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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 #458 | April 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

  Messiah deWeaver, the eighth-ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class, recently announced his commitment to Michigan State, but how big of a get is he for the Spartans? Al Martin shares his thoughts, also hear Al's take on whether Mark Dantonio's expectation of 50,000 fans is reasonable or fair.

Joe Nathan is set to miss the rest of the season for the Tigers, which will hand all of the ninth inning responsibilities to Joakim Soria. The impact of Nathan's injury is discussed.

Finally, listen to hear Al and Isaac debate the merits of the 'Hack-a-Shaq' strategy in the NBA and a remembrance of Howard Cosell on today's "Throwback Thursday" segment.


Current Sports #451 | April 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015

Sports have not started to slow down just yet, because with the conclusion of the Masters comes the contentious playoff races in the NBA and NHL. Al breaks down both situations, and talks about the Red Wings' situation in front of the net. Also,  the Tigers' shining start to the season has fueled high expectations for this year, but is it too early to draw any conclusions? Finally, Current Sports closes with an intriguing interview of Richard Kincaide who delves further into the Detroit sports situation. 


Current Sports #449 | April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

The week is coming to a close but the Detroit Red Wings' streak of 24 consecutive playoff appearances is not. The Red Wings clinched a birth again despite losing last night, and Al elaborates on Hockey Town's amazing feat. Also, tune in to find out who is looking like the new Tiger Woods with his performance in the Masters, and does Tiger have anything left in the tank? Finally, Al invites Kelli  Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU Vice President of Community and Business Development, on to talk about the Lansing Lugnuts. Enjoy your weekend!


Current Sports #410 | February 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015

Happy Tuesday! On the show, Al first brings up a heartwarming about a football recruit who just wanted to play college football, and despite a cancer diagnosis, one college made his dream come true. Also, hear about the enormity of Gregg Popivich's 1,000th win. Then, Kathie Klages, head coach of MSU Women's Gymnastics, joins the show to talk about the team's upcoming schedule, fundraising, and what comes with being MSU's longest tenured coach. And tune in until the end, because there is a Valentine's Day top five special that you do not want to miss.


Al and Magic One on One P.2 | Current Sports | WKAR

Oct 30, 2014

WKAR's Al Martin reveals the second part of his sit-down with hoop great, and Lansing native, Magic Johnson. The game of basketball has evolved over time and Magic believes it has become too catered to its "superstars." He explains why, along with why rivalries are so important to the game.

Current Sports #348 | October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014

Today on the show, Al hosts a few guests including Scott Yoshonis, local prep reporter, and Dejuan Jones, the defending Lansing State Journal Player of the Year and MSU men's soccer commit. We also  take a look back to two weekends ago and examine whether Al and Alex were right about the Saints and Falcons. Lastly, the show closes with the newest edition of "Weekend Winners" and a peek at Al's fantasy basketball team on the opening day of the NBA. 


Current Sports #334 | October 7, 2014

Oct 7, 2014

Today, Al discusses the Tigers' meltdown in the three-game divisional series against the O's. A fan calls in to weigh in on the current Michigan football situation, while Al and Alex debate the predicament of MSU students leaving against Nebraska. Finally, Al and Alex provide their top five NFL teams as part of 'Top Five Tuesday.'

  

Al and Magic One on One P.1 | Current Sports | WKAR

Oct 4, 2014

Hoop great, and Lansing native, Magic Johnson has teamed up with the Lansing School District and is part owner of a company now providing providing the food for the district. Starting July 1st SodexoMAGIC, a partnership between Sodexo, Inc, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, took over the running of food service for the Lansing School District. Johnson is SodexoMAGIC's C.E.O. and President. WKAR's Al Martin caught up with Johnson to chat about the endeavor, along with the feeling of returning home, and so much more... 

Current Sports #292 | August 6, 2014

Aug 6, 2014

Al and Alex start off the show talking about David Price's first start as a Detroit Tiger. They break down the game, and talk about the bright spots of the team. Later, they get into two barberbershop Wednesday segments. The first is about players participating in the FIBA World Championships and if General Managers should allow their players to compete. Finally, they debate how long it will be until a woman coaches an NBA team.


SportsTalk | Thu 4/4/13

Apr 4, 2013

Matt and Alex welcome back former Tiger pitcher Jose Valverde with opinions and analysis, and also welcome another Pitino into a higher reigns of NCAA coaching.  The duo also discuss the possibility of a female in the NBA, and the recent allegations against the Auburn football program.  They end the hour discussing Detroit Tiger baseball and the future of women's basketball.