MSU football

Spartans prepare for biggest game in decades

Dec 31, 2013
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It's been 25 years since the last time the Michigan State Spartans were in the Rose Bowl. Tomorrow they take on Stanford in Pasadena, with tens of thousands of fans in Green and White expected to cheer them on. The two teams, both with strong defenses and ground games, are near mirror images of each other. Current Sports host Al Martin has followed the team to Los Angeles and tells us how the Spartans have been handling the Hollywood hoopla and offers a preview of the game.  

New Big Ten champs bound for Pasadena

Dec 9, 2013
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Pasadena hasn't been on the MSU football itinerary since 1988. In 23 days, that will change with a Spartan Rose Bowl date with Stanford.

Voices of Experience: MSU Icon George Perles

Nov 26, 2013
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We all know Michiganians we feel are extraordinary, for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices, their success or their service, and for the insights that result from those experiences. Getting better acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of Current State’s ongoing series, “Voices of Experience.”

Few people are as indelibly linked to East Lansing as George Perles.

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The Michigan State football team is heading to Indianapolis for the second time in three years for the Big Ten championship game against the Buckeyes of Ohio State. That's on December 7.

Author compiles Bucket List for Spartan fans

Nov 25, 2013
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Much has been written about Michigan State University’s rich sports history, and the latest entry in that arena is a book called “100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”.

Legendary broadcaster George Blaha reflects on career

Aug 16, 2013
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Broadcasting legend George Blaha is the long-lasting television and radio play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons. He is also the play-by-play voice of Spartans football.

Recently, he spoke with the Current Sports host Al Martin to talk  about his past, the NBA during the 80's and 90's and the upcoming season for the Pistons.

SportsTalk | Tue 5/7/13

May 7, 2013

Matt Ludtke starts the show off recapping the overtime thriller from the Detroit Red Wings last night at Joe Louis Arena.  He then delves into the latest in the Derrick Rose decision, and NBA playoff matchups.   Matt closes the show with the induction of MSU linebacker Percy Snow to the College Football Hall of Fame, and then looks at the upcoming football schedule for next season.

SportsTalk | Wed 5/1/13

May 1, 2013

Matt Ludtke starts the show off with MSU football recruiting, and potential NFL talent on the current roster.  He switches gears to the Detroit Red Wings, as they drop their first game to the Ducks.  Plus, the NBA playoffs are in full swing, and "dirty play" is an issue looming with one NBA team.  He closes the show with the debate of the Redskins.

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 | Fri 4/12/13

Apr 12, 2013

Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers.  Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four.  Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.

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.

Current State #35 | March 1, 2013

Mar 1, 2013

On today's Current State: Detroit's financial future, a local practitioner of the ancient Japanese art form called mokuhanga, sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, the MSU football program's  legacy of racial integration, Friday fish fries and a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next performance.

The 1966 match up between Notre Dame and Michigan State University was billed as “ The Game of the Century.” The two undefeated teams, ranked 1 and 2 respectively, clashed at Spartan Stadium. While many remember the game for its controversial 10-10 tie, it’s also remembered for its social and political relevance.  

National Signing Day is a minor secular holiday for college football fans. It's the day when the nation's top-rated recruits announce where they'll be playing football next year. Local sports journalist Jack Ebling breaks down yesterday's announcements and who's joining the Spartans and the Wolverines.  

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