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MSU club lacrosse looks to move back to varsity level

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - At one point, Michigan State varsity lacrosse was a reality.

MSU Bike Polo Turning Heads

Feb 29, 2016

Founded in the early 2000s, the MSU Bike Polo Team has been drawing a lot of attention over the years for being different from your typical "sport." The team has steadily grown, catering to average bicycle riders who want to spice up their time on two wheels. 

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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.

Beaumont Tower winter photo
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We go to the top of MSU’s Beaumont Tower and explore the bells which have been chiming out both music & the time since 1928.

Current Sports | 1/5/16 | #609

Jan 11, 2016

The Lansing Community College Men's Basketball team continues to roll as the number one team in D2 hoops. Al Martin invites Mike Ingram, head coach of the team, to talk about the team's win over Jackson last night. We also dive into the future of Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, and whether or not the Lions will/should keep him for another season

A three-part history of Michigan State University has been completed with the publication of a new book from the MSU Press. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Douglas A. Noverr, author of “Michigan State University: The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium.”

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Michigan State University has the opportunity to auction off valuable broadband spectrum and make millions of dollars, but it could mean fewer options for viewers of WKAR-TV channels. Current State talks with President Lou Anna Simon about her considerations before deciding whether to participate.

Michigan Takes Dodgeball Seriously

Dec 19, 2015

The competition is fierce, yet the stakes are not high. For members of the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association, club dodgeball is a way of life, regardless of the sport’s obscurity.

“Dodgeball has changed me as a person,” Kevin Bailey, the Grand Valley State University team captain, said. “The most rewarding part of dodgeball for me has been realizing a passion that I have and all of the friendships I have made through it.”

MSU Professor shares love of Kendo with students

Dec 7, 2015
Ron Fox

Thirty years ago, Ron Fox never saw himself as taking over a dying Kendo Club at Michigan State University. Fox studied at MSU and became interested in in the martial art of Kendo during his sophomore year.

Today, Fox is a Kendo world champion. And he is the leader and sensei of the MSU’s growing Kendo club - a decision that he calls one of the best he has ever made.

How he got into Kendo and how he became the leader for the club at Michigan State is a fascinating story that comes full circle.

MSU Faculty Recital Series
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Sun. Dec. 6 at 7pm on 90.5FM | MSU Faculty Recital Series presents Handel's Messiah. Live from Wharton Center, hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf.

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. 

Michigan State Kendo Club a Unique Family

Nov 2, 2015
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Current Sports beat reporter Darren Weiss hilights the MSU Kendo Club, showing why it has been rapidly growing on campus. Spartan junior Alec Metta talks about the specifics of the sports, such as equipment and culture.

Current State talks with Dr. Clifton R. Wharton Jr. about his new book "Privilege and Prejudice" ahead of his World View Lecture Series at the Wharton Center on November 2.

MSU roller hockey produces teams and results

Oct 16, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Demonstration Hall on Michigan State’s campus is used for a lot of activities. During the day, you may see indoor soccer classes playing on the plastic floor surrounded by hockey-style boards, or the color guard practicing their flag spinning.

If you stop by at 10 p.m. though, you’ll see 12 men on rollerblades, five without shirts on, two in goalie masks, with hockey sticks in-hand, passing a plastic puck.

No. 5 Michigan St. Edges Out W. Mich, 37-24

Sep 5, 2015

Despite the Western Michigan Broncos pulling to within 10 points in the fourth quarter, Michigan State was able to hang on and top the Broncos, 37-24 at Waldo Stadium.