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Pat McAfee Breaks Down Texts About Andrew Luck Returning To Colts

“Ultimately, McAfee tweets that he doesn’t think Luck is returning to football.”

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On Tuesday, 107.5 The Fan’s Jeff Rickard received a bombshell tweet from a questionable source about Andrew Luck potentially coming out of retirement. It was the ultimate “big if true” tweet despite the lack of credibility.

The tweet has since been deleted, but a person named Mike Austin sent Rickard screenshots of a text conversation that was allegedly between Luck’s wife and a friend, indicating the retired quarterback was considering a return to the Colts.  

One of Luck’s former Colts teammates is sports radio star Pat McAfee, who used his SiriusXM show to break down the Mike Austin tweet in detail on Wednesday. 

Outside of rightfully shaming whoever leaked the text if it is real, McAfee’s biggest issue was with the friend of Luck’s wife for needing clarification on who “Jim” is. But Jim is a common name, it wouldn’t be surprising if Luck has business interests with a person named Jim that is not the Colts owner.

If Luck and his wife lived in Minnesota and the text read “Andrew is having a meeting with Zygi” no follow up should be needed. It’s unlikely Luck would know someone who shares the same first name as Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.

Ultimately, McAfee tweets that he doesn’t think Luck is returning to football. Hopefully for Colts fans, his conclusion is just based on Mike Austin’s lack of Insider credibility and not McAfee asking his former teammate directly. NFL Insiders haven’t addressed the tweet, but Irsay did previously state Luck already knows the Colts would love to have him back. 

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Kentucky and Missouri Stations Switch Formats, Add FOX Sports Radio

Withers switched the two stations to sports talk from oldies and classic country.

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Sports radio listeners in western Kentucky and southeast Missouri can rejoice, thanks to a recent decision by Withers Broadcasting to switch formats.

Folks in the Paducah area of Kentucky can now find FOX Sports Radio on 95.9 FM, while listeners in Cape Girardeau, Missouri can find FSR on 97.3.

Withers switched the two stations to sports talk from oldies and classic country.

Among the lineup of hosts that can be heard on the stations include Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Jason Smith, Ben Maller and Outkick 360 hosted by Jonathan Hutton, Chad Withrow, and Paul Kuharsky.

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Kevin McNamara to Host Two-Hour Show on 790 The Score in Rhode Island

“I think, because it’s new, I’d encourage people to give it a shot,” McNamara said. “It will be very different from the Boston-based sports radio that we’ve become used to.”

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Two months after announcing its triumphant return to the Rhode Island airwaves, Sports Radio 790 The Score is set to go live next week.

And in addition to the station’s lineup of national hosts and sports betting shows, former Providence Journal writer Kevin McNamara will be hosting the station’s only local show.

McNamara will host his show from 5-7 pm, sandwiched between You Better You Bet and Bet MGM Tonight.

McNamara, who hosted a one-hour show on WPRO, saw his time extended an hour. He said this is a great opportunity to get listeners involved early.

“In one hour I tried to be as newsy as I could,” McNamara told Bill Koch of The Providence Journal. “It’s basically a three-segment show — we’d try to have three different subjects. Now we’ll try to hit those three different subjects, but we’ll have a real avenue for calls.” 

The second hour of McNamara’s show will be simulcasted on WPRO.

The Score, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, will carry Providence men’s basketball, Brown men’s basketball and football, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and the New York Yankees.

The station hopes to eat at some of the market share in Rhode Island currently held by both Boston sports stations, WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

“I think, because it’s new, I’d encourage people to give it a shot,” McNamara said. “It will be very different from the Boston-based sports radio that we’ve become used to.”

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Joel Utley, College Basketball’s Record Holder for Most Games Called, Retires

Utley retires after 61 years as the team’s basketball play-by-play announcer which is a college basketball record.

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Joel Utley has announced he is retiring from broadcasting and as the voice of the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers.

Utley retires after 61 years as the team’s basketball play-by-play announcer which is a college basketball record. He broadcast 1,933 Kentucky Wesleyan games during that span, also a record for total games called. He began his career on December 2, 1961 when KWC defeated California State University – Northridge, 100-64. 

Utley also is the only broadcaster in the nation to call 12 NCAA Basketball Championship games (all levels) including eight Division II titles.

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“It was a tough decision to make, but the timing is right to step down,” Utley said. “What I have done as a broadcaster reflects my love for KWC. My career has been beyond any dreams I ever had.”

He is a member of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and in September, Utley will be inducted into the Kentucky Broadcaster Association Hall of Fame.

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