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The View From Pluto: Akron Football Channels 'Buchtel College' in a Win For the Ages

9/19/2018
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The University of Akron football team won its biggest game in more than a century over the weekend. The Zips stunned Northwestern, 39-34. Akron hadn't beaten a Big Ten team since 1894, when it beat Ohio State, 12-6. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said it was a remarkable come-from-behind win. "They were down 21-3 at the half," Pluto said. "So, Northwestern probably thought it was over." Then, the Zips scored 36 second half points, 21 of them defensive. And, Pluto said Northwestern was the...

Duration:00:04:39

The View From Pluto: Browns' Tie is Progress, Now Winning is a Must

9/12/2018
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The Browns and their fans are still trying to make sense of the team’s season-opening tie with the Steelers. It's the first time a Browns game ended in an overtime tie since 1989. Still, Sunday’s stalemate ended the team’s 17-game losing streak and showed the team is making progress.

Duration:00:04:42

The View From Pluto: The 2018 Cleveland Browns

9/5/2018
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The Cleveland Browns open their season at home this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers . After failing to win a single game last season, the Browns are heading into this season hoping for a fresh start with two new quarterbacks. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto thinks the team can improve from their 0-16 season. Really, It Can’t Get Any Worse “Browns fans often say, ‘it can’t get any worse,’ and of course it’s a dangerous thing to say as a Browns fan because it can always get worse,” Pluto...

Duration:00:04:56

The View From Pluto: Friday Night Lights Shine Bright in Northeast Ohio

8/29/2018
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High school football kicked off this past week across Ohio with fewer kids on the field. A study from the National Federation of State High School Associations shows the number of kids playing football declined for the second year in a row – down by about 50,000 over two years. The study also says, however, that football remains the most popular boys' sport. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said football can be beneficial for kids, if it’s approached the right away.

Duration:00:04:03

The View From Pluto: Who is Indians Co-Owner John Sherman and Why Does He Matter?

8/22/2018
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The Cleveland Indians are a two-owner franchise. Even casual fans know the majority owner is Paul Dolan, but what about the minority owner John Sherman? WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks it’s no coincidence that the Indians really started winning after Sherman bought a minority stake in the team in 2016.

Duration:00:07:28

The View From Pluto: Who is Indians Co-Owner John Sherman and Why Does He Matter?

8/22/2018
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The Cleveland Indians are a two-owner franchise. Even casual fans know the majority owner is Paul Dolan, but what about the minority owner John Sherman? WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks it’s no coincidence that the Indians really started winning after Sherman bought a minority stake in the team in 2016.

Duration:00:07:28

The View From Pluto: How Fans Should Watch A Browns Preseason Game

8/15/2018
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The Cleveland Browns are off to a promising start to the season. The team that went 0-16 last year kicked off the preseason last week with a win over the New York Giants. They’re also in the national spotlight, featured on the HBO documentary series, Hard Knocks . But WKSU commentator Terry Pluto cautioned fans not to get too excited about the preseason.

Duration:00:04:11

The View From Pluto: Why Kevin Love Wanted To Stay With The Cavs

8/8/2018
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The Cavs in the post- LeBron James era are beginning to take shape. The team has spent the summer developing its young prospects and is keeping a key piece of the 2016 championship team; Kevin Love is now under contract for the next five years. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Love has always been the talk of trade rumors, and now he’s the face of the Cavs. Love Wants To Stay When the Cavs traded for Love in 2015, the team secured its ‘big three’ with James and Kyrie Irving . Love, however,...

Duration:00:04:13

The View From Pluto: Tiger Woods’ Return to Akron is a Fitting Goodbye to the Beloved Bridgestone

8/1/2018
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The most famous golfer in the world will help Akron say goodbye to its Bridgestone Invitational tournament beginning Thursday. This is the last year for the event that Tiger Woods has won eight times. He’s been trying to rebuild a career that was sidelined by a series of scandals and injuries. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Woods returns to Firestone Country Club for the first time in four years, and he’s always said this is one of his favorite courses. Tiger's tournament "He literally...

Duration:00:04:11

The View From Pluto: Indians Great Jim Thome's Humble Hall of Fame Journey

7/25/2018
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Former Indians great Jim Thome will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. Thome played 13 seasons in Cleveland and amassed 612 career home runs. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said the Peoria, Ill., native was never considered a top prospect. Scouted by accident "Only one scout even thought Thome had pro potential," Pluto said. "It was Tom Couston , the Indians scout out of the Chicago area." Thome was playing for Illinois Central College . Pluto said Couston was actually...

Duration:00:04:31

The View From Pluto: The Indians Prove Their Star Power

7/18/2018
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The American League beat the National League in last night’s All-Star game, 8-6 in 10 innings. The Indians sent six players to Washington, their most since 1999. Catcher Yan Gomes was named an All-Star for the first time in his career, to replace injured Tampa Bay catcher Wilson Ramos. Gomes joined Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Michael Brantley, Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber. Kluber didn’t play after receiving an injection in his knee. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said there are a couple...

Duration:00:04:29

The View From Pluto: LeBron's L.A. Story Lacks A Supporting Cast

7/11/2018
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LeBron James’ next chapter officially begins this week. The former Cavs star signed his 4-year, nearly $154 million contract with the L.A. Lakers on Monday. But is he really going to be happy in his new home? WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says James has been used to teaming up with marquee players, and this Lakers team is lacking a strong supporting cast.

Duration:00:04:48

The View From Pluto: LeBron Leaves With His Legacy Intact

7/4/2018
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Emotions have been running the gamut among Cavs fans since LeBron James announced he’s leaving Cleveland for the L.A. Lakers. But our sports commentator Terry Pluto says despite some of the anger and sadness, James’ legacy is intact.

Duration:00:03:59

The View From Pluto: At Peace with LeBron James' Decision to Leave Home Again

7/2/2018
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LeBron James is leaving home for Los Angeles. James announced last night that he has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. His management agency Klutch Sports Group announced the deal with a simple short release. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says he has been preparing for James' decision for quite sometime.

Duration:00:04:07

The View From Pluto: Former Browns Star Josh Cribbs Reinvents Himself Again -- As An Intern

6/27/2018
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Former Cleveland Browns star Josh Cribbs is back with the team – as an intern. The fan favorite who played quarterback at Kent State University was known for his dazzling kickoff returns during his 10 years in the NFL. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the 35-year-old Cribbs is now mentoring Browns players at the same position he played on special teams. A walking lesson in inspiration "He is a walking lesson in inspiration to these guys," Pluto says. "He could stand up in that room and tell...

Duration:00:04:22

The View From Pluto: The Cavs' Future Begins This Week, With or Without LeBron

6/20/2018
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Tomorrow’s NBA draft will play a big role in the Cavs’ future. Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it’s a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James’ next move. He’s been quiet about what he’ll do when his contract is up at the end of the month. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this is the Cavs' first meaningful draft pick since 2014, just before LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. That year, the Cavs selected Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1...

Duration:00:03:39

The View From Pluto: The Cavs Face A Summer of Changes and the Big LeBron Question

6/13/2018
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Now that the Cavs' season has ended, the summer of potential big changes begins. There’s lots of speculation about whether LeBron James will stay in Cleveland when his contract is up July 1 , a nd what the rest of the team will look like next season. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says in addition to James' next decision, the front office has to take a close look at the coach, Tyronn Lue. "Lue did not have a good year coaching," Pluto says. "He missed almost three weeks with symptoms of an...

Duration:00:04:22

The View From Pluto: The Cavs Return Home For A Must-Win Game 3

6/6/2018
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The Cavs are in Cleveland tonight for a must-win game 3 of the NBA Finals. Cleveland trails the Golden State Warriors 0-2 in the best of seven game series. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Cavs face the pressure of winning tonight while still trying to shake off the dramatic ending to game 1. Pluto says no team has ever come back from an 0-3 hole in any playoff series. Still, the Cavs have had their share of heroics. "In the 2016 Finals when the Cavs won the title, they were the first...

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The View From Pluto: The Cavs' Most Improbable Title Run Yet

5/30/2018
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The Cavs play game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night against a familiar foe – The Golden State Warriors. The two teams are playing for the title for the fourth consecutive year. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this Cavs team is much different than the one that lost in the Finals last year. Most notably, the team successfully moved on from Kyrie Irving in a big trade that initially went bust.

Duration:00:04:15

The View From Pluto: From The Rims To The Fans, Why Home-Court Advantage Matters More In The NBA

5/23/2018
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The Cavs are in Boston tonight for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The series is tied 2-2, with both teams winning their home games. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Celtics are undefeated, 9-0, at TD Garden, while the Cavs have lost just once at the Q.

Duration:00:03:52