Current Sports

A Double-Life: MSU student balances pro baseball and school

Dec 19, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Holiday break serves as an appropriate mental checkpoint for students at Michigan State. Anxiety-ridden undergrads slog through finals week, looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel. There’s comfort to be found in the conclusion of the semester, but one MSU student’s work has only just begun.

The Basics of the Kendo World

Dec 19, 2015
Darren Weiss / WKAR

WKAR "Current Sports" beat reporter Darren Weiss, who has followed the Michigan State Kendo club, goes in depth with this video showing how the under-the-radar Martial Art sport works. Through the help of Ron Fox, the MSU Kendo Sensei, correct technique and rules of how to obtain points in a match are demonstrated.

Barry Greer's journey as part of the Spartan Basketball family

Dec 19, 2015
Hanna Sprague / WKAR

Not many can say they’ve been around East Lansing longer than MSU men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo. Fewer can say they’ve never missed a home game under Izzo’s tenure. One Spartan is far from the average fan, and his name is Barry Greer.

"Let's Get Ready for Sparty!!!"

Dec 17, 2015

His name is synonymous with the sports of boxing and professional wrestling. Born and raised in Philly, Michael Buffer began his ring announcing career in 1982 and by 1984 he developed the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!" which gained enormous popularity. 



Arthur Ray is a Chicago native who stands at 6'3" and 300 lbs. He's a former Michigan State lineman who played two seasons at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado after being granted two extra seasons of eligibility by the NCAA in January of 2013. He last played for MSU back in 2011 and is a cancer survivor. 


Current Sports | 12/17/15 | #607

Dec 17, 2015

United States women's soccer player Abby Wambach retires, Lansing Community College ranked as the number one team in Division II college hoops, Eric Trojanowicz of the Lansing Catholic boy's basketball team, and the Michigan State "Sports Illustrated" cover mess-up. 


Mike Price on Current Sports TV | 12/17/15

Dec 17, 2015

Al's guest this week is Mike Price, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority WATCH NOW

Nostalgia at the Breslin Center

Dec 12, 2015

The 2000 MSU national championship men's basketball team was honored at halftime of Saturday's game between the Spartans and Florida Gators. Bryn Forbes had 12 points and six rebounds and fellow senior Denzel Valentine added 17 points, helping the No. 1 Spartans beat Florida 58-52, moving the team to 11-0 on the year. 


Al's guest this week is Pewamo-Westphalia football head coach, Jeremy Miller WATCH NOW

D’Mitrik Trice charts his own basketball path

Dec 8, 2015

The Trice family seems to be more familiar with unfamiliar paths that lead to success. Travis Trice Jr., Michigan State alum and recent New York Knicks signee, proved to his little brother, D’Mitrik, you can get to where you’re going no matter the path it entails.

D’Mitrik, or Meech as his family calls him, attended Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio to play basketball under his father, Travis Trice Sr.

Family of MSU engineers gears up for winter with new product

Dec 7, 2015
Kimberly Finses

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Most are well-accustomed to the skateboard. There’s regional relevance for a growing snowboard culture in Michigan. One local family business is exploring the niche between these two markets with their new product.

MSU Professor shares love of Kendo with students

Dec 7, 2015
Ron Fox

Thirty years ago, Ron Fox never saw himself as taking over a dying Kendo Club at Michigan State University. Fox studied at MSU and became interested in in the martial art of Kendo during his sophomore year.

Today, Fox is a Kendo world champion. And he is the leader and sensei of the MSU’s growing Kendo club - a decision that he calls one of the best he has ever made.

How he got into Kendo and how he became the leader for the club at Michigan State is a fascinating story that comes full circle.

Playoff Bound Spartans!!!

Dec 6, 2015

The MSU football team topped the Iowa Hawkeyes, 16-13, at the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night. 

Current Sports at the Big Ten Championship

Dec 5, 2015

Al Martin and Current Sports TV producer Tim Elkins have made it to Indianapolis, Indiana to get you ready for the Big Ten Championship game between the Spartans and Hawkeyes!

Gordon Takes Home LFL POY Award

Nov 24, 2015

The Lansing Football League Player of the Year Award was presented to Lansing Warriors player Carre'on Gordon. The nominees, along with family and friends, gathered at the Capital Area District Library downtown Lansing, MI for the trophy presentation.