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John Clayton, "The Professor," covers the biggest stories in Seattle sports each weekday 10am to noon on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

John Boyle from Seahawks.com joins The Professor via the Venue Kings Hotline to discuss the results and grade the Seahawks on the 2018 NFL Draft. Then your text questions are answered and it's time for The Groz! 

Apr 30, 2018

The NFL Draft is officially over and the biggest story of the weekend was Shaquem Griffin, who was drafted by the Seahawks. John Clayton shares details on that pick and the other Seahawks draft selections in the Top Five. Then in Under Further Review, The Professor review what John Schneider and Pete Carroll said to the media about the Seahawks draft. 

Apr 27, 2018

Chasen Bradford from the Mariners bullpen joins John today to discuss the success of the bullpen this year. Next, John takes your text questions. Last, the Groz joins John for some takes from the draft last night.

Apr 27, 2018

The Professor goes over the top 5 stories of the day including several key moments from round one of the NFL Draft. John takes your calls to get caller input on the Seahawks pick in the first round, Rashaad Penny. Next, John interviews Rocky Long, head coach of San Diego State to talk about the new runningback.

Apr 26, 2018

Draft is among us, and Sean Salisbury joins the airwaves to discuss the NFL QB Prospects with The Professor. Then your text questions are answered, and The Groz chats with what the Seahawks need and want in this draft. 

Apr 26, 2018

Happy Draft Day! The Professor outlines the options for the Seahawks and predicts what might happen with Earl Thomas in the final few hours before the draft. And Ryon Healy is off the DL and back on the 25-man roster. Those stories and more are covered in the Top Five. Then John Clayton takes your calls on what you would like the Seahawks to do tonight and this weekend in the NFL Draft. 

Apr 24, 2018

The Professor discusses Pete Carroll and John Schneider's pre-draft press conference yesterday and breaks down some Seahawks draft scenarios. Then, we take your text questions, and the Groz and John discuss the possibility of a ruling on legalizing sports betting today.

Apr 24, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses Pete Carroll and John Schneider's pre-draft press conference, the Mariners losing 10-4 with Mike Leake having a rough outing, Jim Mora joining Brock and Salk to continue talking about Josh Rosen, and Adam Schefter reporting the Browns are interested in Baker Mayfield. Then, Shannon Drayer gives us a preview of the Mariners game and we go behind the lines of draft possibilities.

Apr 23, 2018

The Professor pulls out his grade book for The Report Card as he grades a different side of Derek Jeter than we are used to. Then the Groz joins to catch us up on the NBA Playoffs, and Mariners Bench Coach, Manny Acta joins John Clayton via the Venue Kings Hotline. 

Apr 23, 2018

The Mariners take the series vs. the Rangers in Arlington, and now head to Chicago to take on the White Sox. Also the Huskies held their spring game over the weekend with a shocking number in attendance. John Clayton covers the those stories and more in the Top Five. And the 2018 NFL Draft is this week! Mark Maske, from the Washington Post, joins The Professor to talk about his article on if the QB draft class will be memorably great or disappointing. 

Apr 20, 2018

A Mariners roster move has been made! Shannon Drayer joins John Clayton to discuss the move and how it will impact the team on the road in Texas. Then your text question are answered, and Bob Stelton is in for The Groz to talk about the Mariners homestand and the Seahawks 2018 schedule. 

Apr 20, 2018

Seahawks GM, John Schneider, mentioned that Earl Thomas' representatives have said that Earl has no plans of holding out. Does this eliminate the idea that the Seahawks will trade Earl Thomas? The Professor breaks down the story and much more in the Top Five. Then a show favorite, Mike Sando from ESPN.com discusses the Seahawks 2018 schedule with John Clayton. 

Apr 19, 2018

ESPN.com's Brady Henderson joins the Professor to talk about the NFL schedule release, the idea that Michael Bennett checked out last season, and the possibility of an Earl Thomas trade. Then, we take your text questions before an early wrap for Mariners baseball.

Apr 19, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses Greg Bishop's report that Michael Bennett read books during team meetings, the Mariners loss to the Astros last night, Mike Zunino being set to return, the NFL schedule being released later today and LeBron going off for 46 points in the Cavs game two win over the Pacers. Then, we hear Brock, Salk and Dave Wyman's thoughts on the Michael Bennett story in Under Further Review and talk with Mariners pitcher Mike Leake about why pitchers going into the 6th and 7th innings is becoming a "lost art".

Apr 18, 2018

It's Wednesday! Dave Wyman joins The Professor to talk about a story from Greg Bishop, about Michael Bennett's behavior in team meetings. And the NFL draft is one week away! Curtis Conway from is NFL Network is covering the draft and joins John Clayton to discuss the best options for PAC 12 players currently in the draft. 

Apr 18, 2018

The Mariners drop game two of the series vs. Astros and Russell Wilson tell makes an appearance on Sportscenter to discuss the Seahawks moving forward this season. John Clayton covers those stories and more in the Top Five. While this Mariners team has lost two in a row to the Astros there should be more upside with starting players making their way back to the roster. The Professor goes Under Further Review on Brock Huard's optimism on the upcoming roster moves. 

Apr 17, 2018

Sean Salisbury joins The Professor, via the Venue Kings Hotline for Four Downs and the best quarterback conversation. Then your text questions are answered and the Dare to Dream Express lives on with The Groz. 

Apr 17, 2018

Mariners take game one over the four game series vs. Astros. And our very own Brock Huard reported that Earl Thomas was not present at the first Seahawks off season workout. John Clayton breaks down those headlines and more in the Top Five. Then your calls and opinions are heard! Would you like Earl Thomas to stay or go? The listeners have spoken. 

Apr 16, 2018

Now that Dez Bryant has been released from the Cowboys, is there room for Dallas to make a move for Earl Thomas? The Professor chats with Todd Archer from ESPN.com to discuss the possibilities. Then in the Report Card, a grade is given to an athlete trying to take a workout class and The Groz reviews a busy sports weekend including NBA Playoffs. 

Apr 16, 2018

The Seahawks off season program begins today! And the Mariners win the weekend series over the A's! John Clayton covers those stories and more signings made by the Seahawks in the Top Five stories of the day. Then the Mariners homestand continues as the reigning World Series champs, the Houston Astros comes to town. Astros beat writer from MLB.com, Brian McTaggart, joins The Professor to preview the series. 

Apr 13, 2018

Bill Barnwell from ESPN.com joins The Professor to discuss the future of the remaining members of the Legion of Boom. Then your text questions are answered; and The Groz stops by to discuss the Seahawks postponed visit with Colin Kaepernick. 

Apr 13, 2018

The Seahawks postpone their visit with Colin Kaepernick for the backup QB position, and Dion Jordan signs and tender with the team and will be returning for the 2018 season. Also the Mariners are on a hot series win steak, they host the A's tonight at Safeco Field. Can they win their first divisional series? John Clayton goes over those stories in the Top Five. Then Shannon Drayer gives us and inside look at some possible upcoming roster moves with healthy starters making their return this weekend. 

Apr 12, 2018

Breaking news coming out of the VMAC! Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks have postponed their visit with Colin Kaepernick. Dave Wyman joins  John Clayton to discuss the possibility of Kaepernick being a Seahawk. And In the Report Card, The Professor grades a few bench clearing flights around MLB. 

Apr 12, 2018

A President and CEO for the Seattle's future hockey team has officially been announced and the Seahawks sign former 49ers cornerback, Dontae Johnson. John Clayton breaks down the news in the Top Five stories of the day. And then Ryan S. Clark joins The Professor via the Venue Kings Hotline on UW's new deal with Adidas. 

Apr 10, 2018

It's Tuesday, so The Professor goes Four Downs with Sean Salisbury! Then it's time to hand out some grades in the Report Card; and Bob Stelton joins John Clayton to talk about what the Mariners need to do moving forward within the next week. 

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