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Cheerleading squad in gym
Al Martin / WKAR

The DeWitt High School competitive cheerleading team has been invited by the Japanese government as the only team from the USA to represent the sport. 

Current Sports #512 | July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

Plaxico Burress Comments on Nick Saban, College Athletes in Video Games, the British Open and Reflection Friday.


Current Sports #494 | June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015

Spieth and the US Open, MSU b-ball recruit Josh Langford, Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber, weekend winners, and Lansing United's Matt Brown.


Current Sports #489 | June 15, 2015

Jun 15, 2015

Current Sports is back after a busy weekend, and kicks off with a briefing on the Michigan State Softball allegations surrounded around head coach Jacquie Joseph. Al Martin chats with Matt Charboneau, Detroit News sports reporter who has been following the story. Matt gives a detailed timeline of how the story came about. Current Sports engineer, Isaac Constans, is also back from vacation! Al and Isaac talk plenty of NBA Finals discussion, specifically pertaining to Lebron James' level of play and what it means for his legacy. The show closes with 'Weekend Winners'.


Current Sports #488 | June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

On today's "Current Sports" Al Martin talks about last night's NBA Finals Game 4, in which the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers to tie the series at two games. Al addresses why LeBron James haters still exists today. We also bring to you a "Flashback Friday" chat with David Thomas and Amaka Agugua of the MSU women's basketball team. The show closes out with "Reflection Friday" and a tribute to wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes.

Current Sports #487 | June 11, 2015

Jun 11, 2015

  Today, we give you a sneak peak into tonight's "Current Sports TV" sit-down. Al Martin chats with the head coach of the Lansing Community College men's basketball team, Mike Ingram. Al also gives his thoughts on the University of Maryland approving a plan to sell beer at sporting events, as well as broadcaster Bob Costas and his thoughts on ESPN giving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner. It's also "Throwback Thursday"!!!

Current Sports #486 | June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

  James Moore is in the house! The former MSU fullback and founder of "Speaking with a Purpose" talks about his upcoming youth football camp. Al Martin also talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers taking a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, giving big props to gritty guard Matthew Dellavedova. Al also briefly touches on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, who is being sued for a tweet posted on social media. 

Current Sports #485 | June 9, 2015

Jun 9, 2015

On today's Current Sports, Al Martin chats with the head coach of the Lansing United men's soccer team, Eric Rudland. He touches on how the team has fared so far this season, the FIFA scandal, and the United State Women's National Soccer Team in World Cup competition. Al also gives his thoughts on the new head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill. Was it the right move? The show closes out with a special "Top 5 Tuesday"...who exactly are the top 5 athletes on the planet today?

Current Sports #484 | June 8, 2015

Jun 8, 2015

Vacation is over and Al Martin returns to the mic with a hot "Current Sports." On today's show Al breaks down why last night's Game 2 of the NBA Finals was LeBron James' greatest performance to date. Also, Simone Jardim, head coach of the MSU women's tennis team, joins Al to talk about Serena Williams capturing her 20th major championship this weekend at the French Open. Then, Al closes out the show with "Weekend Winners" and special guest Ryan Slocum of ABC12 in Flint, MI.

Current Sports #483 | May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

  On today's Current Sports with Al Martin, we invite Mike Price of the "Miracle League of Mid-Michigan" to talk about the organization and how it allows children with disabilities to live out their athletic dreams! Al also gives CS engineer, Issac Constans, his own spelling bee in honor of the national event held last night. The show is closed out with "Reflection Friday." 

Current Sports #480 | May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

After a long Memorial Day weekend, Current Sports returns to the radio. Al and Isaac kick off the show trying to identify and solve the problems associated with the Tigers' three game skid. Then, Al and Isaac look back on the playoffs this year and have their opinions diverge over the punishment of Matthew Dellavedova and Al Horford. Then, hear Current State's Kevin Lavery talk about the movement for cricket in Okemos before the show closes with a belated 'Weekend Winners.'


Indigo and Minkel | Current Sports | WKAR

May 13, 2015
Matt Argillander

EAST LANSING - Waddling around the wrestling room at IM Sports West is MSU wrestling head coach Tom Minkel’s “child”. However, Indigo is no ordinary child – she is Minkel’s 17-year-old female hyacinth macaw.

“She’s smart, she’s fun, but she’s like having a permanent three-year-old child forever. They don’t grow up, they don’t mature,” Minkel said.

Let's Play Ball: Cuban Style | Current Sports | WKAR

May 13, 2015
Lia Kamana

I traveled to Cuba over spring break this past March and I didn’t know what would be waiting for me when the plane landed in Havana. The most I knew about Cuba was what I learned from my friend, and traveling companion, Erin. She studied abroad in Havana for five months in summer 2014, and fell in love with the country, its people and its culture.

She was so excited to share it with me and for me to experience it for myself.

Current Sports #468 | May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015

Current Sports with Al Martin starts off with a bang today as the show begins with discussions on "Deflategate." What exactly should happen to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady? Al, CS engineer Isaac Constans, and callers debate the issue.

"Current State" reporter Scott Pohl heads to Ann Arbor to visit the only golf course in Michigan that provides "golfboarding" as a way of getting around the green! Hear Pohl's experience, as well as from those that have tried it. Could this spark golf interest for the young generation?

Lastly, we close out the show with "Throwback Thursday." 


Current Sports #467 | May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

 

  On today's Current Sports, Al recounts the career and crimes of Titus Young, the former Lions receiver, who recently was sentenced to five years of probation. Young is part of a bigger problem in sports, the failure to recognize the prevalent problem of mental health, and Al provides anecdotes and examples of other athletes who faced similar problems. Then, Current Sports has Greg Kampe, head coach of Oakland men's basketball, on to talk about his efforts to end cancer, and how people can contribute. 


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