Current Sports

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
WKAR

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
WKAR

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
WKAR

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. 

Nick Binder on Current Sports TV | 11/19/15

Nov 19, 2015
WKAR

Al's guest this week is Nick Binder, boys soccer coach at Mason High School. Watch it now at WATCH NOW

Spartans Nip Owls in Season Opener

Nov 14, 2015
WKAR

The MSU men's basketball team topped Florida Atlantic University at the Breslin Center in Friday night's season opener. This marked the 31st consecutive season opening win for the Spartans, 18-3 under head coach Tom Izzo. 

WKAR

Al's guest this week is Brian Calloway, lead prep sports writer for the Lansing State Journal. 

Current Sports Sounds Off on Mizzou

Nov 10, 2015
CNN

WKAR "Current Sports" host/reporter Al Martin sounds-off on one of the most inspiring stories in all of sports and culture. More than thirty members of the University of Missouri football team refused to participate in any football-related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigned. This action, in collaboration with other students and organizers campus wide, lead to Wolfe stepping down. 

Wolfe had been criticized heavily for not responding to racial occurrences on campus. Hear what Al had to say here. 

Lee Vickers on Current Sports TV | 11/4/15

Nov 5, 2015
WKAR

Al's guest this week is Lee Vickers, youth football coach. 

Roller hockey passes on love of the game

Nov 3, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – It’s a truth many athletes know: the only way to advance their sport is for younger generations learn it, love it, and then carry it on.

Michigan State’s roller hockey teams pay the love of their sport forward, by annually participate in Mission’s “Hockey College” for younger players.

Since 2007, Mission has held their Hockey College program, at college roller hockey tournaments around the country. The college players help run clinics for young players.

Mason and Okemos soccer teams "Compete for a Cause"

Nov 2, 2015
Erin Eschels / WKAR

The Mason and Okemos boys soccer programs met in September for the "Compete for a Cause" game at Okemos High School. Raising funds and awareness in the fight of childhood cancer was the goal for the event. It marked the first ever night-time soccer game for Okemos High School.

MSU parking garages serve as longboard paradise

Nov 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The parking garages of East Lansing can’t make up their mind. A place of cozy confides for automobiles during the day, then they serve an even speedier purpose at night.

Michigan State Kendo Club a Unique Family

Nov 2, 2015
Darren Weiss / WKAR

Current Sports beat reporter Darren Weiss hilights the MSU Kendo Club, showing why it has been rapidly growing on campus. Spartan junior Alec Metta talks about the specifics of the sports, such as equipment and culture.

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