MSU Basketball http://wkar.org en Current Sports #254 | June 12, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-254-june-12-2014 <p>Al gives listeners a sneak peak to tonight's <em>Current Sports TV</em> show, as he airs the interview with Mateen Cleaves. They relive some of the greatest MSU basketball moments, and talk a little bit about some of his charity work with &nbsp;<em>One Goal, One Passion.&nbsp;</em>Later, Al gives some throwback thursday moments in sports history, and debates with Alex if Justin Verlander is an average pitcher this year.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:14:13 +0000 Current Sports 55106 at http://wkar.org A closer look at investigation into MSU's handling of sexual assaults http://wkar.org/post/closer-look-investigation-msus-handling-sexual-assaults <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On February 21,</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> a campus-wide email was sent out by <a href="http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Contact%20Us/Paulette-Granberry-Russell.html" target="_blank">Paulette Granberry Russell</a>, MSU’s Title IX Coordinator and director of its Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. In it, she stated that the university was “collaborating” with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. It was later revealed by local news outlets that MSU was in fact under a federal investigation for its policies and response to sexual assault claims.</span> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:41:48 +0000 Joe Linstroth 50535 at http://wkar.org A closer look at investigation into MSU's handling of sexual assaults SportsTalk | Fri 4/26/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-42613 <p></p><p>Matt Ludtke is back to recap last night’s NFL draft.&nbsp; Ludtke analyzes the Ansah choice and other potential picks for the Detroit Lions.&nbsp; He also looks into the possibility of a recent MSU basketball commitment becoming a recruitment advocate for Tom Izzo. &nbsp;The Detroit Red Wings defeated Nashville last night, and the NBA playoffs are in full swing.&nbsp; These topics are among others on today’s SportsTalk.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:11:59 +0000 Alex Scharg 34916 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thu 4/25/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thu-42513 <p></p><p>It’s draft day, and Matt Ludtke offers analysis, predictions, and expectations for the big event. &nbsp;The Detroit Lions can have a plethora of different situations and draft options, and Matt breaks it all down. &nbsp;Matt also takes a closer look at Chicago basketball recruit, Alvin Ellis.&nbsp; Matt caps off the show with the quest of the Detroit Red Wings, to keep the historic playoff streak alive.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:10:40 +0000 Alex Scharg 34844 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 4/23/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-42313 <p></p><p>Matt Ludtke begins this Tuesday with the Detroit Red Wing’s race for eighth place, and the quest for a playoff birth.&nbsp; Analysis on the teams and other division foes follow.&nbsp; Matt then discusses the future of Adreian Payne, and dissects the two divisions in the Big Ten Conference.&nbsp; JaMarcus Russell, Madden covers, NBA playoffs, and bowling are among other topics on the show.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:10:40 +0000 Alex Scharg 34729 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thu 4/18/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thu-41813 <p>The heart of Boston showing their tenacity in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, as Matt Ludtke&nbsp;recaps the National Anthem that Bruins fans sang before the Sabres game. &nbsp;He then gets into the decision of guard Gary Harris to return to MSU and continue his college career. &nbsp;He closes the show with NBA playoffs discussion, and coaching changes around the NBA, including the breaking news of Detroit Pistons head coach, Lawrence Frank.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:09:55 +0000 Alex Scharg 34492 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 4/9/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-4913 <p>Matt Ludtke kicks off the show with a recap of the NCAA Championship game last night. &nbsp;He discusses potential referee changes in the NCAA, and key highlights from the game. &nbsp;Ludtke&nbsp;continues with Spartan basketball discussion and takes callers opinions on what went wrong for the Wolverines last night. &nbsp;He closes the show with MSU football talk, and which players are going to step up and be the new role models for a team that lost great leaders after last fall.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:09:20 +0000 Alex Scharg 34009 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-7 <p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:50:24 +0000 Current State 33225 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-6 <p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:34:15 +0000 Current State 32852 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-5 <p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:40:03 +0000 Current State 32490 at http://wkar.org Current State #40 | March 8, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-40-march-8-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>Gay marriage in Michigan; a debate on the merits of "Common Core" education; MSU&nbsp;men's basketball with the <em>Detroit Free Press'</em> Joe Rexrode; the new realities of the publishing world; Ann Arbor teen named to inagural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra; MSU hockey playoffs; Interlochen&nbsp;Radio at Elderly Instruments this weekend.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:43:46 +0000 Current State 32420 at http://wkar.org Sports check in with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-detroit-free-press-joe-rexrode-1 <p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:21:05 +0000 Current State 32415 at http://wkar.org Current State #36 | March 4, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-36-march-4-2013 <p> Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp; </em>A breakdown of the impending changes to Michigan's health care system; phobias and fears with the co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca;"&nbsp; a profile of new state representative Theresa Abed; sports with the <em>Detroit Free Press' </em>Joe Rexrode; and business news with <em>MLive's </em>Angela Wittrock.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:13:52 +0000 Current State 32119 at http://wkar.org Current State #36 | March 4, 2013 Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-4 <p><em>Detroit Free Press</em>&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe">Joe Rexrode</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he breaks down MSU's loss to Michigan on Sunday.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:35 +0000 Current State 32095 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-3 <p><em>Detroit Free Press</em>&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe">Joe Rexrode</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he looks ahead to the MSU vs. U of M game on Sunday.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:08:15 +0000 Current State 32020 at http://wkar.org Current State #33 | February 27, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-33-february-27-2013 <p><br>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Spartan women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant; author Winona LaDuke on Native American struggles with the U.S. military; the unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics; opera star Renee Fleming; and <em>Neighbors in Action </em>features Lansing's Box 23.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:54:03 +0000 Current State 31863 at http://wkar.org Current State #33 | February 27, 2013 MSU women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant on life, leadership http://wkar.org/post/msu-womens-basketball-coach-suzy-merchant-life-leadership <p><a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/merchant_suzy00.html">Suzy Merchant</a> is not only the successful head coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team, she's also a wife and mother of two boys. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:21:04 +0000 Current State 31859 at http://wkar.org MSU women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant on life, leadership Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-2 <p><em>Detroit Free Press</em>&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe">Joe Rexrode</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he discusses the MSU men's basketball team's loss to Ohio State and what the ramifications are for post-season play.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:50:14 +0000 Mark Bashore 31711 at http://wkar.org The Izzone gives Spartans distinct home court advantage http://wkar.org/post/izzone-gives-spartans-distinct-home-court-advantage <p></p><p>MSU ran over Michigan last week thanks, in part, to a rocking home crowd. Some said it was the loudest they’d heard the Breslin Center in a long time. &nbsp;When the #4 Spartans take on the #1 Hoosiers tonight, the place should be roaring again with help from the student frenzy that is The Izzone. &nbsp;</p><p><em>Current State’s </em>Kevin Lavery checks out what gives the Spartan’s such a home court advantage.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:01:02 +0000 Kevin Lavery 31397 at http://wkar.org The Izzone gives Spartans distinct home court advantage Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-0 <p><em>Detroit Free Press</em>&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe">Joe Rexrode</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:26:25 +0000 Mark Bashore 31336 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Fri 2/15/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-21513 <p>As the Michigan State baseball team kicks off their season today, Jeremy gets a hold of coach Jake Boss Jr. &nbsp;just hours before the first pitch. &nbsp;Boss updates us on the team, as well as the upcoming schedule and challenges. Jeremy also discusses the injury to Travis Trice, and more MSU basketball topics. &nbsp;Oakland University guard Travis Bader, originally from Okemos, talks about his potential NCAA record breaker, and his success thus far personally and as a team. &nbsp;Jeremy also gives away tickets when the Indiana Hoosiers come to the Breslin&nbsp;this Tuesday.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:41:51 +0000 Alex Scharg 31228 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Fri 2/15/13 SportsTalk | Wed 2/13/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-wed-21313 <p></p><p>Jeremy recaps last night’s rivalry game at the Breslin center, as the one-sided Michigan State victory was unexpected by many.&nbsp; Mike DeCourcy from Sporting News gives his initial thoughts following the game, and the matchups that led to a Michigan State win.&nbsp; Finally, Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press talks about the game as well.&nbsp; Jeremy gives away two pairs of Hockey tickets at the end of the show.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:11:25 +0000 Alex Scharg 31099 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Wed 2/13/13 SportsTalk | Tue 2/12/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-21213 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Wolverines come to </span>Breslin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tonight, Jeremy invites former Michigan State point guard Drew </span>Neitzel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to hone in on his favorite parts about the rivalry, and touch on his basketball career overseas. &nbsp;Mark Snyder, Michigan beat writer from the Detroit Free Press, gives listeners a sneak preview of the matchup tonight as well.&nbsp; Jeremy has open lines for the remainder of the show.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:10:23 +0000 Alex Scharg 31027 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 2/12/13 Current State #1 | January 14, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-1-january-14-2013 <p>On today’s <em>Current State</em> premiere: Governor Rick Snyder, East Lansing schools, Lansing business news,&nbsp; MSU basketball and the new therapy dog program in Ionia County.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:22:14 +0000 Current State 29559 at http://wkar.org Current State #1 | January 14, 2013