East Lansing

New women's tennis coach building team bonds and wins

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich.- Michigan State women’s tennis head coach Kim Bruno has the Spartans off to an undefeated start to the season, and she looks to build upon this success as the team approaches Big Ten play.

MSU Women Fall to Purdue Marking Third Straight Loss

Jan 22, 2017
WKAR

The MSU women's basketball team lost to Purdue, 76-66, on Alumni Day Sunday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans have lost three-straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. MSU is now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten action. Purdue improves to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league play.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about clear, sunny skies.  Still, our state is fostering a growing solar industry.  The new energy reform package signed into law last month by Governor Rick Snyder calls for more aggressive renewable energy production targets, including from solar power.

A public-private partnership in mid-Michigan is trying to capitalize on this trend by building a solar park in East Lansing.


Joan Marcus

Early on during Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, on tour at the Wharton Center this week, the 16 year old burgeoning songsmith is given some advice: “Girls don’t write music, they teach it.”


Current Sports | January 5, 2017

Jan 5, 2017
WKAR-MSU

Rutgers / MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Lorenzo White Jr.; Throwback Thursday 


Ex-Spartan athlete Molly Fletcher blazes trail as sports agent and motivational speaker

Dec 21, 2016
MollyFletcher.com

Molly Fletcher was always a Spartan, starting with being born in East Lansing. She grew up surrounded by the life around Michigan State’s campus, and eventually decided to go to school there and play tennis.

MSU Club Football season finishes strong despite coming short of goal

Dec 13, 2016
Luke Robins

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Only five points kept the Michigan State club football team reaching the playoffs and getting a chance to compete for its ultimate goal: a national championship.

Harris leads Spartans to third straight win

Dec 10, 2016
Al Martin

Senior guard Eron Harris tallied 20 points for the MSU men's basketball team in a win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon, 71 to 63 the final. Freshman Joshua Langford and Nick Ward followed the lead of Harris, each chipping in 10 points in the third straight victory for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Matt McQuaid sat out due to a head injury suffered in practice this week. 

WKAR

The Michigan State Men's basketball team may have beaten Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon at home, but head coach Tom Izzo isn't pleased. He called out his team saying "They didn't play hard enough." Listen to his postgame tirade as WKAR's Al Martin reports. 

EL Financial Team to recommend city income tax

Dec 2, 2016
East Lansing Financial Health Review Team photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The city of East Lansing faces a projected $100-million pension and retiree health care deficit. A financial health review team is getting ready to make recommendations to the city council about dealing with it and gaining a stronger financial footing. We talk with two members of the team.


EL prepares to analyze latest deer data

Nov 22, 2016
Whitetail deer photo
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City of East Lansing workers have been busy counting deer this month. We ask the city’s environmental services administrator what they learn from the head and antler count.


Spartans Push Buckeyes to the Brink

Nov 20, 2016
WKAR

The Michigan State football team almost upset the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, 17-16 the final. The Spartans were down 17-10 when LJ Scott scored on a 1-yard run with 4:41 to play. Tyler O'Connor's pass was intercepted in the end zone on a 2pt conversion attempt that would've given MSU the lead. 

MSU Rolls Rutgers to End Losing Streak

Nov 12, 2016
WKAR's Current Sports

The Michigan State football team ended a seven game skid with a 49-0 shutout win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. It was the first win of the Big Ten season for the Spartans and the fourth time in head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure that his defense didn't allow a point. 

East Lansing/Holt boys water polo team building program, character

Nov 12, 2016
Ashley Gibbard / WKAR's "Current Sports"

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing high school shares something in common with only 37 other high schools in Michigan: fielding a water polo team. The school combined with Holt high school to start the Holt/EL water polo club 12 years ago, leaving some students wondering what  the somewhat-unfamiliar sport was all about.

MSU club hockey provides opportunity

Nov 12, 2016
Kamen Kessler / WKAR's Current Sports

Michigan State hockey’s annual Green versus White game is a fun fall kickoff event for the upcoming season, but for a few players, it is an extraordinary opportunity.

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