Current Sports

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

Nov 19, 2015

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

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. 


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

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

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.

MSU club dodgeball player turns fun into Las Vegas career

Nov 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. - He is 22, and one of the youngest slot hosts in Las Vegas.

All because he played dodgeball in college.

That’s Mike Van Ermen, former captain of the Michigan State club dodgeball team, and he landed the job because of his unusual expertise.  

  “It is not really something that I would correlate – playing dodgeball and landing a career,” Van Ermen said, “but that’s how it worked out for me.”

Okemos best soccer players turn into MSU stars

Nov 2, 2015
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications / MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When the Michigan State women’s soccer team played Northwestern this season, Okemos soccer head coach Brian Guggemos brought his children to the game to show them something spectacular.

Kristelle Yewah and Sarah Kovan took the field at DeMartin Stadium for the Spartans, and Kourtney Scott for Northwestern, as Guggemos watched three of his former players take part in a Big Ten game.

Vows that created a winning culture

Nov 2, 2015

HASLETT – Five years ago, Henry and Samantha Brunnschweiler said their marriage vows. Their decision to share their lives also included sharing head coaching the Haslett High School tennis program.

If you were to measure the success of their marriage, both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Haslett High School have taken home the regional championship for five years in a row. 

Underwater hockey team’s bonds and traditions run deep

Nov 2, 2015
Hanna Sprague

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The final whistle blows and the team promptly exits the pool, runs to the locker room to change, before piling into cars parked in the front of IM Circle. It’s Thursday night, and tradition lives on with underwater hockey.

The destination is 535 Forest Street. The underwater hockey house, commonly referred to as the HoHo, is home to club president Dominique Felice, vice president Grand Nagrant and members Kate Dunkle and Dustin Banooni.

Nate Miller on Current Sports TV | 10/29/15

Oct 30, 2015

Al's guest this week is Nate Miller, new Head Coach of the Lansing United men's soccer team.

MSU Women's Basketball Puts Last Year in Rearview

Oct 29, 2015

Suzy Merchant and the 2015-16 MSU Women's Basketball Team has depth, talent, and a ton of youth. They are coming off a year in which they were hampered with injuries. They've learned from that experience and look forward to putting the past in the past.