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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


Current Sports | August 9, 2017

Aug 9, 2017
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Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather; Malik McDowell; Player Safety and Responsibility; Basketball and Diversity; Victor Robinson; Peaceplayers International; Detroit.


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Lansing Everett former four-star recruit Trevor Manuel has had quite the journey.  The 6-foot-9, 185-pound forward's journey first started at the University of Oregon where he stood for a year, but did not see much playing time. He transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles for his sophomore season, but still faced the same issue: no playing time.

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John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

Current Sports | June 2, 2017

Jun 2, 2017
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Jack McCloskey; Detroit Pistons; NBA Finals; LeBron James; Steph Curry; Kevin Durant; S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore; Detroit Tigers; Michigan State Football.

Current Sports | May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017
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Keith Mumphery; Michigan State Football; Michigan Sports Hall of Fame; Lansing Community College Baseball; Andrew Huard; Lansing State Journal Sports Awards; Brian Calloway


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Michigan State's Miles Bridges to announce decision to stay or go into the NBA.

Portrait of Coach Steve Finamore in basketball gym
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The East Lansing High School boys basketball team is undefeated this season, with a 14 and 0 record. They work hard, but they try not to take themselves too seriously, says Coach Steve Finamore.


Current Sports | January 4, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


East Lansing hoops star Brandon Johns drawing national attention

Dec 13, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sophomore Brandon Johns towers while walking through the halls of East Lansing High School. He’s only 16, but his basketball ability and 6-foot-8 stature makes him stand out everywhere he goes.

Harris leads Spartans to third straight win

Dec 10, 2016
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Senior guard Eron Harris tallied 20 points for the MSU men's basketball team in a win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon, 71 to 63 the final. Freshman Joshua Langford and Nick Ward followed the lead of Harris, each chipping in 10 points in the third straight victory for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Matt McQuaid sat out due to a head injury suffered in practice this week. 

MSU Freshies Turning Heads

Oct 20, 2016
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The MSU men's basketball team held Media Day on Thursday afternoon at the Breslin Center. As head coach Tom Izzo enters his 22nd season, he finds himself ushering-in his top recruiting class ever! With so much talent coupled with a ton of youth, what are the realistic expectations for the team?

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
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On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

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.


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