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Podcast Archive

Thursday 8/31/32

Hour 1 – Remembering Gil Brandt, The Athletic’s Audrey Snyder says Penn State has a chance to open more eyes this weekend, and it’s our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – New Beaver Stadium Public Address Announcers Rodney Martin and Joe Putnam say they are helping improve the greatest show in college football, and Nebraska breaks the record for most attended women’s volleyball game.

Wednesday 8/30/23

Hour 1 – Steve says there are a lot of layers to future west coast travel for Penn State, and Steve isn’t worried about not having two-deeps from coaches.

Hour 2 –’s Neal Coolong doesn’t know if Dallas is the best destination for Trey Lance, NBC’s Kathryn Tappen, who’ll be on the sidelines for Big Ten Saturday Night, says she went to her bosses right away to ask about the gig, and Steve says the Yankees’ season is hurting future big MLB player contracts.

Tuesday 8/29/23

Hour 1 – Replays of the voice of Oregon Football Jerry Allen, and the voice of Washington football Tony Castricone.

Hour 2 – Replays of LNP’s Mike Gross on Penn State football, and TicketManager’s Tony Knopp.

Monday 8/28/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the new Big Ten available/unavailable rule for injuries is for conference games only, and offensive line is the top strength for West Virginia. 

Hour 2 – The voice of West Virginia football Tony Caridi says the Penn State running backs will be the ultimate challenge, and Steve doesn’t get the Trey Lance trade.

Friday 8/25/23

Hour 1- Steve says Beaver Stadium in the Historic Stadium Caucus ‘could lead to something,’ and 94 WIP’s Jody McDonald says its ‘incumbent’ on Nakobe Dean to hit the ground running for the Eagles this season.

Hour 2 – The legendary voice of Oregon football Jerry Allen says moving to the Big Ten was the right thing to do, and its our first set of football picks with the king.

Thursday 8/24/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Brock Purdy and Sean Clifford are quarterbacks who were easier to evaluate than some top QB’s in past draft classes, and Steelers’s Alex Kozora says the Steelers are finding their ID post Big Ben.

Hour 2 – Our first high school football roundtable, and some Penn State football updates as the Nittany Lions start preparing for West Virginia.

Wednesday 8/23/23

Hour 1 – Steve goes off on the NCAA, including on the Reggie Bush saga, and Steve thinks the AFC North is there for the taking for the Steelers.

Hour 2 – Steve says no one should be rejoicing over the Iowa gambling suspensions, and why academics are still considered in realignment

Tuesday 8/22/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Michigan’s self imposed suspension of Jim Harbaugh is a backhand to the NCAA, and steve thinks the Jaylen Warren/Najee Harris debate is interesting

Hour 2 – Steve praises Robert Saleh for Playing Aaron Rodgers in the preseason , and’s Neal Coolong says Jaylen Warren is ‘absolutley’ better than Najee Harris in different situations

Monday 8/21/23

Hour 1 – BTN’s Dave Revsine says this is the year Penn State’s gonna have to do something, LPN’s Mike Gross says Drew Allar’s only question mark is elite decision making, and Penn State ends training camp

Hour 2 – Steve says networks have to be careful about shoving streaming down people’s throats, and a transition time as Penn State training camp ends.

Friday 8/18/23

Hour 1 – York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani has two early games that could give Penn St adversity challenges and Steve says bigger conferences mean a thinner margin of error.

Hour 2 – Eagles Radio Network’s Glen Macnow says he’s seen nothing that makes him optimistic about Marcus Mariota and it’s ‘headlines’ with the king.

Thursday 8/17/23

Hour 1 – Steve says TV networks don’t care about schools winning the Learfield Cup, and Steve says Deion Sanders is demonstrating bad coaching

Hour 2 – Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says fans should temper their Kenny Picket expectations, and Steve says players should play in the preseason.

Wednesday 8/16/23

Hour 1 – Steve still doesn’t want to see robo umps in baseball, despite more bad calls behind the plate across the league

Hour 2 – Steve has his eye on another big day of Penn State training camp and what Florida State can do to break away from the ACC a few years from now

Tuesday 8/15/23

Hour 1 -Steve says James Franklin’s post practice comments Monday say a lot, and why ESPN has a new fine line to negotiate

Hour 2 – TicketManager’s Tony Knopp says USC is to blame for the demise of the Pac-12, bit for a different reason. Plus’s Neal Coolong says Steelers Depth Showed in Week 1 of the preseason, and what’s next for the PAC 4

Monday 8/14/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the dominant performance by the defense in Saturday’s open practice at Penn State is not how camp has gone, and Little League President and CEO Steve Keener says there are some noticeable improvements for fans this year.

Hour 2 – Steve would’ve been fine if Kevin Brown said nothing about his suspension, and Steve says Bohm’s ejection Sunday was just ‘immaturity’ from the umpire

Friday 8/11/23

Hour 1- It’s a big week for Penn State Training camp and a successful trip to the Bahamas for Penn State men’s basketball.

Hour 2 – How fans should view Penn State training camp, and it’s headlines with the king

Thursday 8/10/23

Hour 1- Steve says the ball is still in Notre Dame’s court for realignment, KDKA’s Bob Pompeani says the Steelers’ willingness to trust Kenny Pickett is a key storyline of the preseason, and a recap of the Purdy Memorial Golf Tournament.

Hour 2 – Steve says divisions should be considered for Olympic sports, and Ross Tucker says the Eagles are a good example of why preseason games matter.

Wednesday 8/9/23

Hour 1 – Steve is at the Purdy Memorial Golf Tournament, as we hear from Penn State coaches from Sunday’s Penn State Media Day.

Hour 2 – Steve is at the Purdy Memorial Golf Tournament; We continue hearing Sunday’s Penn State Media Day, and a replay of Centre Daily Times’ Jon Sauber.

Tuesday 8/8/23

Hour 1 – Steve is worried after O’s broadcaster Kevin Brown’s suspension, and Washington Huskies football voice Tony Castricone says the program is incredibly excited to join the Big Ten, but it does come with incredible sadness and confusion.

Hour 2- Why there’s confusion about the ACC Grant of rights Deal, and’s Neal Coolong says the Steelers are built to win in December.

Monday 8/7/23

Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t care about Penn State’s No. 7 ranking, but says its still good for the program, and Centre Daily Times’ Jon Sauber says Big Ten expansion will increase Penn State’s CFP profile.

Hour 2 – Oregon and Washington to the Big 10 is the schools best chance for success in the long term, and what it means for basketball

Friday 8/4/23

Hour 1 – Steve has questions how the Big Ten will cover the additions of Oregon and Washington.

Hour 2 – Steve says the Big Ten is a better football and hoops conference and it’s ‘headlines’ with the king.

Thursday 8/3/23

Hour 1 – Steve explains why Big Ten Presidents Gave Tony Petitti permission to explore adding more Pac-12 teams, and ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg also says the Big Ten is ‘just being ready.’

Hour 2 – Steve says he’s never seen three different guys blow a save in one game, also Steve goes into what it would take for the Big 10 to get Washington and Oregon to leave the Pac 12.

Wednesday 8/2/23

Hour 1 –’s Alex Kozora says to expect more explosive plays from the Steelers’ offense this season, Steve says the O’s picked up a subtle big piece at the trade deadline, and a bigger look at Penn State’s depth.

Hour 2 – Steve doesn’t see any remaining PAC-12 teams coming to the Big Ten, and why streaming college football games could hurt recruiting.

Tuesday 8/1/23

Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t have a problem with today’s Pirates trade, and why Jack Ham isn’t going to Canton this weekend to be honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hour 2 – Steve says Carli Lloyd’s strong criticism of the USWNT are ‘not wrong,’ and’s Neal Coolong says Sean Payton’s comments on Nathaniel Hackett was ‘really bad timing.’


Monday 7/31/23

Hour 1 – Steve is ‘bullish ‘ on the Phillies, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says Scherzer to the Rangers is a steal, and NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro says Jalen Carter is already flashing.

Hour 2- Is Colorado a trendsetter or outlier by leaving the PAC 12 and Steve “Congratulates” The Big 12 for Staying Alive during all the schools transferring conferences

Friday 7/28/23

Hour 1 – Steve says schools should look into sponsorships on jerseys in order to pay players, and Deion Sanders has great coaching challenges ahead of him

Hour 2 – The Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella has Penn State 11-1 and a lot of other beat writers feel the same way, and ‘headlines’ of the week.

Thursday 7/27/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Penn State is not a one-word offense and Pat Narduzzi didn’t have to take a shot at Penn State, and Steve doesnt want to see the demise of the PAC 12

Hour 2 – Steve says the Netherlands-US match in the women’s world cup was not fun to watch last night, and too much has changed for a PAC 12 media deal.

Wednesday 7/26/23

Hour 1 – A preview of Big Ten Media Days and replays of Tom McCarthy and Chris Mack.

Hour 2 – Replays of Phil Steele’s college football preview, and’s Neal Coolong.

Tuesday – 7/25/23

Hour 1 – Steve says it’s ok for NFL RBs to talk about their contract issue, and Jim Harbaugh facing a four game suspension.

Hour 2 – Steve says Jim Harbaugh’s possible four game suspension is a slap on the wrist,’s Neal Coolong says Nick Sirriani will continue his success and former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler says he’s glad he’s not doing MLB games now because of the lack of smarts from today’s players.

Monday 7/24/23

Hour 1- Steve says the NFLPA is lso at fault for the current issue with RB contracts, and Former ESPN College Football Insider Phil Steele doesn’t have Penn State in his four College Football Playoff teams in his preseason rankings, despite Penn State’s ‘depth’ jumping out at him.

Hour 2 – Should Alabama be a CFP contender this year, and a weekend recap from around MLB.


Friday 7/21/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the national nightmare is over with the sale of the Washington Commanders, and a replay of NBC Sports Philly’s Tom McCarthy.

Hour 2 – Steve says Penn State men’s basketball this offseason is doing a good job coming together under first year coach Mike Rhoades and its ‘headlines’ with the king.

Thursday 7/20/23

Hour 1 – Steve says it didn’t make sense for Iowa to bring in Noah Shannon to Big Ten Media Days, and Northwestern hazing situation is getting worse by the hour.

Hour 2 – Steve Doesn’t get what happened in negotiations between Saquon Barkley and the Giants, Pocono Raceway CEO Ben May previews NASCASR weekend, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac says Friday is a big Day for Jordan Spieth at The Open.


Wednesday 7/19/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Yankees are boring to watch, but the Phillies are fun, and NBC Sports Philly Phillies Announcer Tom McCarthy says Rob Thomson ‘just has it together’ during the Phillies’ recent success.

Hour 2 – Steve: Funk’s New Contract with Nuggets Paid off, and 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack says the Pirates need to be aggressive with No. 1 pick Paul Skenes.

Tuesday 7/18/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the LA Angels shouldn’t trade Shohei Ohtani ‘in any way, shape or form,’ and Beaver Stadium will have two new PA announcers this season.

Hour 2 –’s Neal Coolong says the Giants should’ve decided on Saquon Barkley’s value from the beginning when they drafted him. Steve also dives in on who are the best local MLB broadcasters.


Monday 7/17/23

Full Show – Steve says he’s never understood hazing, he doesn’t blame Joel Embiid’s comments on wanting to win a championship, and Steve agrees college athletes don’t want to be employees.

Monday 7/10/23-Friday 7/14/23 – No show

Friday 7/7/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Brittney Spears/Victor Wembanyama controversy is ‘bizzaro world’ and Steve also has a problem with ESPN’s coverage of Wembanyama.

Hour 2 – Who stood in Penn State Men’s Basketball Workouts, plus “Headlines” with the King!

Thursday 7/6/23

Hour 1 – Steve says there needs to be talking points to young MLB players on how to conduct themselves, and’s Ryan Snyder says there’s a reason for James Franklin’s recent tweet about Penn State’s NIL collective.

Hour 2 – State College Spikes Broadcaster Joe Putnam has details of the Spikes’ second half of the season, and Steve says Dan Le Batard is right about ESPN programming.

Wednesday 7/5/23

Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t understand the extended Bob Baffert suspension, and NIL is not dampening attendance in college football.

Hour 2 – Steve says Penn State did a good job in emphasizing the experience of Beaver Stadium during the dark days of the university, and’s Neal Coolong says sports media is now driven by social media.  

Tuesday 7/4/23

No show –  Happy Fourth of July!

Monday 7/03/23

Hour 1 – Steve starts off the show sharing some of the fun and festive events and fundraisers happening around Penn State and what he thinks of them. Steve also announces the new baseball head coach for Penn State and talks about the consequences and possible actions that can come from major college programs changing conferences

Hour 2 – Steve speaks some more on the damage the tornado did the the State College area as well as other counties majorly effected. He then goes into the recent wave of layoffs at ESPN and what the repercussions of firing big names could be for them and why it’s happening. Steve wraps up the show giving details on the NCAA’s recent gambling policy

Friday 6/30/23

Hour 1 – Steve says ESPN’s biggest issue is no one relates to anyone, and the Sixers are in a bad spot by James Harden opting in.

Hour 2 – Steve says Penn State needs to be top 1- in everything that builds a program, and its our ‘headlines’ with the king.

Thursday 6/29/23

Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t understand why NFL players take a chance on gambling, and new NCAA betting guidelines are announced.

Hour 2 – Heavy on Sports NFL Insider Matt Lombardo is ‘surprised’ not gambling isn’t as commonsense to players, and a replay of’s Neal Coolong.

Wednesday 6/28/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the NFL gambling rules are not difficult to understand, and a special show announcement.

Hour 2 – Ask Steve anything consists of questions about no fifth starter, balancing work and family, and more.

Tuesday 6/27/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Saudi government is showing you can’t buy your way into the sports world, and’s Neal Coolong says stars are being ‘weeded out’ of Hard Knocks.

Hour 2 – Steve says people should watch criticism of announcers, and the new NCAA NIL guidelines are a mess.

Monday 6/26/23

Hour 1 – Steve says he doesn’t know who Fox Sports’ Nick Wright is, and what’s being taught to those entering the sports media field that’ll have your head scratching.

Hour 2 – Steve says the Mets haven’t done a good job building around their stars, and new voting from MLB players on the new rule changes.

Friday 6/23/23

Hour 1 – Steve says all Penn State and Bellefonte NBA Draft picks and signees landed in great spots, and former Buckell men’s basketball player Mike Muscala says he ’embraces’ getting traded.

Hour 2 -‘Headlines’ with the king, plus Steve Jones says that Penn State Football’s lift for life shows the teams culture.

Thursday 6/22/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Wizards are doing smart things, and Andrew Funk has caught a break for a shot at the NBA.

Hour 2 – BTN/Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy says it’ll be ‘interesting’ to see how Victor Wembanyama adjusts to the NBA, and Steve is even taken aback by the hype around him.

Wednesday 6/21/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Celtics may want more size that can score by acquiring Kristaps Porzingus, and some players made the right decision on the NBA Draft.

Hour 2 – Steve says the problem was the catcher’s foot was on home plate in the controversial call in Rangers-White Sox last night, and MLB players who should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Tuesday 6/20/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Dalvin Cook is entitled to his ‘epic tandem with DeAndre Hopkins’ comments, and’s Neal Coolong says Stefon Diggs antics is the same as in Minnesota.

Hour 2 – The Phillies and Braves start a key series tonight, and Steve says the NFL gambling rules are ‘pretty straightforward.’

Monday 6/19/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Bob Huggins resigning is not surprising, and Steve also took exception to Stefon Diggs wanting more say in play calling with the Bills.

Hour 2 – Steve says this might be the last time the US Open is in LA and Steve doesn’t get all the attention around Bradley Beal

Friday 6/16/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Ja Morant needs to surround himself with good people, and Steve says its ‘stunning’ Rob Manfred continues to make mistake after mistake.

Hour 2 – Why MLB 1st Round draft picks are such a roll of the dice, and our ‘headlines’ of the week with the king.

Thursday 6/15/23

Hour 1 – Steve says is ‘stunning’ how some MLB players still don’t know how to play the game, and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber says better starting pitching is the reason for the Phillies getting back to .500.

Hour 2 – Steve says Nationals Manager Davy Martinez’s postgame comments are ‘not wrong,’ and updates from round 1 of the U.S. Open.

Wednesday 6/14/23

Hour 1-Steve says Oakland is done as a pro sports city, and’s Mark Wogenwrich says Penn State’s coaching staff is noticing players getting bigger

Hour 2 – Bellefonte baseball and Bald Eagle Area softball are in the state final, and Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Gerry Dulac thinks there has to be more to the recent PGA/LIV merger.

Tuesday 6/13/23

Hour 1 – Steve says he was friends with the late Stan Savran ‘within two sentences’, and’s Neal Coolong says Saquon Barkley and the Giants should keep negotiating with Barkley not at mandatory minicamp.

Hour 2 – FOX Sports Horse Racing Reporter Laffitt Pincay calls Archangelo trainer Jena Antonucci’s Belmont win ‘inspiring,’ and Steve says Calvin Booth stuck with the plan in leading the Nuggets to their first NBA title.

Monday 6/12/23

Hour 1 – Steve says let’s see how no divisions play out in Big Ten football, and Steve says ESPN’s Mike Breen has a point about sports journalism being too critical today.

Hour 2 – Steve thinks the Phillies are in an interesting spot, and Penn State wrestling has a big showing at the USA Wrestling Final X.

Friday 6/09/23

Hour 1 – Steve talks NBA Finals Game 4 and says the Heat need to shoot the lights out from 3 point range to have a chance at winning the game. DeMarco Dunn and other UNC talent is transferring to Penn State basketball. Finally, Steve talks about what James Franklin had to say about the early progression of PSU Football freshman and transfers and breaks down Penn State’s schedule.

Hour 2 – Steve discusses the several records held by the legendary horse, Secretariat, and how he may be the greatest derby horse of all time. Steve later shares memories and stories of Penn State alumni and it’s only Heisman winner, John Cappelletti. Steve also discusses the PAC 12’s new TV deal and if they will add new teams as a bargaining tool. Finally, King joins the show and talks with Steve about the NBA Playoffs, Tom Brady’s legacy, and of course, Headlines!

Wednesday 6/07/23

Hour 1 – Steve shares his thoughts on the current air quality issues affecting the North Eastern United States and how sports leagues affected should handle upcoming games. Steve also talks about Lionel Messi joining the MLS in Miami and how the Miami Heat have played so far these playoffs.

Hour 2 – Steve shares that several games are becoming cancelled due to the increasing severity of the air quality amongst the North Eastern states. With so many games in different leagues being cancelled, Steve talks about what he thinks will happen with this issue going forward. Steve also discusses the ongoing LIV Golf and PGA Tour drama and talks about rising stars coming up in the MLB.

Tuesday 6/06/23

Hour 1 – Steve shares his thoughts on why LIV Golf and the PGA merged and why he thinks it is nothing but a positive for the fans. Steve and Neal Coolong conversate and discuss the growing gambling issues amongst the NFL and other sports. Steve also talks about MLB teams possible moving to a new streaming home.

Hour 2 – Steve shares his thoughts on the Nuggets heading down to Miami and what they need adjust for the upcoming game. Steve also discusses further his thoughts on the LIV and PGA merger. Steve ends the show discussing why there are so many “no name” drivers in the current generation of the Indy 500.


Neal Coolong Interview – Steve and Neal compare their thoughts on the seemingly growing pervasive betting issues amongst the NFL as well as it’s ripple effect amongst other sports at all levels. Steve and Neal share a common thought on how they don’t see what the players have a hard time understanding in the NFL’s gambling policy. All that and more on Tuesday’s with Neal!

Monday 6/5/23

Hour 1 – Steve speaks on ESPN employee layoffs and has to way the company may be doing just that. Steve also discusses NCAA football conferences using newly acquired teams as leverage in a new TV deal. Steve then talks about Denver’s offensive struggles in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Hour 2 – Steve speaks more on college football teams negotiations for a new TV deal and how teams conferences should be alluring more popular teams. Steve also shares his thoughts on the Colt’s player in trouble for “pervasive betting” within the NFL

Friday 6/2/23

Hour 1 – Steve says there’s plenty of unanswered questions with no divisions in college football, and a look ahead to Penn State football’s future nonconference opponents.

Hour 2 – Steve says style of play was the reason the Heat only shot two free throws in Game 1, and its our ‘headlines’ with the king.

Thursday 6/1/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the CFP should ‘rip the daylights out of the SEC’ for its past football schedule choices, and Steve says there weren’t that many surprises with final NBA Draft decisions.

Hour 2 – CBS Sports College Sports’ Insider Dennis Dodd says a reason the SEC will stay at eight games is they’re not getting anymore money from ESPN, and Steve says he understands ‘the logic’ behind Alabama’s vote for 8 games



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