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John Clayton, "The Professor," covers the biggest stories in Seattle sports each weekday 10am to noon on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Monday, June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners went 5-2 during thier tough homestand and split the series with the best team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox. And NHL Seattle group hires Dave Tippett as a senior advisor to Tod Leiweke. John Clayton covers those stories and the College World Series in the Top Five. And Nathan Bishop joins the Professor on the Venue Kings Hotline to discuss the red hot Mariners and what Jerry Dipoto can add to this club before the trade deadline. 

June 18, 2018 - Hour 2

The US Open is officially in the books. Des Bieler from the Washington Post joins John Clayton to discuss the tournament and it's weekend ratings. Then your text questions are answered and Groz is back from vacation! 

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners lost 2-1 to the Red Sox but with a strong start from Felix Hernandez and the UW Baseball team heads to Omaha for the College World Series! The Professor covers those stories in the Top Five. Then Nick Cafardo, from the Boston Globe, to discuss this Boston team and the series in Seattle. 

June 15, 2018 - Hour 2

John Clayton takes your calls on if the Mariners are exceeding your expectations. Then The Professor brings out the gradebook in The Report Card to give some grades around the NFL. And Bob Stelton joins the program to talk some baseball. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 13- Dave Sims

Dave Sims joins the Professor to discuss the Mariners greats showing in the Angels series and why he wants M's fans out in full force this weekend for the Red Sox. Plus, he shares his personal experience as a cancer survivor and discusses why screenings are so important.

June 14, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners sweep the Angels with Mitch Haniger hitting a walk-off homerun! And the Seahawks wrap up their offseason training today. John Clayton covers those stories and more in the Top Five. Then David Schoenifeld from ESPN.com joins The Professor to preview the upcoming series of two of the best teams in baseball...Mariners vs. Red Sox. 

June 14, 2018 - Hour 2

Seahawks TE, Ed Dickson, joins John Clayton to discuss how special this offense can be this 2018 season. Then your text questions are answered and Bob Stelton joins The Professor to talk about the red hot Marienrs! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 - Hour 1

In today's top 5, John discusses the M's 6-3 win over the Angels, his observations from Seahawks mini-camp, the M's going for the series sweep with Marco Gonzalez today, Ryan Grigson being added to the Seahawks front office, and Reggie Bush winning his lawsuit against the Rams. Then, Dave Sims joins the professor to talk Mariners and we go Behind the Lines of the safety position without Earl for the Seahawks.

June 13, 2018 - Hour 2

Bob Condotta joins the Professor to discuss the latest news from Seahawks mini-camp and we grade Swaggy P's celebration at the Warriors parade in the Report Card. Then, we take your text questions and look ahead to this afternoon's Mariners game.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners took a 5-3 win over the Angels last night at Safeco Field, and Wade LeBlac had another great start which showed some of his emotions as he worked his way out of a 2 out bases loaded jam. The Professor breaks down the game and more player holdouts around the NFL in the Top Five. Then Shannon Drayer joins John Clayton via the Venue Kings Hotline to discuss the Mariners and their  All Star votes. 

June 12, 2018 - Hour 2

John Clayton goes Four Downs with Sean Salisbury as minicamps are taking place around the NFL. Then The Professor brings out the grade book for a former NFL player who was on the Bachelorette in The Report Card. And The Groz stops by to review what Jerry Dipoto plans to do with Robinson Cano when he returns in August. 

Friday, June 08, 2018

June 8, 2018 - Hour 1

The Professor goes over the Mariners 5-4 win over they Rays, Seahawks wrapping up OTA's, and the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup in the Top Five stories of the day. Then former MLB Catcher, Paul Lo Duca, joins John Clayton to buzz around the MLB and add a little horse racing into the conversation. 

June 8, 2018 - Hour 2

The Seahawks have officially wrapped up their OTA's, Brady Henderson from ESPN.com joins John Clayton to discuss some takeaways and preview mandatory mini camp. Then your text questions are answered and Bob Stelton joins The Prfoessor to talk about some Mariners roster moves made in Tampa Bay. 

Paul Lo Duca tells the Professor about winning an $80,000 derby bet during an MLB game

Fomer MLB all star catcher joined John Clayton today to discuss his work with the Action Network for the Belmont this weekend and revealed a great story from his time with the Marlins.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners split the series in Houston, and are still a game above the Astros is leading the division. The Mariners how head to face Tampa Bay in a four game series. And Golden State takes the series 3-1 in the NBA Finals over Celeveland. Those stories and more are covered in the Top Five. Then Mariners Insider, Shannon Drayer joins The Professor on the Venue Kings Hotline. 

June 7, 2018 - Hour 2

Matt Ufford from Forbes.com joins John Clayton to discuss the article he wrote on Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.  THen your text questions are answered and The Groz stops by to discuss the future of LeBron James and the NBA Finals. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

June 6, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners showed up early in Houston! They won they first game of the series 7-1 with another stellar performance by James Paxton and the bats getting hot in early innings. John Clayton dives deep into the game and goes over some contract updates from the VMAC in the Top FIve. Then Seahawks Defensive Tackle, Tom Johnson, joins The Professor! 

June 6, 2018 - Hour 2

The voice of the Mariners, Rick Rizzs, joins The Professor via the Venue Kings Hotline to discuss the hot streak this team is on and how the coaches have really helped this ballclub each game, Then your text questions are answered and Groz arrives on the Dare to Dream Express! 

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

June 5, 2018 - Hour 1

The Mariners start a two game series in Houston tonight with the Big Maple on the mound. And the MLB draft has already begun and the Mariners started strong using their 14th overall pick on a dominant RHP. And Ryan Divish from the Seattle Times, makes his debute with The Professor. Then John Clayton goes Behind the Lines at the VMAC to hear what Bobby Wagner thinks about this current Seahawks defense. 

June 5, 2018 - Hour 2

Sean Salisbury joins John Clayton on the Venue Kings Hotline for Four Downs! Then The Professor gets out the grade book and grades the new move made by the NFL in The Report Card, Then your text questions are answered!