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2:33 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Current Sports #306 | August 27, 2014

Dan Mariage, head coach of St. Johns football, previews his upcoming matchup against the East Lansing Trojans in the first segment. Later, Al and Alex recap the Detroit Tigers win over the New York Yankees yesterday and debate whether hazing in sports will ever go away. National topics are also briefly discussed.


Sports
2:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Current Sports #305 | August 26, 2014

It is a big day for MSU football fans, as Mark Dantonio addresses the media for the first weekly presser of the year. Al and Alex play back some of the best quotes and give their takeaways from the day. Later, Al breaks down the transfer of Kenny Kaminski to Ohio and the recent allotted scholarship to Keenan Wetzel. To close, Alex and Al give a countdown on what they are most looking forward to in MSU football.


Sports
2:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Current Sports #304 | August 25, 2014

Alex is back from Los Angeles, and the duo break down all of the latest news from the weekend. Al also talks to Doug Wilson who is the author of a new book on Tiger pitcher Mark Fidrych. Later in the show, Al and Alex get down eye of the tiger style, and discuss all of the big news from the football, basketball, WNBA, and more.


Sports
2:12 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Current Sports #300 | August 19, 2014

Al talks about Braxton Miller, York being dismissed from U of M, Eddie Drummond and everyone's favorite NFL player, Johnny Manziel.

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Sports
2:24 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Current Sports #299 | August 15, 2014

Julius Edwards, new head coach of Lansing Eastern, discusses with Al on how he got the head coaching position and what he will try and accomplish this year on the court. Later, Al and Alex debate whether Brandon Pettigrew and Nick Fairley are overrated players. Finally, to cap off the show, it's reflection Friday. The duo goes over their favorite moments from the week.


Sports
2:21 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Current Sports #298 | August 14, 2014

To start off today's show, DeAndre Carter, a motiviational speaker, inspires listeners with a sports twist. He tells Al how he got his start with speaking at Michigan State University, and discusses his book and his future goals. Later, Al and Alex debate if the Detroit Tigers are getting out of a slump. Finally, they discuss Tiger Woods' exit from the Ryder Cup, and Greg Monroe potentially becoming a free agent.


Sports
12:28 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Hamtramck Stadium recognized for Negro League heritage

Murals adorn the cinder block walls at Hamtramck Park.
WKAR/Scott Pohl

Longtime fans of the Detroit Tigers cling to their memories of Tiger Stadium. Many still visit the old site at Michigan and Trumbull in the Motor City to stand on that hallowed ground or run the base paths.

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Sports
12:13 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Recent MSU grad tries out for LPGA

Yushira Budhram was a member of the Michigan State University Women's Golf 2013-2014 team. She is now preparing for the LPGA qualifying tournament that takes place in two weeks.
Credit www.msuspartans.com

Summer is the time of year when newly minted college graduates are pounding the pavement to grab that first job of their careers. One Michigan State University graduate is trampling a much softer surface: the fairway. 

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Sports
2:15 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Current Sports #297 | August 13, 2014

Terry Fitzwater, publisher and owner of the Midwest Racing Scene publication, joins Al to discuss the Tony Stewart incident in New York, and takes a stance on who is to blame. Later, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tiger woes, and weigh in on the 15,000 Spartan fans that attended the Meet The Spartans event at Spartan Stadium. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and Al and Alex debate on what the punishment should be to University of Michigan wide receiver, C'sonte York.


Sports
2:29 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Current Sports #296 | August 12, 2014

Dr. Joey Eisenmann joins Al on the show to discuss Spartan Performance and the beginnings of the program. Later, is it panic time for Detroit Tiger fans? Al and Alex debate and give their top five reasons on why fans should or should not panic. Finally, the duo praises the performance of Rory McIlroy and discuss the future of golf.


Sports
2:25 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Current Sports #295 | August 11, 2014

Al kicks off today's show by inviting Lansing Sexton head basketball coach Carlton Valentine on the air to discuss his return as head coach and the departure of Ron Banks. Later, it was the biggest story over the weekend as Tony Stewart struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on the racetrack. Al and Alex weigh in on it. Finally, the duo discuss the concerns of the Detroit Tigers and the highlights from the first preseason game of the Detroit Lions.


Sports
2:13 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Current Sports #294 | August 8, 2014

On today's show, the Detroit Tigers were the focal point. Last night, Miguel Cabrera was put in to pinch hit, but grounded into a double play. Al, Alex, and callers debate whether Brad Ausmus made the right call to take out Martinez for Cabrera. Later, the duo discuss the coaching hires of the Detroit Pistons.  To close the show, they discuss the popularity of golf.


Sports
2:11 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Current Sports #293 | August 7, 2014

On this show, Al invites Ithaca head football coach Terry Hessbrook on the show to discuss his team tradition and athletes over the years. Later, DeAndre Carter gives a motivational Monday for listeners. Al and Alex later discuss the official trade for  Kevin Love and also talk about Brian Hoyer starting for the Browns against the Detroit Lions. To close the show, it's throwback Thursday.


Sports
2:25 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Current Sports #292 | August 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.


Sports
2:39 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Current Sports #291 | August 5, 2014

On today's show, Al and Alex get more into the Kenny Kaminski situation with the news of his dismissal from the program. They also recap MSU football media day and analyze the chip on MSU's shoulder. Later, they preview David Price's start tonight against the New York Yankees and predict Keith Appling's future in the NBA.


Sports
2:37 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Current Sports #290 | August 4, 2014

Al and Alex open the show with the latest news on Kenny Kaminski leaving the MSU basketball program. They also preview MSU football media day and delve into the comments made by Connor Cook about the no. 2 quarterback. Later, the duo discuss the Tigers sweep of the Rockies over the weekend, and give winners and losers from the weekend in sports.


Sports
2:16 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Current Sports #289 | August 1, 2014

It's big news in tiger town, and Current Sports is on top of it. Al and Alex discuss the David Price three-team trade during the first half of the show. Later, Al and Alex recap the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of F ame induction from last night, and go over some of the inductees. Finally, it's reflection friday, and the duo discuss some other big news from the week in sports.


Sports
2:12 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Current Sports #288 | July 31, 2014

The week of fame continues on Current Sports, as Al invites former MSU football player Jerry West on the show to discuss his induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame taking place tonight. He played at Durand high school and played during the 1966 championship year. Later, AL and Alex talk about the recent comments made by Mark Dantonio and discuss recent commitment Tyler Higby. To close, it's throwback Thursday.


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Current Sports #287 | July 30, 2014

Al chats with Jody (Every) Parker, daughter of chairman Bob Every, about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, it's a big day for Detroit Tigers discussion, as Joakim Soria gave up four runs in his first appearance. Al and Alex debate about the concern, and also touch on comments made by head coach Mark Dantonio about assistant coach Pat Narduzzi. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and they talk about the decline of playground basketball.


Sports
2:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Current Sports #286 | July 29, 2014

Al chats with Jessica Beech Bograkos about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, the hot topic is Big Ten Media Day, and Al and Alex break down all of the interviews. They later discuss the recent move of the Detroit Lions to push back the contract negotiations of Ndamokung Suh until the end of next season. To close, they give the five biggest busts in sports history.


Sports
2:17 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Current Sports #285 | July 28, 2014

Al opens up Monday with a recap of Lansing United's historic run in the NPSL playoffs. Then, Al invites Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on the air to discuss the current status of the team. Finally, Al and Alex debate whether the Detroit Tigers slump over the weekend should cause concern, and go over weekend winners.


Sports
2:23 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Current Sports #284 | July 25, 2014

Al invites Scott Yoshonis from Lansing State Journal on the show to give listeners the latest in the firing of Fulton's head football coach. Scott breaks down all of the gritty details and the missing links that surround it. He also touches on Lansing United. Later, Alex and Al debate whether Soria was the right deal for the Detroit Tigers, and if the Detroit Lions should put the franchise tag on Ndamokung Suh. Finally, favorite stories from the week are discussed.


Sports
2:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Current Sports #283 | July 24, 2014

Al talks more about the firing of Fulton's head football and baseball coach, John Winkler. Al and Aaron talk more about Rory Mcllory and Tiger woods. You will also hear an interview with Desmond Ferguson from the Current Sports TV show.


Sports
2:40 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Current Sports #282 | July 23, 2014

Al has Michigan State men's and women's soccer and Lansing United beat reporter for Impact Sports, Brooks Laimbeer, on to discuss Lansing United regional championship win this past weekend. Al will also talk more about Tony Dungy and his comments about Micheal Sam. To close out the show Al and Aaron discuss a little golf and Rory Mcllory.


Sports
2:24 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Current Sports #281 | July 22, 2014

Al has sports writer Tom Shanahan on the show to discuss his upcoming book Raye of Light. Later, Al and Alex talk about the new stadium renovations for the Detroit Red Wings. To close the show, they discuss the recent comments made by NFL icon Tony Dungy, and it sparks a hot topic with callers. Rory Mcllroy in the game of golf is also mentioned.


Sports
2:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014

Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.


Sports
2:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Current Sports #279 | July 18, 2014

Matt Ludtke fills in for Al on his final show, as Matt heads to San Francisco. To start, Alex and Matt debate the potential trade of Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins. Later. WKAR's own Brad Walker joins Matt to discuss fandom and the Oakland Raiders, given the topic of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders having the possibility of sharing a stadium. To close, special guests join to wish Matt a farewell.


Sports
12:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs

Lansing United takes on Minnesota United Reserves in its first ever playoff match on July 19, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of Lansing United

The Lansing United Soccer Club has enjoyed a great first season. Last week, the team clinched the championship of the National Premier Soccer League’s Great Lakes West Conference, and this weekend, the team will host the NPSL’s Midwest Region playoffs.

Team owner Jeremy Sampson joins us to look back at the team's inaugural season and look ahead to this weekend and beyond. 

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Sports
2:19 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Current Sports #278 | July 17, 2014

To open, Dan Killbridge from 247sports.com joins Matt to talk all things Michigan State basketball and football. They mainly discuss recruiting and recent transfers. Later, Matt and Alex recap the ESPY Awards and talk about the impact of Michael Sam. Plus, Rodney Stuckey gets a deal from the Indiana Pacers, and Al is not in studio to weigh in on it. Matt and Alex close the show with Detroit Pistons conversation.


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Current Sports #277 | July 16, 2014

Al is still on vacation, and Matt and Alex still get all of the best sports news to talk about. First, they talk about Adam Wainwright's pitches to Derek Jeter. Were they fair? Did he groove pitches? Also, the duo debates where the MLB All-Star game ranks against other sports spectacles. Later, they realize how fast summer has moved on by and debate further on what the Detroit Tigers need most for the second half of the season.


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