Sports Day Tampa Bay

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Award Winning Journalist Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times and Steve Versnick take you inside Tampa Bay Sports each weekday. They go deeper into the biggest stories in Tampa Bay including the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, USF and more. It's sports insight you won't get anywhere else which is why we call it Show Prep Tampa Bay!

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Why Bucs Should Consider Hendon Hooker & Your Mailbag Questions

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on why the Buccaneers should consider former Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker in the NFL Draft if he is available at pick #19, plus your mailbag questions about Kyle Trask, Baker Mayfield, primetime games and Jalen Carter. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Apr 06
Rays Remain Undefeated With 9th Inning Rally & Buccaneers Sign S Ryan Neal

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Rays scoring 5 runs in the 9th to beat the Nationals and become the only undefeated team in Major League Baseball. Plus the Buccaneers sign safety Ryan Neal from Seattle and fallout from the Women's Basketball National Championship game. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

38m
Apr 05
Rays Start Season With 4 Straight Wins Behind Dominate Starting Pitching & UConn Wins National Championship

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the red-hot Rays who have started the season 4-0 for the first time in franchise history as their starting pitching is dominating thus far. Plus UConn wins the National Championship in a blowout earning their 5th titles in 24 years and the Lightning are playoff bound and will face the Maple Leafs in the first round. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

39m
Apr 04
Rays Sweep, Lightning Clinch & Who Is USF's New Coach Amir Abdur-Rahim

Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times writer Joey Knight to discuss tonight's College Basketball National Championship Game and USF's new Men's Basketball Head Coach Amir Abdur-Rahim. Plus the Rays sweep the Tigers to open the season giving up just 3 runs over the weekend and the Lightning clinch their 6th straight playoff appearance. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

28m
Apr 03
Rays Shutout Tigers On Opening Day, Stu Sternberg Talk Stadium & Lightning Magic Number Down To 2

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Rays Opening Day win behind 6 scoreless innings from Shane McClanahan, owner Stu Sternberg's comments on a new stadium and the Lightning beat the Capitals to move even closer to clinching a playoff berth. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

35m
Mar 31
Marc Topkin On The Rays Season, MLB Rule Changes & Remembering Dave Wills

Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times Rays Beat Writer Marc Topkin to discuss the upcoming season including how good the pitching staff will be, how they will adjust to rule changes, what to expect from the offense after not adding a big bat, what to expect in the AL East this year, a trip to Cooperstown with Fred McGriff and remembering Dave Wills. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

41m
Mar 30
Bucs Head Coach Todd Bowles Discusses The Team Without Brady & Your Mailbag Questions

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on what Buccaneers Head Coach Todd Bowles said, and didn't say, at the NFL Owners Meetings when discussing the upcoming season without Tom Brady. Plus your mailbag questions on the Offensive Line, the Blake Snell trade and the NCAA Tournament. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

40m
Mar 29
Lamar Jackson Asked For A Trade & The Rise Of The Rays Documentary

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Lamar Jackson asking for a trade from the Ravens before free agency began plus we are joined by Paul Grove and Eric Davis from WEDU on a new documentary called 'Rise of the Rays: A Devil of a Story' on how the Rays franchise came to be as they begin their 25th anniversary season. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

44m
Mar 28
2 Florida Teams in Final Four, Frozen Four in Tampa is Set & Bolts Play Better But Still Lose To Boston

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on a crazy weekend of basketball as 2 Florida teams make the Final Four and none of the Top 3 seeds in any region make it. Plus the Frozen Four is set in Tampa, more on Baker Mayfield as the Buccaneers quarterback, flex scheduling could be coming to Thursday Night Football and the Lightning play better in Boston but still lose 2-1. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

44m
Mar 27
Buccaneers Release K Ryan Succop & Lightning Lose At Ottawa

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers cutting kicker Ryan Succop to save $3.5 million towards the salary cap, Lavonte David spoke about remaining in Tampa and what to make of the Lightning's recent struggles as the playoffs are coming. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

49m
Mar 24
Gisele Speaks Out On Her Marriage To Tom Brady & Your Buccaneers Mailbag Questions

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Gisele B√ľndchen's first comments on why her marriage to Tom Brady ended in divorce plus your Buccaneers mailbag questions on Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask, Ryan Griffin, Lavonte David, Jonah Williams and more. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

39m
Mar 23
What a World Baseball Classic Final, Reaction To A Baker Mayfield Column & Mike Brey Not Offered USF Job

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the fantastic finish in the World Baseball Classic (despite the outcome) as Shohei Ohtani strikes out teammate Mike Trout to seal the win. Plus blowback to John Romano's column on Baker Mayfield, Mike Brey says he wasn't offered the USF basketball job and the Lightning lose in Montreal but magic number to clinch a playoff berth improves as the Panthers lost too. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

35m
Mar 22
Baker Mayfield Eager To See What He Can Become With Buccaneers

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Baker Mayfield's introductory press conference with the Buccaneers where he sounded like a starting quarterback. Plus your Bucs mailbag questions on the NFL Draft, William Gholston and more. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

33m
Mar 21
Bucs Sign 3 Players, Lose Mike Edwards & Lightning Hall Of Fame Induction

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers signing Pat O'Connor, Cam Gil and Greg Gaines to deals while Mike Edwards leaves for the Chiefs and Sean Murphy-Bunting is meeting with the Titans today. Plus the Lightning induct Phil Esposito, Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier into their Hall of Fame while splitting the weekend games with Montreal and New Jersey, a first-time champions at the Valspar Championship, USF Women's Basketball loses to undefeated South Carolina and the US is in the World Baseball Classic Championship. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Mar 20
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht Celebrates His Start of Free Agency & Lightning Win Again in New Jersey

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the victory lap that Buccaneers GM Jason Licht took on Thursday after signing Baker Mayfield and re-signing Jamel Dean, Lavonte David and Anthony Nelson despite the salary cap constraints on the team. Plus the Lightning win again in New Jersey as Steven Stamkos scores twice and Neil Solondz is named to replace Dave Wills in the Rays radio booth. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Mar 17
Buccaneers Sign QB Baker Mayfield and Lavonte David Returns For One More Year

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers getting their quarterback as Baker Mayfield signs with Tampa Bay to begin free agency. Plus Lavonte David returns to the Bucs after signing a 1-year deal and Anthony Nelson is coming back as well. Plus Aaron Rodgers wants to be traded to the Jets and a big injury at the World Baseball Classic. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

51m
Mar 16
Buccaneers Trade Shaq Mason, Re-Sign Aaron Stinnie & Still Pursuing a Quarterback

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers trading Shaq Mason to the Texans and re-signing Aaron Stinnie as they clear more cap space to pursue Baker Mayfield and Lavonte David. Also the NFC South signs some more QBs with Andy Dalton going to Carolina and Taylor Heinicke heading to Atlanta, plus the Lightning play well in a 4-1 win in New Jersey. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

38m
Mar 15
Jamel Dean Staying With Buccaneers And They Are Strong Contender for Baker Mayfield

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers re-signing Jamel Dean to lock down one of the top free agent CBs this offseason, plus Tampa Bay is a strong landing spot for Baker Mayfield and it could happen in the next couple of days to challenge Kyle Trask for the starting quarterback spot. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

36m
Mar 14
Buccaneers Preparing To Lose Players To Free Agency, Rays Radio Tribute To Dave Wills & Lightning Split The Weekend

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers expecting to lose a lot of their free agents as the legal tampering period begins today. The restructured several contracts to save $44 million but have more work to do as they now turn their focus to quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett. Plus Andy Freed and Neil Solondz's tribute to Dave Wills over the weekend, the Lightning split a pair of games over the weekend and Brian Gregory out as USF basketball coach. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

45m
Mar 13
Lightning Lose To Vegas In Overtime & Lavonte David Set To Hit Free Agency

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 4-3 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights that saw them dominate the game but lose the special teams battle. Plus Lavonte David is going to hit free agency next week but hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Buccaneers. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

38m
Mar 10
The Case For Buccaneers To Pursue Lamar Jackson

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick lay out the case for the Buccaneers to pursue Lamar Jackson as their franchise quarterback after he received the non-exclusive Franchise Tag from the Ravens this week. Plus mailbag questions on Mike Evans, Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin and Taylor Lewan. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

40m
Mar 09
Bucs To Waive Donovan Smith, USF Stadium Update and College Football Spring Practices Begin

Rick Stroud on the Buccaneers set to release Donovan Smith to save nearly $10M towards the salary cap and then Tampa Bay Times College Football writer Matt Baker joins to discuss his new newsletter, the USF stadium developments and spring practices in College Football. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

49m
Mar 08
Devin White's Cryptic Posts, Darek Carr and Geno Smith Sign & What Bucs Might Do To Become Cap Compliant

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Buccaneers linebacker Devin White's cryptic social media posts from Monday morning, the first quarterback signing dominos fell in the NFL and how the Bucs are looking to get under the salary cap before next week's deadline. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Mar 07
RIP Dave Wills Who Passed Away At Age 58

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the passing of Rays Radio Play by Play guy Dave Wills at the age of 58 and what he has meant to so many in Tampa Bay. Plus Anthony Richardson impresses at the Combine and the Lightning lose 5 in a row for the first time in 9 years. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1h 0m
Mar 06
Bucs To Waive Cameron Brate, Poor Player Survey Results & Mailbag

Rick Stroud on the news that the Buccaneers will waive Cameron Brate, they don't score well on NFLPA survey and your Bucs mailbag questions answered 100% correct. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

32m
Mar 03
MAILBAG: Tom Brady's Time With Buccaneers, Jamel Dean, Anthony Richardson & More

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions on Tom Brady's time with the Buccaneers, what happened the last year, covering a GOAT, Jamel Dean, Anthony Richardson and more. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

50m
Mar 02
Buccaneers Set To Waive Leonard Fournette & They Talk Up Kyle Trask At NFL Combine

Rick Stroud is in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine where Bucs GM Jason Licht and Head Coach Todd Bowles spoke about Kyle Trask's chances at starting this year. Plus Playoff Lenny is becoming Cut Lenny as the Bucs will part ways with the running back, the Lightning lose to the Panthers 3-1 and the Rays shutout the Yankees 12-0. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Mar 01
NFL Combine Starting, Julien BriseBois Explains Trade For Jeannot & Rays' Glasnow Hurts Oblique

Rick Stroud is in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine as Jason Licht and Todd Bowles will speak on Tuesday, more reaction to the Lightning trading for Tanner Jeannot as Julien BriseBois laid out his decision to make the deal and Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow hurts his oblique after 6 pitches on Monday. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

34m
Feb 28
Lightning Split Weekend Games Then Trade for Jeannot & NFL Combine Preview

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning trade for Tanner Jeannot from the Predators, a win and a loss on the back-to-back road games this weekend and looking ahead to the NFL Combine this week. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

33m
Feb 27
Will Kyle Trask Be The Buccaneers Starting Quarterback In Week 1

Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on if Kyle Trask will be the Buccaneers starting quarterback in Week 1, who else could be in the mix and where does Trask rank among NFC South QBs. Plus the Lightning lose a wild game to Buffalo which saw them forget how to play defense. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

35m
Feb 24