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Current Sports | 9/26/16 | #788

Sep 26, 2016
Michigan State

Remembering Jose Fernandez, Remembering Mylan Hicks, Remembering Arnold Palmer, Callers, Michigan State Football, and Michigan Football.

Badgers Rout Spartans in Big Ten Opener

Sep 24, 2016

Freshman Quarterback Alex Hornibrook lead Wisconsin to a 30 to 6 thumping of Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, outplaying MSU senior Tyler O'Connor, who had three interceptions on the day. 

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016

On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

Current Sports | 9/23/16 | #787

Sep 23, 2016
Mark Dantonio photo spring football game
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

Michigan State Football Preview, Wisconsin Football, MSU Hall of Fame, Okemos Hall of Fame, Michigan Preview and Reflection Friday.


Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, has transformed its field into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the week. The turf was installed in 2005 and will be replaced come next baseball season. What better way to say goodbye to the old real-estate than to play a little golf?

Current Sports | 9/22/16 | #786

Sep 22, 2016
pistol photo
RONg / flickr creative commons

MSU Hall of Fame Ceremony, Washington Redskins, Lansing Mini Golf, Sam Silverstein, Throwback Thursday and Colin Kaepernick.

Current Sports | 9/21/16 | #785

Sep 21, 2016
MSU license plate photo
Michigan Secretary of State

Detroit Tigers, Athletes and Money, Glen Rice, MLB Playoff Picture, Best Logos in Sports, Jim Weber, and Larry Nassar.

Current Sports | 9/20/16 | #784

Sep 20, 2016
View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State Football, Mark Dantonio Press Conference, Detroit Lions Takeaways, Matthew Stafford and Morris Peterson.

Current Sports | 9/19/16 | #783

Sep 19, 2016
Wikimedia Commons - Goodbar73

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame, Tyler O'Connor, Detroit Lions, UM Football, Jay Vincent, and Weekend Winners.

Current Sports | 9/16/16 | #782

Sep 16, 2016
Michigan Municipal League / Flickr Creative Commons

Michigan State Football, Notre Dame Preview, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, Joanne Gerstner, Concussions in Sports, and Reflection Friday.

Current Sports | 9/15/16 | #781

Sep 15, 2016
Wikimedia: Chlopeck

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State Men's Basketball, Tom Izzo, Detroit Tigers, Hazing in High School Sports, and Throwback Thursday.

Current Sports | 9/14/16 | #780

Sep 14, 2016
Wikimedia Commons

Colin Kaepernick, Morris Peterson, Brooks Laimbeer, Michigan State Soccer, and Hazing in High School Sports.

Current Sports | 9/13/16 | #779

Sep 13, 2016
football players
Courtesy of Michigan State University

Michigan State Football History, MSU vs. Notre Dame, Rob Rubick, Detroit Lions, and New Intern Introduction.

Current Sports | 9/12/16 | #778

Sep 12, 2016
G.Smith / Detroit Lions

NFL Opening Weekend, Detroit Lions Victory, Matthew Stafford, Central Michigan, Justin Rogers, Weekend Winners.


Week 3 of Mid-Michigan High School football action saw Lansing Catholic and Williamston open up the conference season with a bang! The CAAC White division rivals engaged in a back-and-forth battle that was knotted up 14-all as the fourth quarter began. In the end Lansing Catholic emerged victorious, 28-14 the final as they pulled away late.