Sweet Sixteen Recap, Spring Training – 3/26/15


On The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …. Jeff Rich  join us for a discussion of Thursday night’s Sweet Sixteen action in the NCAA tournament, including a look at the North Carolina – Wisconsin and his thoughts on where does the Kentucky team rank among great college basketball teams of the […]

2015 March Madness Preview – 3/19/15


The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….SRN assistant sports director and basketball guru Phil Meyers joins us for a look at the brackets and discusses who, if anyone can step up and challenge undefeated Kentucky for the NCAA title as 2015 March Madness gets underway. John Poulter also chimes in on […]

Cubs Spring Training, NHL Talk – 3/12/15

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on The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune gives us a Cubs Spring Training update, and more from around the Cactus League.  John Poulter also chimes in on the AL East, hockey and soccer.  Plus, Steve and Dave talk about the latest NFL free agent moves.  […]

Grizzlies Top Bulls in Battle of Brothers

Like most brothers, Pau and Marc Gasol like to compete against one another. After all they have been competing against each other since they can remember and even became the first brothers to start opposite each other in an All Star Game last month. “ We’re always competitive, we always compete” Pau would add after […]

Rose Remains Hopeful for Return This Season

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For the first time since having arthroscopic knee surgery back on February 27th, Bulls guard Derrick Rose spoke to the media on Monday night before the team hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center. While the former MVP would not give a definite return date, he did keep hopes of returning before the playoffs […]

NHL Trade Deadline, NFL Moves, Baseball Preview – 3/5/15

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….plus our guest John Poulter discusses whether the NHL trade deadline resulted in any good moves for the teams in contention. He also offers his baseball preview as spring training gets underway in Florida and Arizona.  Dave and Steve discuss NFL moves as free […]

Short-handed Bulls Top Rival Wizards

“Next man up” has become the slogan for the Chicago Bulls for about three years now. Ever since Derrick Rose tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, head coach Tom Thibodeau has been forced to change his lineup more than any other coach in recent memory. Not only have the Bulls had to deal with […]

NU breaks Michigan’s Heart, 82 – 78 (2OT)

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“It’s a program building win” – Coach Collins It was ‘senior night’ in Evanston as the Cats started the game with Dave Sobolewski and JerShon Cobb, who played their last collegiate game at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday night. The standing ovation was not the only memory the seniors would have of the night as Northwestern […]

Patrick Kane Injury, Cubs Preview – 2/26/15


On The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …Cubs play by play broadcaster Pat Hughes joins us to talk about Baseball Voices, his series of tribute CD’s devoted to Hall of Fame baseball broadcasters. Pat also gives us a Chicago Cubs preview of the 2015 season. We also bring in our hockey […]

Northwestern Wins Fourth Straight


When you think tradition in college basketball, you have to think Indiana University. The Hoosiers are five-time National Champions; they have made eight Final Four appearances, won 21 Big Ten Championships, and produced 44 All-Americans and 74 NBA Draft picks. Not too shabby at all. The Northwestern Wildcats (14-14,5-10) on the other hand have produced […]

Law Leads Northwestern past Penn State

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Vic Law is finally starting to figure it all out and the results have been great for the Northwestern Wildcats. After a 10-game conference losing streak, Northwestern had finally started to show signs of life by winning two straight Big Ten games— including a road win against Minnesota on Wednesday night. On Saturday afternoon the […]

UNC-Duke, NBA Trade Deals – 2/19/2015

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The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal SRN’s own Phil Meyers joins us to talk about another amazing contest in the Carolina – Duke rivalry, Wednesday night the 92-90 OT thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Plus, Ryan Horvat, also from SRN analyzes the NBA trade deadline deals, while Dave and Steve discuss […]

Cats ‘Determined’ to Beat Hawkeyes in OT, 66 – 61

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Living in Chicago most of my life, driving slow and steady during the winter months is more of a way of life than an inconvenience. As I was driving to Welsh-Ryan arena this afternoon, it was abundantly clear that my 30 minute drive was going to double thanks to Mother Nature and it was time […]

My Top Ten Dean Smith Wins


I’ll countdown my top ten Dean Smith wins at UNC, leaving out only two types of games, national championship wins, (as obviously those are my favorites) and any game against Duke, which almost demand their own category. #10:  UNC-Maryland, 1976, at Maryland, UNC won 81-69.    UNC and Maryland were two of the very best teams […]

Dean Smith Memories – 2/12/15


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal….. on the Weekend Sports Report our guests Fred Pearlman and Bob Heymann share their recollections of North Carolina coach Dean Smith and some great games in Tar Heel lore, as we recount the legacy of coach Smith, who was much more than just coach. Dean was a teacher, a […]