Al Martin

Okemos track star Franklin picks MSU for college

Feb 9, 2017
Lori Franklin

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin has always been competitive.

She danced for eight years, but in middle school, Franklin decided that she needed more of a challenge. Six years later, and Franklin is one of the top track athletes in the state and Michigan State bound next season.

MSU women's golf does creative recruiting to reach Spanish star

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For international athletes, traveling over the Atlantic Ocean might not be worth the quick 48-hour trip the NCAA allows for official visits. This prompted MSU women’s golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll to use a new method of recruitment - Skype.

East Lansing basketball star Aazh Nye finds there’s no place like home

Feb 9, 2017
Grant Essenmacher / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. —Aazh Nye has moved around a lot in her brief high school career. She is just a junior, but she has yet to attend the same high school for two consecutive years. Now, however, she seems to have found a home in East Lansing.

Nye, a guard, began her high school career in East Lansing, but transferred to Alabama for her sophomore year, citing basketball as the main reason for moving. 

New women's tennis coach building team bonds and wins

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich.- Michigan State women’s tennis head coach Kim Bruno has the Spartans off to an undefeated start to the season, and she looks to build upon this success as the team approaches Big Ten play.

Holt community rallies around wrestling coach

Feb 9, 2017
Jacob Herbert

Holt, MI - In his 37 years of coaching Holt wrestling, Rocky Shaft created a tight, family-like atmosphere out of a demanding and intense sport. He has given more to the wrestling program than anyone would have expected in his 53 total years with the team as a wrestler, assistant coach and now coach.

So when the mid-Michigan community learned that his Type 2 diabetes was seriously jeopardizing  his health, they rallied together to raise money for a service dog that could save his life.

Boxing returns to Lansing, more bouts planned for 2017

Feb 9, 2017
Austin Short / WKAR

LANSING, Mich. – Boxing returned to the city of Lansing for the first time in seven years, when Ron De Leon Promotions staged a seven fight event at the Lansing Center on Jan. 28. The card, in association with the Gallo Boxing Gym, was well received, with an enthusiastic crowd packing one of the convention center’s ballroom spaces.

Current Sports | February 9, 2017

Feb 9, 2017
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Charles Oakley Fight; New York Knicks; Ryan Slocum; Throwback Thursday; Thiyo Lukusa; Isiah Thomas.


Current Sports | February 8, 2017

Feb 8, 2017
Andypiper / Flickr Creative Commons

MSU-UM Rivalry Game; MSU Basketball; Michigan Basketball; Derrick Walton; Nick Ward Trip; Max Gun.


Current Sports | February 3, 2017

Feb 3, 2017
MSU Athletics

MSU Men's Basketball; MSU Wrestling; Production Assistants; Franklin Gomez; Isaiah Hole; Recruiting; Reflection Friday; Super Bowl.


Current Sports | February 2, 2017

Feb 2, 2017

Recruiting; Signing Day Wrap-Up; Pressure on High School Athletes; Super Bowl; Current Sports Production Assistants; Isaiah Hole.


Current Sports | February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2017
Sebastien Wiertz / Flickr Creative Commons

Signing Day; Michigan State Recruiting Class; University of Michigan Signing with the Stars; Alexandra Illitch; Larry Nassar.


Current Sports | January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017
PBS

Super Bowl Media Day; Detroit Pistons; Reggie Jackson; MSU Football Recruiting; Jeremy Warnemuende.


Current Sports | January 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Tom Izzo wins Dean Smith award photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

MSU Men's Basketball; Rivalry Game Atmosphere; U of M Men's Basketball; Adam Biggers; Ron Deleon; Jonathan Chun.


Current Sports | January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
Denzel Valentine photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

NBA Players; Chicago Bulls; Michigan Basketball Preview; Liz Dudek; Ron Deleon; Reflection Friday.


Current Sports | January 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
WKAR

The Williams Sisters; Australian Open; Dr. Joey Eisenmann; Spartan Performance; Doping in Sports.


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