ByCydni D. Robinson: Current Sports Beat Reporter•Mar 10, 2017
EAST LANSING - College athletes need to get in shape, stay in shape and avoid injury over a long season. Sounds easy, but in reality, it is a challenge that is taken on by a team – athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and a nutritionist.
ByRomero Hardy: Current Sports Beat Reporter•Mar 10, 2017
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. knows he’s in elite company. It’s not easy to become a head coach of a Division I baseball team, and there are few positions at the top.
A baseball signed by Henry Ford was discovered in a New Jersey couple’s attic. Along with Ford’s signature were signatures of some other Ford engineers and racing great Ralph DePalma. We speak with Josh Evans, the founder of Lelands.com, which is auctioning the ball on Friday.
Not every baseball fan in Michigan is obsessed with the Detroit Tigers. Lots of people around here root for the Chicago Cubs. We’ll talk with WKAR-TV executive producer Tim Zeko about how special it is to see his team in the World Series for the first time since 1945.
With the end of the minor league baseball season, things are slowing down at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. We talk with Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser about the 2016 season and what's already being planned for next year.
Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, has transformed its field into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the week. The turf was installed in 2005 and will be replaced come next baseball season. What better way to say goodbye to the old real-estate than to play a little golf?
The 10th annual Crosstown Showdown took place on Tuesday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium between the Lansing Lugnuts and the MSU baseball team. The meeting was a make-up due to poor weather back in the Spring.
Michigan author Doc Fletcher has kayaked thousands of miles on rivers across the midwest and written eight books about the experiences. A 2015 book included his enthusiasm for another pastime. We talk with the Northville resident about “Paddling and Pastimes: 6 Midwest Cities, the Rivers that Made Them, The Baseball Teams that Entertained Them.”
From Trammell to Tuttle, Harwell to Newhouser, Michigan has produced some great figures in the history of baseball. This week, the first 10 inductees will be named to the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame in Lansing. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us out to the ball game for a chat with Lansing Lugnuts broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.
The major league baseball All-Star game is in Cincinnati Tuesday night. Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sportswriter Shawn Windsor for a look at the Detroit Tigers at the season’s midway point.