Al Martin

Current Sports | May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

LaVar Ball; Sexism in Sports; NBA Playoffs; LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan; Stanley Cup Playoffs; Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017
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NBA Draft Lottery; Boston Celtics; Detroit Pistons; The Top Pick; DeShaun Tate; Gisele Bundchen; Softball Classic.


Current Sports | May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017
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Derek Jeter; New York Yankees; Pop Culture; Brian Calloway; Softball Classic; Detroit Tigers; Carina Garcia; Weekend Winners.


Current Sports | May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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MSU Softball; University of Michigan Softball; Plaxico Burress; Mother's Day; The S.W.A.P. Meet; Reflection Friday. 


Current Sports | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017
Hockey scene
Kevin Ward / Flickr Creative Commons

Alexander Ovenchkin; NHL Playoffs; NBA Playoffs; Best Postseason in Sports; Joanne Gerstner; Concussions in Youth Sports; Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017
Loading the clay target machine photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Draymond Green; Demetrius Cooper; Michigan State Football; Scott Pohl; New Sport in Michigan High Schools; Sports and Pop Culture; Detroit Tigers.


Current Sports | May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017
View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Ben Carter; Michigan State Men's Basketball; NCAA Title Odds; Eric Woodyard; Youth Involvement in Sports; Flint.


Current Sports | May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

Kentucky Derby; Detroit Tigers' Bullpen; Francisco Rodriguez; NBA Playoffs; Super-teams; LeBron James; Weekend Winners.


MSU students embracing League of Legends gaming trend

May 7, 2017

The multiplayer game is one of the hottest in the world, and is working its way into mainstream sports culture.

Longtime Holt basketball coach Essell puts family first, retires from coaching

May 7, 2017
Holt High School

HOLT, Mich. - Matt Essell’s entire life has been centered around basketball. In college, he was an all-league player at Albion. His passion for the game landed him a job in Holt, where he would spend more than two decades involved in various roles with the basketball program. Yet, fresh off a district title and with a good varsity team returning next year, he still wasn’t sure about his coaching future.

Discovering how to shoot - a day at MSU’s Demmer Center

May 7, 2017

MSU senior Jonathon Chun had never shot a gun before, and had fleeting middle school experience with bow. It was his turn to try hitting the target – how hard could it be?

Lansing fighter Dequan Townsend reaching for MMA stardom

May 7, 2017
Austin Short

He’s in training to win a professional contract with UFC, with the tryouts coming later this month in Las Vegas.

Okemos High golf coach finds his place with Chieftains

May 7, 2017
Bert Laaker

OKEMOS – There are golf courses everywhere. That’s what Chad Kurmel told his wife when she was offered a job advancement opportunity in Michigan. After hearing that, his family took the plunge moving to Michigan in 2015 after spending the last 20 years in Florida. 

Despite rough start, East Lansing softball continues to fight, looking to the future

May 7, 2017
Grant Essenmacher

The softball program is struggling through a rebuilding patch, but the Trojans see good things on the horizon.

Netzel, MSU’s top golfer this season, explains in a video series what he’s thinking on the course – and it may change your approach.

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