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TV Made in Michigan
5:52 am
Wed January 1, 2014

WATCH NOW: Jeff Genthner of Fox Sports on Current Sports

Jeff Genthner

WATCH NOW | Jeff Genthner of Fox Sports is the guest.

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2:26 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Current Sports #143 | December 27, 2013

Al chats with Okemos High School boys basketball coach Jeff Wonch about the early season and what he expects of his team. Al and the crew will also discuss what the loss of Max Bullough does to the Spartan defense in the Rose Bowl. Also, Jim Schwartz is a terrible coach and we'll discuss why!


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3:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Current Sports #142 | December 20, 2013

Al and Matt discuss Kobe Bryant's injury and whether or not the Lakers should pack it in for the season. The crew will also give their sports Christmas wish list!


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

WATCH NOW: Former MSU football player Otis Wiley on Current Sports TV

Otis Wiley

10pm Thursday, Dec. 19 on WKAR-TV | Former MSU football player Otis Wiley is the next guest on Current Sports with Al Martin, the newest original TV series from WKAR. 

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2:29 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Current Sports #140 | December 18, 2013

Al and Matt debate whether or not "tanking" is good for sports and if either of them would do it. Well, they don't exactly agree.


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3:31 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Current Sports #139 | December 17, 2013

Al chats with former Michigan State football player Pete Clifford to see what life has been like outside of the NFL. Al and Matt will also discuss another Lions loss! 


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3:24 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Current Sports #138 | December 16, 2013

Al chats with play-by-play announcer Ben Holden. Al and the team will also discuss Michigan State basketball and a little NFL.


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5:01 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Current Sports #137 | December 13, 2013

Al and Matt discuss Michigan State football, specifically Darqueze Dennard and Pat Narduzi. They will also give their NFL pick 'ems!


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4:29 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Current Sports #136 | December 12, 2013

Apparently, Al Martin is human after all! Matt Ludtke fills in for Al and will talk about a little bit of everything.


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3:08 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Current Sports #135 | December 11, 2013

Al chats with Sexton High School boys basketball coach Ron Banks about his team and how his first year of the varsity team is going. Al and Alex will also talk Pistons and Wings. They will also discuss the price of Rose Bowl tickets and why the average of $911 is far too much.


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2:35 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Current Sports #134 | December 10, 2013

The Michigan State women's volleyball team advanced to the Sweet 16 this past weekend. Head Coach Cathy George calls in to chat with Al about the team and their upcoming match against Peen State. Al and Matt will also dissect the Detroit Lions a bit more, give a preview of the Rose Bowl matchup and list some of their more memorable moments regarding Mark Dantonio.


Sports
7:04 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Can You Smell the Roses???

WKAR's "Current Sports" reporter, Al Martin, wraps up things from Indy as the Michigan State Spartans defeat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. They now get ready to head to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 1st at 5pm.

Sports
3:11 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Current Sports #133 | December 9, 2013

Michigan State is headed to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988. Al and the team break down the game. You will also hear from players, fans and a one on one with Coach D!


Sports
10:27 am
Mon December 9, 2013

MSU Celebration after Big Ten Championship win over OSU

The Spartans celebrate in the locker room in Indy after defeating Ohio State, 34-24, in the Big Ten Championship. They are now Rose Bowl bound and will take on Stanford on January 1st in Pasadena, California! 

Sports
10:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Big Ten Championship Game - OSU vs. MSU Fan Reaction

WKAR's host of "Current Sports," Al Martin, hits the streets of Indy at Lucas Oil Stadium to get reaction from the fans on Michigan State's win over Ohio State to win the Big Ten Championship and book a ticket to go to it's first Rose Bowl since 1988! 

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3:19 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Current Sports #132 | December 6, 2013

Steve Finamore, East Lansing high school boys basketball coach, was interviewed for the TV show and you will hear from Steve today. You will also get a preview of the Michigan State and the Detroit Lions games this weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WATCH NOW: East Lansing boys basketball coach Steve Finamore

Steve Finamore

10pm Thursday, Nov. 21 on WKAR-TV | East Lansing boys basketball coach Steve Finamore is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin.

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2:24 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Current Sports #131 | December 5, 2013

The Michigan State men's basketball team dropped their first loss of the season to North Carolina last night. Al and Matt discuss the game and how the team gave a lousy effort. You will also hear from coach Mark Dantonio.


Sports
2:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Current Sports #130 | December 4, 2013

Al invites LSJ sports writer Brian Calloway to the show to discuss Michigan State football. Al and the team will also discuss Pistons and whether or not the BIG Ten did right by not disciplining players from the Ohio State vs Michigan game.


Sports
2:34 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Current Sports #129 | December 3, 2013

Michigan State sports has been on a tear lately, including the Men's soccer team. They will play Norte Dame in the Elite 8. Goalkeeper Zach Bennett drops by the studio to discuss the team and the season. Al and Matt will also discuss the Doug Fister trade and give their top 5 moments from Michigan State football this year.


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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.


Sports
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

Andrew Herr
Credit Matthew Michell

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.


Sports
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.


Sports
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

Credit Tj Duckett

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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