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The Beat of Sports with the voice of UCF Sports Marc Daniels. Delivering sports the way you like it - Weekdays 9a-12p on FM 96.9 The Game

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    • Sep 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Camps Are Open In The NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 14:04


    Camps are open and Keith Smith joins the show and talks about the latest on the Magic, the Boston Celtics coaching story and more.

    How The College Football Playoff Committee Selects Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 18:11


    A look inside the College Football Playoff committee's process of ranking and selecting teams.

    Breaking Down The Butt Punt

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 17:18


    Former UCF punter Mac Lowdermilk joins the show to give a breakdown of the "butt punt" and the art of the hold.

    Is Deion Sanders A Hot Coaching Candidate?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 11:51


    We've already got a few coaching jobs open across College Football and we know the usually names that will be bandied about on coaching lists but Marc brings up one name that needs to be considered, Deion Sanders.

    Orlando Magic Question Marks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 8:50


    The NBA season is right around the corner but there are questions that remain for the Orlando Magic, specifically the health of Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz.

    No The U Isn't Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 12:42


    Mario Cristobal didn't ask for the pre-season hype but he got it anyway. The Canes' were supposed to be closer to being back.

    Mike Norvell Is Keeping The Receipts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 15:15


    Mike Norvell weathered the storm of COVID and doubters of his ability and now FSU may just have the right guy to get back to where it so desperately wants to get to.

    How Doing Away With The One And Done Rule Will Affect College Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 20:11


    Indications are that the NBA will doing away with the one-and-done rule in the near future, but how will this affect college basketball?

    Game Preview: UCF vs Georgia Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 11:49


    The Knights bounced back against FAU and return home to take on Georgia Tech. Gary Parris joins the show and previews the upcoming game, brings up the play of John Rhys Plumlee and more.

    Friday Night Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 15:27


    The high school football season is heating up and JC Carnahan joins the show and previews the matchups this week. He also looks ahead to the first set of rankings coming out on Tuesday.

    Gus Malzahn Gets Ready For Georgia Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 11:45


    The Knights bounced back against FAU and now return home to take on Georgia Tech. Gus Malzahn joins the show to highlight what went to well against FAU, the running ability of John Rhys Plumlee and lookahead to Saturday's matchup against Georgia Tech.

    Grading The Performances Of John Rhys Plumlee and Anthony Richardson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 16:15


    The QB guru Darin Slack joins the show and give his thoughts on Anthony Richardson, John Rhys Plumee and other college football quarterbacks

    Who Shined Bright Last Week In College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 12:07


    Who shined last week in College Football and what to watch this weekend? Cam Mellor talks the top performances in college football, quarterbacks that aren't getting enough attention and what is going right in Tallahassee.

    The Biggest Test For Anthony Richardson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 14:03


    Anthony Richardson faces his biggest test yet against Tennessee, but is he ready for it? Matt Baker joins the show and answers that question plus discusses being an AP voter, the latest on the USF on-campus stadium and more.

    George O'Leary Talks His Former Players Entering The UCF Hall Of Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 14:40


    George O'Leary the former UCF coach on the induction of two his player into UCF's Hall of Fame.

    The NIL Deal That Went Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 16:35


    The story of the 5-star recruit who moved to cash on NIL only to lose his eligibility.

    Farewell To The One And Done Rule?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 12:18


    How does the likely elimination of the one-and-done rule impact the league? Keith Smith joins the show to discuss that along with some of the other proposed changes to the NBA and more hoops news.

    Aaron Judge Bet On Himself

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 16:29


    Aaron Judge has now hit 60 home runs and is also in the running for the Triple Crown and yet still isn't one of the highest paid players on his team. Marc talks about how Judge is the ultimate case of betting on yourself.

    The Latest On Big XII and Pac-12 Media Deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 18:56


    The former Fox Sports president, Bob Thompson joins the show and talks about the latest media rights deals and what might be next for the Pac 12 and Big XII

    What If Anthony Richardson Doesn't Live Up To Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 16:02


    What if Anthony RIchardson doesn't play well this week and has the ceiling changed for FSU? Matt Murschel answers those questions and discusses coaches on the hot seat, what we learned from this weekends games and more.

    Scheduling Philosophies In College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 17:27


    Over the last few years college football fans have become obsessed with the schedule making process for their favorite team. Marc runs through what makes the process so difficult that fans don't understand and the thinking that athletics directors have when making these decisions.

    Understanding Scheduling In College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 18:42


    Over the last few years college football fans have become obsessed with the schedule making process for their favorite team. Marc runs through what makes the process so difficult that fans don't understand and the thinking that athletics directors have when making these decisions.

    John Rhys Plumlee And The Knights Bounced Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 14:08


    UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee needed a confidence building bounce back game after his struggles against Louisville. By design, Gus Malzahn picked up the tempo in this game and Plumlee seemed more comfortable. He takes his shares of hits but his run ability is a weapon UCF needs.

    Billy Napier Needs Anthony Richardson To Figure It Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 14:28


    In Gainesville, Anthony Richardson's Heisman run was put away in a closet for a while. The Gator quarterback struggled again, this time against South Florida, who almost pulled off an upset but fell 31-28.

    Game Preview: UCF vs FAU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 12:28


    The Knights look to bounce back this weekend as the travel south to take on FAU. Gary Parris joins the show to talk about what went wrong for UCF against Louisville, highlights the play of the defense and discuss what John Rhys Plumlee needs to work on.

    The Fast And The Furious Comes To Orlando

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 13:51


    Two lanes, two drivers, one winner...the modern Fast and the Furious comes to Orlando.

    Who Is The Best High School Football Team In Central Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 18:12


    We are a few weeks into the high school football season, so who is emerging as the team to beat? JC Carnahan joins the show and looks back on last weeks game and previews the marquee games happening in Central Florida.

    Gus Malzahn And The Knights Look To Bounce Back Against FAU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 15:42


    UCF head coach Gus Malzahn joins The Bridge and talks about what the Knights need to do to bounce back against FAU. He talks about what John Rhys Plumlee needs to work on, highlights the play of his defense and more.

    The Biggest Stars In College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 15:29


    Who were the biggest stars last week in College Football, Cam Mellor answers that questions and talks about who to watch this weekend.

    The Debut For Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 11:27


    t's Amazon Prime's Thursday Night debut, will people find it and will Tom Brady ever work a game at FOX? Michael McCarthy joins the show to talk about those sports media stories and more.

    How Does Texas A&M Bounce Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 14:30


    We travel out to College Station and talk with the voice of the Aggies about how does Texas A&M bounce back with the Canes on the way.

    Franz Outduels Giannis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 11:31


    Franz Wagner outduels Giannis in Europe, Keith Smith joins the show to discuss that as well as why Suns owner Robert Server is not forced to sell his team.

    How It Ended For Scott Frost

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 15:42


    We go out to Nebraska and talk with Mitch Sherman about how it ended for Scott Frost. He and Marc discuss where things went wrong for Frost, what they may do next in the coaching search and more.

    What's Next For Florida And UCF

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 18:00


    Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel joins the show and recaps the weekend that was and what's next for UCF and Florida. He and Marc talk about how UCF will need to adapt John Rhys Plumlee when defensives keep him in the pocket and if Billy Napier got too reliant on Anthony Richardson.

    The Urban Meyer Rumors Have Begun

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 11:16


    There is only one opening in College Football but a number of coaches are already on the hot seat and one name that has begun popping up is Urban Meyer.

    When Trusting Analytics Goes Too Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 18:07


    Well it happened again last night during the Monday Night Football game when the Denver Broncos went for a 64 yd field goal instead of trusting Russell Wilson. Marc talks about the rise of analytics in football, and points out how so many coaches rely on it too much in the decision making process.

    Why So Many Wild Finishes In College Football?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 14:00


    Andy Staples joins the show and takes a look at the weekend that was in college football.

    What Happened To The Gators And Knights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 17:41


    You are never as good and never as bad as you look in week one and this past weekend UCF and Florida learned that.

    Game Preview: UCF vs Louisville

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 11:42


    The first big test of the 2022 season is here for UCF as they take on the Louisville Cardinals. Gary Parris joins the show and looks back on the win over South Carolina State, the UCF debut for John Rhys Plumlee and highlight the play of the defense.

    Why 2024 Might Not Be Too Early For College Football Playoff Expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 12:55


    Last week it was announced that all parties involved have approved the expansion of the College Football Playoff to 12-teams, but we don't know when it will occur. Marc talks about how with all of the money at stake it would not be surprising if it happened as quickly as for the 2024 season.

    Friday Night Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 16:52


    Our Central Florida teams traveled far last week and got some big time results, JC Carnahan of the Orlando Sentinel recaps the victories from last week in high school football and previews the slate of Friday night games.

    NFL Worst To First Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 15:27


    It happens every year in the NFL, someone goes from finishing last place the year prior and then winning their division in the next season. Marc and Scott look through the 2021 NFL standings and draft their favorites to go from worst to first and then first to worst.

    Gus Malzahn Look Ahead To Louisville

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 12:07


    The Knights opened the season with a big win against South Carolina State and now get set for Louisville. Gus Malzahn joins The Bridge to look back on what worked last week, previews the matchup against the Cardinals and comments on the expansion of the College Football Playoff.

    The New Life Journey Of Former Gator Patric Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 14:22


    Chris Harry joins the show to discuss his recent column on the new life journey of former Florida Gator Patric Young.

    Are The Buccaneers Still Contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 14:21


    Tampa Bay kicks off the season against the Dallas Cowboys, but are the Buccaneers contenders or are they about to take a step back?

    Has Franz Wagner Leveled Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 11:51


    What can Franz Wagner's EuroBasket performance mean for the Magic this season? Keith Smith joins the show to talk about the rise of Franz Wagner, as well as other stories from the EUROBasketball tournament.

    The Stage Is Set For The Biggest Orlando City Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 14:38


    In just over 24 hours, Orlando City SC will be taking on the Sacramento Republic in the US Open Cup Final! Orlando City President of Business Operations Jarrod Dillon joins the show to talk about what it would mean for the club to win this tournament, all the festivities planned for the night and more.

    And Just Like That The College Football Playoff Is Expanded

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 13:12


    The College Football Playoff Board, made up of 11 university presidents flexed their muscles on Friday. With one simple zoom call they told conference commissioners who really has the power when it comes to expanding the college football playoff.

    Could One Play Change The Expectations For Florida And Florida State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 16:42


    One play can change a game, a season, a perception and a program and that may be what happened in Gainesville Saturday night and in New Orleans on Sunday night.

    Are The Cavaliers A Team To Beat In The East?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 16:11


    After the Knicks walked away trade talks, the Cavaliers acquired Donovan Mitchell, and Mike O'Donnell talks about if this makes them a team to be in the Eastern Conference. Then he and Marc discuss the NBA G League adopting the Elam Ending for games and wonder if the NBA will ever do the same.

    Marquee High School Games Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 16:38


    Week 1 in local high school football saw some surprise results and JC Carnahan of the Orlando Sentinel joins the show and previews the night of high school football.

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