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2:10 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Current Sports #319 | September 15, 2014

On this episode of Current Sports, Al and Alex come off the weekend in sports with a lot to talk about. The Detroit Lions lose big to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the duo debates what went wrong. Also, the Detroit Tigers are back to winning fashion. Later in the show,  they discuss all of the abuse cases from NFL players and what Roger Goodell will do to control it.


Sports
2:14 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Current Sports #318 | September 12, 2014

It's Friday, and the crucial weekend series for the Detroit Tigers is a hot button topic. Also, Al and Alex recap the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers football game last night. Floyd Mayweather also hits the ring for his rematch on Saturday. Al and Alex preview the big fight. Callers discuss Michigan State football and the Atlanta Hawks racism allegations.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

WATCH NOW: Lansing Everett High School head football coach Marcelle Carruthers

Thu., Sept. 11, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV |  Lansing Everett High School head football coach Marcelle Carruthers is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin.

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2:18 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Current Sports #317 | September 11, 2014

As Penn State's ban is uplifted, the heated debate continues between Al and Alex regarding the NCAA's recent actions. Ray Rice is still a hot button topic, and the tandem debates if Roger Goodell should keep his job. Later, a sneak peak to Current Sports TV is revealed, and the crew remembers where they were on on September 11, 2011.


Sports
2:16 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Current Sports #316 | September 10, 2014

To start off the show, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tigers in the heat of the pennant race. They also discuss the impact of the recent injuries to Corey Hilliard and Bill Bentley of the Detroit Lions. They debate how it will play into Sunday's matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. To close the show, the heated topics of Ray Rice and Penn State football are discussed.


Sports
2:14 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Current Sports #315 | September 9, 2014

The hot button topic, of today's show, is the latest indefinite suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from the NFL. Al and Alex recap the current situation, and give their takes on if Rice will every get a look from an NFL team in the future. Earlier in the show, Detroit Free Press writer Joe Rexrode recaps the Michigan State football game in Eugene Oregon. The Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers are also discussed.


Sports
2:18 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Current Sports #314 | September 8, 2014

After a weekend of woes for Big Ten football, Al and Alex recap the losses from Michigan State and University of Michigan. They debate what went wrong for both teams, and the outlook for a Big Ten team making the College Football Playoff moving forward. Later, a hot topic is the new video from TMZ showing Ray Rice punching his girlfriend. That and the Detroit Tigers are debated along with other topics to close out the show.


Sports
2:11 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Current Sports #313 | September 5, 2014

Al and Alex preview the  big Michigan State football game tomorrow against Oregon, and are all over the opening night of NFL football. Later, Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play announcer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler recaps the season and talks about the upcoming high school football game tonight with Portland and Owosso. To close the show, Al and Alex give their picks for the weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

WATCH NOW: MSU Women's Volleyball Head Coach Cathy George

Thu., Sept. 4, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | MSU Women's Volleyball Head Coach Cathy George is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:17 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Current Sports #311 | September 3, 2014

Happy hump day, and the guys are back with all of the latest Detroit Tigers updates. They kick off the show previewing Justin Verlander's start against the Indians and if the scandal with Kate Upton will affect him. They also touch on Wes Welker's recent allegations and the release of Michael Sam from the St. Louis Rams. To close, it's barbershop Wednesday, and the duo debates whether Derek Jeter's new patch on the jerseys is over the top.


Sports
2:16 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Current Sports #312 | September 4, 2014

NFL is officially underway tonight, and Al and Alex give a big preview towards the later half of the show. Also, a sneak peak of tonight's Current Sports TV show is aired with MSU volleyball head coach, Cathy George. Justin Verlander and potential recruiting violations are also discussed.


Sports
2:22 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Current Sports #310 | September 2, 2014

Al kicks off this Tuesday recapping Michigan State football's big win over Jacksonville State over the weekend, and dives into other Big Ten teams' performances. Later, a caller wants to debate with Al about the future of Team USA basketball and if they have enough  strength to win the gold. Finally, Al and Alex give their weekend winners and losers.


Sports
2:22 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Current Sports #309 | September 1, 2014

It's labor day, and Al has a 'best of' show to celebrate the holiday. First, Al dives into high school football with several high caliber coaches around the area. They talk about kicking off the season and the status of their teams. Later, Al plays an interview with Lions reporter Dave Birkett as they delve into Nick Fairley and the Le'Veon Bell scandal. Finally, Al plays a segment last week from an intriguing caller.


Sports
2:17 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Current Sports #308 | August 29, 2014

Head coach of Lansing Sexton football Dan Boggan joins Al to discuss his thoughts on Carlton Valentine coming back. Boggan also previews Big Reds football for this year. Then, Al and Alex break down all of the Michigan State football games for the season, and give a preview of Jacksonville State tonight. Lastly, they go over the rest of the Big Ten football games over the weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

WATCH NOW: Lansing J.W. Sexton High School football coach Dan Boggan

Thu., Aug. 28, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | Lansing J.W. Sexton High School football coach Dan Boggan is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:17 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Current Sports #307 | August 28, 2014

Josh Brown from the Cleveland Browns is at it again, and Al gives his take on the suspension. Then, Alex and Al discuss the blasphemous fake injury by USC's Josh Shaw, and whether or not Detroit Tiger fans should be concerned about their chances heading into the month of September. Also, throwback thursday is revealed for this day in sports.


Sports
2:33 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Current Sports #306 | August 27, 2014

Dan Mariage, head coach of St. Johns football, previews his upcoming matchup against the East Lansing Trojans in the first segment. Later, Al and Alex recap the Detroit Tigers win over the New York Yankees yesterday and debate whether hazing in sports will ever go away. National topics are also briefly discussed.

    

Sports
2:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Current Sports #305 | August 26, 2014

It is a big day for MSU football fans, as Mark Dantonio addresses the media for the first weekly presser of the year. Al and Alex play back some of the best quotes and give their takeaways from the day. Later, Al breaks down the transfer of Kenny Kaminski to Ohio and the recent allotted scholarship to Keenan Wetzel. To close, Alex and Al give a countdown on what they are most looking forward to in MSU football.


Sports
2:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Current Sports #304 | August 25, 2014

Alex is back from Los Angeles, and the duo break down all of the latest news from the weekend. Al also talks to Doug Wilson who is the author of a new book on Tiger pitcher Mark Fidrych. Later in the show, Al and Alex get down eye of the tiger style, and discuss all of the big news from the football, basketball, WNBA, and more.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

WATCH NOW: MSU Faculty Athletic Representative Sue Carter

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MSU Faculty Athletic Representative Sue Carter is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR. 

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Sports
2:12 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Current Sports #300 | August 19, 2014

Al talks about Braxton Miller, York being dismissed from U of M, Eddie Drummond and everyone's favorite NFL player, Johnny Manziel.

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Sports
2:24 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Current Sports #299 | August 15, 2014

Julius Edwards, new head coach of Lansing Eastern, discusses with Al on how he got the head coaching position and what he will try and accomplish this year on the court. Later, Al and Alex debate whether Brandon Pettigrew and Nick Fairley are overrated players. Finally, to cap off the show, it's reflection Friday. The duo goes over their favorite moments from the week.


Sports
2:21 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Current Sports #298 | August 14, 2014

To start off today's show, DeAndre Carter, a motiviational speaker, inspires listeners with a sports twist. He tells Al how he got his start with speaking at Michigan State University, and discusses his book and his future goals. Later, Al and Alex debate if the Detroit Tigers are getting out of a slump. Finally, they discuss Tiger Woods' exit from the Ryder Cup, and Greg Monroe potentially becoming a free agent.


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Current Sports #297 | August 13, 2014

Terry Fitzwater, publisher and owner of the Midwest Racing Scene publication, joins Al to discuss the Tony Stewart incident in New York, and takes a stance on who is to blame. Later, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tiger woes, and weigh in on the 15,000 Spartan fans that attended the Meet The Spartans event at Spartan Stadium. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and Al and Alex debate on what the punishment should be to University of Michigan wide receiver, C'sonte York.


Sports
2:29 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Current Sports #296 | August 12, 2014

Dr. Joey Eisenmann joins Al on the show to discuss Spartan Performance and the beginnings of the program. Later, is it panic time for Detroit Tiger fans? Al and Alex debate and give their top five reasons on why fans should or should not panic. Finally, the duo praises the performance of Rory McIlroy and discuss the future of golf.


Sports
2:25 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Current Sports #295 | August 11, 2014

Al kicks off today's show by inviting Lansing Sexton head basketball coach Carlton Valentine on the air to discuss his return as head coach and the departure of Ron Banks. Later, it was the biggest story over the weekend as Tony Stewart struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on the racetrack. Al and Alex weigh in on it. Finally, the duo discuss the concerns of the Detroit Tigers and the highlights from the first preseason game of the Detroit Lions.


Sports
2:13 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Current Sports #294 | August 8, 2014

On today's show, the Detroit Tigers were the focal point. Last night, Miguel Cabrera was put in to pinch hit, but grounded into a double play. Al, Alex, and callers debate whether Brad Ausmus made the right call to take out Martinez for Cabrera. Later, the duo discuss the coaching hires of the Detroit Pistons.  To close the show, they discuss the popularity of golf.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

WATCH NOW: Ithaca High School's head football coach Terry Hessbrook

Thu., Aug. 7, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | Ithaca High School's head football coach Terry Hessbrook is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:11 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Current Sports #293 | August 7, 2014

On this show, Al invites Ithaca head football coach Terry Hessbrook on the show to discuss his team tradition and athletes over the years. Later, DeAndre Carter gives a motivational Monday for listeners. Al and Alex later discuss the official trade for  Kevin Love and also talk about Brian Hoyer starting for the Browns against the Detroit Lions. To close the show, it's throwback Thursday.


Sports
2:25 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Current Sports #292 | August 6, 2014

Al and Alex start off the show talking about David Price's first start as a Detroit Tiger. They break down the game, and talk about the bright spots of the team. Later, they get into two barberbershop Wednesday segments. The first is about players participating in the FIBA World Championships and if General Managers should allow their players to compete. Finally, they debate how long it will be until a woman coaches an NBA team.


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