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TV Made in Michigan
11:06 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WATCH NOW: Joanne C. Gerstner on Current Sports | #105

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Joanne C. Gerstner talks with host Al Martin about concussions in sports, a topic she has researched and written about extensively. It's a hot topic, especially following Tuesday's (Oct. 8) national PBS broadcast of the newsmaking documentary, "League of Denial," from the investigative series, Frontline.

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3:10 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Current Sports #96 | October 9, 2013

Otis Wiley

Former Michigan State football player Otis Wiley joins Al in studio to discuss life outside of football and to reflect on his time here at Michigan State. Al and the team also discuss the Tiger's win over the A's.


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3:34 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Current Sports #95 | October 8, 2013

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John U. Bacon, best selling author and award winning speaker, joins Al to discuss his new book Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. Al and Matt also discuss Tigers and give their Top 5 sports scandals of all time.


Sports
3:00 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

CSTV Week 6 HS Football - Lansing Sexton vs. Holt

Sexton and Holt were both undefeated in the CAAC Blue leading up to this 'Battle Royale' on October 4th. But the Big Red proved to be the better team, cruising over the Rams, 48 to 7. 

 

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3:35 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Current Sports #94 | October 7, 2013

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Chris Solari from the Lansing State Journal joins Al to discuss the Michigan State football game this past weekend. Al and the team talk about the game further as well.


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3:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Current Sports #93 | October 2, 2013

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Tim Bograkos, former Michigan State basketball player joins Al to discuss a little of the past and what he is currently up to. Tom Horton, former Vice President and volunteer coordinator of the Okemos Athletic booster club, joins Al to discuss the situation which transpired with Okemos head football coach Jack Wallace. Al and the team discuss the situation further and what questions rose from it.


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3:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Current Sports #92 | October 1, 2013

Okemos High School football coach Jack Wallace has been reinstated as the head football coach. Al and Matt discuss the situation. Tom Izzo also gives his thoughts about this years basketball team from his recent presser.


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4:10 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Current Sports #91 | September 30, 2013

The Detroit Lions got a victory over the Chicago Bears this past weekend and Al and the team discuss the game. Al also interviews MSU Volleyball player Lauren Wicinski about her new record and how the team is doing this year. Finally, Al chats with Lisa Byington about her career as a broadcaster.


TV Made in Michigan
6:52 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

WATCH NOW: Kathie Klages on Current Sports | #104

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Kathie Klages, MSU women's gymnastics head coach, is the guest on Current Sports with Al Martin, the newest original TV series from WKAR.

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2:31 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Current Sports #90 | September 27, 2013

Al sits down with Holt High School football coach Al Slamer to discuss concussions and this years team. Al and the team also discuss the latest in sports.


TV Made in Michigan
10:15 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

WATCH NOW: Al Slamer on Current Sports | #103

Holt Rams coach Al Slamer (left) with Al Martin

The guest is Al Slamer, head football coach at Holt High School.

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Sports
2:52 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Current Sports #89 | September 26, 2013

Seth Michell

Former Michigan State football player and now current Professional boxer, Seth Michell joins Al to discuss his latest fight. Al and Matt also talk about the NCAA reinstating scholarships for Penn State.


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2:00 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Current Sports #88 | September 25, 2013

Tico Duckett

Former Michigan State running back Tico Duckett joins Al in studio to discuss his business adventures and to discuss this years team.


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2:21 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Current Sports #87 | September 24, 2013

The PGA Tour just wrapped up this past weekend. Al and the team decide to give their list of the Top 5 golfers of all time. Who is on your list?


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2:05 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Current Sports #86 | September 23, 2013

Connor Cook
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Michigan State football loss to Norte Dame this past weekend and many were shaking their heads after the game, including starting quarterback Connor Cook. Al and the team diagnose the game and all that happened. Join the conversation! 


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3:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Current Sports #85 | September 20, 2013

Al interviewed Morris Peterson, former Michigan State basketball player and NBA player, for Current Sports TV and decided to share the interview on the radio as well. Al and the team also give their predictions for this weekends football games.


TV Made in Michigan
9:59 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

WATCH NOW: Morris Peterson on Current Sports | #102

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MSU Hall of Famer Morris "Mo Pete" Peterson is Al Martin's guest on this edition.

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3:24 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Current Sports #84 | September 19, 2013

Al invites Audrey Dahlgren, WLNS TV-6 sports reporter, to discuss women in sports and women in sports broadcasting. Al and Matt also give you the latest in sports including the University of Michigan athletic department paying for the GO BLUE sky text over East Lansing this past weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
12:33 am
Thu September 19, 2013

WATCH NOW: Greg Kelser on Current Sports | #101

Greg Kelser (left) with Current Sports host Al Martin
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On the premiere of Current Sports TV, host Al Martin talks in depth with former Spartan and NBA star Greg "Special K" Kelser.

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3:35 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Current Sports #82 | September 17, 2013

Al interviews Stephen Kane, author of A Statistical History of Rugby League, about his book and the sport of Rugby. Al and the team also discuss the NFL's new rules on helmet to helmet hits.


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3:16 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Current Sports #81 | September 16, 2013

Connor Cook
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Michigan State football picks up their third win of the season and found some offense in the process. The crew will discuss the game along with the Lions, U of M and the Mayweather fight.


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2:14 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Current Sports #80 | September 13, 2013

Al and the team discuss the Michigan State game against Youngstown this weekend and the Lions agianst the Cardinals. The team also continues their discussion about Oklahoma State and Alabama.


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3:36 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Current Sports #78 | September 11, 2013

Todd "T.J." Duckett, former Michigan State running back and former NFL player, stops by the studio to discuss life after football and what he has been doing in the community. Al and the team also discuss the upcoming fight Mayweather has against Alvarez and whether or not Alvarez has a chance.


Sports
7:59 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

HS Football Wk. 2 - Monroe at Sexton Postgame

The Lansing Sexton Big Reds have started the season 2-0, with their latest victory coming from a 38 to nothing shutout win over Monroe. Big Red head coach Dan Boogan spoke to Current Sports' Al Martin after the victory. 

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7:59 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Current Sports - MSU at USF Wrap Up

The Michigan State football team may have topped the University of South Florida, 21 to 6, but there are still many unanswered questions concerning the Spartan offense. WKAR's Al Martin explores the offensive confusion after the game.

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3:16 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Current Sports #77 | September 10, 2013

USA Today sports writer Jarret Bell chats with Al about the latest in the NFL. You'll hear comments from Mark Dantonio's press conference this morning and where the QB situation stands. Al, Alex and Matt also chat about the Lions pro's and con's.


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3:50 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Current Sports #76 | September 9, 2013

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The Michigan State football team got a victory this past weekend over South Florida but it wasn't without an embarrassment on offense.  Who would you put in as the starting quarterback? Join the conversation with Al and Alex!


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2:30 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Current Sports #75 | September 6, 2013

On today's episode of Current Sports, Al talks with Lansing Sports Hall of Fame chairman Bob Every about the Hall of Fame. Al and Alex also give the latest rundown in sports including their predictions on Michigan State, Michigan and Lions football.


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3:14 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Current Sports #74 | September 4, 2013

Michigan State women's volleyball is underway and Al chats with head coach Cathy George about the season so far and what her expectations are for the team. Al and Alex break down the latest in sports and talk more about the Michigan State football team.


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3:01 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Current Sports #73 | September 3, 2013

It was the opening weekend for college football and Michigan State open their season with a victory over Western Michigan. However, it wasn't a blow out and the offense didn't play too well, especially the quarterbacks. Al and Alex discuss the game and debate who is the better quarterback, Maxwell or Cook?


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