Sports http://wkar.org en Current Sports #308 | August 29, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-308-august-29-2014 <p>Head coach of Lansing Sexton football Dan Boggan joins Al to discuss his thoughts on Carlton Valentine coming back. Boggan also previews Big Reds football for this year. Then, Al and Alex break down all of the Michigan State football games for the season, and give a preview of Jacksonville State tonight. Lastly, they go over the rest of the Big Ten football games over the weekend.</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:17:14 +0000 Current Sports 58872 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #307 | August 28, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-307-august-28-2014 <p>Josh Brown from the Cleveland Browns is at it again, and Al gives his take on the suspension. Then, Alex and Al discuss the blasphemous fake injury by USC's Josh Shaw, and whether or not Detroit Tiger fans should be concerned about their chances heading into the month of September. Also, throwback thursday is revealed for this day in sports.</p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:17:25 +0000 Current Sports 58819 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #306 | August 27, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-306-august-27-2014 <p>Dan&nbsp;Mariage, head coach of St. Johns football, previews his upcoming matchup against the East Lansing Trojans in the first segment. Later, Al and Alex recap the Detroit Tigers win over the New York Yankees yesterday and debate whether hazing in sports will ever go away. National topics are also briefly discussed.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14.4444446563721px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:33:35 +0000 Current Sports 58768 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #305 | August 26, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-305-august-26-2014 <p>It is a big day for MSU football fans, as Mark Dantonio&nbsp;addresses the media for the first weekly presser of the year. Al and Alex play back some of the best quotes and give their takeaways from the day. Later, Al breaks down the transfer of Kenny Kaminski to Ohio and the recent allotted scholarship to Keenan Wetzel. To close, Alex and Al give a countdown on what they are most looking forward to in MSU football.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:33:15 +0000 Current Sports 58718 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #304 | August 25, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-304-august-25-2014 <p>Alex is back from Los Angeles, and the duo break down all of the latest news from the weekend. Al also talks to Doug Wilson who is the author of a new book on Tiger pitcher Mark Fidrych. Later in the show, Al and Alex get down eye of the tiger style, and discuss all of the big news from the football, basketball, WNBA, and more.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:33:03 +0000 Current Sports 58717 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #300 | August 19, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-300-august-19-2014 <p>Al talks about Braxton Miller, York being dismissed from U of M, Eddie Drummond and everyone's favorite NFL player, Johnny Manziel.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:12:28 +0000 Current Sports 58412 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #300 | August 19, 2014 Current Sports #299 | August 15, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-299-august-15-2014 <p>Julius Edwards, new head coach of Lansing Eastern, discusses with Al on how he got the head coaching position and what he will try and accomplish this year on the court. Later, Al and Alex debate whether Brandon Pettigrew and Nick Fairley are overrated players. Finally, to cap off the show, it's reflection Friday. The duo goes over their favorite moments from the week.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:24:10 +0000 Current Sports 58261 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #298 | August 14, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-298-august-14-2014 <p>To start off today's show, DeAndre Carter, a motiviational speaker, inspires listeners with a sports twist. He tells Al how he got his start with speaking at Michigan State University, and discusses his book and his future goals. Later, Al and Alex debate if the Detroit Tigers are getting out of a slump. Finally, they discuss Tiger Woods' exit from the Ryder Cup, and Greg Monroe potentially becoming a free agent.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:21:39 +0000 Current Sports 58260 at http://wkar.org Hamtramck Stadium recognized for Negro League heritage http://wkar.org/post/hamtramck-stadium-recognized-negro-league-heritage <p></p><p></p><p>Longtime fans of the Detroit Tigers cling to their memories of Tiger Stadium. Many still visit the old site at Michigan and Trumbull in the Motor City to stand on that hallowed ground or run the base paths. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:28:55 +0000 Scott Pohl 58185 at http://wkar.org Hamtramck Stadium recognized for Negro League heritage Recent MSU grad tries out for LPGA http://wkar.org/post/recent-msu-grad-tries-out-lpga <p></p><p>Summer is the time of year when newly minted college graduates are pounding the pavement to grab that first job of their careers. One Michigan State University graduate is trampling a much softer surface: the fairway.&nbsp; Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:34 +0000 Joe Linstroth 58190 at http://wkar.org Recent MSU grad tries out for LPGA Current Sports #297 | August 13, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-297-august-13-2014 <p>Terry Fitzwater, publisher and owner of the Midwest Racing Scene publication, joins Al to discuss the Tony Stewart incident in New York, and takes a stance on who is to blame. Later, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tiger woes, and weigh in on the 15,000 Spartan fans that attended the Meet The Spartans event at Spartan Stadium. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and Al and Alex debate on what the punishment should be to University of Michigan wide receiver,&nbsp;C'sonte York.</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:15:17 +0000 Current Sports 58142 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #296 | August 12, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-296-august-12-2014 <p>Dr. Joey Eisenmann joins Al on the show to discuss Spartan Performance and the beginnings of the program. Later, is it panic time for Detroit Tiger fans? Al and Alex debate and give their top five reasons on why fans should or should not panic. Finally, the duo praises the performance of Rory McIlroy and discuss the future of golf.</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:29:35 +0000 Current Sports 58088 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #295 | August 11, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-295-august-11-2014 <p>Al kicks off today's show by inviting Lansing Sexton head basketball coach Carlton Valentine on the air to discuss his return as head coach and the departure of Ron Banks. Later, it was the biggest story over the weekend as Tony Stewart struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on the racetrack. Al and Alex weigh in on it. Finally, the duo discuss the concerns of the Detroit Tigers and the highlights from the first preseason game of the Detroit Lions.</p><p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:25:58 +0000 Current Sports 58027 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #294 | August 8, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-294-august-8-2014 <p>On today's show, the Detroit Tigers were the focal point. Last night, Miguel Cabrera was put in to pinch hit, but grounded into a double play. Al, Alex, and callers debate whether Brad Ausmus made the right call to take out Martinez for Cabrera. Later, the duo discuss the coaching hires of the Detroit Pistons. &nbsp;To close the show, they discuss the popularity of golf.</p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:13:18 +0000 Current Sports 57909 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #293 | August 7, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-293-august-7-2014 <p>On this show, Al invites Ithaca head football coach Terry Hessbrook on the show to discuss his team tradition and athletes over the years. Later, DeAndre Carter gives a motivational Monday for listeners. Al and Alex later discuss the official trade for &nbsp;Kevin Love and also talk about Brian Hoyer starting for the Browns against the Detroit Lions. To close the show, it's throwback Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:11:37 +0000 Current Sports 57852 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #292 | August 6, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-292-august-6-2014 <p>Al and Alex start off the show talking about David Price's first start as a Detroit Tiger. They break down the game, and talk about the bright spots of the team. Later, they get into two barberbershop Wednesday segments. The first is about players participating in the FIBA&nbsp;World Championships and if General Managers should allow their players to compete. Finally, they debate how long it will be until a woman coaches an NBA team.</p><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:25:34 +0000 Current Sports 57793 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #291 | August 5, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-291-august-5-2014 <p>On today's show, Al and Alex get more into the Kenny Kaminski situation with the news of his dismissal from the program. They also recap MSU&nbsp;football media day and analyze the chip on MSU's shoulder. Later, they preview David Price's start tonight against the New York Yankees and predict Keith Appling's future in the NBA.</p><p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:39:01 +0000 Current Sports 57743 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #290 | August 4, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-290-august-4-2014 <p>Al and Alex open the show with the latest news on Kenny Kaminski&nbsp;leaving the MSU basketball program. They also preview MSU football media day and delve into the comments made by Connor Cook about the no. 2 quarterback. Later, the duo discuss the Tigers sweep of the Rockies over the weekend, and give winners and losers from the weekend in sports.</p><p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:37:20 +0000 Current Sports 57741 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #289 | August 1, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-289-august-1-2014 <p>It's big news in tiger town, and Current Sports is on top of it. Al and Alex discuss the David Price three-team trade during the first half of the show. Later, Al and Alex recap the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of F ame induction from last night, and go over some of the inductees. Finally, it's reflection friday, and the duo discuss some other big news from the week in sports.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:16:16 +0000 Current Sports 57586 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #288 | July 31, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-288-july-31-2014 <p>The week of fame continues on Current Sports, as Al invites former MSU football player Jerry West on the show to discuss his induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame taking place tonight. He played at Durand&nbsp;high school and played during the 1966 championship year. Later, AL and Alex talk about the recent comments made by Mark Dantonio&nbsp;and discuss recent commitment&nbsp;Tyler Higby. To close, it's throwback Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:12:14 +0000 Current Sports 57520 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #287 | July 30, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-287-july-30-2014 <p>Al chats with Jody&nbsp;(Every) Parker, daughter of chairman Bob Every, about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, it's a big day for Detroit Tigers discussion, as Joakim Soria gave up four runs in his first appearance. Al and Alex debate about the concern, and also touch on comments made by head coach Mark Dantonio about assistant coach Pat Narduzzi. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and they talk about the decline of playground basketball.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:15:17 +0000 Current Sports 57463 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #286 | July 29, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-286-july-29-2014 <p>Al chats with Jessica Beech&nbsp;Bograkos&nbsp;about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, the hot topic is Big Ten Media Day, and Al and Alex break down all of the interviews. They later discuss the recent move of the Detroit Lions to push back the contract negotiations of Ndamokung Suh until the end of next season. To close, they give the five biggest busts in sports history.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:46:58 +0000 Current Sports 57406 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #285 | July 28, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-285-july-28-2014 <p>Al opens up Monday with a recap of Lansing United's historic run in the NPSL playoffs. Then, Al invites Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on the air to discuss the current status of the team. Finally, Al and Alex debate whether the Detroit Tigers slump over the weekend should cause concern, and go over weekend winners.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:17:46 +0000 Current Sports 57352 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #284 | July 25, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-284-july-25-2014 <p>Al invites Scott Yoshonis from <em>Lansing State Journal</em> on the show to give listeners the latest in the firing of Fulton's head football coach. Scott breaks down all of the gritty details and the missing links that surround it. He also touches on Lansing United. Later, Alex and Al debate whether Soria&nbsp;was the right deal for the Detroit Tigers, and if the Detroit Lions should put the franchise tag on Ndamokung&nbsp;Suh. Finally, favorite stories from the week are discussed.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:23:02 +0000 Current Sports 57247 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #283 | July 24, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-283-july-24-2014 <p>Al talks more about the firing of Fulton's head football and baseball coach, John Winkler. Al and Aaron talk more about Rory Mcllory and Tiger woods. You will also hear an interview with Desmond Ferguson from the Current Sports TV show.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:23:45 +0000 Current Sports 57196 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #282 | July 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-282-july-23-2014 <p>Al has Michigan State men's and women's soccer and Lansing United beat reporter for Impact Sports, Brooks Laimbeer, on to discuss Lansing United regional championship win this past weekend. Al will also talk more about Tony Dungy and his comments about Micheal Sam. To close out the show Al and Aaron discuss a little golf and Rory Mcllory.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:40:10 +0000 Current Sports 57140 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #281 | July 22, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-281-july-22-2014 <p>Al has sports writer Tom Shanahan on the show to discuss his upcoming book <em>Raye of Light.</em> Later, Al and Alex talk about the new stadium renovations for the Detroit Red Wings. To close the show, they discuss the recent comments made by NFL icon Tony Dungy, and it sparks a hot topic with callers. Rory Mcllroy in the game of golf is also mentioned.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:24:44 +0000 Current Sports 57072 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-280-july-21-2014 <p>Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:38:17 +0000 Current Sports 57017 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #279 | July 18, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-279-july-18-2014 <p>Matt Ludtke fills in for Al on his final show, as Matt heads to San Francisco. To start, Alex and Matt debate the potential trade of Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins. Later. WKAR's own Brad Walker joins Matt to discuss fandom and the Oakland Raiders, given the topic of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders having the possibility of sharing a stadium. To close, special guests join to wish Matt a farewell.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:12:07 +0000 Current Sports 56922 at http://wkar.org After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs http://wkar.org/post/after-regular-season-title-lansing-united-poised-playoffs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://lanunited.com/" target="_blank">Lansing United</a> Soccer Club has enjoyed a great first season. Last week, the team clinched the championship of the National Premier Soccer League’s Great Lakes West Conference, and this weekend, the team will host the NPSL’s Midwest Region playoffs.</span></p><p>Team owner Jeremy Sampson joins us to look back at the team's inaugural season and look ahead to this weekend and beyond.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:43:09 +0000 Scott Pohl 56915 at http://wkar.org After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs