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Current Sports | January 6, 2016

Jan 6, 2017

Detroit Lions; Jake Butt; MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Reflection Friday 


Current Sports | January 4, 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


MSU freshman’s legacy lives on in hockey arena plan and foundation

Dec 22, 2016
Tara Wasik

NORTHVILLE, Mich.— Before every Detroit Catholic Central hockey game, two best friends, and teammates, went through pre-game rituals together. Mitchel Kiefer and Sheldon Wasik kicked a soccer ball and threw around a Frisbee to make their nerves go away.

MSU club football seniors leave the game with life lessons

Dec 21, 2016
Luke Robins

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For many players on the Michigan State club football team, getting a second chance to play was surreal. Going out as a Spartan makes it like a dream.

The curious case of Michigan State varsity lacrosse

Dec 21, 2016
Zachary Barnes

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- January will mark the 20th anniversary of Michigan State varsity men’s lacrosse program being cut by the athletic department and turned into a club sport.

Ex-Spartan athlete Molly Fletcher blazes trail as sports agent and motivational speaker

Dec 21, 2016
MollyFletcher.com

Molly Fletcher was always a Spartan, starting with being born in East Lansing. She grew up surrounded by the life around Michigan State’s campus, and eventually decided to go to school there and play tennis.

Jankoska leads by effort and example

Dec 13, 2016
Zachary Swiecicki

Over six years ago, Tori Jankoska committed to play for Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball team. She was 15, going into her sophomore year at Freeland High School, but she always knew she wanted to play and help MSU reach the highest level.

MSU tennis players balance sports and med school dreams

Dec 13, 2016
Zachary Barnes

EAST LANSING, Mich. - College sports is big business, but not all athletes are using their time in school as a stepping stone to a professional career.

WKAR

The Michigan State Men's basketball team may have beaten Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon at home, but head coach Tom Izzo isn't pleased. He called out his team saying "They didn't play hard enough." Listen to his postgame tirade as WKAR's Al Martin reports. 

Spartans Push Buckeyes to the Brink

Nov 20, 2016
WKAR

The Michigan State football team almost upset the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, 17-16 the final. The Spartans were down 17-10 when LJ Scott scored on a 1-yard run with 4:41 to play. Tyler O'Connor's pass was intercepted in the end zone on a 2pt conversion attempt that would've given MSU the lead. 

MSU Rolls Rutgers to End Losing Streak

Nov 12, 2016
WKAR's Current Sports

The Michigan State football team ended a seven game skid with a 49-0 shutout win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. It was the first win of the Big Ten season for the Spartans and the fourth time in head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure that his defense didn't allow a point. 

MSU club hockey provides opportunity

Nov 12, 2016
Kamen Kessler / WKAR's Current Sports

Michigan State hockey’s annual Green versus White game is a fun fall kickoff event for the upcoming season, but for a few players, it is an extraordinary opportunity.

MSU club football players pay price to participate

Nov 12, 2016
Luke Robins / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the players on Michigan State’s club football team, their passion for the sport can end up costing hundreds of dollars. New members pay the $850 team fee, while returning players are charged $400. The money funds the team’s budget, and pays expenses during the season.

MSU tennis star Forman working on comeback

Nov 12, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR's Current Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State tennis player Brett Forman refuses to let his career be defined by injuries.

Amy Fouty Brainchild Behind Spartan Stadium Turf

Nov 4, 2016
WKAR

Amy Fouty has served as Michigan State's sports turf manager since 2003. Her 26-year career is one that has brought her acclaim and even Field of the Year honors from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) in 2005. 

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