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Current Sports | May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017
MSU Athletics

NFL Draft; Detroit Lions Draft Grades; MSU Football Draftees; University of Michigan Draft Picks; Curtis Blackwell; Weekend Winners.


Current Sports | April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
flickr/Theen Moy

NFL Draft; Michigan Prospects Drafted; Detroit Lions; Jarrad Davis; Gabe Onor; Academics and Athletics; Future of Sports Broadcasting; Reflection Friday.


Jarrad Davis photo
Courtesy photo / Detroit Lions

The first round of the NFL draft was last night. WKAR’s Scott Pohl and Al Martin talked about the choice made by the Detroit Lions. Al in is New York City for a conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.


Current Sports | April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017
Joseph Glorioso Photography / Flickr Creative Commons

NFL Draft; Michigan Draft Prospects; Michigan State Football Draft Prospects; Mark Smith; Malik McDowell; Jabrill Peppers.


A fair playing field: how MSU baseball competes against warm-weather teams

Apr 26, 2017
Romero Hardy

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When baseball season kicks off, it is a sign of the warmer weather to come. Baseball is best played on sunny days, and not flooded fields. In recent weeks we have seen some stormy weather here in Michigan. This spring’s rainy weather forced the MSU baseball team to cancel games, and move games to different stadiums to accommodate the weather.

Michigan MMA fighter Brink moving up in UFC world

Apr 26, 2017
Ryse Brink

VANDERBILT, Mich. - Ryse Brink’s mixed martial arts career almost ended before it even began.

East Lansing’s two-sport star leads by example

Apr 26, 2017
Grant Essenmacher / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich.-- Kentre Patterson is quiet, but still has found a way to be a leader. The East Lansing High senior, who stars in track and football, figured out his sophomore year that leadership comes from more than words.

Holt senior making her mark as one of the nation’s best archers

Apr 26, 2017
Jonathan Chun / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Archery has a unique place in the sporting world, as its essence is held in high regard - yet the athletes are sometimes belittled. For most average sports fans, the closest they get to archery is on the Hollywood big screen.

Holt wrestling star Leyrer transforms tough loss into state title

Apr 26, 2017
Jacob Herbert / WKAR

HOLT, Mich. – In the 2016 individual state championship tournament, Holt wrestler Kolin Leyrer lost in the semifinals. He was the state’s top wrestler for much of the year, but losing meant Leyrer watch the wrestler he just beat the week before go on to win the state championship at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Current Sports | April 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017
http://sexton.lansingschools.net/

Detroit Tigers Batting; Detroit Tigers Bullpen; SWAP Campaign; James Moore; Brant Johnson; NFL Mock Draft.


Allen County, Indiana Sheriff's Dept.

Former Michigan State University football player Auston Robertson has been arraigned in Ingham County on a sexual assault charge. 

Current Sports | April 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
woodleywonderworks / Flickr Creative Commons

Jabrill Peppers Drug Test; NFL Draft; Little Caesers Arena Hosting College Basketball; Porter "What's Gravity" Maberry; The Dunk King.

Auston Robertson
Courtesy / msuspartans.com

Former Michigan State University football player Auston Robertson is due in Mason today arraigned on a criminal sexual conduct charge.


Current Sports | April 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Auston Robertson
Courtesy / msuspartans.com

Auston Robertson; Football and Sexual Misconduct; Violence in Football; NBA Postseason; MSU Baseball; David Greenberg.


Auston Robertson
Courtesy / msuspartans.com

A Michigan State University football player has been formally charged with sexual assault following an April 9 incident in Meridian Township.  


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