Basketball

Denzel Valentine Q & A at Basketball Camp

Jul 27, 2016
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WKAR's Al Martin chats with former MSU hoop star Denzel Valentine at his first annual basketball camp at "Aim High" in Dimondale, MI.

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It's been a long time since the city of Cleveland has celebrated a pro sports championship. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship.


Current Sports | 6/16/16 | #724

Jun 16, 2016
College Hockey Inc.

NBA Finals, Draymond Green, Basketball Today, Tom Newton, Michigan State Hockey, Remembering Ron Mason, Terry Kildea, Michigan Amateur Golf Championship, and Throwback Thursday.


Eastern’s Riojas scores on hardwood and lanes

Apr 11, 2016

LANSING, Mich. -- Bowling has always been a hobby for Lansing Eastern’s Victor Riojas. After following his interest in the sport his junior year he came into his senior year with the idea of playing both basketball and bowling.

Currier retires from Haslett girls hoops

Apr 11, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. - For 14 years, Haslett girls basketball and Bob Currier have shared a strong bond. Currier has decided it is time to retire, announcing in early April he will be stepping away as head coach of the varsity team. 

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March Sadness.

It’s running rampant through this year’s NCAA tournament brackets.

Falling in their first round games this weekend were Baylor, Cal, West Virginia...and a certain number two team that’s been the talk of the men’s tourney for unexpected reasons.

The MSU women also came up just short in a back-and-forth thriller against Mississippi State yesterday.  Mark talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the weekend’s double stunner.

Who's In Control?

Mar 15, 2016
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The No.2 Michigan State Spartans claimed their fifth Big Ten Tourney crown with a 66-62 victory over No. 13 Purdue. With the win, the Spartans are 5-1 overall in the Big Ten Tourney title game, the most in conference history. 

MSU club basketball coach teaches valuable lessons beyond hoops

Mar 15, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sean Hankins loves basketball. But it’s what he’s able to teach through basketball that he loves even more.

Spartans Big Ten Champs
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Michigan State's men's basketball team won the Big Ten Conference tournament yesterday and earned a number two seed in the NCAA tournament. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Aerial Powers
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The MSU men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season this weekend with a win over Ohio State. The MSU women made it to the finals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to Maryland. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


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Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis offers his take on what the post season may hold for men’s and women’s basketball and the impact of the ESPN lawsuit on MSU athletics.

High school students feel pressure to choose sport

Feb 9, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. -- “Specializing” is a growing trend for young athletes all over the country, and it has changed the game of youth sports. “Specializing” refers to when an athlete chooses to focus on only one sport, over playing different sports year round.

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The MSU men’s basketball team posted two easy wins last week over Illinois and Penn State.  The good news yesterday in the game with the Nittany Lions was the return of star Denzel Valentine from a knee injury. The schedule this week includes a home game against Iowa and a road matchup with Wisconsin.

Current Sports | 1/5/16 | #609

Jan 11, 2016

The Lansing Community College Men's Basketball team continues to roll as the number one team in D2 hoops. Al Martin invites Mike Ingram, head coach of the team, to talk about the team's win over Jackson last night. We also dive into the future of Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, and whether or not the Lions will/should keep him for another season

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Michigan State will play Duke Saturday night in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four. This team has had an impressive run through the latter stages of the Big Ten season, the Big Ten tournament and now the NCAA tournament. Can MSU beat the Blue Devils and then, either Kentucky or Wisconsin in the championship game on Monday night?

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