Dr. Joseph Parent, Author of the new book How to Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game, joins Al to discuss how the book can improve your putting game and to discuss his career with working with professional athletes.
Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season due to using PED's. Is this the start of something new in the MLB?
It's also top 5 Tuesday, so the team gives their top 5 sports commercials of all time!
Al welcomes MSU football defensive lineman to talk about the upcoming season, and dives into what's happening in the sports world including the British Open, the Detroit Tigers and athletes in trouble with the law. And the Current Sports team plays Pick em Monday!
In our first golf tip segment, Al and Alex head out to Timber Ridge golf course to get tips from Head Golf Professional, Max Rebner. We break down the latest in sports and debate (once again) if college athletes should be paid.
Mark Fidrych is one of the biggest stars in baseball history. In 1976, the legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher took baseball and the sports world by storm. His 19 wins brought him Rookie of the Year honors and an All-Star game appearance.
A new book "The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych" by lifelong Tigers fan Doug Wilson remembers the Tiger great, who died in 2009.
WKAR's Al Martin recently spoke with Wilson about his memory of Fidrych's baseball career.
Mateen Cleaves, former Michigan State basketball great, joins Al to discuss some of his time at MSU, his broadcasting career and his upcoming basketball camp for youth.
We also continue our discussion about athletes and social media. Elizabeth Heinrich, Associate Athletic Director and Chief of Compliance at The University of Michigan, discusses NCAA and University rules regarding social media for athletes.
Capital City Stealth Owner and GM, Robert Huntoon, joins Al to discuss the team, how their season is going and how the league functions. The team breaks down the latest in sports and they also give their top 5 athletes who stayed in their respective sports too long.
Jennifer Smith, a representative from MSU's Office of Compliance of Services, joins Current Sports to talk about if athletes should be able to say whatever they want on Facebook or Twitter? Al runs through the latest in sports including Justin Verlander and the Tigers, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's no-hitter and Tyson Gay. And the Current Sports team gathers to play Pick em Mondays!
Terry Kildea, marketing executive of Eagle Eye Golf Club, joins Al to discuss all things golf and the Mid-Michigan Golf Tour. Al breaks down the latest in sports, including the return of Mr. Big Shot, Chauncey Billups to the Detroit Pistons. The team debates if this was a good move for the organization.
Al invites friend and sports guru Rico Beard to discuss Michigan State basketball and football and Al also gets his thoughts on the Pistons recent transaction with Josh Smith. The team gives their top 5 knockouts of all time for Top 5 Tuesday's. And for the first time ever, Alex and Matt do a duet for losing the picks for the month of June.
Al welcomes MLive sports reporter Diamond Leung to preview the upcoming MSU football season. Al runs down what's going on in sports including Josh Smith signing with the Detroit Pistons, Dwight Howard leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets and the Detroit Tigers.
David Garner, a pitcher for the Michigan State baseball team, chats with Al about being drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Al breaks down the latest in sports and the guys debate athletes getting in trouble with the law.
Jerry Sarasin has been paralyzed since 1990, but he hasn't let his disability get him down. Jerry, a wheelchair basketball instructor at Michigan State University, joins Al to discuss his life since his accident and how he wouldn't change his life for anything. It's Top 5 Tuesday and the team gives their top 5 movies with athletes as the characters.
Jim Wazny begins part 1 of our 2 part series on athletes with disabilities. Jim lost his left leg in a motocross accident in 2000 and since then has competed in several competitions, including The Extremity Games. Al also breaks down the latest in sports. It's Monday, so its Pick'em Monday!
It's Friday, so why not try something new!? Today marks the first day of Trivia Day. Al and Alex battle it out with trivia questions generated Matt. Test your knowledge and see how many of the questions you can get right. Aaron referees (replacement ref).
Golden Glove Boxing legend Elmo Hudson joins Al to discuss his career and his new book, Boxer of the Year: Hudson VGM. Al breaks down the latest in sports and the team shares some memories for Throwback Thursday.
Doug Wilson, author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, joins Al to discuss the book and the life of Mark Fidrych. Al breaks down the latest in sports and the crew debate the NCAA rule of one and done.
Clyde Weir has been a scout for the Detroit Tigers for many years and chats with Al about his history with the Tigers, the players he has scouted throughout the years and this years team. Al breaks down the latest in the sports world and the crew gives their top 10 drafts picks of this years NBA draft.
Al kicks off the show interviewing the publisher of "The Midwest Racing Scene" Terry Fitzwater, where they discuss the popularity of NASCAR. Al dives into what's going on in sports including the Tigers walk-off win, the Miami Heat winning the NBA Title and the Aaron Hernandez scandal. And the Current Sports team look back on this week in sports on Reflection Friday!
East Lansing boys head basketball coach Steve Finamore joins Current Sports talk about this past season and his coaching philosophy. Al runs through the latest in sports including the NHL Finals, game 7 of the NBA Finals and the Detroit Tigers. And Al and the team discuss what occurred this day throughout in sports history.
Jimmie Cotter, a Michigan State Women's scout team member, joins Al in studio to discuss this weekends charity event taking place at Cooley Law School Stadium. Al and the production crew also break down last night's exciting NBA game. In keeping with our segment about homosexuality within sports, this Wednesday's Barber Shop segment focuses on why it shouldn't matter if one of your teammates is gay.
Rob Copeland, member of the Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics, continues our discussion about gay athletes in the world of sports. We also break down the latest in sports and discuss the Top 5 sports failures of all time.
Al begins his week discussing homosexuality in sports with Co-Founder of the Rainbow Bowling League Don Hubbard. Al also runs through the latest in sports including Tigers baseball, the U.S. Open and NBA Finals. And the Current Sports team plays Pick'em Monday through this week's slate of games.
Al sits down with Author Jeffery Beers to discuss his new book The Lost Season. Jeffery discusses the culture of sports and if we as society takes sports to seriously. Al also breaks down the latest in sports and the gang has another segment of Reflection Friday.
Al dives right into what's going on in the sports world with Matt, Alex and Mike, including discussing Maurice Cheeks being hired as the new Detroit Pistons head coach, the Tigers closer struggles and the hiring of Jason Kidd as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. And MSU track and field team member Leah O'Connor joins Current Sports to talk about her performance this season.
Mark Uyl, The Assistant Director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association, drops by the studio to discuss his personal views as a referee and what role the MHSAA plays in refereeing. It's Wednesday, which means another round of Barber Shop Wednesday!
We continue our discussion about referees, their role in sports and how their treated on the job. Carlos Folino is the State Referee Administrator for the state of Michigan and shares his thoughts and stories throughout the years. We also discuss the the top worst blown sports calls of all time!
Al discusses crossfit training with Kelsey Miller, who's competing in a crossfit regional competition this week, and her husband Joshua, owner of Crossfit Shift in Lansing. Also, Al runs through the latest in sports including the NBA Finals, French Open and flopping in the NBA. And Al and the team reflect on the biggest sports stories of the week on Reflection Friday!