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Holt football finds success with two-way players

Nov 14, 2016

HOLT, Mich.— Khari Gray jogged to the football sideline and sat out a couple of plays, something that is a rare sight. Minus standing backflips at the end of games, he is similar to Heisman Trophy candidate Jabrill Peppers of Michigan because he is always on the field.  

MSU Rolls Rutgers to End Losing Streak

Nov 12, 2016
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The Michigan State football team ended a seven game skid with a 49-0 shutout win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. It was the first win of the Big Ten season for the Spartans and the fourth time in head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure that his defense didn't allow a point. 

East Lansing/Holt boys water polo team building program, character

Nov 12, 2016
Ashley Gibbard / WKAR's "Current Sports"

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing high school shares something in common with only 37 other high schools in Michigan: fielding a water polo team. The school combined with Holt high school to start the Holt/EL water polo club 12 years ago, leaving some students wondering what  the somewhat-unfamiliar sport was all about.

MSU club hockey provides opportunity

Nov 12, 2016
Kamen Kessler / WKAR's Current Sports

Michigan State hockey’s annual Green versus White game is a fun fall kickoff event for the upcoming season, but for a few players, it is an extraordinary opportunity.

MSU club football players pay price to participate

Nov 12, 2016
Luke Robins / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the players on Michigan State’s club football team, their passion for the sport can end up costing hundreds of dollars. New members pay the $850 team fee, while returning players are charged $400. The money funds the team’s budget, and pays expenses during the season.

MSU tennis star Forman working on comeback

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State tennis player Brett Forman refuses to let his career be defined by injuries.

MSU soccer creates success through deep roster

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Swiecicki / WKAR's "Current Sports"

Every team sport seems to have that special player,  a momentum shifter, who can come in and change the game. Michigan State’s men’s soccer team is unique, because it has more than one impact substitute player, spurring the team’s success this season.

Lights-Out for MSU Football After Fall to UM

Oct 29, 2016
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The Michigan football team topped Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, 32-23, for only the second time in the last nine meetings. Amara Darboh caught eight passes for a career-high 165 yards, and De'Veon Smith ran for two touchdowns. Michigan also scored on every offensive possession in the first half. 

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?

MSU Women's Hoops Eyes Goal of Final Four

Oct 19, 2016
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The 2016-17 MSU women's basketball team brings back two starters from last year in junior guard Branndais Agee and senior guard Tori Jankoska. With so much turnover coming into the new season, the team took a Summer trip to Europe that focused on building team chemistry. 

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The Michigan State football team lost to Brigham Young University on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, marking three straight loses for the Spartans. It's the first time the green and white met BYU on the gridiron, and the first time they have lost three straight games since 2009. 

MSU club football a labor of love for coaches and players

Oct 5, 2016
MSU Club Football
Luke Robins / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State club football team might be not be playing for scholarships and potential pro careers, but that doesn't mean the 11 coaches dedicate anything less than everything to the success, on and off the field, to its players.

Smaller college football teams cash in with wins and checks

Oct 5, 2016
Nathaniel Bott / WKAR-MSU

Upsets are a spectacle of college football, giving rise to Goliaths of a season falling to the Davids. The FCS “Davids”, who win against Power Five schools, can leave fans with an “anything is possible” mentality and develop new allegiances.

Martin, MSU club hockey make winning combination

Oct 5, 2016
MSU Club Hockey

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- While Michigan State is known for athletic success in football and basketball, most are unaware of the equal success of the Michigan State club hockey team over the last 15 years.

MSU men’s soccer carving winning path

Oct 5, 2016
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Zachary Swiecicki / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The resume is growing: one Big Ten Tournament title. Two Elite Eights. And five NCAA tournament appearances.

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