MSU Basketball

Current Sports #341 | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014

Al and Alex start today with in-depth discussion on the Kansas City Royals' playoff run. They also give a brief preview of MSU basketball for this season. Chris "Doc" Love, color commentator from 92.1 Big Country, discusses the high school football season with Al and reveals his aspirations in sports broadcasting. To close the show, Al gives the lowdown on the occurences on this day in sports.


Current Sports #291 | August 5, 2014

Aug 5, 2014

On today's show, Al and Alex get more into the Kenny Kaminski situation with the news of his dismissal from the program. They also recap MSU football media day and analyze the chip on MSU's shoulder. Later, they preview David Price's start tonight against the New York Yankees and predict Keith Appling's future in the NBA.


Current Sports #290 | August 4, 2014

Aug 5, 2014

Al and Alex open the show with the latest news on Kenny Kaminski leaving the MSU basketball program. They also preview MSU football media day and delve into the comments made by Connor Cook about the no. 2 quarterback. Later, the duo discuss the Tigers sweep of the Rockies over the weekend, and give winners and losers from the weekend in sports.


Current Sports #254 | June 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014

Al gives listeners a sneak peak to tonight's Current Sports TV show, as he airs the interview with Mateen Cleaves. They relive some of the greatest MSU basketball moments, and talk a little bit about some of his charity work with  One Goal, One Passion. Later, Al gives some throwback thursday moments in sports history, and debates with Alex if Justin Verlander is an average pitcher this year.


    

On February 21, a campus-wide email was sent out by Paulette Granberry Russell, MSU’s Title IX Coordinator and director of its Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. In it, she stated that the university was “collaborating” with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. It was later revealed by local news outlets that MSU was in fact under a federal investigation for its policies and response to sexual assault claims.

SportsTalk | Fri 4/26/13

Apr 26, 2013

Matt Ludtke is back to recap last night’s NFL draft.  Ludtke analyzes the Ansah choice and other potential picks for the Detroit Lions.  He also looks into the possibility of a recent MSU basketball commitment becoming a recruitment advocate for Tom Izzo.  The Detroit Red Wings defeated Nashville last night, and the NBA playoffs are in full swing.  These topics are among others on today’s SportsTalk.

SportsTalk | Thu 4/25/13

Apr 25, 2013

It’s draft day, and Matt Ludtke offers analysis, predictions, and expectations for the big event.  The Detroit Lions can have a plethora of different situations and draft options, and Matt breaks it all down.  Matt also takes a closer look at Chicago basketball recruit, Alvin Ellis.  Matt caps off the show with the quest of the Detroit Red Wings, to keep the historic playoff streak alive.

SportsTalk | Tue 4/23/13

Apr 23, 2013

Matt Ludtke begins this Tuesday with the Detroit Red Wing’s race for eighth place, and the quest for a playoff birth.  Analysis on the teams and other division foes follow.  Matt then discusses the future of Adreian Payne, and dissects the two divisions in the Big Ten Conference.  JaMarcus Russell, Madden covers, NBA playoffs, and bowling are among other topics on the show.

SportsTalk | Thu 4/18/13

Apr 18, 2013

The heart of Boston showing their tenacity in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, as Matt Ludtke recaps the National Anthem that Bruins fans sang before the Sabres game.  He then gets into the decision of guard Gary Harris to return to MSU and continue his college career.  He closes the show with NBA playoffs discussion, and coaching changes around the NBA, including the breaking news of Detroit Pistons head coach, Lawrence Frank.

SportsTalk | Tue 4/9/13

Apr 9, 2013

Matt Ludtke kicks off the show with a recap of the NCAA Championship game last night.  He discusses potential referee changes in the NCAA, and key highlights from the game.  Ludtke continues with Spartan basketball discussion and takes callers opinions on what went wrong for the Wolverines last night.  He closes the show with MSU football talk, and which players are going to step up and be the new role models for a team that lost great leaders after last fall.

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today he discusses Spartan's performance in the NCAA tournament. 

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today he discusses the upcoming NCAA tournament. 

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today he discusses the upcoming Big Ten men's basketball tournament. 

Current State #40 | March 8, 2013

Mar 8, 2013

Today on Current State: Gay marriage in Michigan; a debate on the merits of "Common Core" education; MSU men's basketball with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; the new realities of the publishing world; Ann Arbor teen named to inagural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra; MSU hockey playoffs; Interlochen Radio at Elderly Instruments this weekend. 

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he breaks down MSU's win over Wisconsin and the Spartans' prospects heading into the Big Ten tournament next week. 

Current State #36 | March 4, 2013

Mar 4, 2013
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Today on Current State:  A breakdown of the impending changes to Michigan's health care system; phobias and fears with the co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca;"  a profile of new state representative Theresa Abed; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; and business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he breaks down MSU's loss to Michigan on Sunday.

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he looks ahead to the MSU vs. U of M game on Sunday.

Current State #33 | February 27, 2013

Feb 27, 2013
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Today on Current State: Spartan women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant; author Winona LaDuke on Native American struggles with the U.S. military; the unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics; opera star Renee Fleming; and Neighbors in Action features Lansing's Box 23. 

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Suzy Merchant is not only the successful head coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team, she's also a wife and mother of two boys.

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he discusses the MSU men's basketball team's loss to Ohio State and what the ramifications are for post-season play.

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MSU ran over Michigan last week thanks, in part, to a rocking home crowd. Some said it was the loudest they’d heard the Breslin Center in a long time.  When the #4 Spartans take on the #1 Hoosiers tonight, the place should be roaring again with help from the student frenzy that is The Izzone.  

Current State’s Kevin Lavery checks out what gives the Spartan’s such a home court advantage.

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing.

SportsTalk | Fri 2/15/13

Feb 15, 2013

As the Michigan State baseball team kicks off their season today, Jeremy gets a hold of coach Jake Boss Jr.  just hours before the first pitch.  Boss updates us on the team, as well as the upcoming schedule and challenges. Jeremy also discusses the injury to Travis Trice, and more MSU basketball topics.  Oakland University guard Travis Bader, originally from Okemos, talks about his potential NCAA record breaker, and his success thus far personally and as a team.  Jeremy also gives away tickets when the Indiana Hoosiers come to the Breslin this Tuesday.

SportsTalk | Wed 2/13/13

Feb 13, 2013

Jeremy recaps last night’s rivalry game at the Breslin center, as the one-sided Michigan State victory was unexpected by many.  Mike DeCourcy from Sporting News gives his initial thoughts following the game, and the matchups that led to a Michigan State win.  Finally, Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press talks about the game as well.  Jeremy gives away two pairs of Hockey tickets at the end of the show.

SportsTalk | Tue 2/12/13

Feb 12, 2013

  As the Wolverines come to Breslin tonight, Jeremy invites former Michigan State point guard Drew Neitzel to hone in on his favorite parts about the rivalry, and touch on his basketball career overseas.  Mark Snyder, Michigan beat writer from the Detroit Free Press, gives listeners a sneak preview of the matchup tonight as well.  Jeremy has open lines for the remainder of the show.

Current State #1 | January 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013
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On today’s Current State premiere: Governor Rick Snyder, East Lansing schools, Lansing business news,  MSU basketball and the new therapy dog program in Ionia County.

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