The surging MSU hockey team is heading into the Big Ten Tournament in Detroit this weekend with a number 2 seed. That earned them a bye into the second round, where they’ll play tomorrow against the winner of today’s Michigan-Wisconsin game.
MSU hockey is right around the corner, and head coach Tom Anastos checks in with Al on updates for the new season and expectations with many players returning. Later, Al and Alex touch on the Washington Redskins dispute and harp on the hand clapping allegations made by Nebraska head coach, Bo Pellini. It's also 'Barbershop Wednesday.' and being a white NBA player is debated.
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.
The Michigan State hockey team finished in last place this season. Their 12th place finish puts them in the position to play 6th-seeded Alaska in Fairbanks in the first round of the CCHA tournament. There are lots of challenges facing the Spartans, including traveling to Alaska for the second time in two weeks.
Scott Moore, the radio voice of MSU hockey on the Spartan Sports Network, previews the series with the Nanooks.