cowboys. Steve got into the NFL constantly messing up great games with it’s micro managing and poor use of replay officiating.

Hour 2 – Neil Coolong joined the show to chat about the Steelers, the AFC playoff picture and expanded on the NFL’s micro-managing of games through video replay. Steve and fill in producer Chris Elio talked about College Bowls, and whether there are too many of them.

Monday 12/25/17 – Merry Christmas!

Friday 12/22/17

Hour 1 – Joining Steve for the full hour are historian Lee Stout and engineering professor Dr. Harry West to discuss their book “Lair of the Lion,” on the history of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium.

Hour 2 – Fiesta Bowl Chairman Frank Divers is in studio to discuss Penn State’s appearance in Glendale against Washington and we wrap up the week as Steve talks with Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany.

Thursday 12/21/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State recruiting reaction continues, and how the future recruiting schedule affects coaches, early thoughts on college football bowl games. Guests: Ryan Snyder, BlueWhiteIllustrated.com.

Hour 2 – Topics: More on Penn State recruiting, Fiesta Bowl preview. Guests: Dave Pasch, ESPN, who will call the Fiesta Bowl; Steve’s brother, Kevin, for our weekly picks segment.

Wednesday 12/20/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Early signing day reaction for Penn State including James Franklin’s press conference Guest: Nate Davis, Bucknell Men’s Basketball Head Coach.

Hour 2 – Topics: More reaction to early signing day at Penn State. Guests: Andrew Callahan, 24/7 Sports; Greg Pickel, PennLive.com.

Tuesday 12/19/17

Hour 1- Topics:  Early College Football Letter of Intent signing period and “This Day in Sports History.”

Hour 2- Guest:  Neal Coolong (NFL Senior Writer, USA Today) talks about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the hope of a bye week in the playoffs.  He also talks about the Sunday game between the Patriots and the Steelers.  Topics:  Jerry Kill retires from Rutgers and tonight’s bowl game.

Monday 12/18/17

Hour 1- Topics:  The NFL and “the catch” or not from the Patriots/Steelers Game.  Guest:  Matt Leon (KYW, Philadelphia) gives his take on the Steelers and Eagles games from Sunday.

Hour 2-  Topics:  The importance of local radio is discussed as well as ESPN’s John Skipper resigning.  A preview of Penn State’s bowl preparations, a college basketball update, and an earlier college football signing day.

Friday 12/15/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies are busy making big hot stove moves, Arizona State football and this day in sports history. Guest: Joe Rutter (Steelers Beat Writer, Pittsburgh Trib-Review) gives his perspective on the NFL game of the year between New England and the Steelers.

Hour 2 – Kevin “The Suit” Herr returns to defend his title as the guys glide through all 40 college bowl games plus Steve, Shawn and Steve’s brother Kevin Jones, wrap up the week with their pro football picks.

Thursday 12/14/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Disney strikes a deal with Fox, company party, this day in sports history and Penn State women’s volleyball is one step away from another national championship appearance.

Hour 2 – Topics: Bill Belichick, Nick Saban and the art of the press conference. Guest: Bob Socci (New England Patriots Radio Network play-by-play announcer).

Wednesday 12/13/17

Hour 1 – Topics: company party, Fiesta Bowl logistics, wood stoves, Derek Jeter, Scott Boras and hockey in Las Vegas. Guest: Bucknell Men’s Basketball Head Coach Nathan Davis makes his weekly appearance as the Bison are just 2 weeks away from beginning Patriot League play.

Hour 2 – Guests: Andrew Callahan (24/7 Sports, Penn State football and men’s basketball beat writer) checks in with thoughts on the Fiesta Bowl matchup between Penn State and Washington as he breaks down the Huskies defense, plus his fresh take on Nittany Lions basketball. And we wrap up the show with Pittsburgh Penguins hockey analyst Bob Grove as the Pens make their first trip to Las Vegas.

Tuesday 12/12/17

Hour 1 – Topics: NFL Network suspends 3 former players, Adam Vinatieri, Patriots vs Steelers and Dick Jerardi retires from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Guest: R.J. Anderson (MLB Insider, CBS Sports) calls in to talk hot stove with Steve including the blockbuster Giancarlo Stanton move to the Yankees plus they ponder where Manny Machado could go next as well as possible decisions the Red Sox and Pirates could make.

Hour 2 – Guest: Neal Coolong (NFL Senior Writer, USA Today) breaks down what the Steelers will need to do to beat the Patriots this Sunday. Topics: NFL Network on-air talent suspensions, regular season college football TV ratings and ESPN makes a great business decision by purchasing more college bowl games.

Monday 12/11/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Philadelphia Eagles fans fear the worst as QB Carson Wentz tears his ACL, Penn State Women’s Volleyball advances to another Final Four plus we go back in time with this day in sports history. Guest: Matt Leon (Newsradio 1060 KYW/Philadelphia) recaps the Wentz injury, how Nick Foles looked as he was thrown into action as well as the defensive performance.

Hour 2 – Guest: Ryan Snyder (Recruiting Analyst, Blue/White Illustrated) checks in to talk about Penn State football and a fresh update on recruiting, not just for the Nittany Lions Big Ten opponents, as next week’s early signing period from December 20th to 22nd rapidly approaches.

Friday 12/8/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Southern Columbia wins their 8th high school football state championship and Penn State women’s volleyball advances to its 16th regional final.

Hour 2 – Guest: Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany. Then Steve, Shawn and Steve’s brother Kevin finish the week with their football picks.

Thursday 12/7/17

Hour 1 – Topics: The latest information on Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier, Penn State’s Saquon Barkley wins the Big Ten Silver Football Award for the second consecutive year and we look back on this day in sports history. Guest: Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey play-by-play announcer Brian Tripp.

Hour 2 – Guests: ESPN/PAC-12 Network play-by-play announcer Roxy Bernstein breaks down the Washington Huskies as we are just getting started with our comprehensive Fiesta Bowl coverage. Then, we wrap up the show with Los Angeles Rams beat writer Rich Hammond (Orange County Register/Los Angeles Daily News) as he describes how the region is dealing with the wildfires as the team prepares to take on Philadelphia this Sunday in the Coliseum.

Wednesday 12/6/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Saquon Barkley wins the Paul Hornung Award for the most versatile player in college football and we run down the really cool college football bowl swag players will receive. Guest: Bucknell men’s basketball head coach Nathan Davis calls in from Lewisburg as his players head to their fall final exams with three games remaining before the Patriot League schedule begins.

Hour 2 – Guest: Andrew Callahan (24/7 Sports, Penn State football and men’s basketball beat writer) chimes in on the Heisman Trophy finalists, gives his early thoughts on the Fiesta Bowl matchup between Penn State and Washington, plus a take on Nittany Lions basketball. Topics: Bill Walton, Roger Goodell, Ryan Shazier, Derek Jeter, Giancarlo Stanton, Golden State Warriors, the California wild fires and Steve closes out the show by sharing the story about not being able to broadcast the Penn State/Washington Aloha Bowl in 1983.

Tuesday 12/5/17

Hour 1 – Sports talk show host Chris Mack (93.7 The Fan/Pittsburgh) calls in to talk about the Steelers/Bengals game, Ryan Shazier injury plus the Rob Gronkowski suspension.

Hour 2 – Topics: pass interference, referees that call way too many penalties, Saquon Barkley not getting an invitation to the Heisman Trophy presentation and Penn State begins preparations for the Fiesta Bowl.

Monday 12/4/17

Hour 1 – Penn State and Washington are in the Fiesta Bowl! Listen to a portion of the conference call with James Franklin and Chris Peterson. Steve recaps the college football playoff selections and Penn State basketball’s big win on the road at Iowa. Penn State wrestling comes from behind, in front of a record crowd of over 9600, to get a victory at Lehigh. Ricky Rahne gets the nod as the new Penn State football offensive coordinator.

Hour 2 – Guests: Matt Leon (Newsradio 1060 KYW/Philadelphia) breaks down what went wrong for the Eagles in Seattle and the current NFC playoff situation. Then, we wrap up the show with Penn State sports writer Ben Jones (StateCollege.com) to look back on the big road basketball win at Iowa and what they’ll need to do tonight in the Jordan Center against Wisconsin.

Friday 12/1/17

Hour 1 – Steve is in Iowa for Penn State basketball. Topics: Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State for Texas A&M and Tennessee AD fired. Guest: Kim Jones (NFL Network) joins Steve from the New York Giants facility in New Jersey to discuss Eli Manning, Ben McAdoo, John Mara, the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and what she’s looking forward to league-wise as the regular season winds down.

Hour 2 – Guest: Ryan Snyder (Recruiting Analyst, Blue/White Illustrated) checks in to talk about Penn State football and recruiting as we approach the early signing period from December 20th to 22nd. Then, we wrap up the week as Steve, Shawn and Steve’s brother Kevin throw down their week 13 picks!

 

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