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2:55 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Current Sports #128 | December 2, 2013

It was a wild weekend in sports. One for the ages! Al and the team will talk Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Auburn and Alabama. Forget anyone?


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2:33 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Current Sports #127 | November 27, 2013

Al chats with Ithaca head football coach Terry Hessbrook about their state championship game on Friday. Al and the crew will also talk Detroit Lions and Kobe Bryant.


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2:40 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Current Sports #126 | November 26, 2013

Al and Matt will discuss Michigan State basketball and football. They will also give their top 5 things they are most thankful for in the world of sports.


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3:10 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Current Sports #125 | November 25, 2013

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The Michigan State men's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 on Sunday with a win over Louisville. Kevin Cope, a defenseman for the Spartan's, drops by the studio to discuss the game and their next game against Georgetown. Al and the crew will also talk Michigan State and Detroit Lions football.


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2:38 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Current Sports #124| November 22, 2013

Michigan State men's soccer team starts the NCAA tournament this Sunday against Louisville. Head coach Damon Rensing drops by the studio to talk about the season and the upcoming game. You'll also hear from Todd "TJ" Duckett from Current Sports TV. Al, Matt and Alex also give their NFL picks.


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2:31 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Current Sports #123| November 21, 2013

Former Michigan State and NBA basketball player Andre Hutson drops by the studio to give Al an update on what he has been up to.  Al and Matt will also discuss if the Prince Fielder trade was good for the Tigers.


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2:31 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Current Sports #123| November 21, 2013

Former Michigan State and NBA basketball player Andre Hutson drops by the studio to give Al an update on what he has been up to.  Al and Matt will also discuss if the Prince Fielder trade was good for the Tigers.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

WATCH NOW: Former NFL and MSU Running Back TJ Duckett on Current Sports | #111

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10pm Thursday, Nov. 21 on WKAR-TV |  Former NFL and MSU running back TJ Duckett is the guest on this week's episode of Current Sports with Al Martin. 

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3:01 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Current Sports #122 | November 20, 2013

Former Michigan State basketball player Mateen Cleves joins Al to discuss his work in the community service sector.

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3:08 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Current Sports #121 | November 19, 2013

Michigan State men's basketball got another victory last night. However, it wasn't without question marks. Al and Matt discuss the game and some of the empty seats in the Breslin. They also give their weirdest sports stories of all time!


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3:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Current Sports #120 | November 18, 2013

Detroit Lions and Michigan State football had games they should have won. However, only one did. Al and the gang discuss both games!


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2:53 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Current Sports #119 | November 15, 2013

Michigan State women's basketball got a victory last night. You'll hear from some of the players and coach Merchant. You'll also hear from Ali Easley from Current Sports TV. Al, Matt and Alex also give their picks for the weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

WATCH NOW: Ali Easley, Boxing Trainer and Founder of H. A. W. K. on Current Sports TV | #110

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Boxing trainer and founder of the "Help a Willing Kid Foundation" (H.A.W.K.) Ali Easley is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin. 

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2:35 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Current Sports #118 | November 14, 2013

Why is there a decline in youth football? Does the recent concussion information have a factor? Al and Matt discuss. They also discuss Michigan State Men's and Women's basketball.


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2:45 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Current Sports #117 | November 13, 2013

Michigan State beat #1 Kentucky last night to take the college hoops throne. Al, Matt and Alex will give their thoughts about the game. They will also discuss the new or now consistently called "hand check" rule. Is it good or bad for the game? Al also interviews woman body builder Niassan Weaver.


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2:51 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Current Sports #116 | November 12, 2013

Michigan State Women's basketball announcer Mo Gerhardt joins Al to discuss this years team. The Men's team will face off against #1 ranked Kentucky tonight. Al and Matt discuss the what they will be looking for in the game.


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12:49 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Current Sports #115 | November 11, 2013

Al and Alex discuss Lions and Michigan football. They will also discuss the latest on the Richie Incognito situation.


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2:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Current Sports #114| November 8, 2013

Michigan State men's basketball kicks off tonight and will do a little preview of the team. The Detroit Lions look to take control of the NFC North this weekend as they visit the Bears. Al and Matt will discuss what to look for in this game as well.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

WATCH NOW: Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Bob Every Current Sports TV | #109

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Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Bob Every is the guest on this week's Current Sports with Al Martin.

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3:52 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Current Sports #113 | November 7, 2013

Al chats with East Lansing High School boys basketball coach Steve Finamore about the upcoming season and he gets his thoughts on the NBA and Michigan State basketball.  Al and Matt continue their discussion about Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin.


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2:26 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Current Sports #112 | November 6, 2013

Jeremy Sampson is the owner of the new Lansing minor soccer league. Al talks with him about why he decided to make this decision and what goals lay ahead. Al and the team will also discuss Pistons and Richie Incognito.


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3:37 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Current Sports #111 | November 5, 2013

The Michigan State men's basketball team finished the pre-season with a win over Indiana PA. Al and Matt talk about the game and you'll hear from coach Izzo as well. U of M offensive lineman Taylor Lewan apologizes and Al and Matt discuss if he should be suspended. Richie Incognito has said some terrible things and Al and Matt discuss why he should be banned from the league.


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2:39 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Current Sports #110 | November 4, 2013

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It was a dominating win for the Michigan State football team against their rival, Michigan. Al and the team discuss the game!


Sports
2:58 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Current Sports #109 | November 1, 2013

It's one day before Michigan State takes on their biggest rival, Michigan. Al and the team discuss the game and who they think will win the game.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

WATCH NOW: Lansing Cowboys coach Matthew Brown on Current Sports | #108

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Lansing Cowboys youth football league coach Matthew Brown is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin. 

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4:03 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Current Sports #108 | October 31, 2013

In our Halloween special, well, at least from the music perspective, Al and Matt will discuss the Red Sox winning the World Series. They will also discuss the Pistons opening season win. You'll also hear from a Yahoo writer who gives his top 25 fight songs of all time.


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3:09 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Current Sports #107 | October 29, 2013

Al and Matt discuss this past weekends win for Michigan State against Illinois and also preview the Michigan State vs Michigan game. They also give their scariest top 5 athletes of all time!


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2:56 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Current Sports #106 | October 28, 2013

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The Detroit Lions pulled off a victory over the Dallas Cowboys yesterday in what could have been their best game at Ford Field. Al and the team discuss the game and also discuss Dez Bryant.


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2:53 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Current Sports #105 | October 25, 2013

You'll hear Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant talk about this upcoming season and hear from some of the players as well. Al and Matt also give their picks for this weekends football games.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

WATCH NOW: MSU Head Trainer Sally Nogle on Current Sports | #107

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Dr. Sally Nogle was the first female athletic trainer for a football team in the Big Ten Conference, and in July was elevated to MSU head athletic trainer. Nogle has been an athletic trainer at Michigan State for 30 years.

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