Michigan

Courtesy Michigan MUFON

The vernal equinox came and went quietly yesterday on a clear, blue Sunday in mid-Michigan.

But fifty years ago, the first day of spring in Michigan was not so quiet.

On March 20, 1966, dozens of people claimed to have spotted a UFO hovering around Dexter, MI, near Ann Arbor.

The next day, a similar report came out of Hillsdale.

The rash of sightings made national news, and even caught the attention of veteran newsman Walter Cronkite.

But what was the thing all those people saw?

Okemos' Laya Hartman Taking Hoops World by Storm

Mar 15, 2016
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The Okemos varsity girls basketball team gained a new leader this season, in the form of freshman star point guard Laya Hartman. She is only 14, but is already averaging 19 points per game against older and more experienced players.

Mac Roy learns lessons from the top

Mar 14, 2016
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State men’s tennis team has lost two if its top players to injury this season. But that hasn’t dampened their spirits so far.

Current Sports | 3/14/16 | #658

Mar 14, 2016
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Full coverage from Indy recapping the Big Ten tourney championship won by Michigan State, a discussion as to whether or not the Spartans should be a #1 seed, and was Michigan deserving of a play-in game?


Current Sports | 3/11/16 | #657

Mar 14, 2016
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Tribute to Williamston boy's basketball coach Jason Bauer, a look at the Big Ten men's basketball tournament, and a chat with Okemos High School boy's basketball coach Jeff Wonch. 

Current Sports | 3/7/16 | #653

Mar 9, 2016
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Recap of the Michigan State men's basketball Senior Day game versus Ohio State, a chat with Brian Calloway from the Lansing State Journal, and "Weekend Winners."


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Michigan State seniors Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello and Colby Wollenman said goodbye to the Breslin Center on Saturday afternoon, topping Ohio State 91-76 on Senior Day. The Spartans (26-5, 13-5 Big Ten) have won 10 of their last 11 games, earning No. 2 seeding in the conference tournament.

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.

Bryn Forbes in a Groove at Crisler

Feb 8, 2016
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Bryn Forbes scored 23 of his 29 points in the first half, part of an early onslaught of 3-pointers by No. 10 Michigan State in an 89-73 win over Michigan on Saturday. 

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.

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.  

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From Battle Creek to Flint, metro Detroit to the UP, the history of cars and commerce in MI runs deep.  It’s a big part of Jay Follis’s life. 

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.

Gordon Takes Home LFL POY Award

Nov 24, 2015
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The Lansing Football League Player of the Year Award was presented to Lansing Warriors player Carre'on Gordon. The nominees, along with family and friends, gathered at the Capital Area District Library downtown Lansing, MI for the trophy presentation. 

Cook Goes Down as Spartans Survive at Home

Nov 14, 2015
Connor Cook photo
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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. 

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