The Doug Russell Show

The Doug Russell Show

Doug Russell is live every week day from 6 - 8 pm and is your perfect way to wrap up your sports day. Segments include Leading Off, The 7 at 7 and guests from all around sports to fill you in on what happened throughout the day.


2.10.20 The Doug Russell Show

February 10, 2020 8:20 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour kicks off recapping the XFL. We then kick off Leading Off recapping the day in sports hearing from Coach Mike Budenholzer, Coach Steve Wojciechowski and talk about Giannis’ new baby boy. We also recap the Bobby Knight return to Indiana that happened over the weekend and get Doug’s thoughts on that. We also commemorate 28 years ago today that Brett Favre became a Green Bay Packer. Also, this hour Doug talks to our very own Tony Smith. We end the hour talking about Jabari Parker who returns to Milwaukee tonight as a Sacramento King – however Parker will not play against the Bucks due to injury.

Hour 2: The hour kicks off with the 7 at 7 which Doug recaps happenings all around sports. Stories include when pitchers and catchers report, The newest addition to the Milwaukee Bucks family, a Wisconsin home-grown player with a rough injury and much more. We also go over the new rules that may be proposed to the Major League Baseball playoff system. We also talk the current state of the XFL comparative to the new XFL that debuted last weekend. We end the hour talking about CC Sabathia’s debut on Good Morning Football earlier today.

2.7.20 The Doug Russell Show

February 7, 2020 8:15 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour begins asking the poll question of the day, are you going to watch the XFL which kicks off tomorrow afternoon. We then go through Leading Off to recap the day in sports hearing from Giannis, Khris Middleton, Coach Mike Budenholzer and more. We also talk to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and go over his article of a season round-up of the Packers and the Packers locker room. In his article he talks about how players bought into Matt LaFleur’s system. We end the hour with CC Sabathia getting a new gig, on a football show?

Hour 2: The hour kicks of previewing the talk about the XFL and their rules. We also have the 7 at 7 where we recap the day in sports including when Pitchers and Catchers respond, the date of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial, and a kickoff time announced for the Wisconsin-Notre Dame game next season in Lambeau Field. We also go through the most interesting rules of the XFL ahead of their season debut tomorrow. Also this hour we have a conversation with Delaney Brey.

2.5.20 The Doug Russell Show

February 5, 2020 7:57 p.m.

Hour 1: The show kicks off with Doug giving a nod to 1994 and brings up Pete Rose making another claim to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. We then get into Leading Off and recap the last 24 hours in sports hearing cuts from Giannis, Patrick Mahomes, and Jeff Passan. We then dive deeper into Pete Rose wanting to be on the Hall of Fame ballot and for MLB to forget about his betting scandal. We talk more baseball with MLB Radio’s Kevin Wheeler about Pete Rose and the recent mega deal that the Dodgers made for Mookie Betts.

Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 where we recap other headlines in sports – we talk about Auburn running back entering a training portal, go over national signing day, Jalen Berger making his commit to Wisconsin official, NBA games for the evening and pitchers and catchers reporting. On national signing day we go over some UW Badger NCAA violations. We also talk to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Lori Nickell to talk Milwaukee Bucks’ strength and conditioning coach Suki Hobson who is one of the most unsung heroes on this team. This all very apropos into National Women in Sports day.

2.4.20 The Doug Russell Show

February 4, 2020 8:07 p.m.

Hour 1: Doug begins with Leading off and discusses the new 3 point rules for the NBA 3 point contest, Michigan State’s head football coach stepping down.

Doug discusses the new NL DH rule and his thoughts on the new rule. Doug sees the concept of DH as one that maybe doesn’t have to be used for just the pitcher, for example, can be used for your worst hitter but could be great positional player. Greg joins for this segment to breakdown whether or not it is a good move Doug interviews Jesse Temple, breaks down the up and down season of Wisconsin, asks about how Brad Davis will be received tomorrow night for the Badgers game. Does Brad Davis feed off being the bad guy? Jesse discusses who the best team in the BIG TEN conference is

Hour 2: The hour kicks of with the 7 at 7 where we recap the day in sports which include Mike Dantonio stepping down from Michigan State Football, the Bucks/Pelicans match up, the NBA slate of games, and keeping us updated with when pitchers and catchers report. We talk the Hall of Fame and go into Deion Sanders’ thoughts on Hall of Fames among all major sports and how Deion thinks the criteria to get into the Hall is getting soft.

2.3.20 The Doug Russell Show

February 3, 2020 7:58 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour begins recapping the Super Bowl and mainly, the teams in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs who fell short last season, sealed it this year and gave Andy Reid is first Super Bowl title victory in all his years as a coach. We then go into our Leading Off segment where we go through the day and weekend in sports. We hear from Andy Reid, Khris Middleton, and learn about the most recent ex-Brewer move. We also pose the question to fans, what their confidence is in the Packers reaching the Super Bowl next season. We talk to friend of the show JR Radcliffe this hour as well.

Hour 2: The hour kicks off with the 7 at 7 where we go through the 7 most important sports throughout the day and the weekend to go over. Stories include The Super Bowl, Spring Training dates, and more. We also talk to the Brewers radio voice Jeff Levering to preview those spring training dates and to talk Brewers as the season quickly approaches. We end the hour going over Doug’s parade route IF The Bucks win the NBA Championship this season.

1.31.20 The Doug Russell Show w/ Cousins Subs Matt Pauley

January 31, 2020 8:22 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour opens up introducing our Cousins Sub in for Doug Russell and It’s our very good friend Matt Pauley! This hour we have a discussion with Jake Kokorauskee who covers Badgers basketball to discuss the current Kobe King situation. Jake breaks down what could be next for King and where he is rumored to be looking to play basketball next season (if allowed per eligibility rules).

Hour 2: We begin the hour talking about the dominance of the Bucks this season and how we can already look towards the post season given how far away this year’s Bucks team is in first place. We then take some time talking about the Brewers and Matt goes into who is being invited to Major League Spring Training and names fans should pay attention to. We talk North Korean basketball league rules which are absolutely amazing. And we end the hour getting Matt’s thoughts on the Big 10 proposing transfer rule changes.

1.30.20 The Doug Russell Show

January 30, 2020 8 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour and the show kicks off discussing the cryptic Tom Brady tweet that was tweeted out just minutes before the program began. We then get into our Leading Off segment where we hear cuts from Khris Middleton, *we also learn this segment if Middleton does make the All-Star game* and we hear cuts from the brawl that took place at Madison Square Garden last night. This brings us into the unwritten rules in sports and what are the weirdest unwritten rules in sports and if they should be followed. We end the hour talking about Doug’s ballot to vote into the Miller Park Walk of Fame. We hear who Doug is voting for this year and why.

Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 and we go through the seven most important sports stories that you need to know. We then get more details on the Kobe King situation while talking to 100.5 ESPN Madison’s Ben Brust to clear the air. We also our weekly conversation with Delaney Brey from Today’s TMJ4. We cover Delaney’s really cool story about a Muslim girls' basketball team. We also get Delaney’s thoughts on Kobe’s passing and how she delt with it from a sports reporter and fan perspective. We end the hour learning about the chaos that is radio row down at the Super Bowl every year.

1.29.20 The Doug Russell Show

January 29, 2020 7:05 p.m.

Hour 1: An abbreviated hour of the show getting ready for Marquette basketball fans. We open talking about the UW/Marquette basketball successes and what expectations that fans of each program should expect in March Madness every year. This coming off the news that Kobe King will be transferring from UW and will no longer be playing basketball with the Badgers. We lead off recapping the day in sports particularly the Bucks 151-131 win over the Wizards where Khris Middleton dropped 51 points. We also hear from coach Mike Budenholzer and get updates on the Kobe King story, Roger Goodell and his Super Bowl press conference and much more. We have a conversation with Tyler Dunne from Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne who is in Miami covering the Super Bowl. We end the hour hearing ESPN’s Andy Katz talk about the sudden decision to transfer out of UW.

1.28.20 The Doug Russell Show

January 28, 2020 7:57 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour begins having Doug recall the tributes to Kobe Bryant over the week – but disagrees with the notion that the NBA may retire the numbers 24 and 8 in honor of Kobe. We then go through our Leading Off segment and hear cuts from Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Khris Middleton and more. Then we open up the first segment of the show asking the question is baseball stale? And what should the league do to spice up the play. We talk more baseball w/ The Athletic’s Derek VanRiper who covers the Brewers for the publication. Derek & Doug go over what happens at each position that is up for question for the Brewers and who’s job is up for grabs at each starting position.

Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 where we fill you in on the 7 most important sports stories that you need to know about some of which include a new general manager in Houston Texas, the anticipation of a new manager for the Astros, Kobe memories, as well as an update on the Bucks game. We also go into Kobe and go over the poll results from yesterday asking how the NBA should honor the loss of Bryant. Also this hour an interview with the CEO of Dominick Miserandino who gives a very interesting perspective from an internet news publication and how they handled the news of Kobe Bryant passing away last weekend. We end the hour with the most obvious story of all time.

1.27.20 The Doug Russell Show

January 27, 2020 7:59 p.m.

Hour 1: The hour opens discussing the news of Kobe Bryant’s sudden death yesterday. This program a little different as we don’t have any Leading Off this hour as we normally start the show. Instead we start by opening the phone lines for fans to call in and give their sentiments for Kobe’s loss. We also put out the poll to the show how the NBA should honor Kobe and give choices such as retiring the number 24 league wide, renaming a major trophy after Kobe as well as if the NBA should change their logo. This hour we hear cuts from Giannis talking to Jim Paschke talking about training with Kobe. We also talk to Spectrum News 1’s Dennis Krause to talk about Kobe’s visits to Milwaukee.

Hour 2: The hour begins as the show begins – not taking a 7 at 7 segment, instead opening the phone lines for more fans to call in and give their thoughts and sentiments on the loss of Kobe Bryant. We take calls and hear audio from LeBron James, Giannis, Mike Budenholzer, and more on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant.