Al Martin

Host, Current Sports

Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the weekly TV show and daily radio call-in program from WKAR.  Al is also on the Current State team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.

Prior to joining WKAR in April 2013, Martin was a sports reporter at WLNS-TV/6 in Lansing, Michigan.

The Detroit native is a 2012 graduate of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. His passion for sports journalism began as a high school student when he was sports editor of his school paper.

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MSU Spartans

WKAR.org will stream the memorial service for former Michigan State men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in Spokane, Washington. The stream is being provided by KREM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spokane. 


MSU Athletics

  The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.  

Current Sports host Al Martin remembered legendary Michigan State University coach Jud Heathcote, who passed away at the age of 90 on Monday night. 


MSU Basketball

Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


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Law enforcement officers want to know who stole nearly 2-dozen phones from the lockers of Lansing Catholic High School football players while the team played Waverly High School. 

Former MSU Football Players
Courtesy / MSU Football

Michigan State University has confirmed that it dismissed three former football players for their violations of the school's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RSVM) Policy.

WKAR

John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

WKAR

Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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Due to the MSU football sexual assault investigation involving former players Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley, "The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore" decides to tackle the subject. Moore has a special message for the parents of the three young men who were charged this week in court. He also opens up about his own parenting battle concerning his son. It's another emotional, powerful message for all to hear. 


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Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon joins "Current Sports with Al Martin" to discuss her decision to authorize sexual assault charges against Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance yesterday afternoon. 


Auston Robertson
Courtesy / msuspartans.com

Michigan State University head football coach issued a statement following the dismissal of Auston Robertson from the football program. It followed Robertson being charged with sexual misconduct. 

Mark Dantonio photo
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Three MSU football players remain suspended over the possibility of facing criminal charges of sexual assault. The suspensions have dominated talk of Spartan football during recent practices and heading into Saturday’s spring football game at Spartan Stadium.


Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio at a podium
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Wednesday, athletes from across the nation made their college choices known.

Michigan State football welcomed 24 new names to the Spartan family.

Mark Dantonio held a press conference yesterday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, addressing every player in the class.

Current Sports’ Al Martin was there.

WKAR’s Mark Bashore asked how good the class is.

Tom Izzo photo
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Current Sports host Al Martin talks with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo about where his team stands this season.


Tom Izzo wins Dean Smith award photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

The Detroit Lions picked up a win over the Chicago Bears at home yesterday. Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the hand injury suffered by quarterback Matthew Stafford and a weekend update on MSU men’s basketball.


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