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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Final Four Not Good Enough for Izzo's Troops

Oct 29, 2015
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The MSU men's basketball team had a magical season last year, making it all the way to the Final Four before bidding adieu at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. MSU returns nine of its top 11 scorers from last season and are poised to have a great year. 

MSU Pulls Away Late Over Indiana

Oct 25, 2015
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Michigan State topped Indiana at Spartan Stadium, 52-26, on Saturday night. The Spartans moved to 8-0 on the year heading into the bye week. 

Current Sports at MSU Midnight Madness 2015

Oct 23, 2015

Friday, Oct. 23. at 8:30pm at the Breslin Center | Current Sports from WKAR host Al Martin will be hosting the 2015 MSU Midnight Madness TONIGHT.

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Al's guest is MSU Senior Linebacker Darien Harris.

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The Michigan State football team pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks in Spartan/Wolverine rivalry history, topping Michigan 27-23 in the final seconds of action. 

MSU roller hockey produces teams and results

Oct 16, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Demonstration Hall on Michigan State’s campus is used for a lot of activities. During the day, you may see indoor soccer classes playing on the plastic floor surrounded by hockey-style boards, or the color guard practicing their flag spinning.

If you stop by at 10 p.m. though, you’ll see 12 men on rollerblades, five without shirts on, two in goalie masks, with hockey sticks in-hand, passing a plastic puck.

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Al's guest is Terry Kildea, director of marketing for Hawk Hollow Golf Properties.

Watch it now on video.wkar.org.

Jim Proebstle on Current Sports

Oct 9, 2015
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Al's guest this week is  member of the 1965 MSU national championship football team Jim Proebstle.

Underwater hockey team is more than a fun curiosity

Oct 8, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – They’re singing and dancing, wearing Speedos and snorkels, strutting around Sparticipation with a line longer than any other booth. They’re quick to draw the eye and the interest, using flashy demeanor to stand out.

They are the Michigan State underwater hockey team, and they’re in search of rookies.

The club, founded in 2007, fields a co-ed roster with high hopes of returning to nationals in 2016.

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