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MSU Kendo Club finds success and gains members

Oct 8, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- More than 50,000 Michigan State students call East Lansing home, and for each one of them, there is probably something on campus get involved in.

    There are over 30 club sports for MSU students, and one of the oldest, but least attention-seeking, is the Martial Arts discipline of Kendo.

   MSU's Kendo team is competitive, having started this semester by winning the championship at the Case Western Reserve Kendo tournament in Ohio.

No. 4 Spartans Ground Air Force in 35-21 Win

Sep 19, 2015
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The Spartans moved to 3-0 on the year, topping the Air Force Falcons 35-21 at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time that MSU welcomed a service academy to East Lansing. 

No "Quacking-Out" for MSU in Oregon Win, 31-28

Sep 14, 2015
WKAR

The MSU football team was able to hold on late to top the Oregon Ducks, 31-28, at Spartan Stadium on Saturday night in front of a primetime, nationally televised audience. With the win, the Spartans moved to number four in the Associated Press Poll. 

From Hoops to Hip Hop | Current Sports | WKAR

Sep 14, 2015
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Babi Mac, AKA Cait McMahan, is a former Tennessee Lady Vols women's basketball player who won two national championships under Pat Summit. She is now a hip hop recording artist and the official DJ of ESPN's "College GameDay." Current Sports host Al Martin chats with her about how she went from hoops to hip hop. 

No. 5 Michigan St. Edges Out W. Mich, 37-24

Sep 5, 2015
WKAR

Despite the Western Michigan Broncos pulling to within 10 points in the fourth quarter, Michigan State was able to hang on and top the Broncos, 37-24 at Waldo Stadium. 

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  Michigan State University is welcoming its incoming class this fall.  Students are beginning to move into dorms in anticipation of the start of the semester on Wednesday.

One college on campus is marking a historic moment.  For the first time, the MSU College of Engineering will have more than 1,000 female students...its highest such number to date.  

For generations, engineering was a primarily male-dominated field, and women were often openly discouraged from pursuing engineering careers.  

But that trend is steadily changing.

MSU Football Media Day | Current Sports | WKAR

Aug 10, 2015
LSJ

Today marked the unofficial start to the college football season for MSU, at least for the media members, as "Media Day" was held at Spartan Stadium. 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Thousands of members of an elite Boy Scouting organization called the Order of the Arrow are on the MSU campus this week. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Order of the Arrow team leader Clyde Mayer about their emphasis on serving others.


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Kevin Epling / University Photography and Videography, MSU

Michigan State University is working on a video project that will unite the voices of Spartans all over the world in singing the MSU Fight Song. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kevin Epling about the Spartan Virtual Choir.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Current State talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon about the school’s recent tuition increase, its new office handling all investigations of discrimination including sexual assaults and harassment, and making Michigan State a tobacco-free campus.


Current Sports #488 | June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

On today's "Current Sports" Al Martin talks about last night's NBA Finals Game 4, in which the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers to tie the series at two games. Al addresses why LeBron James haters still exists today. We also bring to you a "Flashback Friday" chat with David Thomas and Amaka Agugua of the MSU women's basketball team. The show closes out with "Reflection Friday" and a tribute to wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes.

Current Sports #486 | June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

  James Moore is in the house! The former MSU fullback and founder of "Speaking with a Purpose" talks about his upcoming youth football camp. Al Martin also talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers taking a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, giving big props to gritty guard Matthew Dellavedova. Al also briefly touches on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, who is being sued for a tweet posted on social media. 

Current Sports #484 | June 8, 2015

Jun 8, 2015

Vacation is over and Al Martin returns to the mic with a hot "Current Sports." On today's show Al breaks down why last night's Game 2 of the NBA Finals was LeBron James' greatest performance to date. Also, Simone Jardim, head coach of the MSU women's tennis team, joins Al to talk about Serena Williams capturing her 20th major championship this weekend at the French Open. Then, Al closes out the show with "Weekend Winners" and special guest Ryan Slocum of ABC12 in Flint, MI.

Indigo and Minkel | Current Sports | WKAR

May 13, 2015
Matt Argillander

EAST LANSING - Waddling around the wrestling room at IM Sports West is MSU wrestling head coach Tom Minkel’s “child”. However, Indigo is no ordinary child – she is Minkel’s 17-year-old female hyacinth macaw.

“She’s smart, she’s fun, but she’s like having a permanent three-year-old child forever. They don’t grow up, they don’t mature,” Minkel said.

Let's Play Ball: Cuban Style | Current Sports | WKAR

May 13, 2015
Lia Kamana

I traveled to Cuba over spring break this past March and I didn’t know what would be waiting for me when the plane landed in Havana. The most I knew about Cuba was what I learned from my friend, and traveling companion, Erin. She studied abroad in Havana for five months in summer 2014, and fell in love with the country, its people and its culture.

She was so excited to share it with me and for me to experience it for myself.

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