Michigan State football http://wkar.org en Current Sports #274 | July 11, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-274-july-11-2014 <p>Matt fills in for Al today in one of the biggest sports news breakers of summer. Lebron James officially announces that he will be going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers, and the show is all about Lebron. What will his legacy be now? What number will he wear? What will fans think of him coming back? All of these questions are debated. Also, the streaky Detroit Tigers and Michigan State football are discussed.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Current Sports 56569 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #248 | June 4, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-248-june-4-2014 <p>Al opens up the show with Matt and Alex to discuss&nbsp;the latest news on Dan Marino. Later, the crew debates on whether Nick Saban was unfair to the Spartans as he was recently awarded one of the highest head coaching contracts in the history of college football. To close the show, Al invites Dan Dickerson on the air to talk about the recent slump of the Detroit Tigers and he also gives analysis of the starting pitching.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:09:34 +0000 Current Sports 54708 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #241 | May 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-241-may-23-2014 <p>For those that missed the latest Current Sports TV episode, Al has you covered! He gives you another look back on his interview with James Moore, a former Michigan State football fullback who went to the 1988 Rose Bowl. Later, the crew chimes in on the Tigers recent woes, and also the rumblings coming from team Mayweather.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:23:24 +0000 Current Sports 54175 at http://wkar.org Spartans re-load at Green & White scrimmage http://wkar.org/post/spartans-re-load-green-white-scrimmage <p>About 35,000 football fans took in MSU's annual Green and White scrimmage on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. By many accounts, Michigan State showed a lot to be excited about. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:59:33 +0000 Al Martin & Mark Bashore 52877 at http://wkar.org Spartans re-load at Green & White scrimmage Recapping a big weekend in Michigan sports http://wkar.org/post/recapping-big-weekend-michigan-sports <p>Michigan State&#39;s football team put up big numbers on offense during Saturday&#39;s homecoming victory over Indiana. The Spartans next host Purdue. In baseball, the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox are tied a 1-1 in the American League Championship Series. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:30:14 +0000 Current State 43740 at http://wkar.org Recapping a big weekend in Michigan sports Rexrode revisits Spartan penalties, playcalling in ND loss http://wkar.org/post/rexrode-revisits-spartan-penalties-playcalling-nd-loss <p>Penalties against the MSU defense were a big factor in the 17-13 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. The coaching staff is also facing questions about the decision to replace starting quarterback Connor Cook late in the game. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:23:02 +0000 Current State 42734 at http://wkar.org Rexrode revisits Spartan penalties, playcalling in ND loss Spartan football team seeks offensive improvements http://wkar.org/post/spartan-football-team-seeks-offensive-improvements <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another football season is around the corner. <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/msu-m-footbl-body.html">Spartans</a> will kick off its 2013 campaign against the Broncos of Western Michigan University on August 30. </span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:37:17 +0000 Current State 39855 at http://wkar.org Spartan football team seeks offensive improvements SportsTalk | Tue 1/22/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-12213 <p></p><p>Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling.&nbsp; He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes.&nbsp; Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr.&nbsp; He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:09:39 +0000 Earle Robinson 29944 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 1/22/13 Promising Future http://wkar.org/post/promising-future <p></p><p>On senior day for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Michigan State Spartans had one last chance to clinch a victory and attain bowl eligibility.</p><p>Michigan State started off the game strong with an interception at 12:11 in the first quarter, which led to a Dan Conroy 48-yard field goal. &nbsp;</p><p>Minnesota tallied an interception of its own at 4:43, leading to a touchdown and taking the lead 7-3. &nbsp;Dan Conroy hit another field goal to tighten the lead to 7-6 ending the first quarter.</p><p>The second quarter was scoreless until an intended Andrew Maxwell pass to Tony Lippett tipped into Bennie Fowler’s hands, leading to a 41-yard touchdown with only 1:28 left.</p><p>The Spartans led at halftime 13-7, as the half was highlighted by two interceptions from each quarterback. &nbsp;Leading the Spartans was running back Le’Veon Bell, who totaled 124 yards rushing in the first half.</p><p>The third quarter was highlighted by two Dan Conroy field goals, and a field goal for Minnesota making it 19-10. &nbsp;Highlighting the third was freshman Andre Sims, who had a career best 44-yard punt return to the Minnesota 7-yard line, which then was followed by a Dan Conroy field goal.</p><p>Michigan State added one more touchdown, and then ran off the clock for a 29-10 win. &nbsp;Le’Veon Bell finished the game with 266 rushing yards on 35 carries.</p><p>With the win, the Spartans improve to 6-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Big Ten Conference. &nbsp;Their potential bowl games include the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Little Caesars Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl, or Heart of Dallas Bowl. &nbsp;This is the sixth-straight bowl season for the Spartans.</p><p> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:39:29 +0000 Alex Scharg 27390 at http://wkar.org No Bowl Just Yet http://wkar.org/post/no-bowl-just-yet <p></p><p class="p1">The Michigan State Spartans had their bowl bid hopes on the line&nbsp;Saturday, as they faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Spartan Stadium.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The opening Northwestern drive led to a field goal, tacked on by kicker Jeff Budzien. Michigan State responded tallying its first safety of the&nbsp;year, sacking quarterback Kain Colter with 2:43 left in the first&nbsp;quarter.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">Both teams failed to score touchdowns in the first half. The Spartans&nbsp;were 1-4 in the red-zone scoring with a field goal, while Northwesterns’ one red-zone chance led to a field goal, as they led at the half 6-5.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">The second half featured more scoring opportunities, as Andrew Maxwell&nbsp;threw an interception within the first minute that was returned for a&nbsp;Northwestern touchdown. Michigan State fired right back with a 15-yard&nbsp;touchdown pass to wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, while successfully&nbsp;completing a two-point conversion to tie the game 13-13.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">After more scoring from both teams, the Wildcats pulled away late in the&nbsp;fourth quarter with another Budzien field goal at 7:30. The Spartans&nbsp;could not answer, committing two turnovers with the remaining time.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">Michigan State Dan Conroy set a record of 77 consecutive made extra&nbsp;points, tied for the most ever in Spartan history. Running back Le’Veon Bell, who had five 100-yard rush games leading up to today, finished&nbsp;with 133 yards on 32 carries.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">The Michigan State Spartans have now lost their last five games at home&nbsp;this season by a combined total of 13 points. One more win would give&nbsp;them a bowl berth, as they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers next&nbsp;Saturday with their last game of the season.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:59:24 +0000 Alex Scharg 27109 at http://wkar.org No Bowl Just Yet