MSU Basketball

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Matthew Mitchell

The MSU football and men’s basketball teams were both involved in nail-biters over the weekend. One Spartan squad lost, while the other wiped its brow in victory. Current Sports host Al Martin helps us recap those barn-burners, as well as update us on the Detroit Lions win against Jacksonville.


Cookie Johnson has written a book about life with her husband, basketball legend Magic Johnson. Current State's Scott Pohl talks with her about “Believing in Magic.”


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We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Detroit Lions season opening victory over the Colts.


Spartans Big Ten Champs
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Michigan State's men's basketball team won the Big Ten Conference tournament yesterday and earned a number two seed in the NCAA tournament. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Aerial Powers
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The MSU men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season this weekend with a win over Ohio State. The MSU women made it to the finals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to Maryland. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


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Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis offers his take on what the post season may hold for men’s and women’s basketball and the impact of the ESPN lawsuit on MSU athletics.

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The MSU men's basketball team beat Penn State yesterday, while the MSU women won a three-overtime matchup with Ohio State this weekend. We talk with WKAR's Current Sports host Al Martin.


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The Spartan men’s basketball team battled the Big 10 leading Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday and pulled away in a big second half. Current State talks with WKAR’s Al Martin about MSU basketball.


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A busy sports weekend saw the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl, while MSU men's basketball shot the lights out at the Crisler Center. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Spartans’ big guns.


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MSU football survived a scare but paid the price in the polls this week. Meanwhile, men’s basketball landed a major recruit. Current State talks with WKAR's Al Martin about Spartan sports.

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The NBA draft was held last week. Former Spartans Branden Dawson and Travis Trice now hope to make pro teams.


Current Sports #482 | May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

On this Thursday's edition of Current Sports, Al and Isaac kick it off with their long-awaited discussion of whether or not the three point has harmed basketball. They also relate this to the Rockets-Warriors series and preview the NBA Finals. Then, Al and Isaac talk about the strange story of a former MSU basketball player who just went on an unexpected and unprovoked Twitter rant. Next, Al reminisces with this edition of 'Throwback Thursday'. Finally, the show closes with a discussion of Jim Harbaugh's most recent comments on MSU.  


Current Sports #448 | April 9, 2015

Apr 9, 2015

  Al has Big Ten and MSU goaltender Jake Hildebrand on Current Sports TV tonight and listeners get a sneak peak on the radio show today. Al also touches on the Tom Izzo "end-of-the-year" press conference and discusses what the injury of Joe Nathan means to the Detroit Tigers. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday.'


Current Sports #445 | April 6, 2015

Apr 6, 2015

  The road has ended for Michigan State men's basketball and Al is back with Alex to recap what happened. The two recap the season, preview next year's team and dive into Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. Towards the end of the show, Al gives his weekend winners and paints the picture for listeners what the atmosphere was like in downtown Indianapolis.


Current Sports #444 | April 2, 2015

Apr 2, 2015

Al opens the show fielding callers who talk about Michigan State basketball's Final Four road and the state of Michigan football under new head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Later, listeners get a sneak peak into tonight's Current Sports TV episode with John Johnson from the MHSAA. To close, Justin Verlander and other sports topics hit the airwaves.


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