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Mother Of Former MSU Football Player Mylan Hicks Opens Up About Death Of Her Son

Jun 23, 2017
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Renee Hill opens up about the death of her son, former MSU football player Mylan Hicks, in a Calgary shooting last year. In painstaking detail, she traces how the night went according to police reports and witness testimonies that she heard.

Here's how she remembers it when speaking with "Current Sports" host Al Martin. 


Current Sports | June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

NBA Draft; DeShaun Tate; Jimmy Butler; Detroit Pistons; Luke Kennard; D.J. Wilson; Mylan Hicks' Shooting; Renee Hill. 


James Moore

The S.W.A.P. Meet with former MSU fullback James Moore is on again. For this edition, James highlights the topic of choices. Relating his personal life to the broad experiences of athletes and young people across the world, James begins with a story of taking his granddaughter to see his son in jail.

Current Sports | June 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017
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NBA Draft; Fashion Styles; Recent Trades; Mock Draft; DeShaun Tate; St. Johns Golf; Dwight Howard; Detroit Pistons; D'Angelo Russell.


Recruit Commits To MSU Basketball In Emotional Post

Jun 21, 2017

Tuesday night, Belleville wing Gabe Brown announced that he would be the third commitment for Michigan State men's basketball in 2018. Brown posted several images on Twitter explaining why he chose the Spartans, with a caption of "Dad This Is All For You..."

Holt's Jesse Heikkinen Puts Pro Dreams On Hold, Joins MSU Baseball

Jun 21, 2017
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Jesse Heikkinen is a man with a plan. At just 18 years old, Heikkinen has already checked off steps one and two of an eight-year plan that he himself drew up back in January. Step one: play baseball at Michigan State University. Check. Step two: get drafted by a Major League team. Check.

Current Sports | June 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017
Joel Vande Kopple

Detroit Tigers; Prep Sports; Lansing Christian Girls' Soccer; Joel Vande Kopple; Jesse Heikkinen; Holt Baseball; MSU Baseball; NBA Trades.


Current Sports | June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017
Connor Cook photo
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Donald De La Haye; NCAA Restrictions on Student-Athletes; NBA Draft; NBA Trades; Detroit Red Wings; Petr Mrazek; NHL Expansion Draft; MSU Recruiting.


League of Legends game image
Courtesy photo / Big Ten Network

From staggering livestream numbers to mainstream attention, eSports are growing. Professional events attract viewers from around the world, and even in Michigan, players vie for cash rewards.


Current Sports | June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
MSU League of Legends team photo
Courtesy photo / Big Ten Network

U.S. Open; Brooks Koepka; Competitiveness in Sports; eSports; League of Legends; Noah Waltzer; Detroit Tigers; Petr Mrazek; Detroit Red Wings; Weekend Winners.


James Moore Praises Father In Father's Day S.W.A.P. Meet

Jun 16, 2017
James Moore

Father's Day is quickly approaching. On Sunday, fathers and father figures around the world will be celebrated for all that they do in the lives of their children.

Current Sports | June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017
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Draymond Green; Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Rivalry; The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore; Reflection Friday.


Current Sports | June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017
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Louisville Men's Basketball Punishments; Rick Pitino; Terry Kildea; The U.S. Open; Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather.


Curtis Blackwell photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

MSU football staffer Curtis Blackwell "interfered" with the sexual assault investigation that has since resulted in the charging of three football players for a January incident, according to police documents acquired by the Lansing State Journal and MLive.

MSU Football Players Speak On Sexual Assault Investigation

Jun 14, 2017
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Moments after Mark Dantonio delivered a message to media members in the Skandalaris Football Center Tuesday morning, it was the players' turn to speak.

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