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3:22 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Current Sports #64 | August 14, 2013

Al breaks down the latest in sports with Production Assistant Matt. Aimee Neff, Women's Assistant Golf Coach, joins Al to discuss her new role and how the team will look this season. It's Wednesday and Al and Matt debate if Fantasy Football is a waste of time?

6:08 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Current Sports #63 | August 13, 2013

Okemos High School athletic director Ira Childress joins Current Sports to talk about his new position. We dive into what's going on in the sports world including the Tigers, Johnny Manziel and high school football. And it's top five Tuesday and we discuss the top five NFL teams entering the season. Plus, Matt sings!

3:38 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Current Sports #62 | August 12, 2013

MSU men's golf team head coach Casey Lubahn joins Current Sports to talk about the upcoming season. We talk about the latest in sports including the Detroit Tigers, the PGA Championship and former Lansing Sexton player Trevor Manuel transferring to Oak Hill Academy. De'Andre Carter returns to give some motivation to Tiger Woods and others. And the return of Pick'em Mondays!

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2:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

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3:08 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Current Sports #61 | August 9, 2013

We welcome Max Rebner to give us some more golf tips. We dive into what's going on in the sports world, including the Detroit Tigers impressive winning streak, the beginning of the Detroit Lions preseason and MSU football. And it's Reflection Friday's and the Current Sports looks back on the week it has been.

4:20 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Current Sports #60 | August 8, 2013

Former MSU basketball player and former Lansing Sexton head coach Carlton Valentine joins Current Sports to talk about his time at Lansing Sexton, his son's basketball careers and his time at MSU. Al talks about the Detroit Tigers, MSU football recruiting and Alex Rodriguez, amongst other topics. And it's Throwback Thurday's! The Current Sports team reflects on what happened today in sports history.

4:03 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Current Sports #59 | August 7, 2013

Lansing Community College Athletic Director Greg Mallek joins Al in studio to discuss the role of an athletic director and what's happening at LCC. The team also discusses if college athletes are too spoiled by their respective universities.

2:34 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Current Sports #58 | August 6, 2013

It was media day at the Michigan State football camp yesterday and Al caught up with some of the players to discuss the upcoming season.  Al and Matt discuss the upcoming season from both sides of the ball and also give their top 5 foods to eat while watching football.

4:16 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Current Sports #57 | August 5, 2013

Current Sports welcomes professor of Applied Sports Psychology Daniel Gould to the show to discuss the field of sports psychology. Al runs through the latest in the sports world including the Detroit Tigers, MSU football and more on Riley Cooper. And we introduce Motivation Monday, where we invite De'Andre Carter to get you properly motivated.

5:06 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Current Sports #56 | August 2, 2013

The Current Sports team debate the Riley Cooper scandal and other newsworthy items, including the Spartan football team and the Biogenesis scandal. And intern Mike Koury sits down with sports financial planner Rob Gabridge to discuss why athletes go broke.

2:20 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Current Sports #55 | June 18, 2013

Today marks our second episode of sports trivia. Al puts his 1-0 record on the line against Alex. Can he go 2-0 or will he fall to the ever so sharp Alex? Find out!

3:04 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Current Sports #54 | July 31, 2013

The Detroit Pistons made a major move by acquiring Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks.  Al and Matt discuss the good and the bad of the trade. They also break down the recent trade the tigers made in light of Peralta most likely being suspended for 50 games.

Al also breaks down the latest in the sports world and whether or not the NCAA will ever vote a freshman as the Heisman winner. Thanks Johnny...

2:59 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Current Sports #53 | July 30, 2013

East Lansing Snap Fitness Director of Personal Training, Mike Ball, joins Al to discuss all things health. Al breaks down the latest in the sports world and the team gives their Top 5 game eject ions of all time.

6:05 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Current Sports #52 | July 29, 2013

It's Pick'em Monday! And it's coming down to the wire between Al and Matt. Listen in to hear who they pick and we run the latest in sports including the Detroit Tigers, the USA Men's National Soccer team winning the Gold Cup and the MSU Hall of Fame inductees. And production assistant Alex chats with Italian League basketball player Andrea Corbetta about player overseas.

7:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Current Sports #51 | July 26, 2013

Need some improvement in your golf game? Al talks with Timber Ridge golf pro Max Rebner on the fairway to get some golf tips. We run through the latest in the sports world including Justin Verlander's struggles, more on Aaron Hernandez and Alex Rodriguez. And it's Reflection  Friday! The Current Sports team looks back on their favorite moments from the week.

7:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Current Sports #50 | July 25, 2013

On  Current Sports'  50th episode, Al welcomes former MSU football player Chris D. Rucker to the show to talk about the Spartans and playing on the minor league football team, the Lansing Stealth. The Current Sports team discuss Big Ten media day, the Detroit Tigers and more on Aaron Hernandez. And it's Throwback Thursday! The team talks about what occurred today throughout sports history.

5:42 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Current Sports #49 | July 24, 2013

Mark McElwee, President of the Lansing Curling Club, joins Al to discuss the club and the sport of curling. Al catches up with Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to discuss Kirk's new book, Game Changer. It's barbershop Wednesday and the team debates whether or not athletes should be looked at as role models.

2:51 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Current Sports #48 | July 23, 2013

Dr. Joseph Parent, Author of the new book How to Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game, joins Al to discuss how the book can improve your putting game and to discuss his career with working with professional athletes.

Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season due to using PED's. Is this the start of something new in the MLB?

It's also top 5 Tuesday, so the team gives their top 5 sports commercials of all time!

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3:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Current Sports #47 | July 22, 2013

Al welcomes MSU football defensive lineman to talk about the upcoming season, and dives into what's happening in the sports world including the British Open, the Detroit Tigers and athletes in trouble with the law. And the Current Sports team plays Pick em Monday!

2:59 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Current Sports #46 | July 19, 2013

In our first golf tip segment, Al and Alex head out to Timber Ridge golf course to get tips from Head Golf Professional, Max Rebner. We break down the latest in sports and debate (once again) if  college athletes should be paid.

3:53 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Current Sports #45 | July 18, 2013


Mateen Cleaves, former Michigan State basketball great, joins Al to discuss some of his time at MSU, his broadcasting career and his upcoming basketball camp for youth.

We also continue our discussion about athletes and social media. Elizabeth Heinrich, Associate Athletic Director and Chief of Compliance at The University of Michigan, discusses NCAA and University rules regarding social media for athletes.

2:38 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Current Sports #44 | July 17, 2013

Credit The Lansing Cowboys

Matthew Brown, coach and vice president of the The Lansing Cowboys youth football program, joins Al to discuss the program and how great of an impact it has on the kids.

Current Sports is also excited to have on broadcasting legend George Blaha. George talks about his past, the NBA during the 80's and 90's and the upcoming season for the Pistons.

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2:52 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Current Sports #43 | July 16, 2013

Capital City Stealth Owner and GM, Robert Huntoon, joins Al to discuss the team, how their season is going and how the league functions. The team breaks down the latest in sports and they also give their top 5 athletes who stayed in their respective sports too long.

4:45 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Current Sports #42 | July 15, 2013

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  Jennifer Smith, a representative from MSU's Office of Compliance of Services, joins Current Sports to talk about if athletes should be able to say whatever they want on Facebook or Twitter? Al runs through the latest in sports including Justin Verlander and the Tigers, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's no-hitter and Tyson Gay. And the Current Sports team gathers to play Pick em Mondays!

2:52 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Current Sports #41 | July 11, 2013

Terry Kildea, marketing executive of Eagle Eye Golf Club, joins Al to discuss all things golf and the Mid-Michigan Golf Tour. Al breaks down the latest in sports, including the return of Mr. Big Shot, Chauncey Billups to the Detroit Pistons. The team debates if this was a good move for the organization.

2:36 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Current Sports #40 | July 10, 2013

Credit Michigan State University

David Thomas, former Michigan State basketball player, joins Al to discuss his time as a Spartan and his time playing basketball internationally. 

On today's segment of Barber Shop Wednesday, the team discusses whether or not baseball players should be inducted in to the Hall of Fame if their known to have taken steroids.

12:20 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Current Sports #39 | July 9, 2013

Al invites friend and sports guru Rico Beard to discuss Michigan State basketball and football and Al also gets his thoughts on the Pistons recent transaction with Josh Smith. The team gives their top 5 knockouts of all time for Top 5 Tuesday's. And for the first time ever, Alex and Matt do a duet for losing the picks for the month of June.


12:31 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Current Sports #38 | July 8, 2013

Al welcomes MLive sports reporter Diamond Leung to preview the upcoming MSU football season. Al runs down what's going on in sports including Josh Smith signing with the Detroit Pistons, Dwight Howard leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets and the Detroit Tigers.

3:55 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Current Sports #37 | July 3, 2013

David Garner, a pitcher for the Michigan State baseball team, chats with Al about being drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Al breaks down the latest in sports and the guys debate athletes getting in trouble with the law.

3:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Current Sports #36 | July 2, 2013

Jerry Sarasin has been paralyzed since 1990, but he hasn't let his disability get him down. Jerry, a wheelchair basketball instructor at Michigan State University,  joins Al to discuss his life since his accident and how he wouldn't change his life for anything. It's Top 5 Tuesday and the team gives their top 5 movies with athletes as the characters.