Aerial Powers had 16 points and 11 boards for the Michigan State women's basketball team in a close loss to No. 22 Iowa Sunday.The Spartans kept the high-powered Hawkeye offense (79.8 points a game) in check but couldn't come up with a final key play down the stretch. Suzy Merchant's team falls to 9-9, 1-6 in the Big Ten.
With three players earning double-doubles, the Michigan State women's basketball team captured its first Big Ten win with a 63-56 win over Illinois Thursday at the Breslin Center. In the midst of such a rocky start to the conference season, the Spartan's are still staying positive. WKAR's Al Martin reports from the Breslin Center on how this team is planning a "U-Turn" as the season rolls on.
Al recaps the Michigan State women's basketball game yesterday and the adversity that head coach Suzy Merchant has faced this season. Later, he receives callers who discuss the NFL playoffs. Alex joins later to debate if staying in school was the right decision for Cardale Jones. Closing the show are playoff predictions from student assistants and 'Reflection Friday.'
Al and Alex break down the recent decision of Marcus Mariota to enter the NFL draft. When will he be drafted and will be he a successful NFL quarterback? The guys debate it. Later, they discuss the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings. And to close, listeners get a sneak peak to tonight's Current Sports TV episode.
Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for MSU Impact Sports, joins Al to discuss the MLS combine and which MSU players have a chance of being selected in the draft. Al and Alex also debate about Peyton Manning's legacy and where he ranks among top quarterbacks in the league. To close, they discuss Floyd Mayweather and the Detroit Tigers salary arbitration.
Al opens the show with callers who had a lot to say on the National Championship game last night. Al and Alex also give an outlook on Ohio State's football team next season and how Michigan State will match up. Later, Lansing State Journal reporter Brian Calloway analyzes the Michigan State women's basketball team and he also comments on breaking news regarding Jasmine Lumpkin.
The Lansing Everett Vikings manage to remain undefeated in the CAAC Blue with a 61-56 win over the East Lansing Trojans. Mikhail Myles lead the way for East Lansing, pouring in 21 points, while Trevor Manuel kept the Vikings afloat with 27 points. Watch full game hilights here, shot by WKAR's Al Martin.
The national championship is tonight and Al gives predictions for the game along with Detroit Free Press reporter, Joe Rexrode. Al and Alex also touch on the recent overtime win over Northwetsern for Michigan State basketball and they comment on Shilique Calhoun's decision to stay for his senior year. Later, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
In case listeners missed it, Al gives a review of last night's Current Sports TV interview with Lansing State Journal reporter, Chris Solari. Alex joins in to recap the Michigan State basketball win last night over Iowa and debate if the team can rely on the three-pointer for the rest of the year. To close, the duo looks back on the top stories in sports throughout the week.
Michigan State's football team made a splash by hiring Texas A&M's former defensive coordinator, Mark Snyder, as a defensive assistant to Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel. Al and Alex break down the hire and also touch on the continued winning streak of the Detroit Pistons. Later, Bob Every joins to discuss the recent inductees into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday.'
The Detroit Pistons keep its winning streak alive and Al Martin is jumping for joy! He begins recapping the big win over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and also brings up the new inductees into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Later, Kevin Gehl, sports anchor and reporter from WLNS TV-6, recaps the Cotton Bowl with Al. To close, UFC fighter Jon Jones and college football quarterback Jameis Winston are also discussed.
The controversy continues with the pass interference penalty and callers run through the first half of the show debating about the referees from the Detroit Lions game . Later, Al and Alex give the top five reasons why Ndamukong Suh will leave the Detroit lions next year. A tribute to sports broadcaster Stuart Scott, who sadly passed away this past weekend to cancer, is given by Al at the start of the show as well.
The new year is here and it starts off with controversy. The Detroit Lions dropped a close game to the Cowyboys and a pass interference call has a lot of fans talking. Rod Beard from the Detroit News gives his thoughts on the call and touches on University of Michigan basketball. Later, Alex joins to recap the Cotton Bowl and give sports winners over the holiday break.
News has came out that Branden Dawson has a fractured wrist and Al and Alex break down the injury along with the players that need to step up. Later, they preview the Lions game against the Bears on Sunday. Listeners then get a recap of the Mike Ball Current Sports TV interview, as the show closes with a 'Reflection Friday' of this year in sports.
Al opens the show with analysis of the reported Jim Harbaugh deal with Michigan football. Alex gets in on the fun later to comment on Michigan State basketball's win over EMU last night and the callers start pouring in with their opinions of Michigan football's coaching search. Later, it's 'Throwback Thursday' to close.
Al and Alex kick off the show previewing MSU basketball's game tonight against Eastern Michigan and touch on the Greg Monroe trade rumors . LPGA golfer Liz Nagel joins in the second half to discuss her pro career and some of the challenges she has faced on her way to success. To close, recent comments about concussions in the NFL are debated.
Michigan State is heading to the Cotton Bowl and the team addressed the media today with information. Al breaks down the press conference and also dives into the coaching search with University of Michigan. Later, Al and Alex give their top five college three-point shooters in wake of the college basketball season and they close the show previewing the women's basketball game tonight against Alcorn State.
The Detroit Lions are coming off a come-from-behind win and Al and Alex break down the successes from the game. East Lansing head basketball coach Steve Finamore joins Al at the second half of the show to talk about the recent transfers and the future games for the year. Closing the show, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
Michigan State is heading to the Cotton Bowl but tickets have still not sold out. Plus, University of Michigan hires a recruiting staff to help find their next football coach. Al and Alex break down this news and a lot more. At the end of the show, MSU wide receiver Tony Lippett joins Al to break down the upcoming bowl game and look back on a lost friend from this year.
MLB Winter Meetings kick off today and the Detroit Tigers have already hit the ground running. Al and Alex break down the most recent moves and discuss what the Tigers' needs are moving forward. Later, they analyze Ndamokung Suh's recent comments on his expiring contract with the Detroit Lions. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday' and Tiger Woods is discussed.
With the cases of violence in most recent months, the hot button topic is activism from athletes around the country. Al and Alex debate about when it is appropriate to raise activism as an athlete and in what specific situations. Later, commentator Erik "Doc" Love from 92.1 Big Country recaps the Fowler basketball win last night and other conference games throughout the season. Al and Alex close with University of Michigan athletics.
Today's show begins with 'Top 5 Tuesday,' as Al and Alex give their best highlights from MSU football this year. Brooks Laimbeer follows to recap MSU soccer's heartbreak loss to Providence last Saturday and gives an outlook on the offseason. To close, Al and Alex debate about the Heisman Trophy finalists.
It was a wild weekend for college football, as the 'College Football Playoff' teams were announced. Al and Alex debate about the Big Ten getting the leg up over Big 12 teams and discuss some of the factors involved in the committee selections. Also, MSU gets a bump up to the Cotton Bowl. Is this a chance to make a statement? To close, 'weekend winners' are discussed.
MSU men's soccer is in the Elite Eight and MSU Impact Sports reporter, Brooks Laimbeer, joins Al at the later half of the show to preview the upcoming game tomrrow and discuss MSU's chances of making the Final Four. Also, Al looks back on some of the best moments this week with 'Reflection Friday,' and Alex joins to recap MSU women's basketball and the Detroit Tigers' acquisition of pitcher, Shane Greene.
MSU basketball went through a rough loss against Notre Dame in overtime,and Al invites Detroit Free Presss beat writer, Joe Rexrode, on the show to break down what happened. Rexrode also gives his outlook on the rest of the season. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday,' and it is a special day for Barry Sanders. The team breaks down how spectacular Sanders was as an NFL running back.
Brady Hoke has been officially let go as head coach of University of Michigan football. And the show kicks off with Al and Alex going back and forth about who is the ideal candidate to replace him. Later, former NBA player Charles Barkley made some comments about the unrest in Ferguson, as Al and Alex reflect on the validity of his comments.
Michigan State cruises to a 79-52 win over Santa Clara at the Breslin Center on November 24th. Gavin Schilling had career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Marvin Clark Jr., starting in place of Branden Dawson - out with the flu - had 15 points and four blocked shots for the Spartans (3-1), who never trailed and built a 40-14 halftime lead. Denzel Valentine added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan State cruises to a 79-52 win over Santa Clara at the Breslin Center on November 24th. Gavin Schilling had career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Marvin Clark Jr., starting in place of Branden Dawson - out with the flu - had 15 points and four blocked shots for the Spartans (3-1), who never trailed and built a 40-14 halftime lead. Denzel Valentine added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Game highlights are featured here.
Three local mid-Michigan teams went onto play at Ford Field in the state championships, but none of the teams came back with a victory. MLive.com's Mike Kohon explains what happened last weekend down in Detroit. Later, Al and Alex recap the MSU basketball and football games over the weekend and close the show with 'Weekend Winners.'