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Dec-24-19 4th annual Christmas show with Steph Maffi

This is a great episode where we talk about the Christmas day games. we'll cover hot topics with the Lakers, Clippers, load management along with UCI basketball. We even touch on MLB. Plus NFl and my pick to win the Superbowl! Lots of great sports talk here on Sports Matters!


3-10-20_Dr. Chuck Hasse, Big West Tourney preview

Ladies and gentlemen, March Madness has arrived! UCI once again has the #1 seed in the Big West tournament. This team has grown from the start of the season and are poised to get back to the BIG DANCE aka NCAA Tournament! Sports Matters and the Dr of basketball Chuck Hasse give a great preview to the Big West Tournament as well as touch on the NCAA rankings. Great listen so enjoy!!!!


UCI clinches Big West Title, guests Stefan Jones and Elizabeth Clayton

Sports Matters welcomes Film major Elizabeth Clayton to the show and she gives us some great film pointers as well as her experience at the SOLD OUT homecoming game this past Saturday. We aslo welcome New Universtiy VP Stefan Jones to the program to talk UCI basketball, his career path and NBA talk. Then we all close with our hot takes. Great listen, so enjoy!!


Feb 11 2020 with Mike Kasper Sports Matters awards show

Our 4th annual Sports Matters Awardsfollowing the Acadmy Awards. We have a special Guest Mike Kasper who spends a lot of time in Hollywood at screenings joins us to talk Sports Awards for the past year. There are some fun categories. Plus we touch on the Sports hottest story and my trip to the 2020 Aus Open! Enjoy!


2-11-20-Womens Aus Open 2020 recap

My summary of the Women's Australian Open 2020 of the matches that I attended while taking in the Australian Open 2020. What an epic ride form the 1st day to the 14th and final day!


1-14-20 LSU the Champs UCI wins Big West opener

Matt and I conclude the epic season of LSU football. Plus we talk the hot NFL playoffs, the opening game of Big West play at UCI and a few HOT topics. Enjoy!


12-17-19 Special Guest Mark Dean

Returning to Sports Matters, our great friend and Anaheim Ducks insider' Mark Dean back to our show to talk about this new young exciting Duck's team with their new Coach Dallas Eakins promoted up this year from the San Diego Sea Gulls earlier this year. This is a new and exciting brand of hockey and great show to catch up on how big hockey has become in Sothern California!


Dec 3 Coach Scott Brooks Jersey retirement ceremony

Sat Nov 30, UCI finally recognized now current NBA Coach of the Washinton Wizards and former UC Irvine player Scott Brooks and retired his #12 jersey. Plus a career high game for the Sophmore Colin Welp! Can't miss this show!


Nov 19 2019 w/ Itern Haley talking UCI sports

Matt and I welcome Haley to Sports Matters talking UCI basketball and about herself. Great show and a nice listen!


Nov 12, 2019 November football and UCI sports update

What a great weekend in November for football of all leagues. We touch on the Rancho Cucamonga Braves playoff run, with the defense coached by Brian Ward. LSU vs Ala, Rams, MNF, and our Power 5 NFL teams thus far! Great listen, so enjoy! Plus live sporting news at UCI. Your hidden gem in your neighborhood for great sporting events to attend!


9-24-2019 Special Guest Ash Kumera "Mindfulness"

Sports Matters welcomes Ash Kumera "Entrepreneur Nation" to the show to talk mindfulness and how it relates to sports. Mindfulness is for any of us on how to succeed in life and this episode will go into detail of how mindfulness can improve your life. Enjoy!


9-3-2019 Director of esports at UCI Mark Deppe

Matt and I have the pleasure of bringing you the interview with the director UCI of esports "Mark Deppe". Esports at UCI is blowing up with UCI ranking #1 in the nation. It is more than just competition, there is "Academics research", Community ( UCI is home to some of the biggest gaming clubs in the nation and has a very strong community. The UCI Esports Arena powered by iBUYPOWER is a new home for gamers), "Entertainment" ( The arena presents opportunities for gamers to learn about the...


8-27-2019 with Coach Brian Ward

A fun episode talking about the big news of Andrew Luck's retirement, NFL preview, as well as the Rancho Cucamonga Braves junior football team coached by Brian Ward. Extremly fun listen that you will not hear on other radio stations!


7-30-2019 LA Rams Camp update at UCI

The La Rams begin thier quest of a championship this year. They acquired the best Safety in the game in Eric Weddle whois the QB of the defense. He gets to play behind the greatest defensive line that he has never had before. Plus adding Clay Mathews (Packers all time sack leader) to the mix makes this very good defense GREAT! You get to hear from Cooper Kupp, Coach McVay and Todd Gurley. Great listen!


7-23-2019 Special Guest Adam Do from "The Do Post"

Adam Do shares his once in a lifetime experience attending the Sports Business Classroom in Las Vegas, Nevada during the NBA summer pro league. UCI's Larry Coon who is the NBA's salary cap guru has created this Sports Business Classroom to teach newcomers that entertain the idea of working in the sporting world as a talent, busineess person, lawyer, front office, marketing and many more opportunities that surrounds the sporting world. Great Listen!


7-9-2019 USA women World Cup Champs and Wimbledon finals week

Congrats to the USA's women's Soccer team for winning their 2nd world cup title in a row and the 4th over all. Equal pay seems to be the hot topic. Are the ladies getting their fare share of the revenue? Are they marketing the ladies World Cup like they do the Men's? great topics that are discussed. Wimbledon is in the finals week along with the Big 3 in the Men's side and possibly Serena vs Simona Wimbledon final! Epic!


6-25-2019 Sports Matters touches on US Wome's World Cup, NBA, NFL summer camps, Wimbledon preview

A fabulous episode of Sports Matters talking Wimbledon preview, US Women's Soccer now in the Quarter finals. Touch on the NBA awards for 2019, Lakers and who is going to win Wimbledon this year. Andy Murray is back playing doubles. Reds lost 5-1 to the Angels last night in Anaheim.


6-18-19 Championship week closure discussion

Matt, Special guest "Tom Bindewald" and myself give our closing thoughts to all of the champions this past week in the NBA, NHL and PGA tour. Plus we touch on our ladies US soccer team and their GREATNESS. A Wimbledon preview along with some special sport stories and the top quotes from the weekend! Enjoy!


French Open Finals-Big upset in Boxing-Epic NBA Playoffs!

Raptors take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 the Warrior's look to be FULL strength, so can the Raptor's pull of the big upset like Andy Ruiz Jr did by upsetting Anthony Joshua for the Heavyweight Champion of the world? The French Open final 4 is set with the best 4 players in the world, Nadal vs Federer and Djokovic vs Thiem. the 18 yr old Anisimova upsets last years winner Halep in straight sets to reach the semis vs A. Barty, while the other teen phenom 19 yr old Vondroušová vs J. Konta. What a...


5-21-19 PGA, ATP-WTA-Italian Open, NBA playoffs

Matt and I give you conclusions to the PGA championship as well as the last big clay tournament conclusion just 4 days out rom the 2nd slam of the year, The French Open. Will Nadal win his 12th? Will Djokovic complete the Slam again in 2different seasons? Will federer win his 21st slam? That all remains to be seen at Roland Garros these next 2 weeks. Plus we give our thoughts on this amazing NBA playoffs and the Laker drama!!!