The Doug Russell Podcast

Award-winning sports reporter, host, and anchor Doug Russell (currently heard on 97.3 “The Game” in Milwaukee and formerly on WTMJ, WKTI (ESPN), WSSP, and national syndication) is joined by newsmakers and newsbreakers that cover the teams you love!

BREAKING: Scott Nelson on Barry Alvarez’ impending retirement

March 29th, 2021

On the Monday TDRP, Doug checks in with Badgers Rose Bowl winning safety Scott Nelson on Barry Alvarez' impending retirement. Nelson was one of the only Wisconsin players to win the 1994 Rose Bowl that were holdovers from the Don Morton era. How did Barry Alvarez change Wisconsin's culture of losing to a culture of winning? Find out on today's show!

Paint Touches writer Andrei Greska on the Shaka Smart hiring

March 26th, 2021

It's another BREAKING NEWS TDRP on this Friday evening. Its broke this morning that Texas Basketball Coach Shaka Smart is leaving Austin for Marquette. As he did last week, Doug gets the thoughts of Paint Touches writer Andrei Greska on the move, made official just as Doug and Andrei were recording.

Marquette beat writer Ben Steele on what’s next for MU

March 23rd, 2021

On today's TDRP, Doug checks in with Marquette beat writer Ben Steele in the aftermath of the university's decision to dismiss head basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski.

BREAKING: Marquette fires Steve Wojciechowski

March 19th, 2021

On a special BREAKING NEWS TDRP, Doug checks in with Paint Touches writer Andrei Greska about the three major MU fan bloggers statistical analysis of the Steve Wojciechowski era, which suddenly ended on Friday. Plus, Doug goes into the archives for his first ever sit down interview with Coach Wojo and plays his introductory news conference from 2014 in its entirety.

Badger Blitz Senior Writer Jake Kocorowski previews the NCAA Tournament

March 18th, 2021

On a busy weekend TDRP, Doug revists the Bucks big win at Philadelphia, visits with Badger Blitz Senior Writer Jake Kocorowski, plus checks the pulse of Chicago Bears fans, and hits the wayback machine with NBC Sports Boston host Trenni Kusnierek

Ryan Braun speaks, Tramon Williams walks, and Aaron Jones stays put

March 16th, 2021

On today's TDRP, Doug dives into the surprise of Aaron Jones' hometown discount, dives into Ryan Braun's recent comments that he is likely retired, and fills out his bracket. Also, some fun looking back at the joy that covering Jamaal Williams was for reporters.

Reviewing The Brew’s David Gasper

March 12th, 2021

We've got baseball on the brain today! With less than three weeks to go before Opening Day, Editor in Chief David Gasper joins Doug to talk all things Brewers!

The one year anniversary of the day sports came to a screeching halt

March 11th, 2021

It was exactly one year ago that sports hit the brakes. What we could not have possibly imagined was what our "new normal" was going to look like. One year ago there were still full arenas. And then in the blink of an eye...there weren't. What were we saying exactly one year ago, anyway? 

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