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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. 

Spartans Push Buckeyes to the Brink

Nov 20, 2016
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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 tennis star Forman working on comeback

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State tennis player Brett Forman refuses to let his career be defined by injuries.

Amy Fouty Brainchild Behind Spartan Stadium Turf

Nov 4, 2016
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Amy Fouty has served as Michigan State's sports turf manager since 2003. Her 26-year career is one that has brought her acclaim and even Field of the Year honors from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) in 2005. 

Lights-Out for MSU Football After Fall to UM

Oct 29, 2016
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The Michigan football team topped Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, 32-23, for only the second time in the last nine meetings. Amara Darboh caught eight passes for a career-high 165 yards, and De'Veon Smith ran for two touchdowns. Michigan also scored on every offensive possession in the first half. 

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The Michigan State football team lost to Brigham Young University on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, marking three straight loses for the Spartans. It's the first time the green and white met BYU on the gridiron, and the first time they have lost three straight games since 2009. 

MSU men’s soccer carving winning path

Oct 5, 2016
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Zachary Swiecicki / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The resume is growing: one Big Ten Tournament title. Two Elite Eights. And five NCAA tournament appearances.

MSU tennis' Aslina Chua finds new dreams and path far from home

Oct 5, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State player Aslina Chua never imagined growing up that she would be playing college tennis in the United States or studying pre-med on the path to becoming a doctor.

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
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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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Week 3 of Mid-Michigan High School football action saw Lansing Catholic and Williamston open up the conference season with a bang! The CAAC White division rivals engaged in a back-and-forth battle that was knotted up 14-all as the fourth quarter began. In the end Lansing Catholic emerged victorious, 28-14 the final as they pulled away late. 

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The 10th annual Crosstown Showdown took place on Tuesday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium between the Lansing Lugnuts and the MSU baseball team. The meeting was a make-up due to poor weather back in the Spring. 

Claressa Shields Returns to Flint

Sep 7, 2016
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Flint's favorite daughter, Claressa Shields, returned from Rio de Janeiro to her hometown in late August after becoming the first American boxer (male or female) to win back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games. 

Spartans Vow to Sustain Success

Aug 8, 2016
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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. 

WKAR Advanced Screening of "T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold"

Aug 2, 2016
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Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR offered an advance screening of T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold, a film by filmmakers Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari and Sue Jaye Johnson. The film is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields. The boxing star from Flint, Michigan, was just 17 years old when she won Olympic gold at the London games in 2012.

Denzel Valentine Q & A at Basketball Camp

Jul 27, 2016
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WKAR's Al Martin chats with former MSU hoop star Denzel Valentine at his first annual basketball camp at "Aim High" in Dimondale, MI.

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