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3:35 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Current Sports #172 | February 12, 2014

Al and gang discuss Michigan's win over OSU and Lebron's comments about putting himself in the top 4 of all time.


Sports
4:18 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Current Sports #171 | February 11, 2014

Al and the team will discuss last nights Piston's game and what it means for their interim head coach. They will also discuss Jayru Cambell and what Michigan State should do with him.


Sports
3:34 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Current Sports #170 | February 10, 2014

Al and the team discuss men's college basketball, the firing of coach Cheeks and Michigan State hockey.


Sports
5:58 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Current Sports #169 | February 7, 2014

Al and the gang will discuss last nights Michigan State men's basketball win over Penn State. The crew will also discuss what the NFL should do about players and marijuana  testing. Should marijuana testing be increased or stopped completely?


TV Made in Michigan
11:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

WATCH NOW: Lansing Curling Club President Mark McElwee

10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 on WKAR-TV| Lansing Curling Club President Mark McElwee is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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3:16 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Current Sports #168 | February 6, 2014

It was national signing day yesterday for college football. Michigan State landed some great recruits. You'll hear from Mark Dantonio himself about the recruits. Al, Alex and Matt also discuss Michigan basketball and more on the Olympics!


Sports
2:26 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Current Sports #167 | February 5, 2014

It's National Signing day! Al chats with 247sports.com analyst, Sean Scherer, about the recruits Michigan State has landed. Al and the crew will also discuss the recruits and what they mean for MSU.


Sports
2:56 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Current Sports #165 | February 3, 2014

Al, Matt and Alex recap the Superbowl and discuss Michigan State and Michigan basketball.


Sports
3:15 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Current Sports #164 | January 31, 2014

Al chats with Boston Bruins and former Michigan State hockey player Torey Krug. Al also chats with Michigan State professor of Advertising, Robert Kolt, about Super Bowl commercials. Al and the gang also preview the Super Bowl!


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

WATCH NOW: LCC Athletics Director Greg Mallek on Current Sports TV

Credit Greg Mallek

10pm Thursday, Jan. 30 on WKAR-TV | Greg Mallek was hired as athletics director for Lansing Community College in 2012. Before that, he was athletics director at Delta College for four years. Mallek is a native of Saginaw, Mich.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

WATCH NOW: LCC Athletics Director Greg Mallek on Current Sports TV

Credit Greg Mallek

WATCH NOW | Greg Mallek was hired as athletics director for Lansing Community College in 2012. Before that, he was athletics director at Delta College for four years. Mallek is a native of Saginaw, Mich. And now, he is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin.The episode airs 10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, on WKAR-TV and will be available for online viewing following the broadcast.

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Sports
3:42 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Current Sports #163 | January 30, 2014

Al chats with men's Michigan State hockey assistant coach, Tom Newton, about the team's losses to Michigan and what to expect against Minnesota.  Al, Matt and Alex continue their debate about athletes and their obligation to talk to media.


Sports
2:17 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Current Sports #162 | January 29, 2014

Walt Drenth, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country for MSU, drops by the studio to update Al on the season. Al, Alex and Matt also discuss Kevin Durant's scoring binge and also discuss if players should be required to talk to the media.


Sports
4:31 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Current Sports #161 | January 28, 2014

Al chats with Michigan State wrestling coach Tom Minkel about this years team and the bird he brings to practice everyday. Al, Alex and Matt also give their top 5 songs sang by athletes.


Sports
1:21 am
Mon January 27, 2014

MSU Falls to Michigan at the Breslin Center

WKAR's Al Martin gives his postgame report after MSU falls to Michigan this past weekend, 80 to 75. You would think head coach Tom Izzo would be disappointed after losing to his rival, but his reaction afterward was quite the opposite. 

TV Made in Michigan
11:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

WATCH NOW: MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis

MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin.

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Sports
2:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Current Sports #158 | January 23, 2014

Al and Alex discuss Jayru Cambell's body slam and what it means for his future at Michigan State. Mike Ball, a personal trainer, also drops by the studio discuss physical fitness and eating healthy.


Sports
3:35 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Current Sports #157 | January 22, 2014

Al and Alex recap last nights Michigan State men's basketball win over Indiana. They will also discuss if a shot clock in high school basketball is needed and give a preview of the Michigan/Iowa game.


Sports
2:57 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Current Sports #156 | January 21, 2014

Richard Sherman got a lot of attention after Sunday's NFC championship game. Al, Alex and Aaron give their opinions on the whole situation. Loud opinions at that! Al will also chat with PW's high school boys basketball coach, Luke Pohl, about the season so far and his take on today's NBA.


Sports
3:27 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Current Sports #155 | January 20, 2014

Al and the crew will discuss Michigan State and Michigan basketball along with Pistons basketball. In remembrance of MLK day, you will hear from former Michigan State football player Gene Washington talk about how race played a role during his time.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

WATCH NOW : Lineman for MSU '65 National Championship Team Robert Viney

Robert Viney on Current Sports TV
Credit WKAR

WATCH NOW | Lineman for MSU's 1965 National Championship team Robert Viney is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR. The episode airs 10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, on WKAR-TV and will be available for online viewing following the broadcast.

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Sports
2:50 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Current Sports #152 | January 15, 2014

Al chats with former Virginia Tech and NFL football player and now current Academic Advisor at Michigan State University, Corey Moore.  Al and the team also debate if college fans should be allowed to rush the court after a game.

Sports
3:22 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Current Sports #151 | January 14, 2014

Al chats with play-by-play announcer for the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg Strassler, about the Lugnuts, their upcoming season and the MLB. Al and the crew also discuss the Lions new head coach Jim Caldwell. Is he the right man for the job?


Sports
2:24 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Current Sports #150 | January 13, 2014

Al chats with Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant about their win over Michigan and where the team currently stands. Al and the crew also discuss the men's team and discuss the latest from Alex Rodriguez.


Sports
3:35 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Current Sports #149 | January 10, 2014

Al and the gang discuss the Detroit Red Wings and their woes. You'll also hear from coach Izzo and some of the players. Plus, it's Pick'em Friday's!


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

WATCH NOW: Rose Bowl Edition of Current Sports TV

2014 Rose Bowl Champions

10pm Thu. Jan. 9 -  WKAR-TV | Al Martin hosts a Rose Bowl special edition that captures highlights and one-of-a-kind interviews recorded in Pasadena. 

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Sports
3:03 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Current Sports #148 | January 9, 2014

Al and the team discuss what the heck is going on with the Pistons. They also discuss who the Lions should hire as their next coach. It's also Throwback Thursday!


Sports
2:56 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Current Sports #147 | January 8, 2014

On today's show we chat with  alumni director Scott Westerman. We also chat about Dennis Rodman and his North Korean..."adventure"? Does politics belong in sports?


Sports
2:44 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Current Sports #146 | January 7, 2014

Florida State comes back in the National Championship game to beat Auburn. Al talks with former Michigan State football player, Gene Washington and the crew also discusses the Michigan State vs Ohio State basketball game.


Sports
3:09 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Current Sports #145 | January 3, 2014

Al is back from his rough trip in Pasadena. You know, the place where he had to witness the Spartans win a Rose Bowl? You'll hear from several players after the win and you will also hear from Mark Hollis. Al and Matt also talk about what this victory means overall for the program.


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