College Football

From Hoops to Hip Hop | Current Sports | WKAR

Sep 14, 2015
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Babi Mac, AKA Cait McMahan, is a former Tennessee Lady Vols women's basketball player who won two national championships under Pat Summit. She is now a hip hop recording artist and the official DJ of ESPN's "College GameDay." Current Sports host Al Martin chats with her about how she went from hoops to hip hop. 

Current Sports #542 | September 7, 2015

Sep 7, 2015

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan, College Football Round-Up, Surprises from Week One, Weekend Winners and Losers.


No. 5 Michigan St. Edges Out W. Mich, 37-24

Sep 5, 2015
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Despite the Western Michigan Broncos pulling to within 10 points in the fourth quarter, Michigan State was able to hang on and top the Broncos, 37-24 at Waldo Stadium. 

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Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sports reporter Joe Rexrode about the Spartans' upcoming football season. 

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ESPN football analyst Ray Bentley has written his first novel. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with him about “Driftwood.” Bentley also has high expectations for the Michigan State football team this season.


Current Sports #528 | August 18, 2015

Aug 18, 2015

Northwestern Football Union, Matt Barnes, Interview with DeAndre Carter- Motivational Speaker, and the Top 5 QB's in the NFL.


MSU Football Media Day | Current Sports | WKAR

Aug 10, 2015
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Today marked the unofficial start to the college football season for MSU, at least for the media members, as "Media Day" was held at Spartan Stadium. 

The White team defeated the Green, 9-3, Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium for the annual Spring Game. A total of 48,000 fans showed up for the afternoon exhibition matchup, just shy of Mark Dantonio's goal of 50K.

WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium on the aftermath of MSU's defeat to Ohio State, 49 to 37 the final. The four-team playoff hopes of the Spartans have now vanished, and the Spartans now try to lick their wounds and find other motivators to finish the season strong.  The Buckeyes have not lost at Spartan Stadium since 1999 and have defeated Michigan State four times in the past six games.

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WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium on the aftermath of the 35 to 11 Michigan State win over Michigan.

Nebraska / MSU Game Recap | Current Sports | WKAR

Oct 6, 2014

WKAR's Al Martin wraps-up MSU's Big Ten opening win over Nebraska at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans topped the Cornhuskers, 27 to 22.  Following MSU's win to open the Big Ten season, the Spartans moved up to No. 8 in both The Associated Press Poll and Amway Coaches Poll. The No. 8/8 Spartans (4-1, 1-0) will now hit the road to take on Purdue (3-3, 1-1) Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium on how the MSU football team was able to get back on track, topping EMU 73 to 14. The Spartans were coming off a bye week after a crushing road loss to Oregon. The sting of that defeat is now well behind them.

Youngstown St. vs. MSU 9/14

Sep 17, 2013

After sleepwalking through the first two weeks, the Michigan State Spartans' offense woke up in a big way, scoring 35 first half points en route to a 55-17 victory over Youngstown State. Connor Cook got the start and effectively ended the quarterback competition, completing 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Jeremy Langford added two scores on the ground and Nick Hill took a draw play 35 yards for another to bolster the Spartan running game.  The MSU defense turned in another strong effort, holding Youngstown State to 172 total yards and forcing three turnovers, including defensive end Shilique Calhoun's third fumble recovery of the season.

Current Sports - MSU at USF Wrap Up

Sep 10, 2013

The Michigan State football team may have topped the University of South Florida, 21 to 6, but there are still many unanswered questions concerning the Spartan offense. WKAR's Al Martin explores the offensive confusion after the game.

National Signing Day is a minor secular holiday for college football fans. It's the day when the nation's top-rated recruits announce where they'll be playing football next year. Local sports journalist Jack Ebling breaks down yesterday's announcements and who's joining the Spartans and the Wolverines.  

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