Eric Hamiltion drops fantasy nuggets that will help you make your run during th second half of the fantasy season. Are you looking to step your GM game up? Are you tired of taking those "L"? This week Eric offers important information for folks in Individual Defensive Players (IDP) Leagues. He also offers nuggets for you GMs whom had a terrible start to your Fantasy Football Season. Right your ship today! Well...grab your pen and paper to take notes! D. Wils is going to pull everything he can out of the Guru from Kazoo! Listen Now at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realsportsguys/2014/10/24/fantasy-cypher-with-eric-hamilton-guru-from-kazoo
STAND UP BADGER NATION! Bret Bielema, head football coach of the Wisconsin Badgers recently chatted LIVE with the Real Sports Guys. In Bielema's six years as head coach at Wisconsin, the Badgers have won an amazing 75% of their games, two Big Ten Titles, and made two trips to the Rose Bowl while averaging 10 wins per year. Coach Bielema will discuss with RSG the emergence of the Wisconsin brand of football and other relevant topics about Badger football. Click here to listen to our live interview with Coach Bielema.
STAND UP WOLVERINE NATION! Dr. Eric Mayes recently dropped by RSG Radio to discuss football, education, "Linsanity", and his favorite songs of all time. Dr. Mayes was a co-captain on the University of Michigan Wolverines 1997 National Championship Football Squad. Dr. Mayes has gone from the grandson of sharecroppers, to walk-on Co-Captain of the University of Michigan 1997 National Championship Football Team, to speaking at the White House, Ph.D. student at Howard University, international lecturer and educator, to published author, University Administrator and Professor, to Harvard University. Dr. Mayes has been called, “the most inspirational student-athlete” ever covered by sports commentator Charlie Adams. Dr. Mayes has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Detroit News and Free Press, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Los Angeles Times and ESPN Sports Center. If you are interested in having Dr. Mayes speak at your next event, please contact him at his website. Click here to listen to Dr. Mayes interview with the Real Sports Guys.
Tim Terrentine, former leader in Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, current Southwest Michigan First executive, and recent inductee to Western Michigan University's School of Communication Alumni Academy recently chatted with Real Sports Guys in early 2012. Tim talked with the guys about the importance of mentoring, the correlation between leadership qualities and athletics, and other projects he is actively involved in. Tim also discusses three charities that are near and dear to him: Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, The Greg Jennings Foundation, and Kalamazoo Counties Ready 4's. Listen to the Real Sports Guys' Interview with Tim Terrentine!
Former collegiate Head Coach, All-American Player, and professional athlete Cecil Youngblood was recently a featured guest on the Real Sports Guys. Currently an Assistant Dean at the Beloit College, Cecil has enjoyed a distinguished career in both athletics and academia. The former football and basketball All-American at Augustana College played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs before embarking in a coaching career that included being the head basketball coach at Beloit College from 1997-2007. Recently inducted to the Quad City Irish Rugby Hall of Fame, Cecil is the author of Training Day, which is featured on this website above. Training Day documents his journey of attempting to make a NFL roster as an undrafted rookie. In addition to his responsibilities at Beloit College, Cecil also has served as the head coach of the Rock County Robins, Back-to-Back (2010 & 2011) National Champion women’s basketball squad. Click here to listen to Cecil Youngblood's recent conversation with the Real Sports Guys.
South Dakota State head basketball coach, Scott
Nagy recently stopped by to chat with the Real Sports Guys. Fresh off their first ever NCAA tournament appearance which was also the first for
the entire state of South Dakota, the Jackrabbits head coach discusses their awesome season, recent NCAA tourney game against Baylor, star point guard Nate Wolters, his recruiting philosophy, and the future direction of the program. Click here to listen to Coach Nagy's 15 minute interview with the Real Sports Guys.
Pryor Orser, head coach of NCAA Division 2 top ranked Colorado School of Mines, stopped by the RSG Studio on March 27th to discuss his team's magical season and help the guys break down the Final Four. Coach also provided analysis of the Division 2 championship game that is scheduled on March 24th in Highland, Kentucky. His team finished the regular season as the top ranked D2 team in the country and made it the Sweet 16 after winning their first conference tourney (RMAC) is school history. Recently named the National Coach of the Year by the Basketball Times, Coach Orser has enjoyed a decorated coaching career that includes coaching seven conference freshmen of the year's in the past 11 seasons and three All-Americans, 100% graduation rate, a record of 54-9 over the past 2 seasons, and doing it at a school with one of the highest admissions standards in the country. Click here to listen to our March 27th interview with Coach Orser, which includes our 20 minute segment with Coach Orser, plus the Real Sports Guys reaction about Coach Orser's visit and the state of NCAA Division II hoops.
Listen to our recent March Madness pre-tourney show as Head Coaches headed to the BIG DANCE stop by our studio. Head coaches, Ray McCallum (Detroit) and Eddie Biedenbach(UNC-Asheville) discuss how their team’s NCAA tournament preparation is going. Coach Bill Evans, assistant coach of Montana, and who was recently hired as the head coach of Idaho State, chats with the guys about Montana's Big Sky Conference championship and their opening round game against the 4th seeded Wisconsin Badgers. Coaches from NCAA tourney bounded teams such as VCU’s associate head coach, Mike Rhoades and first time tourney participant South Dakota State's assistant coach Rob Klinkefus will also be chatting with the Real Sports Guys after Wisconsin’s head football coach, Bret Bielema talks Badger football. Doug Anderson, the explosive starting forward for Horizon League Champion U of Detroit, is on his way to the NCAA tournament, and he stops by the RSG studio to discuss his teams tournament preparation. Western Carolina's Head Coach Larry Hunter stops buy to discuss his teams double overtime heartbreaking loss to Davidson in the Southern Conference championship game. Yale's James Jones, the longest tenured Ivy League head coach, discusses his teams fine season and preperation for the College Insider Post-Season Tournament (CIT). The Top-Ranked team in NCAA Division 2, Colorado School of the Mines Head Coach Pryor Orser also stops by the studio as his team is preparing for their Sweet 16 match up versus 13th ranked Metro State. Listen to our entire NCAA-Pre Tourney show by clicking here.
Fourth-year Ohio University Head Basketball Coach and former Tennessee All-American, Semeka Randall stopped by the RSG Studio on March 27th to discuss the Ohio Basketball program, her recruiting philosophy, her relationship with Pat Summitt, and helped the guys break down the Men's and Women's Final Four action. The Two-Time Ohio Miss Basketball winner was part of Tennessee’s 1998 National Championship team that went 39-0. As a player at Tennessee (1996-2000), under coaching legend Pat Summit, Randall was one of three star players on the team collectively known as “The Meeks”: Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings, and Randall. After finishing her WNBA career in 2004, the Cleveland, Ohio native’s coaching career began at Cleveland State University, with stops at Michigan State University (National Finalist) and West Virginia. Click here to listen to our March 27th show, featuring Coach Randall.
March 27th featured guest and first year head coach of the Kennesaw State Owls, Lewis Preston, will chat with the guys about his teams recent season, returning players, and the four players that make up his current incoming recruiting class. Coach also helped us breakdown the Final Four action. Prior to his current post at Kennesaw State, Preston was an assistant at Penn State, Notre Dame, and was on the coaching staff at Florida when the Gators won their 2007 National Championship. Coach Preston worked with 2007 first-round NBA draft picks Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer and second-round selection Taurean Green while at Florida, all four earning All-American honors while under Preston's tutelage. At Notre Dame he had the opportunity to work with two first-round draft picks in back-to-back seasons in Troy Murphy (2001) and Ryan Humphrey (2002) as well as current NBA players Matt Carroll and Chris Quinn. Currently, Preston coaches All-Atlantic Sun player Markeith Cummings, freshman sensation Delbert Love, and conference rebounding champ Aaron Anderson. Click here to listen to Coach Preston's recent visit with the Real Sports Guys.
Five Time Division III National Football Coach of the Year Lance Leipold of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk’s was a April 2012 featured guest of RSG and discussed his programs amazing run that includes FOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS and a Runner-Up finish over the past five seasons (2007-2011). Coach Leipold is currently in the midst of a 45 consecutive win streak which is the fifth longest in the history of NCAA football, only two short of the University of Oklahoma’s 47 game win streak compiled under Bud Wilkinson from 1953-1957. As a leader or the Warhawk program, which only spans 5 seasons, Coach Leipold has coached four WIAC players of the year, 14 All-Americans, and multiple Academic-All Americans while accumulating a 72-3 record (RSG WOW!!). Coach will be discussing his recruiting philosophy, his programs winning/championship streak, and the Warhawks ongoing spring practices. Click here to listen to Coach Leipold's 20 minute interview with RSG!
Dr. Allen Sack, author, professor, and president elect of The Drake Group, recently dropped by RSG Radio to talk about the state of College Sports. Dr. Sack played on Ara Parseghian's 1966 National Championship football team at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Dr. Sack is the author of Counterfeit Amateurs: An Athlete's Journey Through the Sixties to the Age of Academic Capitalism and has discussed his views on college sport on TV shows such as Good Morning America, ESPN Outside the Lines, ESPN Classics, and the Big Ten Network. Dr. Sack has also published columns in distinguished mediums such as the New York Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Los Angeles Times. Listen to our January 2012 Interview with Dr. Sack! Dr. Sack was also a featured guest on our recent May 8th LIVE show, click here to listen!
Keith Guttin of Missouri State University recently with Phil on the eve of the College Baseball World Series to discuss his teams 40 win season, Division I National Player of the Year (Nick Petree, 1.01 ERA), notable former players (former National League MVP Ryan Howard of the Phillies; Ross Detwiller, 6th pick in 2007 Draft; Shaun Marcum of the Brewers), his recruiting philosophy, and provides College Baseball World Series' insight as a skipper who has led a team to the CWS (Missouri State, 2003) and as a recent opponent of Cinderella CWS participant Stony Brook. Guttin has averaged 34 wins per year over his 30+ years at Missouri State University for an incredible 61% winning percentage. Guttin just completed his 30th season at Missouri State, which resulted in 40 wins, a victory over Miami in the NCAA Tournament, a National Player of the Year, a Nation Leading 2.57 team ERA, and Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors. Click Here to listen to Coach Guttin's conversation with Phil on the RSG Network.
Craig Bohl, who is the Head Coach of reigning FCS champion North Dakota State was the featured guest on our June 5th broadcast. Bohl led the Bison to the program’s first NCAA Division I Football Championship (FCS) with a 17-6 win over Sam Houston State on Jan 7, 2012, wrapping up a near flawless 14-1 season. A finalist for the Eddie Robinson award, Bohl was named the 2011 AFCA Region 4 FCS and Missouri Valley Football Conference Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year. Click here to listen to Coach Bohl's interview with the Real Sports Guys.
STAND UP SPARTAN NATION! Former Michigan State and NFL standout Todd “TJ” Duckett was recently a featured guest on RSG Radio in March 2012. Todd has stayed busy helping others. He spent time in Africa, including time in Arusha, Tanzania, at the Make a Difference Foundation Pre-school that he supports. Additionally, Duckett was a keynote speaker at the "Personal Branding for Athletes: Transitioning from the NFL to Your Next Career" program, hosted by Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Business School. Recently, Todd has launched a new organization, New World Flood, in hopes of encouraging students to give back to their communities. Click here to listen to Todd's March 6th interview with the Real Sports Guys!
In his first season at the helm of the Northern Illinois Huskies, Dave Doeren made his mark as the winningest first-year head coach in school history, and only the second NIU coach all-time to lead his team to a Mid-American Conference championship. Under his direction, Northern Illinois tied the school record with 11 wins, including nine straight to close out the season. A 16-year collegiate coaching veteran who helped take teams to eight bowl games and two national championship contests as an assistant at Wisconsin, Kansas, Montana, and USC. In his RSG interview, Doeren discusses his squads wild GoDaddy.com Bowl victory (overcoming a 20 point deficit), incomming recruiting class, spring practices, and their season opening matchup with Iowa at Soldier Field in Chicago. Coach Doeren was the featured guest on our May 1st show, click here to listen!
The Real Sports Guys are excited to announce that Florida Atlantic Head Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis was our featured guest on the live April 24th broadcast and just completed his 23rd season as a Division I men's basketball head coach and his fourth as coach of the Florida Atlantic University Owls. Jarvis' long record of success places him among the nation's elite basketball coaches. He has taken three universities, Boston University (1985-90), George Washington University (1990-98) and St. John's University (1998-04) to the Big Dance. Click here to listen to Coach Jarvis on RSG radio when he discussed the Florida Atlantic Owl program, recruiting class, NBA Draft hopeful Raymond Taylor, classic NCAA tourney memories, coaching Patrick Ewing in high school, and the ongoing student-athlete transfer rule debate.
Coaching legend Bill Curry and current/inaugural Georgia State University Head Football Coach was a featured guest on during our Spring football 2012 special along with Lance Leipold of Wisconsin-Whitewater (See Below). In starting their program in 2010, which produced an impressive winning record (6-5) for the Panthers, Curry brought to Georgia State his 17 years of experience as a head coach in the SEC (Alabama/Kentucky) and ACC (Georgia Tech)--including Coach of the Year awards in both leagues. He also enjoyed an All-Pro playing career in the NFL, and, most recently, national notoriety as a college football analyst for ESPN. During his 10 year NFL playing career Curry played for the Green Bay Packers (1965-66), Baltimore Colts (1967-72), Houston Oilers (1973) and the Los Angeles Rams (1974). As a player, Curry participated in three Super Bowls (I, III, V) and two Pro Bowls and was part of three championship teams (1965, 1966 and 1970). As a center, Curry snapped the ball to legendary quarterbacks Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas, and he played for two of the most highly-regarded coaches in professional sports history in Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. Click here to listen to our 20 minute interview with Coach Curry.
Rotowire.com's senior NFL and Fantasy Football writer Luke Hoover will the featured guest on our October 2nd, 2012 broadcast! RotoWire provides fantasy news and information to ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, FoxSports.com, NFL.com, CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated and Sirius XM Radio. In 1997, three Northwestern graduates, Peter Schoenke, Jeff Erickson and Herb Ilk, came up with an idea that changed the fantasy sports market forever: to provide real-time news and analysis for fantasy sports participants. Click here to listen to our segment with Luke and RSG resident football guru Eric Hamilton.
The Real Sports Guys (RSG) Network is thrilled to have boxing insider, journalist, broadcaster, and RING Magazine/RINGTV.com Editor Doug Fischer as our featured guest on a recent November 2012 broadcast! During his earlier 2012 RSG visit, Fischer discussed the state of boxing with the guys and now he will reflect on the incalculable contributions that the great Emanuel Steward made to Boxing world. In 2008, Fischer became the co-editor of RingTV.com (“The Bible of Boxing”), which is the official online website for THE RING magazine. Since 2011, Fischer has served as the full editor of RingTV.com while also serving as the associate editor of THE RING magazine. Prior to joining THE RING, Fischer co-founded a pioneer boxing site in 1997 (MaxBoxing.com formerly House of Boxing) which quickly became one of the most popular and respected online boxing publications of the last fifteen years. The versatile Fischer, who is a 1993 graduate of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, is also a well-respected analyst/color commentator for live televised boxing for various networks including HBO and Fox Sports Net. Fischer has worked fights headlining the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Kelly Pavlik, Chad Dawson, and Bernard Hopkins/Roy Jones Jr. (Hopkins-Jones Jr. - II). Fischer was also prominently involved in broadcasting many of Top Rank’s Latin Fury shows and the Golden Boy Promotion’s “Fight Night Club” series that ran on Fox Sports Net. Click here to listen to our November 2012 discussion with Doug Fischer as we reflect on Emanuel Steward. Fantasy football guru Eric Hamilton will also appear on this episode.
Teron Briggs writes a weekly column on
Boxing.com titled “The Week that Was”. Teron
also contributes pieces to The Examiner (Examiner.com) and Eastsideboxing.com. The Brooklyn native recently visited RSG to discuss the December 2012 Trout-Cotto fight at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn along with other hot boxing topics such Garcia-Judah, Pacquiao-Marquez 4, and Ward-Pavlik. Click here to listen to Teron’s conversation with the Real Sports Guys!
Patrick Hayes, the founder of BallinMichigan.com visits RSG mid-January 2013 as a
featured guest. The site is dedicated to promoting the game of basketball at all levels in Michigan as well as preserving the state's rich basketball history, which we believe is on par with the
tradition of any basketball hotbed in the country. BallinMichigan is currently raising money to
help expand its coverage; to find out how you can contribute click here. Click here to listen to Patrick on our January 15, 2013 broadcast.
As part of our continuing “Great Coaches in Great Places” series which highlights great coaching at all levels (see Lance Leipold, Pryor Orser, and Craig Bohl below), Dave DeGeorge, the winningest coach in Beloit College Baseball history, recently visited the Real Sports Guys studio to discuss his team’s 2012 season, which included a conference championship game appearance, and to provide analysis on the College Baseball World Series. Over the past few seasons, DeGeorge has led the Buccaneers’ to three conference tournament appearance, a division title, a conference title, and an appearance in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The 2009 & 2011 Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” who recently finished his 22nd season leading the Beloit College Baseball program also discusses individuals who have influenced his coaching philosophy, how the “showcase” era in Amateur baseball has influenced player development and his recruiting philosophy. Click here to hear RSG's discussion with Coach DeGeorge!