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2:31 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Current Sports #104 | October 24, 2013

Al and Matt discuss the terrible situation the football team is dealing with at Grambling State. They also discuss whether or not Brett Farve could be a reliable quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. It's also Throwback Thursday!


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3:01 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Current Sports #103 | October 23, 2013

Al and the crew went to the Michigan State basketball media day yesterday to hear what Tom Izzo and the players had to say about the upcoming season. They also discuss Michigan State football and whether or not a 91-0 rout in a football game is a form of "bullying".


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2:32 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Current Sports #102 | October 22, 2013

Al and Matt discuss and UofM and Indiana game along with a slight preview of the Michigan State men's basketball team. It's also Top 5 Tuesday and this weeks topic is the top 5 games played at Spartan stadium.

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2:52 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Current Sports #102 | October 21, 2013

Jim Leyland

Jim Leyland has stepped down as the Tiger's manager. You'll hear Jim's statement and thoughts from his morning press conference. Al and the team talk about Jim and his legacy.


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2:41 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Current Sports #101 | October 18, 2013

You'll hear the interview Al did with Carlton Valentine from Current Sports TV. Al and the team also discuss the Tiger's loss to Boston and their predictions for Saturday's game six.


TV Made in Michigan
11:39 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

WATCH NOW: Carlton Valentine on Current Sports | #106

Carlton Valentine with sons Drew (left) and Denzel (right).
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Carlton Valentine played basketball at Michigan State from 1985 to 1988, and coached the Lansing Sexton Big Reds from 2006 to his retirement this year. He also coached his son Drew, who went on to play basketball for Oakland, and son Denzel, who is currently a guard at Michigan State.

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5:10 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Current Sports TV - Lansing Everett at Grand Ledge HS Fball Wk. 7

This week saw a battle in the CAAC blue conference as Grand Ledge hosted Lansing Everett. Grand Ledge pulled out a 41 to 19 win, propelling them to second place in the conference. Pretty remarkable, seeing as though the Comets started the season 0-3! Alex Scharg talked with Grand Ledge head coach Matt Bird afterward.

Sports
3:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Current Sports #101 | October 17, 2013

Al sits down with Michigan State soccer player Adam Montague to discuss the fantastic season the team is having. Al also chats with ESPN columnist and author, Gregg Easterbrook about college and high school football. Al and Matt also talk Tiger's!


Sports
2:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Current Sports #100 | October 16, 2013

The Tiger's lost last night to go down 2-1 in the series. Al and the team discuss the game. Also, is NASCAR a sport? Al and the team debate!


Sports
3:44 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Current Sports #99 | October 15, 2013

Ashton Shortridge sits down with Al to discuss new ways to look at NBA players and their stats. It's also Tuesday, so Al and Matt give their top 5 game calls of all time!

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2:30 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Current Sports #98 | June 18, 2013

Lots of action in sports this past weekend. Tigers, Lions, Spartans and so much more. The crew discusses it all!


Sports
3:00 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Current Sports #97 | October 11, 2013

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The Detroit Tigers are headed to the ALCS for the third straight year. Al and the team discuss the game and what to look for against the Boston Red Sox.


TV Made in Michigan
11:06 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WATCH NOW: Joanne C. Gerstner on Current Sports | #105

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Joanne C. Gerstner talks with host Al Martin about concussions in sports, a topic she has researched and written about extensively. It's a hot topic, especially following Tuesday's (Oct. 8) national PBS broadcast of the newsmaking documentary, "League of Denial," from the investigative series, Frontline.

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3:10 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Current Sports #96 | October 9, 2013

Otis Wiley

Former Michigan State football player Otis Wiley joins Al in studio to discuss life outside of football and to reflect on his time here at Michigan State. Al and the team also discuss the Tiger's win over the A's.


Sports
3:34 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Current Sports #95 | October 8, 2013

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John U. Bacon, best selling author and award winning speaker, joins Al to discuss his new book Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. Al and Matt also discuss Tigers and give their Top 5 sports scandals of all time.


Sports
3:00 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

CSTV Week 6 HS Football - Lansing Sexton vs. Holt

Sexton and Holt were both undefeated in the CAAC Blue leading up to this 'Battle Royale' on October 4th. But the Big Red proved to be the better team, cruising over the Rams, 48 to 7. 

 

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3:35 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Current Sports #94 | October 7, 2013

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Chris Solari from the Lansing State Journal joins Al to discuss the Michigan State football game this past weekend. Al and the team talk about the game further as well.


Sports
3:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Current Sports #93 | October 2, 2013

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Tim Bograkos, former Michigan State basketball player joins Al to discuss a little of the past and what he is currently up to. Tom Horton, former Vice President and volunteer coordinator of the Okemos Athletic booster club, joins Al to discuss the situation which transpired with Okemos head football coach Jack Wallace. Al and the team discuss the situation further and what questions rose from it.


Sports
3:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Current Sports #92 | October 1, 2013

Okemos High School football coach Jack Wallace has been reinstated as the head football coach. Al and Matt discuss the situation. Tom Izzo also gives his thoughts about this years basketball team from his recent presser.


Sports
4:10 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Current Sports #91 | September 30, 2013

The Detroit Lions got a victory over the Chicago Bears this past weekend and Al and the team discuss the game. Al also interviews MSU Volleyball player Lauren Wicinski about her new record and how the team is doing this year. Finally, Al chats with Lisa Byington about her career as a broadcaster.


TV Made in Michigan
6:52 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

WATCH NOW: Kathie Klages on Current Sports | #104

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Kathie Klages, MSU women's gymnastics head coach, is the guest on Current Sports with Al Martin, the newest original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:31 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Current Sports #90 | September 27, 2013

Al sits down with Holt High School football coach Al Slamer to discuss concussions and this years team. Al and the team also discuss the latest in sports.


TV Made in Michigan
10:15 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

WATCH NOW: Al Slamer on Current Sports | #103

Holt Rams coach Al Slamer (left) with Al Martin

The guest is Al Slamer, head football coach at Holt High School.

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2:52 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Current Sports #89 | September 26, 2013

Seth Michell

Former Michigan State football player and now current Professional boxer, Seth Michell joins Al to discuss his latest fight. Al and Matt also talk about the NCAA reinstating scholarships for Penn State.


Sports
2:00 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Current Sports #88 | September 25, 2013

Tico Duckett

Former Michigan State running back Tico Duckett joins Al in studio to discuss his business adventures and to discuss this years team.


Sports
2:21 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Current Sports #87 | September 24, 2013

The PGA Tour just wrapped up this past weekend. Al and the team decide to give their list of the Top 5 golfers of all time. Who is on your list?


Sports
2:05 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Current Sports #86 | September 23, 2013

Connor Cook
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Michigan State football loss to Norte Dame this past weekend and many were shaking their heads after the game, including starting quarterback Connor Cook. Al and the team diagnose the game and all that happened. Join the conversation! 


Sports
3:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Current Sports #85 | September 20, 2013

Al interviewed Morris Peterson, former Michigan State basketball player and NBA player, for Current Sports TV and decided to share the interview on the radio as well. Al and the team also give their predictions for this weekends football games.


TV Made in Michigan
9:59 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

WATCH NOW: Morris Peterson on Current Sports | #102

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MSU Hall of Famer Morris "Mo Pete" Peterson is Al Martin's guest on this edition.

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Sports
3:24 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Current Sports #84 | September 19, 2013

Al invites Audrey Dahlgren, WLNS TV-6 sports reporter, to discuss women in sports and women in sports broadcasting. Al and Matt also give you the latest in sports including the University of Michigan athletic department paying for the GO BLUE sky text over East Lansing this past weekend.


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