Mike Valenti and Rico Beard suggest power struggle at Michigan State could prevent Mel Tucker from new contract

By now, you have heard the reports that Mel Tucker is close to signing a massive contract extension with Michigan State. Well, according to a report from Rico Beard and Mike Valenti of 97.1 the Ticket, there may be a holdup on getting a deal done. On Tuesday, during the beginning of the Mike Valenti … Read more

Jim Harbaugh responds to 97.1 The Ticket host Rico Beard’s accusations

There has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Jim Harbaugh will be the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines past the 2020 season. Though Harbaugh has refused to fuel the fire at all when asked by the media about his future with the Wolverines, a report from 97.1 The Ticket’s Rico Beard got … Read more

97.1 The Ticket changes 2 show names following death of Jamie Samuelsen, hiring of Rico Beard

With the death of longtime Detroit Sports radio host Jamie Samuelsen, along with the hiring of Rico Beard to join forces with Mike Valenti, 97.1 The Ticket has changed the name of two of their weekday shows. According to the 97.1 The Ticket website, the Jamie and Stoney Show is now named The Morning Show … Read more

Terry Foster says he is ‘excited’ about newest addition to 97.1 The Ticket

For years on 97.1 The Ticket, “The Valenti and Foster” program dominated the airwaves. He decided to retire in 2017 after he suffered a mild stroke, and his former co-host Mike Valenti has been riding solo since then. It was announced earlier today that on-air veteran Rico Beard would be joining Valenti starting August 3 … Read more

Fans react to 97.1 The Ticket’s decision on new co-host for Mike Valenti

On Thursday, news broke that 97.1 The Ticket has hired Rico Beard to be Mike Valenti’s co-host during the 2-6 p.m. time slot. In addition, The Ticket announced that Mike Sullivan (Sully) will no longer work for the station beginning on August 1. Following the news, fans flooded social media to give their two cents … Read more