Alex Scharg fills in for Al today as host. He recaps the Haloti Ngata signing and gives analysis on whether it was a good or poor trade for the Detroit Lions. Later, MSU Impact Sports hockey reporter Brian Bobal joins Scharg to give more perspective on the MSU hockey season following Tom Anastos' appearance on the Current Sports radio show yesterday. Finally, Scharg touches on the Detroit Pistons and the Big Ten basketball tournament.
In a shocking development, the NCAA brought the hammer down on Syracuse because of the school's student athlete academic violations, resulting in lost scholarships and vacated wins. Al Martin tackles this hot topic and gets responses from a variety of callers, including a professor to offer her take on whether athletes receive preferential treatment. Michigan State basketball has had a busy week, for both the men's and women's. Tune in to hear the latest on both of the Spartan teams. Finally, no week is complete without a weekly reflection, so tune in to hear what you missed earlier in the week.
On today's show, Al recaps the High School basketball girls district action from last night. TJ Hawkins, head coach of Lansing Waverly chats with Al about "March Madness." Al then discusses the confusion surrounding the Tom Izzo comments about Kentucky. Also, the Lions made some shakeups with signing of Dan Orlovsky, but with the Ndamokung Suh decision still impending, there is plenty to be discussed about Detroit football. Finally, on this 'Top Five Tuesday', Al and Alex share their favorite Suh moments.
The controversy continues with the pass interference penalty and callers run through the first half of the show debating about the referees from the Detroit Lions game . Later, Al and Alex give the top five reasons why Ndamukong Suh will leave the Detroit lions next year. A tribute to sports broadcaster Stuart Scott, who sadly passed away this past weekend to cancer, is given by Al at the start of the show as well.
News has came out that Branden Dawson has a fractured wrist and Al and Alex break down the injury along with the players that need to step up. Later, they preview the Lions game against the Bears on Sunday. Listeners then get a recap of the Mike Ball Current Sports TV interview, as the show closes with a 'Reflection Friday' of this year in sports.
The Detroit Lions are coming off a come-from-behind win and Al and Alex break down the successes from the game. East Lansing head basketball coach Steve Finamore joins Al at the second half of the show to talk about the recent transfers and the future games for the year. Closing the show, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
Al provides a breakdown of the Michigan State loss to Ohio State. Hear his report from Spartan Stadium, as well as remarks on this MSU football season being a "failure." Alex sparks up some debate with comments on the student section (yes, again) leaving early. Later, Al then talks Detroit Lions. Are fans are now sipping the Kool-Aid after yesterday's win over the Miami Dolphins? "Weekend Winners" then close the show out.
Are the Detroit Lions a legitimate contender? After the victory over the New Orelans Saints, it's the big question starting off the show. Later, callers indulge on discussion of the rivalry game this week in East Lansing. To close, the crew gives weekend winners and touches on the legacy of Peyton Manning.
On this edition of Current Sports, Al goes into depth as he evaluates MSU football halfway through the season. On that topic, there are also clips from Mark Dantonio's press conference and some great questions posed from a caller and for "Top Five Tuesday", Al and Alex each give their top five takeaways from the Spartan football season thus far. The show finishes up with some good, old-fashioned NFL banter and even a little bit of golf talk.
In this show from Friday, August 22, Al invites the head coach of the Dewitt Panther football team, Rob Zimmerman, on to chat about the incredible progress of his program in recent times. The Spartan football team also released the names of the captains for the 2014-15 season, and Al gives his take on that. Finally, predictions are made for the Lions and Jaguars preseason football game.
In this throwback show from August, Al talks all things Lions and gives his impressions on first-year coach, Jim Caldwell. Al brings in Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett to provide insights on Le'Veon Bell's marijuana arrest. See what they thought about Rory winning four straight tournaments as well - in this edition of Current Sports.
The crew at Current Sports kicks the show off with Brady Hoke and all of the criticism that goes along with him. Firing Hoke or not is the hot topic of the day. Also, the MSU football game is discussed and Al gets into a quick preview of what to look for versus Nebraska. Later, Al gives a sneak peak to Current Sports TV by airing an interview with Jemele Hill. To close the show, it's Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers.
Al and Alex start the show venting about the Detroit Tigers recent woes from last game and the freak accident of Stephen Tulloch. Rico Beard joins the show later to recap the Michael Taylor comments made on his 105.1 show in Detroit, and gives his take on the state of the University of Michigan football program. To close the show, Al and Alex give their top five biggest blowouts in sports history.
It was a big weekend of football, as Al and his team kick off the show with Detroit Lions football and the clobbering performance of MSU football over Eastern Michigan. Later, a caller points out the faults from Michigan football on Saturday, and Al and his team debates. Also, Lansing Sexton basketball recruit Trevor Manuel joins Al to discuss his decision to attend University of Oregon and has his father weighs in on the decision process. To close the show, the crew recaps weekend winners.
It's finally Friday, as Al and Alex preview the big college football weekend with Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Later, skydiver Amanda Scheffler discusses the festivities taking place at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, and how she co-founded the world's only women's skydiving demo team, the Misty Blues. To close, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers game is discussed.
On this episode of Current Sports, Al and Alex come off the weekend in sports with a lot to talk about. The Detroit Lions lose big to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the duo debates what went wrong. Also, the Detroit Tigers are back to winning fashion. Later in the show, they discuss all of the abuse cases from NFL players and what Roger Goodell will do to control it.
To start off the show, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tigers in the heat of the pennant race. They also discuss the impact of the recent injuries to Corey Hilliard and Bill Bentley of the Detroit Lions. They debate how it will play into Sunday's matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. To close the show, the heated topics of Ray Rice and Penn State football are discussed.
The hot button topic, of today's show, is the latest indefinite suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from the NFL. Al and Alex recap the current situation, and give their takes on if Rice will every get a look from an NFL team in the future. Earlier in the show, Detroit Free Press writer Joe Rexrode recaps the Michigan State football game in Eugene Oregon. The Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers are also discussed.
NFL is officially underway tonight, and Al and Alex give a big preview towards the later half of the show. Also, a sneak peak of tonight's Current Sports TV show is aired with MSU volleyball head coach, Cathy George. Justin Verlander and potential recruiting violations are also discussed.
Al kicks off today's show by inviting Lansing Sexton head basketball coach Carlton Valentine on the air to discuss his return as head coach and the departure of Ron Banks. Later, it was the biggest story over the weekend as Tony Stewart struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on the racetrack. Al and Alex weigh in on it. Finally, the duo discuss the concerns of the Detroit Tigers and the highlights from the first preseason game of the Detroit Lions.
Al chats with Jessica Beech Bograkos about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, the hot topic is Big Ten Media Day, and Al and Alex break down all of the interviews. They later discuss the recent move of the Detroit Lions to push back the contract negotiations of Ndamokung Suh until the end of next season. To close, they give the five biggest busts in sports history.
Al invites Scott Yoshonis from Lansing State Journal on the show to give listeners the latest in the firing of Fulton's head football coach. Scott breaks down all of the gritty details and the missing links that surround it. He also touches on Lansing United. Later, Alex and Al debate whether Soria was the right deal for the Detroit Tigers, and if the Detroit Lions should put the franchise tag on Ndamokung Suh. Finally, favorite stories from the week are discussed.
Al opens up the show today with discussion on the recent statement of Stan Van Gundy in regards to Greg Monroe. Later, Al and the crew try out a new top five Tuesday of forming the five best Michigan State basketball starters of all time to form the perfect team. They cap off the show with some thoughts on the game of football and the recent concussion lawsuit moved forward by Dan Marino.
It’s Matt Ludtke’s last show, and he starts with the Detroit Red Wings last chance in game six. He then moves onto issues with referees and the art of the human eye, and potential shot clock changes in college basketball. Matt closes the show with a discussion on the rookie signings of the Detroit Lions.
Matt Ludtke is back to recap last night’s NFL draft. Ludtke analyzes the Ansah choice and other potential picks for the Detroit Lions. He also looks into the possibility of a recent MSU basketball commitment becoming a recruitment advocate for Tom Izzo. The Detroit Red Wings defeated Nashville last night, and the NBA playoffs are in full swing. These topics are among others on today’s SportsTalk.
It’s draft day, and Matt Ludtke offers analysis, predictions, and expectations for the big event. The Detroit Lions can have a plethora of different situations and draft options, and Matt breaks it all down. Matt also takes a closer look at Chicago basketball recruit, Alvin Ellis. Matt caps off the show with the quest of the Detroit Red Wings, to keep the historic playoff streak alive.
Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers. Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four. Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.