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Michigan State Univeritiy Interim President John Engler announced the appointment of Bill Beekman as MSU's athletic director on Monday morning. Beekman took over for Mark Hollis back in February, after Hollis stepped down in light of the Larry Nassar scandal. Beekman will now oversee MSU's 25 varsity sports teams and will relinquish his position as secretary fo the Board of Trustees. 

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An NBA G League player for the Grand Rapids Drive who collapsed on the court near the end of a game with the Long Island Nets is currently under care by doctors.

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament; New York City; Michigan State Men's Basketball; University of Michigan Men's Basketball; Spartans; Wolverines; 

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The "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill reports from Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Wisconsin. The game was secondary to the trying week that it has been for the university in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The week was made even more challenging when an ESPN report was released, highlighting a perceived lack of accountability when it comes to sexual abuse within the Spartans men's basketball team and football program. 

 Head coaches Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio both addressed the media in what was an emotional and tense room. 

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Geoff Kimmerly, media and content coordinator of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, joins Current Sports host Al Martin and explains why Michigan State men's basketball commit Thomas Kithier was ruled ineligible after deciding to transfer from Macomb Dakota to Clarkston. 


Current Sports | October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
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NBA Season Opening; LeBron James; Draymond Green; Detroit Pistons; NFL Ratings; Michigan-Penn State Football; James Edwards III.

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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.

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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.


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