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Current Sports | 2/17/16 | #640

Feb 17, 2016

Ronda Rousey Suicidal Thoughts, Mid-Michigan High School Basketball, Ira Childress, Okemos Basketball, Tobias Harris, the Detroit Pistons and Caris LeVert.


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MSU Today

The Michigan State University Police Department has formed what it calls an Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit to address racial tension and maintain good community relations.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with the program’s coordinator.

MSU Women's Hockey Senior Day

Feb 9, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - With the season well into it’s second half, Michigan State's women’s Division I club hockey team prepared to play their final home game of the season at Munn Ice Arena against Robert Morris University. The Spartans are in the hunt for an ACHA Championship.

It's Raining Threes at the Breslin Center!!!

Jan 31, 2016
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The 12th-ranked Michigan State men's basketball team tied a school record with 17 3-pointers in a 96-62 Big Ten victory over Rutgers on Sunday night. Bryn Forbes scored all 18 of his points in the first half, and Denzel Valentine finished with 20.

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Amtrak train service has officially begun at the new Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing. 

Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a few passengers about the experience, as well as Tim Hoeffner with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Matt Costello Shines Bright at Breslin

Jan 24, 2016
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The No.11 Michigan State men's basketball team were able to pull away late at home against Maryland to win 74-65, ending a three-game skid.  

MSU Men's Basketball Searching for Identity

Jan 21, 2016
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No. 11 Michigan State fell in the final seconds to Nebraska 72-71 on Wednesday night, making it now three straight loses for the Spartans.  Denzel Valentine's 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left cut the deficit to one point, but he couldn't make the game-winning shot. 

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Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

The city of East Lansing is considering the creation of a financial health team similar to what’s already in place in Lansing. We talk with East Lansing city manager George Lahanas about the proposal and the city’s priorities in 2016.


Current Sports | 1/7/16 | #611

Jan 11, 2016

Jay Sarkar from WLNS TV6 joins Al Martin on today's "Current Sports." Sarkar talks about his Ann Arbor roots and provides his thoughts on the MSU football team's run to the Cotton Bowl. Al also discusses the news of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza becoming the newest inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The show closes on news concerning Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, as he contemplates retirement. 

The Basics of the Kendo World

Dec 19, 2015
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WKAR "Current Sports" beat reporter Darren Weiss, who has followed the Michigan State Kendo club, goes in depth with this video showing how the under-the-radar Martial Art sport works. Through the help of Ron Fox, the MSU Kendo Sensei, correct technique and rules of how to obtain points in a match are demonstrated.

Cook Goes Down as Spartans Survive at Home

Nov 14, 2015
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MSU Senior Quarterback Connor Cook was sidelined during the second half of the Maryland game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Tyler O'Connor lead the offense, as the Spartans were able to escape with a 24 to 7 victory over the Terrapins, moving to 9-1 on the year. 

Spartans Nip Owls in Season Opener

Nov 14, 2015
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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. 

Back in the days of hippie clashes with police over the war in Vietnam, the two sides met on the gridiron in games that were dubbed the Bull Bowl. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with two men who played in the Pigs vs. the Freaks football games.


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Nathan Triplett leaves office next Tuesday after eight years on the East Lansing City Council and two years as mayor. We talk with Triplett about the recent election, the incoming council, and what’s next in his future.


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On this day after city council elections in Lansing and East Lansing we have the results and talk with newly-elected members of the East Lansing city council: Mark Meadows, Shanna Draheim and Erik Altmann.


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