What’s on tap for tonight’s Steve Black Show

NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

More basketball on tap on tonight’s show.  I will interview both the Men’s and Women’s Coaches of the Union College (KY) Bulldogs, Kevin Burton and Tim Curry.

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Both teams are currently at the top in their conference standing.  We will discuss what it will take to stay at the top in the very tough NAIA Division II AAC Conference.

We will also have our regular segments with our regular guests.  Join us at www.blogtalkradio.com for tonight’s show.  It will be LIVE at 7pm eastern.

Tuesday Thoughts: XFL debuts in the NBA

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When this announcement hit that the Miami Heat would be wearing official uniforms with nicknames on the back, I know Vince McMahon was somewhere smiling! Tonight the defending NBA champions, Miami Heat, will be sporting nicknames on the back of their jerseys. Ray Allen decided to post in December a photo of his jersey with the nick name “J. Shuttlesworth” which is a character in the Spike Lee movie He Got Game. This will not be the one and only time the NBA uses these nickname jerseys as well, as other games are scheduled.


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When Vince McMahon used this idea in the early 2000s with his professional football league, XFL, the idea was laughed at. The nickname jerseys drew immediate attention as the first game featured a running back with the nickname HE HATE ME.

Now 10+ years later the idea is being used and embraced. I personally think it is tacky. I realize many fo these jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off for charities. I also realize replicas will be sold and bring in lots of money. I still think it is tacky.

Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised that in a blow out game the 5 benchwarmers come onto the court wearing their jerseys and the cameraman happens to catch on the back “Your Local News Is Next.”

What’s on Tap for Tonight’s Steve Black Show 1/16/14

NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

As basketball season in the Bluegrass is in full swing, The Steve Black Show will begin a new series of spotlighting schools in the 13th Region.

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On tonight’s show, we will spotlight the North Laurel High School Jaguar basketball programs.  We have scheduled interviews with Coach’s Brad Sizemore (boys) and Eddie Mahan (girls).  We will discuss the progress of their teams so far this season and their chances of success as they approach the District/Regional Playoffs.

In other segments of the show, we will give you our latest Top 5 13th Region Basketball Rankings, recap top games from last week, preview top match ups for the upcoming week, go around campus with our college updates and of course, the Steve Black Shot Clock round table discussion on some of the top sports issues of the day.

You can join us LIVE tonight at 7pm eastern on The Steve Black Show, the ONLY Uncensored, Unbiased and Unpredictable Show Around!!!!

A Special Steve Black Show Shout Out to my Niece, Claudia Renee Black who turns 11 today.  Happy Birthday Claudia!!  Uncle Steve loves you very much!!!!!


Claudia is on the right……

Tuesday Thoughts: The return of the Charlotte Hornets


Tuesday Thoughts: The return of the Charlotte Hornets

Growing up in Kentucky I obviously love basketball. When I was young I was a huge fan of Michael Jordan. I was also a fan of Larry Johnson who played for the Charlotte Hornets. I also thought the hornet’s team colors were unique and cool.

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The Hornets were established in Charlotte in 1988 and played their finalize season in North Carolina in 2002. They then relocated to New Orleans. Charlotte would establish a new NBA franchise in 2004. The majority of basketball fans anticipated the new team mascot name to the “Flight.” These being a duel win with North Carolina being made famous for aviation pioneers and basketball being a game that specializes in elevation off the ground. Instead the franchise chose the nickname….bobcats.

What a disappointment.

At the start of the 2013 season New Orleans changed their nickname from hornets to pelicans. Another great opportunity missed. New Orleans Spirits maybe, but pelicans?!?!

Therefore, because the name hornets was free again, Charlotte will officially be the hornets again in the 2014-15 season. Click here for the Yahoo press release article with the new logos.

On Tonight’s Show……….1/9/14

NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

It is January 2014, so it time for the Steve Black Show to focus on the Roads to Rupp Arena and Diddle Arena for the boys and girls high school basketball teams of the 13th Region in the State of Kentucky.  We will preview the schools of the 49th, 50th, 51st and 52nd Districts that make up the 13th Region.

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Special Guests includes Les Dixon of the Corbin Times Tribune, as well as possible interviews from local coaches (TBA).

We will also go around campus as we continue to focus on Union College (Barbourville), University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg) and the University of Kentucky.

We will also discuss the issues of the day with the Steve Black Show “Shot Clock” Segment.

Frequent contributers to the show for basketball season will include George Carter, Bo Kidd, John Gotto, Donney Jackson, Jon North, Kris Mills, Scott Cummings, Ashley Gulick and Dustin Adams among others.


The Steve Black Show is LIVE on Thursdays at 7pm Eastern.  Check us out!!!!

The latest episode of the Steve Black Show (12/12/13).

We had a great interview with the Offensive Coordinator of the University of the Cumberlands Coach Edgar Weiser as the Patriots prepare for their National Championship Game with Grand View of Iowa next Saturday in Rome, Georgia.

We spoke with Dustin Adams who works in Student Life at the University of Kentucky on how sports plays a part in campus life.

We also spoke with Terry Jo Martin who is part of the Corbin Rehound Varsity Club who sponsors the long running Cumberland Falls Invitational Basketball Tournament each year in Corbin, Kentucky.

Here is your chance to listen to these great interviews and more of the show.


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Monday Morning Quarterback for September 9 2013

Fall from Grace!!!

If I was doing my show and writing this blog back in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s, I would probably be talking a lot about a certain player who led his high school basketball team to two state championship games in a row, winning one of them and down the line mentioning him as part of the resurrection of, regarded by most in this state, the best college basketball program of all time.  That person would be Richie Farmer.


We all know about his basketball career.  He is regarded as a hero to those in Clay County, winning a state championship back in the late 80’s for Clay County High School.  He was also a member of the University of Kentucky’s basketball team that was coming back from the probation that was levied on the program back in the early 90’s.  His last game at UK was that famous 1992 Regional Final game against Duke (I won’t go into detail of that game out of respect of my UK friends.  We all know what happened in that game).  He was a part of a group of players from Kentucky who were regarded as the genesis of what would later bring two more national championships to the Commonwealth in the late 90’s.

He went on to serve Kentucky again from 2004 thru 2011 as Kentucky’s Agricultural Commissioner, but things went wrong from there.  There were several abuses of power during his time in office, and he also went through a divorce.  Now it is reported that he will plead guilty to many of those abuses and it looks like he will have to serve jail time as a result.


Farmer’s jersey hangs from Rupp Arena along side others who were a large part of the great tradition at UK.  In light of his actions in office, should UK look to take that jersey down?  What are your thoughts on this matter?  Feel free to comment.

Have a great week!!!

Fall 2013 Guest List

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Below are the confirmed guests for the fall 2013 sports season! We are very excited to have so many commitments! Hope you’re as pumped as we are….great radio to come and it all begins August 22nd!

Whitley County

John Blend, University of the Cumberlands Football Head Coach

Tim Bargo, University of the Cumberlands Football Chaplin

Gary Peters, Williamsburg Athletic Director

Brad Harris, Corbin Boy’s Golf Head Coach

Tyler Harris, Corbin Cross Country Head Coach

Erik Steeley, Corbin Girl’s Soccer Head Coach

Liberty Roberts, Corbin Volleyball Head Coach

Greg Duncum, Corbin Football assistant coach

Tony Pietrowski, Corbin Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Brent Jackson, Corbin Middle Head Football Coach (Feeder Program series)

Jimmy Hendrickson, Corbin Middle Basketball Coach (Feeder Program series)

Les Dixon, Corbin Times-Tribune Newspaper Sports Editor

Allen Bonnell, CenterShot Archery Ministries (Immanuel Baptist of Corbin)

Jeff Sparks, The Lion’s Chase Obstacle Race (Central Baptist of Corbin)


Knox County

Tommy Reid, Union College Football Head Coach

Dustin Adams, Union college Student Life Director

Phil Russell, Lynn Camp Football Head Coach

Scott Russell, Knox Central Football Head Coach

Brian Evans, Knox Central Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Darin Mills, Knox Central Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Andrea Hillard, Barbourville Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Jeff Canady, Knox Central Athletic Director

Scott Payne, Barbourville Youth Soccer

Tim Branstetter, Mountain Advocate Newspaper Sports Editor


Laurel County

Chris Larkey, North Laurel Football Head Coach

Brad Sizemore, North Laurel Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Eddie Mahan, North Laurel Women’s Basketball Head Coach

James Butcher, Radio Voice for North & South Laurel


Other-  Statewide

Brian Milliam, WKYT-TV Sports Anchor

Earl Owens, WYMT-TV Sports Announcer

Norm Haney, The Sports Guys, 1340 WBGN Bowling Green Radio

Wayne Mills, Bell County Football Head Coach

Bart Elam, Pineville Football Head Coach

Chris Jones, Fall Road Runners President & Marathon Runner

Jocelyn Sams, The Life of a Coaches Wife (Sports Jobs series)

Rick Jones, Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball


Other – National

*Hal Mumme, Former University of Kentucky football head coach

*In conjunction with CoachXO.Com

Eddie Canalas, Gridiron Heros Foundation

Cherelle Lampkins, MTV’s Made – Volleyball Edition

Sam Pennington, USA Today Football Contributor & SouthernGameDay.Com

Kelly Combs, Athletes in Action sports ministry

Matt Mahoney, College Sports Radio Broadcaster

Todd Davis, WhereToWatch.Com CEO

Adam Young, Gateway Grizzles & SIU Edwardsville (Sports Jobs Series)

Ed O’Bannon is messing with your video games!


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The NCAA recently announced it is cutting ties with EA sports, the creator of NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball video games.  Very much like Madden, it’s the same video game every year. You pay $70 for the 2012 changed to 2013 and then pay another $70 the following year to have the box that says 2014.

The only other thing that changes are the players. Players that O’Bannon says should be compensated for their appearance on the game. O’Bannon played for the 1995 UCLA Bruins basketball team which won the national title. He was a great college player!!

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A judge has agreed to hear his case and make a ruling, though the affects are already being made.  Without the official licenses from the NCAA then EA is sure to not produce as much profit. This case could have a big effect on merchandise sales. Only time and a judge’s ruling will tell.




Corbin’s new girls head basketball coach is…

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Corbin’s new girls head basketball coach is…Jason McDaniel! He is the former assistant basketball coach for the Corbin boy’s team. Coach McDaniel has helped build the boy’s program into a consistent regional contender, including three appearances in the State Sweet 16 tournament. He replaces Jennifer Parsons, who resigned to accept the Principal position at Corbin Middle School. Parsons had been head coach of the girl’s basketball program for over 10 years. She guided the Lady Redhounds to a region championship and appearance in the girl’s State Sweet 16 last season.