Aaron Young http://wkar.org en Current Sports #8 | May 22, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-8-may-22-2013 <p>Our series on boxing continues with local and former Lansing Community College softball coach and boxing guru Bob Every. Bob shares his thoughts on the current state of boxing and boxing in the Lansing area. Sergio&nbsp;Garcia made a comment about "friend chicken", referring to Tiger Woods. Do you feel this was racist? Listeners and Al share their thoughts.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Aaron Young 36281 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 7 | May 21, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-7-may-21-2013 <p>We continue our boxing segment with none other than the great boxing referee and judge, Frank Garza. Frank talks about his time as a judge and a referee and also give his thoughts on the state of boxing. Matt, Alex and Al also give their top 5 boxing exchanges.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:00:40 +0000 Aaron Young 36223 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 6 | May 20, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-6-may-20-2013 <p>We continue our boxing and mixed martial arts series with the lead trainer of <a href="http://www.elunderground.com/">East Lansing Underground Martial Arts</a>, Matt Torres. Al gets Matt's thoughts about MMA and how it compares to boxing. &nbsp;Al breaks down the latest in the sports world. We also get some predictions from Matt, Alex and Al on games this week.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 20:00:37 +0000 Aaron Young 36157 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-5-may-17-2013 <p>Ali Easley, head boxing trainer of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CrownBoxingClub" target="_blank">Crown Boxing</a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/CrownBoxingClub">&nbsp;Club</a> in Lansing and founder of the <a href="http://www.helpawillingkid.org/">Help a Willing Kid Foundation</a>, joins Al to discuss his commitment to the youth through boxing. &nbsp;</p><p>Al also gives the dish on the latest in the sports world.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:28:18 +0000 Aaron Young 36156 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013 Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-4-may-16-2013 <p>Al begins today's show with none other than Michigan State basketball great <a href="http://gregorykelser.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Greg Kelser</a>. Greg discusses his time at Michigan State, his time in the NBA, his current role as sports broadcaster and his book about Michigan State basketball. Al also invites Jennifer Swanchara, Lansing Lugnuts PA announcer, to discuss her early success in college and the challenge women face in sports broadcasting.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 23:50:11 +0000 Aaron Young 35994 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013 Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-3-may-15-2013 <p>Former Michigan State basketball great and current Turner Sports broadcaster Steve Smith joins Al to discuss his life at MSU, his life in the NBA and as a broadcaster. Other topics include Jay Harris, Titus Young and a debate about boxing.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:59:20 +0000 Aaron Young 35903 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013 Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-2-may-14-2013 <p>Today marks day number two of Current Sports! We kick off today's show with MSU Alumn and Senior Vice President and General Manager of four Atlanta based sports networks, Jeff Genthner. Al also discusses the Tigers, Brady Hoke, and the NBA playoffs. Lastly, Al has a conversation with Matt and Alex about what it takes to succeed as a Sports Journalist.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:06:15 +0000 Aaron Young 35833 at http://wkar.org Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013 Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-1-may-13-2013 <p>Today marks the launch of Current Sports with Al Martin. Al Martin is taking over for longtime host Earle Robinson. To honor Earle, Al invited&nbsp;Earle to be his very first guest and discuss his life as a broadcaster and his life as a retiree. Other conversations include the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Tiger Woods and the NBA Playoffs. We hear from listeners as well and even Al's dad (aww)!</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:18:26 +0000 Aaron Young 35766 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013 SportsTalk | Wed 3/27/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-32713 <p>Matt Ludtke made his way past security and found his way to the sports talk chair. Topics include Ndamukong Suh&nbsp;making a terrible splash on ABC's show "Splash", athletes being role models, Adreian Payne being a role model and the hatred towards the Duke Blue Devils.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:15:44 +0000 Aaron Young 33380 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 3/25/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-32513 <p>Matt Ludtke, a sports fanatic and WKAR employee is this weeks host. It's March Madness and both Michigan State and Michigan are headed to the Sweet 16. Aaron Young and Emanuele Berry join Matt to break it all down.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:36:23 +0000 Aaron Young 33239 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 3/20/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-32013 <p>Russ White and Kirk Heinze&nbsp;are back in the studio for another round of sports! They invite MUCC Executive director Erin McDonough and freelance outdoors writer and author Tom Huggler&nbsp;in to promote this weekends <a href="http://www.showspan.com/USG/Home.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=yes,toolbar=yes,menubar=yes,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no'); return false;">Ultimate Sports Show</a> in Grand Rapids. They also invite the voice of Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play Dan Dickerson to discuss spring training so far. Lastly, they invite&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mlive.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">mlive.com</a>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Director of State News Bill </span>Emkow<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to discuss Tigers and sports journalism.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:29:10 +0000 Aaron Young 33009 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 3/20/13 SportsTalk | Mon 3/11/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-31113 <p>Larry Marasco, an MSU&nbsp;and Impact89FM alumn, fills in this week. Today's topics include BIG Ten basketball and NHL hockey.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:56:08 +0000 Aaron Young 32498 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Fri 3/8/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-3813-0 <p>It's Fred Heumann's last day hosting! He invites Joe Rexrode&nbsp;from the Detroit Free Press to talk about last night's win over Wisconsin. High School basketball playoffs are in full swing and East Lansing men's basketball head coach joins Fred to discuss their playoff run so far. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain&nbsp;calls in to voice his opinion on the current state of the MLB and to shed some light on his personal life.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:19:18 +0000 Aaron Young 32396 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Fri 3/8/13 SportsTalk | Thu 3/8/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thu-3813 <p>Fred Heumann&nbsp;first invites Jake Boss, Michigan State baseball head coach, to discuss their very first few games of the season and how the team looks this year. Mike Garland, assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball calls in to discuss the game against Wisconsin. Rob Parritt, Haslett basketball coach joins Fred to talk about his retirement as the coach. Lastly, Ron Mason, former Michigan State hockey coach joins Fred to discuss the team this year and the soon to be BIG Ten hockey leauge.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:47:55 +0000 Aaron Young 32389 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thu 3/8/13 SportsTalk | Mon 3/4/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-3413 <p><a href="http://www.wlns.com/story/1113796/fred-heumann">Fred Heumann</a>&nbsp;of WLNS-TV 6 is this weeks host and he starts todays show off with a bang! Michigan State Athletic Director,<a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/genrel/hollis_mark00.html"> Mark Hollis</a>, joins Fred to discuss his career and what he is working on for Michigan State. Detroit Free Press Prep Writer, <a href="http://www.freep.com/section/HSS1201/Mick-McCabe">Mick McCabe</a>, joins the conversation to discuss High School boys and girls basketball playoffs. Lastly, Fred invites Michigan State women's basketball coach <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/merchant_suzy00.html">Suzy Merchant</a> to discuss the season so far and their upcoming games.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:19:28 +0000 Aaron Young 32103 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 3/4/13 SportsTalk | Fri 3/1/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-3113 <p>Terry Braverman&nbsp;is today's host. He chats with Dr. Steve Almany of Beaumont Hospital about his dedication to screening high school athletes. He also chats with Jerry Geistler of Michigan State basketball alumni fame.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:15:41 +0000 Aaron Young 32003 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 2/27/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-22713 <p>Alex continues his discussion of possible NHL realignment. &nbsp;<a href="http://connect.mlive.com/staff/dleung/posts.html" target="_blank">Diamond Leung</a> from mlive.com calls in to discuss Michigan State basketball and BIG Ten basketball. Alex also gets in to Detroit Tigers spring training.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:33:20 +0000 Aaron Young 31902 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 2/27/13 SportsTalk | Tues 2/26/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tues-22613 <p>The NFL combine is in full swing and Alex breaks down some of the former Michigan State players. <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302260089">Dave Birkett</a>&nbsp;of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss the combine in more detail. Alex also discusses the proposed NHL reallignment.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:11:59 +0000 Aaron Young 31767 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tues 2/26/13 SportsTalk | Mon 2/25/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-22513 <p>Alex Scharg host this weeks SportsTalk. Alex discusses the recent loss the Michigan State men's basketball team had against Ohio State. Terry Fitzwater of <a href="http://www.midwestracingscene.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">MidWest Racing Scene</a> calls in to discuss the crash at Daytona Saturday night and the big race on Sunday. Alex also discusses the NFL combine and how players from Michigan State &nbsp;are fairing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:28:43 +0000 Aaron Young 31720 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 2/25/13 SportsTalk | Wed 2/20/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-22013 <p>Terry Braverman&nbsp;calls Brandon Heins, an Izzone Coordinator and a junior at Michigan State University, to discuss the Izzone&nbsp;and what happened outside the arena before the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;game. Terry also calls on&nbsp;<a href="http://lisabyington.com/">Lisa&nbsp;Byington</a>, a freelance broadcaster for the BIG Ten Network and CBS Sports Network, to discuss her career and discuss women in broadcasting.</p><p><br> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:28:13 +0000 Aaron Young 31471 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 2/18/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-21813 <p>Legendary announcer Terry Braverman&nbsp;is this weeks host. Terry invites Jamie Gent, the younger brother of Michigan State basketball player and professional football player Pete Gent, to discuss the life of Pete.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:20:37 +0000 Aaron Young 31330 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thurs 2/14/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thurs-21413 <p>Jeremy Sampson invites Michigan State <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-golf/msu-m-golf-body.html">Golf</a> coach Casey Lubahn to discuss the early season so far. Michigan State athletic department Video Producer Dave Ellis, who recently had a stint on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, joins Jeremy in studio to discuss his time on the show and how the video department is enhancing the fans experience.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:19:43 +0000 Aaron Young 31176 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thurs 2/14/13 SportTalk | Mon 2/11/13 http://wkar.org/post/sporttalk-mon-21113 <p>Jeremy Sampson from WILX-TV 10 is hosting all this week. Michigan State and U of M tip off on Tuesday night at the Breslin. This is a very important game for both teams and Jeremy breaks it all down. <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/section/COLUMNISTS15/Graham-Couch">Graham Couch</a> of the Lansing State Journal joins the conversation to give his thoughts about the upcoming battle.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:18:31 +0000 Aaron Young 30948 at http://wkar.org SportTalk | Mon 2/11/13 SportsTalk | Thurs 2/07/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thurs-20713 <p>Yesterday was signing day for college football and Michigan State landed some key positions. Rico Beard of FOX 2 joins Jack in studio to break it all down. Dane Fife, the assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball, calls in to discuss their win last night over the Gophers and the current state of the team.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:23:56 +0000 Aaron Young 30773 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thurs 2/07/13 SportsTalk | Wed 2/06/12 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-20612 <p>It's signing day in the world of college football. How did Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten do? Jack Ebling invites <a href="http://247sports.com">247sports.com</a>&nbsp;Staff Writer Dan Kilbridge and Recruiting Analyst Sean Scherer to break it all down. <a href="http://247sports.com/Player/Damion-Terry-14848">Damion Terry</a> and <a href="http://247sports.com/Player/Jon-Reschke-7893">Jon Reschke&nbsp;</a>have signed their letter of intent and join the hosts to discuss&nbsp;their decision.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:36:15 +0000 Aaron Young 30707 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 2/06/12 SportsTalk | Mon 2/4/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-2413-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Jack Ebling&nbsp;is this weeks host. Mike Griffin from mlive.com joins Jack as his co-host. They discuss all things Superbowl and discuss Michigan State men's basketball.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:25:07 +0000 Aaron Young 30706 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 2/4/13 SportsTalk | Fri 1/1/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-1113 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Reminiscing of Earle, Drew Sharp on Detroit Pistons and BIG Ten basketball, payment to athletes and Superbowl predictions.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:28:35 +0000 Aaron Young 30465 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thurs 1/31/12 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thurs-13112 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Reminiscing of Earle, college athletes and why they should or shouldn't get paid, NCAA reform and MSU hockey.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:28:10 +0000 Aaron Young 30460 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 1/30/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-13013 <p>Reminiscing of Earle, paying athletes for rebroadcasts, football recruiting, more. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:29:06 +0000 Aaron Young 30364 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 01/29/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-012913 <p>Reminiscing about Earle, introducing Alex Scharg, Joe Rexrode discusses MSU men's basketball. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:55:41 +0000 Aaron Young 30281 at http://wkar.org