Ball Games And Beyond

Hosted by Evan Groat, segment producer for, Ball Games and Beyond is a podcast dedicated to sports junkies who prefer to take a deeper dive into prominent headlines and trending topics in the world of sports.  Whether it’s the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, or NCAA we have you covered.  Weekly shows will incorporate interviews with expert guests including local and national writers, team reporters, and insiders who will bring their insight and opinions to the conversation.  Take your passion for sports to the next level and tune in to Ball Games and Beyond!

2024 NBA Finals Preview w/ Justin Termine

This week on Ball Games & Beyond we discuss the many storylines of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks with guest Justin Termine host of ‘NBA Today’ on SiriusXM’s NBA radio channel.

23:00 2024-06-04

Has The NFL WR Market Reached A Breaking Point w/ Randy Mueller

On this week’s episode of Ball Games and Beyond former NFL GM, Randy Mueller joins the show to discuss his latest story for the Athletic detailing the NFL’s wide receiver market and the rising cost of the position.

23:18 2024-05-25

All Eyes On Mystik Dan: Preakness Stakes Headlines w/ Steve Byk

SiriusXM host of ‘At The Races’, Steve Byk joins the show to discuss the latest headlines ahead of the 149th Preakness Stakes. Morning line favorite, Muth was scratched from the race on Wednesday after coming down with a fever. Hear Steve’s opinion on which horse will benefit the most from the absence of Muth as well as other race related topics.

30:26 2024-05-16

Full Court Press Director Kristen Lappas

Director Kristen Lappas joins the show to discuss the debut of ‘Full Court Press’ a new ESPN+ original four part series that chronicles the ongoing journeys of Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso and Kiki Rice.

22:31 2024-05-10

NFL Draft Winners, Losers & QB Talk w/ Eric Edholm

This week on Ball Games and Beyond, Evan recaps the NFL Draft with Eric Edholm from It was a historic draft which saw a record 23 offensive players selected in round one, including six quarterbacks, the most since the 1983 draft. The Atlanta Falcons made the surprise pick of the draft by selecting Michael Penix 8th overall.

30:50 2024-05-02

Celtics: Championship or Bust

The Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in sports but they have not won a championship since 2008. After coming short the last two years the Celtics had a dominate 64 win season and are in position for a championship run.  NBA writer for the Boston Globe, Gary Washburn joins the show to answer the question: Is it championship or bust for the Boston Celtics.

24:16 2024-04-24

Scottie Scheffler’s Dominance & Tiger Comparisons w/ Bob Harig

Golf writer & author, Bob Harig from joins the show to discuss Scottie Scheffler’s win at the Masters and chat’s about his new book titled ‘Drive: The Lasting Legacy of Tiger Woods’

32:32 2024-04-18

MLB’s Elbow Injury Epidemic

The MLBPA and the league are at odds over the root causes of one of the games biggest problems: arm injuries to pitchers.  Over the years there has been a steady rise in the number of Tommy John surgeries being performed on pitchers and since the start of the season, just a couple of weeks ago, there are already a significant number of pitchers who are dealing with season-ending elbow injuries.  Senior writer from The Athletic, Andy McCullough joins the show to give his take on the issue.

30:17 2024-04-11

Where is Cinderella w/ NY Post Sportswriter Zach Braziller

The Sweet 16 is set but where is the Cinderella story in this years NCAA tournament?  This week on Ball Games and Beyond, host Evan Groat examines whether or not a lack of underdogs in the tournament is a good thing and why has this been the case this year.  Sportswriter from the NY Post, Zack Braziller joins the show to recap the opening weekend of the tournament, preview the Sweet 16, and gives his take on why we have seen a lack of Cinderella’s advance in this years tournament.  

28:15 2024-03-27

NCAA Tournament Snubs w/ Adam Zagoria

The bracket is out and the field of 68 has been selected but not without some controversy.  This week on Ball Games and Beyond, host Evan Groat breaks down the biggest tournament snubs and other tournament related topics.  In segment two, college basketball insider Adam Zagoria joins the show to give his thoughts on Big East teams St. John’s, Seton Hall and Providence not making the tourney.   

27:23 2024-03-19