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Holt football finds success with two-way players

Nov 14, 2016

HOLT, Mich.— Khari Gray jogged to the football sideline and sat out a couple of plays, something that is a rare sight. Minus standing backflips at the end of games, he is similar to Heisman Trophy candidate Jabrill Peppers of Michigan because he is always on the field.  

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. 

MSU club football a labor of love for coaches and players

Oct 5, 2016
MSU Club Football
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State club football team might be not be playing for scholarships and potential pro careers, but that doesn't mean the 11 coaches dedicate anything less than everything to the success, on and off the field, to its players.

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
WKAR

On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

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Micajah Reynolds is a former MSU lineman who played under coach Mark Dantonio from 2009-2013. The Lansing Sexton product went on to help the Spartans win the 100th Rose Bowl Game, defeating No. 5 Stanford in 2013.

Spartans Vow to Sustain Success

Aug 8, 2016
WKAR

The MSU football team is coming off a season that brought about a Big Ten Championship, as well as an appearance in the College Football Playoff. With a ton of turnover as the Spartans approach a new year, can they sustain that success in Mark Dantonio's 10th season as head coach? It won't be easy as MSU will face eight teams on its 2016 schedule that appeared in postseason bowl games last season.  WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium during Media Day. 

Mark Dantonio photo spring football game
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

We chat with Current Sports host Al Martin about the spring MSU football game, the Battlefield Brawl charity flag football game, and the Pistons exit from the NBA playoffs.


Current Sports | 3/9/16 | #655

Mar 9, 2016
WKAR

A recap of last night's girls basketball high school regional semi final action, including a chat with the head coach of the East Lansing Trojans, Rob Smith. We also dive into the Maria Sharapova banned substance news, and highlight Mark Dantonio's birthday! 


gregory Eaton photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

A Lansing man will achieve a landmark football accomplishment on Sunday. Scott Pohl talks with Gregory Eaton about attending all 50 Super Bowl games.


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.


MSU Football Media Day | Current Sports | WKAR

Aug 10, 2015
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Today marked the unofficial start to the college football season for MSU, at least for the media members, as "Media Day" was held at Spartan Stadium. 

Current Sports #456 | April 21, 2015

Apr 21, 2015

Al Martin begins today's "Current Sports" by talking about the Floyd Mayweather Jr. comments about the famed boxer believing he is better than the great Muhammad Ali. Al invites callers to join the conversation.

The Detroit Tigers move their record to 11-2 after topping the New York Yankees last night. Al talks about how this team has been able to get off to the right track and believes a "closer controversy" will ensue if Joakim Soria continues his hot play in the absence of Joe Nathan.

East Lansing’s Morse Shoots for Soccer’s Top | Current Sports | WKAR

Mar 9, 2015
Zoe Morse

EAST LANSING – Zoe Morse, a junior at East Lansing High, has been in love with soccer since she was a little girl. Recognized as an All-American and representing the U.S. as part of the Women’s National Team, she’s beginning to realize her dreams of playing in the World Cup are within reach.

Snow may be on the ground, but that doesn't stop the MSU football team from getting in the gym to prepare for another college football season. Mark Dantonio and his team held winter conditioning today at the indoor practice facility. Check out footage from the session here. 

Current Sports | WKAR | Chiefs Overcome Big Plays to Defeat the Rams, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Oct 14, 2014

HOLT - Okemos coach Jack Wallace emphatically raised his hands in the air as his quarterback, Grant Klaver, kneeled down to finish the game. Once the final whistle blew, the traveling student section rushed the field to celebrate the big win with their fellow classmates and players.

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