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Holt football finds success with two-way players

Nov 14, 2016

HOLT, Mich.— Khari Gray jogged to the football sideline and sat out a couple of plays, something that is a rare sight. Minus standing backflips at the end of games, he is similar to Heisman Trophy candidate Jabrill Peppers of Michigan because he is always on the field.  

MSU Rolls Rutgers to End Losing Streak

Nov 12, 2016
WKAR's Current Sports

The Michigan State football team ended a seven game skid with a 49-0 shutout win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. It was the first win of the Big Ten season for the Spartans and the fourth time in head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure that his defense didn't allow a point. 

East Lansing/Holt boys water polo team building program, character

Nov 12, 2016
Ashley Gibbard / WKAR's "Current Sports"

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing high school shares something in common with only 37 other high schools in Michigan: fielding a water polo team. The school combined with Holt high school to start the Holt/EL water polo club 12 years ago, leaving some students wondering what  the somewhat-unfamiliar sport was all about.

MSU club hockey provides opportunity

Nov 12, 2016
Kamen Kessler / WKAR's Current Sports

Michigan State hockey’s annual Green versus White game is a fun fall kickoff event for the upcoming season, but for a few players, it is an extraordinary opportunity.

MSU club football players pay price to participate

Nov 12, 2016
Luke Robins / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the players on Michigan State’s club football team, their passion for the sport can end up costing hundreds of dollars. New members pay the $850 team fee, while returning players are charged $400. The money funds the team’s budget, and pays expenses during the season.

MSU tennis star Forman working on comeback

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State tennis player Brett Forman refuses to let his career be defined by injuries.

MSU soccer creates success through deep roster

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Swiecicki / WKAR's "Current Sports"

Every team sport seems to have that special player,  a momentum shifter, who can come in and change the game. Michigan State’s men’s soccer team is unique, because it has more than one impact substitute player, spurring the team’s success this season.

Current Sports | 11/11/16 | #823

Nov 11, 2016
Spartan Stadium photo
Stefanie Pohl / Courtesy photo

MSU Men's Basketball Preview, Arizona Basketball, MSU Football Preview, Rutgers Football and Reflection Friday.


Current Sports | 11/10/16 | #822

Nov 10, 2016
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Colin Kaepernick, Bill Belichick, Coaches on Election, MSU Men's Basketball, Brian Calloway and Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | 11/9/16 | #821

Nov 9, 2016
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Election Night, College Football Playoff Rankings, Amy Fouty, Michigan State Sports, Turf Feature and Detroit Red Wings.


Current Sports | 11/8/16 | #820

Nov 8, 2016

Michigan State Football,  Mark Dantonio Press Conference, MSU-Rutgers Tickets, Adam Biggers and Detroit Sports Update.


Current Sports | 11/7/16 | #819

Nov 7, 2016
G.Smith / Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Football, NFL, Michigan State Men's Soccer, Damon Rensing, Matthew Stafford, NFL MVP and Michigan College Football Recap.


Amy Fouty Brainchild Behind Spartan Stadium Turf

Nov 4, 2016
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Amy Fouty has served as Michigan State's sports turf manager since 2003. Her 26-year career is one that has brought her acclaim and even Field of the Year honors from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) in 2005. 

Current Sports | 11/4/16 | #818

Nov 4, 2016
Mark Bashore / WKAR

Big Ten Friday Games, High School Football, Brooks Laimbeer, Lansing Lugnuts, New Turf and MSU Football Preview.

Current Sports | 11/3/16 | #817

Nov 3, 2016
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Dave Herholz / Flickr Creative Commons

The World Series, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, MSU Men's Basketball, Winning a Championship and Bandwagon Fans.


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