Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup on Mixlr

So here we are. We have made it to another World Cup after a long four year wait since an amazing World Cup in Brazil in 2014. It was fantastic. Brilliant goals, great storylines and a Final that went into extra time before a Germany title. Now we get set for another wonderful month of unpredictability in Russia. Following their World Title in 2014, Germany took home the Confederations Cup Title last year. Can they do it again? They're certainly among the favorites with Brazil, France and Spain. And of course, we're going to have tons of action from the World Cup on Mixlr.com on our networks including USRN and WSR. So what will we have as far as Group Stage goes? Here's your Mixlr Broadcast Schedule.

Thursday, June 14th
Russia vs. Saudi Arabia
11am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Friday, June 15th
Egypt vs. Uruguay
8am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Portugal vs. Spain
2pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
Saturday, June 16th
France vs. Australia
6am on WSR with Pierre Moss
Argentina vs. Iceland
9am on USRN with Seth Eaves
Peru vs. Denmark
12pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
Croatia vs. Nigeria
3pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
Sunday, June 17th
Brazil vs. Switzerland
2pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
Monday, June 18th
Belgium vs. Panama
11am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Tunisia vs. England
2pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
Tuesday, June 19th
Poland vs. Senegal
8am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Colombia vs. Japan
11am on WSR with Seth Eaves
Russia vs. Egypt 
2pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Wednesday, June 20th
Portugal vs. Morocco
8am on USRN with Seth Eaves
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
11am on WSR with Matthew Owens
Iran vs. Spain
2pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Thursday, June 21st
France vs. Peru
8am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Argentina vs. Croatia
2pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
Friday, June 22nd
Brazil vs. Costa Rica
8am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Nigeria vs. Iceland
11am on WSR with Seth Eaves
Serbia vs. Switzerland
2pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Saturday, June 23rd
Belgium vs. Tunisia OR Germany vs. Sweden
8am or 11am on USRN with Matthew Owens
Sunday, June 24th
Poland vs. Senegal
2pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
June 25th-June 28th
TBA Final Group Stage Matches

**All times Eastern

Listen:
USRN: http://mixlr.com/ultimate-sports-radio-network/
WSR: http://mixlr.com/wellington-sports-radio/

2019 NASCAR XFINITY & Truck Series Schedule

If you haven't already seen it, the schedules are out for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY & Gander Outdoor Truck Series seasons. And to the shock of about six people, three of which had just come to America from the first time after living in Ireland, the schedules were left mostly unchanged. The biggest change made was moving the second Truck race at Texas from the fall to the spring giving Texas a tripleheader weekend. How fun does that sound?! A tripleheader weekend at a mile-and-a-half track. What does that lead to? Cup drivers such as Kyle Busch and a few others running that Truck race. That just makes he so excited that I might just skip my adventure to the Walnut Cove Opera House just to watch that beauty of a race. So it's another example of NASCAR's massive level of creativity. So just for some fun time, let me show you what the schedule for the XFINITY and Truck Series should look like. And before I get bombarded by them, don't give me the predictable comments over concerns about cost, attendance or TV. This is my fantasy land, which can be a very fun but sometimes scary place. For some, they want more short tracks, for others, they want more road courses. Others want less mile-and-a-half tracks. I, personally, enjoy a nice mix. So, let's get down to it.

My XFINITY Schedule
1. Daytona - Duh
2. Atlanta - Possibly the best mile-and-a-half track we go to
3. Phoenix - A nice short and flat track to kick off the west coast swing
4. Mesa Marin - A half-mile oval in Bakersfield, California that the Trucks ran at in 1990s
5. Fontana - I personally love this big, fast, sweeping track
6. Texas - The first and only trip to this cookie cutter as make our way back east
7. Bristol - Duh number two
8. Richmond - Duh number three
9. Talladega - Duh number four
10. Nashville Fairgrounds - Six-tenths of a mile; the oldest continually operating track in America
11. Charlotte - NASCAR has to be in Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend
12. Milwaukee - The historic one-mile oval is perfect replacement for Pocono
13. Michigan - Again, a big and fast oval that can at times put on a good show
14. Iowa - This track has developed into a duh number five
15. Gateway - A flat 1.25 mile oval in Madison, Illinois - much better than that track in Joliet, Illinois
16. Daytona - Duh number six
17. Louisville - While the Cup Series is at Kentucky, head to this unique, 3/8 of a mile oval
18. Myrtle Beach - Instead of a race at Kentucky sponsored by VisitMyrtleBeach.com, run in Myrtle Beach
19. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - This wonderful road course in Canada put on GREAT show when this series started going there in 2007
20. Watkins Glen - Yes, there will be Cup guys in this race, but that's not too horrible of a thing at a road course, especially one that's this good
21. Mid-Ohio - Duh number seven
22. Bristol - Duh number eight
23. Road America - Maybe the best road course in the country. So... duh number nine
24. Darlington - Hmm... Darlington on Labor Day Weekend = duh number ten
25. Indianapolis Raceway Park - There is zero need for the XFINITY Series at the greatest race course in the road. Don't dilute it. The 0.686 mile short track puts on a much better show.
--------------------------------------PLAYOFFS-----------------------------------------------
26. Pikes Peak - "The fastest one-mile paved oval anywhere" in Colorado Springs
27. Richmond - This is a fun Playoff track
28. Charlotte Roval - This as an elimination race? Yes, please
29. Dover - The only trip to the high banked one-mile concrete oval
30. Portland - A twelve-turn road course and the only NASCAR event in the Pacific Northwest rather than Kansas? YESSSS!
31. Memphis - A three-quarters of a mile oval that is highly entertaining. That's the final cutoff race.
32. Miami - A perfect racetrack for the finale, and if it's not Atlanta, Miami might just be the best mile-and-a-half track on the circuit. This is your Championship Race.

Breakdown:
Superspeedways: 3
Intermediates: 6
1-1.49 Miles: 6
Road Courses: 6
Short Tracks: 11


Truck Series Schedule
1. Daytona - Duh
2. New Smyrna - Stay in Florida and go to this short track. What a show it would be.
3. Atlanta - Again, possibly the best mile-and-a-half
4. Fontana - Start the west coast swing in Fontana. And let me get this out of the way now. Big, fast tracks like this are great for the Trucks. They punch a big hole in the air and create for some great wheel-to-wheel racing
5. Evergreen - The west coast swing continues with a five-eighths of a mile oval in Monroe, Washington
6. Phoenix - The site of the Trucks' first ever race. Can't go away from that.
7. Tucson - Stay in Arizona and go from a one-mile oval to a three-eighths of a mile oval
8. Charlotte - It's Charlotte.
9. Martinsville - Can't get much better than the Trucks on this track
10. Nashville Fairgrounds - For clear reasons
11. Gateway - A great racetrack that gives the Mid-West a much better race than Chicagoland
12. Louisville - Kentucky isn't bad for the Trucks, but a short track in Kentucky would be better
13. Eldora - Duh number two. But this WILL be called the Mudsummer Classic
14. Michigan - See Fontana's explanation
15. Road America - TRUCKS AT ROAD AMERICA?!?! YES!!! 100% YES!
16. Indianapolis Raceway Park - Again, I love Indianapolis and I love this track.
--------------------------------PLAYOFFS-------------------------------------
17. Canadian Tire Motorsports Park - Duh number four
18. Las Vegas - See Michigan's explanation
19. Talladega - A brilliant way to end the first round of the Playoffs
20. Langley - A short track in Virginia that measures out at a mighty 0.395 miles
21. Bristol - Moving Bristol to the Playoffs would be... well... wild.
22. Texas - The final elimination race at this place would be pretty incredible
23. Miami - The finale at this place seems too perfect

Breakdown:
Dirt: 1
1-1.49 Miles: 2
Superspeedways: 2
Road Courses: 2
Intermediates: 7
Short Tracks: 9

So, whatcha think? I like it, but then again, I put it together. So now, what's your thoughts?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Women's College World Series on USRN

The Ultimate Sports Radio Network is set to bring you the best coverage we possibly can from the 2018 Women's College World Series. The NCAA Tournament, which started with sixty-four teams, has been dwindled down to the eight teams that both made it from their Regionals and won their best two-out-of-three Super Regional Series. In the Regionals, all sixteen national seeds made it out, while all eight of the teams with home field advantage made it out of the Supers and into the World Series in Oklahoma City. The breakdown of the eight teams: four teams, half the field, come from the Pac 12 (Oregon, UCLA, Washington & Arizona State). Two come out of the SEC (Georgia & Florida) after the conference had all thirteen teams make it the NCAAs. The other two teams are made up with one from the ACC (Florida State) and the other from the Big 12 (Oklahoma). As it always is, each of the eight teams provide many stories. For Patty Gasso and Oklahoma, the Sooners are looking for their fifth National Championship and it would be their third consecutive. There has only been one previous time that a program has won three straight National Titles, that was UCLA from 1988-90. The last five years, the National Champion has been either Oklahoma or Florida. The Gators come in having barely squeaked by Texas A&M in the Supers. They needed a walkoff walk to win the first game, and then in a do-or-die Game Two, they were face-to-face with their own frailty. But a walkoff homerun secured their spot in OKC. Oregon is the number one overall seed and looks to make the National Championship Series for the very first time. Meanwhile, Washington hopes for their second crown, the first coming in 2009. For Arizona State, one of the most underrated College Softball teams ever was their 2011 National Championship team. They swept Florida in the Championship Series by outscoring them in the two games 21-6. And is it just me, or is it nothing short of incredible that the 2011 title from Arizona State was the last time the Pac 10/12 won a Softball Championship? Stunning really. Florida State was so close to making the Championship Series for the first time two years ago before losing a classic to Auburn. After winning two games in one day against LSU last weekend, let's see if the Seminoles are finally ready to make it to the big series. Georgia seems the be the team that everyone is forgetting about in all of this. I'll admit, I was stunned to see they received a top-eight national seed, but they proved the doubters such as myself wrong with their Regional performance and a very strong showing in sweeping Tennessee in the Regionals. And then we've got UCLA. The Bruins who own more National Championships than anyone else, eleven, but they haven't scored one since 2010. So filled up with storylines, we can't wait to bring you the Women's College World Series on USRN for the next week.
USRN's WCWS Broadcast Schedule
Thursday, May 31st - Opening Round
Game 1: #1 Oregon vs. #8 Arizona State 
12pm with Seth Eaves
G2: #4 Oklahoma vs. #5 Washington
2:30pm with Matthew Owens
G3: #2 Florida vs. #7 Georgia
7pm with Seth Eaves
G4: #3 UCLA vs. #6 Florida State
9:30pm with Matthew Owens
Friday, June 1st - 1-0 Games
G5: Oregon/Arizona State Winner vs. Oklahoma/Washington Winner
7pm with Seth Eaves
G6: Florida/Georgia Winner vs. UCLA/Florida State Winner
9:30pm with Matthew Owens
Saturday, June 2nd - Elimination Games
G9: Game 5 Loser vs. Game 7 Winner
7pm with Seth Eaves
G10: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 8 Winner
9:30pm with Seth Eaves
Sunday, June 3rd - Semi-Finals
G11: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner
1pm with Matthew Owens
G12: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner
3:30pm with Seth Eaves
G13: **If Necessary 
7pm with TBD
G14: **If Necessary 
9:30pm with TBD
Monday, June 4th 
National Championship Series - Game 1
7pm with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves
Tuesday, June 5th
National Championship Series - Game 2
8pm with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves
Wednesday, June 6th
National Championship Series - Game 3 **If Necessary
8pm with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves

Listen to every pitch of the Women's College World Series on USRN:
http://mixlr.com/ultimate-sports-radio-network/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Listeners Picks For 5/14-5/20

What's on Mixlr this week on our family networks?

All Times Eastern

Monday, May 14th
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 - Warriors @ Rockets
9:00pm on USRN with Calvin Vandergrift 
Tuesday, May 15th
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 - Cavaliers @ Celtics
8:30pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Wednesday, May 16th
UEFA Europa League Final - Atletico Madrid vs. Marseille
2:30pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 - Warriors @ Rockets
9:00pm on USRN with Calvin Vandergrift
Thursday, May 17th
NCAA Softball Tournament - Drake vs. BYU
6:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Friday, May 18th
NCAA Softball Tournament - California vs. Northwestern
12:00pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
NCAA Softball Tournament - Notre Dame vs. Michigan
12:00pm on WSR with Matthew Owens
NCAA Softball Tournament - #7 Georgia vs. Harvard 
2:30pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
NCAA Softball Tournament - Long Beach State vs. Ole Miss
7:00pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
NCAA Softball Tournament - Minnesota vs. Texas
9:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
Saturday, May 19th
German Cup Final - Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
2:00pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
Indianapolis 500 First Day Time Trials 
4:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves
The 143rd Preakness Stakes 
6:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 - Celtics @ Cavaliers
8:30pm on USRN with Calvin Vandergrift 
Sunday, May 20th
**TBD NCAA Softball Tournament Games
12:00, 2:00 or 6:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens or Seth Eaves
Italian Serie A - Lazio vs. Inter
2:45pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
Indianapolis 500 Pole Day 
4:00pm on USRN with Matthew Owens & Seth Eaves
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 3 - Rockets @ Warriors
8:00pm on USRN with Calvin Vandergrift

Tune In
USRN: http://mixlr.com/ultimate-sports-radio-network/
WSR: http://mixlr.com/wellington-sports-radio/


Sunday, March 18, 2018

NCAA Tournament Regional Mixlr Announcing Schedule

It has been a wild NCAA Tournament. No, I really mean wild. I mean, in all caps, WILD. A one seed lost in the First Round, another in the Second. The best way I can put it, the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are going to play in a game in which the winner will advance to the Elite Eight. In that same regional, we don't have a single top four seed. That's the first time that's happened. Ever. The West Region had both it's one and two seeds lose in the second round, one in blowout fashion. And oh yeah, Syracuse is making another deep run when they didn't even deserve to make the Tournament, but then again, that happens every other year it seems. So anyway, let's get to what's happening on Mixlr this weekend.

Thursday, March 22nd
S7 Nevada vs. S11 Loyola-Chicago
7pm on Wellington Sports Radio with Pierre Moss
W3 Michigan vs. W7 Texas A&M
7:30pm on Ultimate Sports Radio Network with Matthew Owens
S5 Kentucky vs. S9 Kansas State
9:30pm on WSR with Calvin Vandergrift
W4 Gonzaga vs. W9 Florida State
10pm on USRN with Seth Eaves

Friday, March 23rd
MW1 Kansas vs. MW5 Clemson
7pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
E1 Villanova vs. E5 West Virginia
7:30pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
MW2 Duke vs. MW11 Syracuse
9:30pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
E2 Purdue vs. E3 Texas Tech
10pm on WSR with Calvin Vandergrift

Saturday, March 24th
South Regional Final: Nevada/Loyola Chicago vs. Kentucky/Kansas State
TBA Time on WSR with Calvin Vandergrift
West Regional Final: Michigan/Texas A&M vs. Gonzaga/Florida State
TBA Time on USRN with Seth Eaves

Sunday, March 25th
East Regional Final: Villanova/West Virginia vs. Purdue/Texas Tech
TBA Time on WSR with Pierre Moss
Mid-West Regional Final: Kansas/Clemson vs. Duke/Syracuse
TBA Time on USRN with Matthew Owens

Make sure to tune in:
USRN: http://mixlr.com/ultimate-sports-radio-network/
WSR: http://mixlr.com/wellington-sports-radio/


Saturday, March 17, 2018

NCAA Tournament Second Round Mixlr Announcing Schedule

The field of sixty four has been trimmed to thirty two and we are close to it being dwindled down to just sixteen. Our coverage of the NCAA Tournament on Mixlr.com continues Sunday with the final day of Second Round action, and here's our network and announcing schedule.

E2 Purdue vs. E10 Butler
12pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
MW3 Michigan State vs. MW11 Syracuse
2:30pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
W2 North Carolina vs. W7 Texas A&M
5pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
S9 Kansas State vs. S16 UMBC
7:45pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
E5 West Virginia vs. E13 Marshall
9:30pm on WSR with Seth Eaves

Additionally, on Monday there will be a Second Round NCAA Women's Basketball game on USRN with Matthew Owens with the game's matchup still to be determined.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NCAA Tournament First Round Mixlr Announcing Schedule

The NCAA Tournament is here and we will have a ton of action for you live on the Ultimate Sports Radio Network and our family of networks on Mixlr.com. Our four networks (USRN, Wellington Sports Radio, UNB! Network and GEN Network) will be bringing you live calls of multiple games throughout the tournament. How to listen? Here's the links to each of our networks:

Ultimate Sports Radio Network: http://mixlr.com/ultimate-sports-radio-network/

Wellington Sports Radio: http://mixlr.com/wellington-sports-radio/

UNB! Network: http://mixlr.com/unbnetwork/

GEN Network: http://mixlr.com/gen-network/

And here's a look at our broadcast schedule for the first two days of the NCAA Tournament:

Thursday, March 15th
MW7 Rhode Island vs. MW10 Oklahoma
12pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
W4 Gonzaga vs. W13 UNC-Greensboro
1:15pm on WSR with Calvin Vandergrift
W5 Ohio State vs. W12 South Dakota State
3:45pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
MW8 Seton Hall vs. MW9 North Carolina State
4:15pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
S5 Kentucky vs. S12 Davidson
7pm on USRN with Matthew Owens
W6 Houston vs. W11 San Diego State
7:15pm on GEN with Joey Gucciardo
E3 Texas Tech vs. E14 Stephen F. Austin
7:15pm on UNB with Seth Eaves
S4 Arizona vs. S13 Buffalo
9:30pm on GEN with Calvin Vandergrift
E6 Florida vs. E11 St. Bonaventure
9:45pm on USRN with Matthew Owens

Friday, March 16th
W7 Texas A&M vs. W10 Providence
12pm on WSR with Matthew Owens
E7 Arkansas vs. E10 Butler
3pm on WSR with Pierre Moss
E5 West Virginia vs. E12 Murray State
3:45pm on USRN with Calvin Vandergrift
S7 Nevada vs. S10 Texas
4:15pm on GEN with Seth Eaves
W1 Xavier vs. W16 North Carolina Central OR Texas Southern
7:15pm on GEN with Joey Gucciardo
MW4 Auburn vs. MW13 Charleston
7:15pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
W8 Missouri vs. W9 Florida State
9:45pm on USRN with Seth Eaves
MW5 Clemson vs. MW12 New Mexico State
9:45pm on UNB with Calvin Vandergrift

Second Round matchups and announcers will be announced late Friday night.