Remembering the great Tim Conway who passed away at 85

I had the honor of talking with Tim Conway on radio several years ago. He was as nice as he was talented.





USF Bulls and Miami Hurricanes to Play Three-Game Series

(Tampa, FL) USF Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly today announced an agreement with the University of Miami to play a three-game football series starting in 2025, bringing the Bulls’ scheduled non-conference games vs. Power 6 opponents to 14 over the next 10 seasons.

The Bulls and Hurricanes will play a pair of games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, beginning the latest series on Sept. 13, 2025 and closing the three-game series on Sept. 9, 2028. The Hurricanes will return to Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 4, 2027 to face the Bulls in Tampa for the fourth time and first time since 2013.

The addition of the three-game series with Miami comes on the heels of the announcement of a home-and-home series with Boise State (2025 & 2027) in April and an agreement with Texas to cancel the final two games (scheduled for 2022 & 2024) of a previously announced three-game series. USF will still travel to Texas in 2020.

“We are excited to continue to add very high-level opponents with great national interest to our future football schedules,” Kelly said. “In the next 10 years we now have six games on the schedule against Florida and Miami and our student-athletes, coaches and fans look forward to the challenge.”

The Bulls and Hurricanes have met six times on the football field with Miami holding a 5-1 lead in the series, including a 49-21 victory in the last meeting in 2013 in Tampa. The Bulls win came, 23-20, in Miami in 2010.

USF’s 2025 season non-conference schedule is now full with games vs. Boise State (Aug. 30), at Florida (Sept. 6), at Miami (Sept. 13) and vs. San Jose State (Sept. 20). The Bulls will open the 2027 season vs. Miami (Sept. 4) in Tampa and have road trips to Boise State (Sept. 11) and Northern Illinois (Sept. 25) on the schedule with one non-conference opponent to be filled.

USF now has 14 scheduled non-conference games vs. Power 6 opponents over the next 10 seasons (through 2028) in addition to home-and-home series vs. Boise State (2025 & 2027) and BYU (2019 & 2021).

The Bulls will play nine of those games vs. ACC opponents, including contests vs. Georgia Tech (2019), NC State (2021 & 2024), Louisville (2022, 2024 & 2026) and Miami (2025, 2027 & 2028). Future schedules also include dates vs. SEC foe Florida (2022, 2023 & 2025), Big 12 opponent Texas (2020) and Big Ten foe Wisconsin (2019).

USF takes on Wisconsin on Fri., Aug. 30 in a primetime matchup to open the 2019 season, travels to Georgia Tech (Sept. 7) in Week 2 and will host BYU on Oct. 12 for a homecoming game at Raymond James Stadium.

USF has played 13 non-conference regular season games vs. Power 6 opponents in six seasons since joining the American Athletic Conference in 2013. The non-conference Power 6 opponents faced over that span include Florida State (2015, 2016), Georgia Tech (2018), Illinois (2017 & 2018), Maryland (2014, 2015), Miami (2013), Michigan State (2013), NC State (2014), Syracuse (2015, 2016) and Wisconsin (2014).





Remembering Doris Day who passed away at 97. She was one of the all time greats in show business.





Interview with Joyce Randolph aka “Trixie Norton” on “The Honeymooners”

My radio interview with actress Joyce Randolph known to millions of TV fans as Trixie Norton on “The Honeymooners”. This was originally aired on WIBQ (now WSRQ) radio in Sarasota, FL in 2004. Bob Biermann is the other voice who was co-hosting the show that day.





“Book Talk” guest Jamie Purviance author “Weber’s Ultimate Grilling”

Doug Miles talks with Weber’s Master Griller Jamie Purviance author “Weber’s Ultimate Grilling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbeque Genius” on “Talk Across America”. Book can be purchased below in the Amazon box.





“Artist Spotlight” Singer Dave Boyer

Doug Miles talks with singer Dave Boyer about his career in show business, working with Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra and his ministry through Christian music. Included are some of Dave’s great song performances. https://amzn.to/2BAKGWL





“Book Talk” guest Carson Vaughan author “Zoo Nebraska, The Dismantling of an American Dream”

Doug Miles talks with Carson Vaughan author “Zoo Nebraska, The Dismantling of an American Dream” on “Talk Across America”. Book available in the Amazon box below:





2019 Kentucky Derby Recap with Pete “The Prophet”

“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles with guest horse racing handicapper Pete “The Prophet” recap the controversial 2019 Kentucky Derby.





2019 Kentucky Derby Preview with Pete “The Prophet”

Horse racing handicapper Pete “The Prophet” joins Don Henderson and Doug Miles on “Sports Talk” to preview a wide open Kentucky Derby, talk about the rash of horse deaths at Santa Anita, the state of horse racing and wrap up with a look at the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

*Apologies for the echo. Technical issues were not discovered until after the show was aired.





Artist Spotlight Mary Tyler Moore

Doug Miles talks with Herbie J. Pilato author of “Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story” about one of television’s most popular stars. Autographed copies of the book are available at Herbie’s website: https://www.herbiejpilato.com.