MSU football en Current Sports #257 | June 17, 2014 <p>The show opens with Director of Marketing for Hawk Hollow, Terry Kildea. He recaps the recent U.S. Open and discusses some interesting golf tidbits. Later, Alex and Matt join Al to recap the latest World Cup action and discuss the recent woes of the Detroit Tigers. Finally, the decommitment of Jayru Campbell is discussed.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:25:43 +0000 Current Sports 55350 at Current Sports #245 | May 30, 2014 <p>In wake of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, Al and the crew take their shot at becoming the best spellers on Current Sports. Listeners have a chance to win Lansing Lugnuts tickets by calling in and spelling the words correctly as well. Other topics discussed on the show are Jayru Campbell, NBA Playoffs, and MSU Football.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:20:34 +0000 Current Sports 54498 at Current Sports #244 | May 29, 2014 <p>It's Throwback Thursday, and it was quite a busy day on May 29 for the crew. Al kicks off the show with a sneak peak of the Shilique Calhoun interview that airs tonight on Current Sports at 10 p.m. Later, Matt and Alex chime in on the Joe Nathan's blown save last night in Oakland, and lastly argue if the Pacers have any shot at beating the Miami Heat.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:12:43 +0000 Current Sports 54441 at Spartans outlast Stanford in 100th Rose Bowl <p></p><p></p><p><em>Dream big.</em> That was MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio's&nbsp;simple mantra for his team this season. The Spartan football program's dream was realized last night with its 24-20 victory over Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl. &nbsp;</p><p>We call southern California to recap the game and the atmosphere with&nbsp;<em>Current Sports&nbsp;</em>host Al Martin,&nbsp;<em>Current State&nbsp;</em>host Mark Bashore, and Scott Westerman, executive director of the&nbsp;MSU Alumni Association.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:26:21 +0000 Current State 47448 at Spartans outlast Stanford in 100th Rose Bowl Spartans prepare for biggest game in decades <p></p><p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:05:21 +0000 Current State 47356 at Spartans prepare for biggest game in decades New Big Ten champs bound for Pasadena <p></p><p>Pasadena hasn't been on the MSU football itinerary since 1988. In 23 days, that will change with a Spartan <a href="">Rose Bowl</a> date with Stanford. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:46:49 +0000 Current State 46398 at New Big Ten champs bound for Pasadena Voices of Experience: MSU Icon George Perles <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">We all know </span>Michiganians<span id="docs-internal-guid-24867ae7-9520-d53b-67d8-e20fa509f5cc"> we feel are extraordinary, for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices, their success or their service, and for the insights that result from those experiences. <span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Getting better acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of <em>Current State</em>’s ongoing series, “<em>Voices of Experience</em>.”</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Few people are as indelibly linked to East Lansing as<a href=""> George Perles</a>. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:40:27 +0000 Current State 45835 at Voices of Experience: MSU Icon George Perles Spartans clinch Legends, prep for Gophers, Big 10 title game <p></p><p>The Michigan State football team is heading to Indianapolis for the second time in three years for the Big Ten championship game against the Buckeyes of Ohio State. That's on December 7. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:01:43 +0000 Current State 45793 at Spartans clinch Legends, prep for Gophers, Big 10 title game Author compiles Bucket List for Spartan fans <p></p><p>Much has been written about Michigan State University’s rich sports history, and the latest entry in that arena is a book called “<a href="">100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die</a>”. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:59:46 +0000 Current State 45792 at Author compiles Bucket List for Spartan fans Legendary broadcaster George Blaha reflects on career <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broadcasting legend&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">George&nbsp;Blaha</a>&nbsp;is the long-lasting television and radio play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons. He is also the play-by-play voice of Spartans football.</p><p>Recently, he spoke with the&nbsp;<em>Current Sport</em>s host Al Martin to&nbsp;<a href="">talk</a>&nbsp; about his past, the NBA during the 80's and 90's and the upcoming season for the Pistons.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:27:22 +0000 Current State 40882 at Legendary broadcaster George Blaha reflects on career SportsTalk | Tue 5/7/13 <p></p><p>Matt Ludtke starts the show off recapping the overtime thriller from the Detroit Red Wings last night at Joe Louis Arena.&nbsp; He then delves into the latest in the Derrick Rose decision, and NBA playoff matchups.&nbsp;&nbsp; Matt closes the show with the induction of MSU linebacker Percy Snow to the College Football Hall of Fame, and then looks at the upcoming football schedule for next season.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:09:48 +0000 Alex Scharg 35454 at SportsTalk | Wed 5/1/13 <p>Matt Ludtke&nbsp;starts the show off with MSU football recruiting, and potential NFL talent on the current roster. &nbsp;He switches gears to the Detroit Red Wings, as they drop their first game to the Ducks. &nbsp;Plus, the NBA playoffs are in full swing, and "dirty play" is an issue looming with one NBA team. &nbsp;He closes the show with the debate of the Redskins.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:11:48 +0000 Alex Scharg 35155 at SportsTalk | Tue 4/23/13 <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 SportsTalk | Thu 4/18/13 <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 SportsTalk | Fri 4/12/13 <p>Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers. &nbsp;Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four. &nbsp;Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:17:14 +0000 Alex Scharg 34201 at SportsTalk | Tue 4/9/13 <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 Current State #35 | March 1, 2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State: </em>Detroit's financial future, a local practitioner of the ancient Japanese art form called mokuhanga, sports with the <em>Detroit Free Press' </em>Joe Rexrode, the MSU football program's&nbsp; legacy of racial integration, Friday fish fries and a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next performance.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:27:43 +0000 Current State 32027 at MSU football paved the way for racial integration in college athletics <p></p><p>The 1966 match up between Notre Dame and Michigan State University was billed as “ The Game of the Century.” The two undefeated teams, ranked 1 and 2 respectively, clashed at Spartan Stadium. While many remember the game for its controversial 10-10 tie, it’s also remembered for its social and political relevance. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:05:06 +0000 Current State 32019 at MSU football paved the way for racial integration in college athletics Grading the football recruiting hauls for MSU, U of M <p></p><p>National Signing Day is a minor secular holiday for college football fans. It's the day when the nation's top-rated recruits announce where they'll be playing football next year. Local sports journalist Jack Ebling&nbsp;breaks down yesterday's announcements and who's joining the Spartans and the Wolverines. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:59:01 +0000 Mark Bashore 30758 at