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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.


Sports
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!


Sports
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.


Sports
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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2:31 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Current Sports #104 | October 24, 2013

Al and Matt discuss the terrible situation the football team is dealing with at Grambling State. They also discuss whether or not Brett Farve could be a reliable quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. It's also Throwback Thursday!


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3:01 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Current Sports #103 | October 23, 2013

Al and the crew went to the Michigan State basketball media day yesterday to hear what Tom Izzo and the players had to say about the upcoming season. They also discuss Michigan State football and whether or not a 91-0 rout in a football game is a form of "bullying".


Sports
2:32 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Current Sports #102 | October 22, 2013

Al and Matt discuss and UofM and Indiana game along with a slight preview of the Michigan State men's basketball team. It's also Top 5 Tuesday and this weeks topic is the top 5 games played at Spartan stadium.

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2:52 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Current Sports #102 | October 21, 2013

Jim Leyland

Jim Leyland has stepped down as the Tiger's manager. You'll hear Jim's statement and thoughts from his morning press conference. Al and the team talk about Jim and his legacy.


Sports
2:41 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Current Sports #101 | October 18, 2013

You'll hear the interview Al did with Carlton Valentine from Current Sports TV. Al and the team also discuss the Tiger's loss to Boston and their predictions for Saturday's game six.


TV Made in Michigan
11:39 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

WATCH NOW: Carlton Valentine on Current Sports | #106

Carlton Valentine with sons Drew (left) and Denzel (right).
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Carlton Valentine played basketball at Michigan State from 1985 to 1988, and coached the Lansing Sexton Big Reds from 2006 to his retirement this year. He also coached his son Drew, who went on to play basketball for Oakland, and son Denzel, who is currently a guard at Michigan State.

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5:10 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Current Sports TV - Lansing Everett at Grand Ledge HS Fball Wk. 7

This week saw a battle in the CAAC blue conference as Grand Ledge hosted Lansing Everett. Grand Ledge pulled out a 41 to 19 win, propelling them to second place in the conference. Pretty remarkable, seeing as though the Comets started the season 0-3! Alex Scharg talked with Grand Ledge head coach Matt Bird afterward.

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3:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Current Sports #101 | October 17, 2013

Al sits down with Michigan State soccer player Adam Montague to discuss the fantastic season the team is having. Al also chats with ESPN columnist and author, Gregg Easterbrook about college and high school football. Al and Matt also talk Tiger's!


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2:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Current Sports #100 | October 16, 2013

The Tiger's lost last night to go down 2-1 in the series. Al and the team discuss the game. Also, is NASCAR a sport? Al and the team debate!


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3:44 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Current Sports #99 | October 15, 2013

Ashton Shortridge sits down with Al to discuss new ways to look at NBA players and their stats. It's also Tuesday, so Al and Matt give their top 5 game calls of all time!

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2:30 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Current Sports #98 | June 18, 2013

Lots of action in sports this past weekend. Tigers, Lions, Spartans and so much more. The crew discusses it all!


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