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From big names to everyday sports fans, TrueSports is the place for baseball, basketball, and football discussions. This reboot of the original TrueSports Show, which aired for 4 years and entertained people across the country, is hosted by the founder of MIBN, Caleb Spinner.

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All Eyes on Mugar's TBT

July 8th, 2020


The first showcase of live basketball since the outbreak of COVID-19, there is a lot of pressure on Jon Mugar, founder of The Basketball Tournament …

Baseball is Back! The Return From COVID-19

July 1st, 2020


Finally, after three months of negotiations between league officials and players, a 2020 Major League Baseball season is ready to go. While fans are celebrating the return of America’s pastime, JD and I take a deep look …

Cradle of Coaches Archive - Stories with Stout Pt. 3

June 24th, 2020


Stories with Stout concludes with a discussion about the Cradle of Coaches Archive at Miami University. The archive contains playbooks and artifacts from some of the greatest coaches in sports, all of whom went through …

The Big Time - Stories with Stout Pt. 2

June 17th, 2020


Last week, Caleb talked with esteemed sports reporter, Steve Stout about his early life in journalism, and his time broadcasting in college. This …

Juvenile Journalist - Stories with Stout

June 10th, 2020


In professional sports, journalists have a massive responsibility. It’s their job to report the facts and latest news to the adoring fans. While on the job, sports journalists come into contact with some of the biggest …

The Social Side of Sports

June 3rd, 2020


Something that gets overlooked most of the time, the duties of a social media worker are of great use to a professional sports team, including the Cleveland Browns. What do they do for a team? What path does someone …

Rewriting Draft History

May 29th, 2020


LeBron never went to Cleveland. Leveon Bell was never a Steeler. Melo never made his mark on New York. Caleb and JD go back in time to change three of the biggest drafts in the history of the NBA and NFL. They also …

Reviewing the Most Hated Teams Bracket

May 22nd, 2020


Across the many sports leagues around the world, there are teams that don’t hold good favor with fans. Whether they’re heated rivals with a certain …

Tag, Trade, or Cut: Fantasy Football

May 14th, 2020


With the NFL carrying on business-as-usual, having made plans to ensure their season begins as scheduled, it’s important to get a head start on …

Sack to the Future

May 6th, 2020


Football continues to dominate headlines months after the college and professional seasons ended. The Texas Longhorns and the Pittsburgh Steelers …

Making the Grade: 2020 NFL Draft

April 29th, 2020


Despite predictions of failure, the 2020 NFL Draft went off without a hitch, and once again introduced 255 new players into the National Football …

What Will Happen at the NFL Draft

April 22nd, 2020


The 2020 NFL Draft is tomorrow, and fans cannot wait to see who their favorite team adds to their roster. Some teams are in a better spot than others, but no team is sitting prettier than the Cincinnati Bengals, who …

Hockey Coach Reflects on Memorable Season

April 15th, 2020


An unprecedented global outbreak canceled this year’s winter sports postseason, abruptly ending the careers of senior-year athletes nationwide, leaving athletes and coaches feeling frustrated and dejected. Caleb and JD …

Our New *Virtual Sports Reality

April 8th, 2020


With sports still canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus, professional sports teams have found various ways to keep their fans engaged through the use of videogames. Caleb and JD share more about these creative …

Looking Ahead to a Brand-New NFL

April 1st, 2020


If you need proof that anything can happen, look no further than this year’s NFL Free Agency period. Teams went from the bottom of the standings to potential Super Bowl contenders, and long-time veterans found new …

What You Need to Know About the NFL CBA

March 25th, 2020


Last week, the NFL Players Association signed the Collective Bargaining Agreement, instituting several changes for the upcoming season, include a …

The Virus That Cancelled Sports

March 18th, 2020


March Madness has an entirely different meaning. Last week, COVID-19, a global pandemic put a stop to every major sporting event until further notice. How did this escalate so quickly? What’s the severity of the virus …

Detailing the NFL Draft and Free Agency

March 13th, 2020


A month after Super Bowl 54 ended the league’s 100th season, NFL football is still making headlines. News regarding potential landing spots for unattached quarterbacks, shifts in the draft order, and rumors surrounding …

2020 Preview of the Big Dance

March 4th, 2020


Beginning on March 18th, 64 teams will face-off against the best teams in the nation, in the hopes of winning the 2020 NCAA National Championship, also known as “March Madness” or “The Big Dance.” Ahead of Selection …

What Can the NFL Learn from Daytona

February 25th, 2020


After another potentially fatal crash was avoided at this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR breathes a sigh of relief. The racing organization is receiving …

Taking a Dive into Texas Sports

February 19th, 2020


For the past few decades, the Lone-Star state has been a sports powerhouse, producing NFL Pro-bowlers, NBA Most Valuable Player award recipients, and as recently as 2017, a World Series champion. On this episode of …

Looking Back at a Full First Week of February

February 12th, 2020


February began with a bang! Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs won their first championship in Super Bowl 54, in which quarterback Patrick Mahomes was given the MVP award. Several big deals went down on trade deadline …

Let’s Make a Trade: Cleveland Cavaliers

February 5th, 2020


Caleb and JD are joined by 92.3 The Fan’s Tim Grattan to discuss some potential trades for Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Kevin Love, ahead of tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline.

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What is Sign Stealing in the MLB & Why Does it Matter?

January 29th, 2020


Baseball is back on TrueSports! Caleb and JD discuss what sign stealing is, why the Houston Astros are under fire, and how the MLB reacted to the scandal. Jon Root, the in-arena host and digital reporter and producer …

Who Will Hoist the Lombardi Trophy?

January 23rd, 2020


Caleb and JD breakdown the upcoming matchup between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, and the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs, ahead of Super Bowl 54. The guys look at how both teams earned the chance to play in the …

The Importance of Supportive Coaching

January 16th, 2020


Coach Tray Huntsman, the founder of Huntsman Elite Basketball, joins Caleb and JD to talk about the importance of supportive coaching in sports. Coach Tray shares his story of how decided he wanted to train athletes for …

What a Week - Freddie and the Semis

January 10th, 2020


What a way to start off the new decade! Caleb and JD discuss the firing of Freddie Kitchens, and the latest news in the league-wide coaching hunt, and talk about what losing another head coach means for the Cleveland …

New Year, New Team

January 1st, 2020


Caleb and JD kick off the New Year by wrapping up the old one. The guys put a word to their favorite NFL team’s season so far, and relive some of the …

TrueSports Christmas Edition 2019

December 25th, 2019


Caleb and JD celebrate the Christmas holiday with a show full of sports stories and holiday memories. Dick LeBeau describes Christmas in the NFL, the …

Painting the NFL Playoff Picture

December 20th, 2019


Caleb and JD discuss the upcoming NFL postseason and reassess their predictions for who will play in and win Super Bowl LIV.

Importance of the Upcoming College Bowl Games

December 12th, 2019


JD and Caleb analyze some intriguing bowl games and dive into the two semifinal games. Also in this episode, JD gives his take on Paul Finebaum’s …

Is Load Management the Most Effective Option?

December 4th, 2019


Caleb and JD explain the practice of load management in sports, and discuss other alternatives to keep players rested and healthy.

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Dick LeBeau: His Life and NFL Career

November 20th, 2019


Caleb Spinner talks with Dick LeBeau about his early life and his career in the National Football League. Also, Caleb provides his take on the Myles Garrett situation and reads Swenson’s Games of the Week.

Analyzing ESPN’s Week 10 NFL Power Rankings

November 7th, 2019


Caleb and JD take a look at the ESPN’s latest NFL Power Rankings and provide their take. JD talks about the first college football playoff rankings …

Fantasy Football: Midseason Check-In

October 31st, 2019


With eight weeks of NFL action behind us, Fantasy Football has reached crunch time. Caleb and JD reassess the best players in each position, talk about players you need to trade for the second half of the year, and some …

Rebuilding the Cleveland Browns: The Transformation & What's to Come

October 24th, 2019


Caleb Spinner and JD Swenson look at how the Cleveland Browns turned 0-16 into a potential playoff season in less than two seasons, and what the …

Ramsey Goes to LA

October 16th, 2019


Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was finally traded. Caleb and JD talk about what the trade means for the Los Angeles Rams and their season, what …

World Series Watch: The Week of Game Fives

October 10th, 2019


An exciting weekend of football takes a backseat to baseball. Caleb Spinner and JD Swenson talk about the three divisional matchups happening this week, and what the rest of the Major League Baseball postseason will …

Breaking Down NFL Week Three, Discussing the First NBA 2020 Mock Draft & a Fantasy Football Update

September 25th, 2019


Caleb Spinner and producer JD Swenson break down the best from NFL Week Three, take a look at the top five picks from the first 2020 NBA Mock Draft, and update listeners on their fantasy football teams.

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Roethlisberger Done for 2019, Daniel Jones Promoted to Starter & Jalen Ramsey Wants Out

September 18th, 2019


Host Caleb Spinner and producer JD Swenson talk about what Ben Roethlisberger’s season-ending injury means for the Steelers if Daniel Jones is ready to lead the Giants’ offense and Jalen Ramsey’s trade request. Listen …

NFL Week One, Antonio Brown & Way-Too-Early MVP Predictions

September 11th, 2019


After an entertaining first week of NFL football, there are several things to discuss. Football enthusiast Kyle Hunt joins Caleb Spinner in the studio to break it all down, from surprising upsets to outstanding …

What to Make of College Football’s Opening Weekend

September 4th, 2019


A lot happened over the weekend when the 2019-20 college football season kicked off. Caleb Spinner and JD Swenson breakdown upsets, dominant …

Fantasy Football Special Pt. 2 – Determining Best Available and Answering Your Questions

August 28th, 2019


Last week Caleb Spinner and JD Swenson talked about when to draft the different positions on your fantasy football roster. On this episode of TrueSports, Caleb and JD are back to share what their ideal fantasy lineup is …

Fantasy Football Special Pt. 1 – Drafting Do’s and Don’ts

August 21st, 2019


Whatever platform you play on, it’s important to draft the right players for your fantasy football team. On this episode of TrueSports, Caleb Spinner talks about what to do and what not to do when picking your team. JD …

Previewing the 2019-20 College Football Season

August 14th, 2019


College football returns on Saturday! This season, several teams are under the spotlight, and various player storylines are waiting to be solved. On …

Analyzing Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season

August 8th, 2019


Russell Westbrook and James Harden’s connection will resemble that of the Splash Brothers. The Clippers will miss the playoffs. Are the Cleveland Cavaliers the worst team in the league? In this episode of TrueSports, …

Sign or Decline: Determining the Future of Young NFL Stars

July 31st, 2019


In recent years several players in the National Football League have been skipping team camps, practices, and even games while they wait for their franchise to give them a better deal. In this episode of TrueSports, …

Is the XFL’s 2020 Return Doomed to Fail?

July 24th, 2019


Get ready for what many are calling “the greatest comeback in sports history.” The Xtreme Football League (XFL) is returning in 2020 and will be kicking off in eight cities beginning in February. On this episode of …

The Battle For Attention: MLB vs NBA

July 17th, 2019


The MLB’s 2019 All-Star Weekend was overshadowed by the thrills of NBA Free Agency. An article in The Wall Street Journal claimed that the lack of interest in what is known as baseball’s “mid-summer classic,” is a …

NBA Free Agency Aftermath

July 10th, 2019


How many days does it take to reshape a sports league? If the NBA Free Agency 2019 is any indicator, it takes only five. On the premiere episode of TrueSports, Caleb Spinner and Lance Jackson discuss three major free …

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