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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Austin Hatch; Michigan Men's Basketball; MSU Men's Basketball; Illinois; Senior Day; NBA All Star Game; Fergie National Anthem Apology

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Mardi Gras; Trinidad and Tobago; Winter Olympics; MSU Men's Basketball; Lansing Lugnuts; Scott Pohl; Nick Grueser; DeShaun Tate; CBS Radio


Craig Evans

Former Michigan State defensive tackle Craig Evans joined Current Sports host Al Martin on the air Thursday afternoon, coming to the aid of head coach Mark Dantonio in light of the ESPN "E:60" report. The report details alleged mishandling of sexual assault claims within Dantonio's program. Evans played for the Spartans from 2014-15 before leaving the program due to "personal reasons" back in April of 2016. Evans says that he was kicked-off the team due to problems with marijuana use. 


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Tonight's "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill brings you postgame coverage from tonight's Michigan State men's basketball win over Penn State. It took a 52 point, comeback effort in the second half to get the dub. However, all of the attention was, yet again, focused on Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and his response to the ESPN "E:60" report, which calls into question the program's integrity.

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The "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill reports from Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Wisconsin. The game was secondary to the trying week that it has been for the university in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The week was made even more challenging when an ESPN report was released, highlighting a perceived lack of accountability when it comes to sexual abuse within the Spartans men's basketball team and football program. 

 Head coaches Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio both addressed the media in what was an emotional and tense room. 

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Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis held a press conference outside of his office on campus to announce his resignation in wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing.

Katie Cook / WKAR / WKAR

Current Sports tackles the comments made by Michigan State Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Joel Ferguson, in regards to the Board supporting President Lou Anna K. Simon in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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After Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Indiana, head coach Tom Izzo was asked about the trying week for the university in relation to the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing. Izzo voiced his support of MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon after the Board of Trustees backed Simon at the conclusion of a closed-door meeting. Watch Izzo's comments in full length here. 

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew joined today's "Current Sports" and talked with host Al Martin about what it has been like to represent more than 100 survivors of Larry Nassar. 

 

 

Al Martin / The State News

 Rachel Fradette is the Editor-in-Chief for The State News, Michigan State University’s student newspaper. Fradette and her editorial team published a piece today calling for the resignation of President Lou Anna K. Simon in light of the Larry Nassar sentencing hearings.

 

 


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Larry Nassar; USA Gymnastics; Twistars; Outside the Lines; John Geddert; Sexual Abuse; Great Lakes Gymnastics; Michigan State Men's Basketball 

Darren Weiss

CFB National Championship Game; Alabama; Georgia; Darren Weiss; Acting; Los Angeles; Hunter Rison; Michigan State Football 

Wikimedia: Chlopeck

Both the Michigan State men’s and women’s basketball teams are on a winning track as Big Ten conference play is underway. 


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Michigan State Football; Spartans; Washington State; Cougars; Seth Newman; Spartan Sports Network; College Football; Mike Leach; Mark Dantonio; Jim Caldwell; Detroit Lions

Matthew Mitchell / Michigan State Athletic Communications

After the final press conference on Wednesday, the day before kickoff of the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, Michigan State and Washington State had an eventful afternoon.

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