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2:19 am
Sat November 22, 2014

VIDEO: Loyola Chicago / MSU Men's Basketball Postgame | Current Sports | WKAR

Listen to reaction from head coaches Porter Moser and Tom Izzo after MSU's 87 to 52 win over Loyola Chicago. The Spartans rebound nicely coming off the loss to Duke earlier this week.

Branden Dawson and Marvin Clark Jr. each scored 15 for the Spartans (2-1). Travis Trice added 13 and Denzel Valentine 12, and Michigan State never trailed. Matt Costello also had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Sports
2:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #366 | November 21, 2014

Ithaca football head coach Terry Hessbrook discusses his team's chance to continue the streak by winning a state championship this year. Later, Al brings on Mike Kohon from MLive.com to preview the remaining local teams in the high school football playoffs. Al and Alex also preview the MSU football and basketball games this weekend.


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2:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #365 | November 20, 2014

Motivational speaker DeAndre Carter discusses his upcoming release of his new book and discusses his prior relationships of motivating athletes. Al and Alex also touch on Mark Dantonio as one of college football's highest paid coaches. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday' as Al gives some tidbits for what happened on this day in sports history.


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2:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #364 | November 19, 2014

Al and Alex start by breaking down the loss to Duke last night by MSU men's basketball. Later, Brian Calloway from Lansing State Journal breaks down the MSU girls' season so far and if they have the depth to compete against Notre Dame. To close, former Detroit Piston guard Lindsey Hunter joins Al to recall 'Malice at the Palice' memories on its anniversary.


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1:05 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #363 | November 18, 2014

After former Spartan Le'Veon Bell's big game last night against the Tennessee Titans, Tuesday's show kicks off with a discussion about his impressive performance. Al brings on Mason's head football coach and they talk about the up-and-coming rivalry with DeWitt. Finally, 'Top Five Tuesday' consists of four this time, as Al and Alex give their top four teams for the upcoming College Football Playoff.


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5:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

VIDEO: Notre Dame / MSU Women's Basketball | Current Sports | WKAR

WKAR's Al Martin reports from the Breslin Center on the Michigan State loss to Notre Dame. The Spartans fell, 71 to 63, to a top five team in the Fighting Irish, going toe to toe and competing throughout the game. The motivation behind the gritty outing? A moment of "disrespect" during pre-game warmups. Find out how the Spartans earned that respect in the report. 

Sports
2:07 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Current Sports #362 | November 17, 2014

Al and Alex kick off today's show with MSU football discussion as they defeated Maryland in primetime on Saturday. Later, they touch on University of Michigan's Frank Clark and what his release means for the football program. 'Weekend Winners' closes the show along with MSU men's and women's basketball analysis.

  

Sports
11:37 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Winning weekend for MSU football, basketball

MSU football coach Mark Dantonio. His Spartans beat Maryland on Saturday.
Credit WKAR

The Michigan State football team got back on the winning track Saturday, beating Maryland 37-15. The win moves MSU’s record to 8-2, 5-1 in Big Ten Conference play. Next Saturday, the Spartans will play their final home game of the season, hosting Rutgers.

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2:09 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Current Sports #361 | November 14, 2014

Al brings in his weekly Friday crew of MSU Impact Sports soccer beat writer, Brooks Laimbeer, and MLive.com sports writer, Mike Kohon. The two break down high school football and college soccer games this weekend. Al and Alex also preview the Michigan State and Maryland football while closing the show with 'Reflection Friday.'


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2:24 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Current Sports #360 | November 13, 2014

The barbershop discussion from yesterday continues, as the typical, college student-athlete is discussed. Where is the line between schooling and money raised by the University? Later, Al gives listeners a sneak peak of tonight's Current Sports TV guest and Al closes the show with 'Throwback Thursday.'


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2:23 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Current Sports #359 | November 12, 2014

Starting hump day, the new college football rankings are out and Al gives analysis. Midway through the show, Al chats with MSU alum Alex Yavaraski who works for the Carolina Panthers Television Network. The two talk journalism and fantasy football. To close, it's 'Barbershop Wednesday' and the student-athlete is debated.


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2:27 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Current Sports #358 | November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day! To thank all of the veterans and soldiers of the United States Military, Current Sports takes a minute to remember the great athletes who served their country. Al also picks the brain of Eaton Rapids football head coach, Mike Smith, who is leading the Greyhounds out of the shadows and into the upper echelon of high school football. For 'Top Five Tuesday', Al and Alex give their worst celebrations.


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2:17 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Current Sports #357 | November 10, 2014

Al provides a breakdown of the Michigan State loss to Ohio State. Hear his report from Spartan Stadium, as well as remarks on this MSU football season being a "failure." Alex sparks up some debate with comments on the student section (yes, again) leaving early. Later, Al then talks Detroit Lions. Are fans are now sipping the Kool-Aid after yesterday's win over the Miami Dolphins? "Weekend Winners" then close the show out. 


Sports
11:02 am
Mon November 10, 2014

MSU football loses shot at post-season playoff

MSU football coach Mark Dantonio. His Spartans lost to Ohio State Saturday night.
Credit WKAR

The Michigan State football team lost to Ohio State Saturday night, and with the 49-37 defeat, the Spartans have now lost twice and will not make it into the NCAA’s four-team playoff at the end of the season. MSU has fallen to #12 in the AP college football poll.

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11:46 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

VIDEO: Ohio State / MSU Game Recap | Current Sports | WKAR

WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium on the aftermath of MSU's defeat to Ohio State, 49 to 37 the final. The four-team playoff hopes of the Spartans have now vanished, and the Spartans now try to lick their wounds and find other motivators to finish the season strong.  The Buckeyes have not lost at Spartan Stadium since 1999 and have defeated Michigan State four times in the past six games.

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2:13 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Current Sports #356 | November 7, 2014

The big game is one day away, and the team debates whether the Ohio State and Michigan State football game on Saturday is the biggest game in Mark Dantonio's tenure. Later, Mike Kohon gives some insight on the momentum in high school football this weekend and gives his picks. To close, it's 'Reflection Friday.'


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2:13 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Current Sports #355 | November 6, 2014

The days are drawing near, and Al kicks off the show previewing the Ohio State and Michigan State upcoming football game. Tensions are flaring between Ohio State's Braxton Miller and Michigan State's Taiwan Jones, so Al gives his take on the situation. Later, listeners get a sneak peak into Current Sports TV tonight with Lindsey Hunter. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday.'


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2:09 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Current Sports #354 | November 5, 2014

Special guests are the feature on this show, as Michigan Bulletin's Ernie Boone previews the big game this weekend with Al to start the show. Later, we get an interview with the head coach of East Lansing soccer regarding the recent championship over Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood. To close, it's more MSU football.


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2:19 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Current Sports #353 | November 4, 2014

Today on the show, Al discusses the Michigan State men's basketball team's win in the opening exhibition game against Master's College, as Russell Byrd made his return to Michigan State. For "Top Five Tuesday", Al and Alex debate the top five animal movies about sports of all the time, and Al's top pick is surprising. The two hosts then finish the show with a discussion about the role of marijuana in professional sports, in light of the C.J. Mosley suspension.


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2:10 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Current Sports #352 | November 3, 2014

Following former Michigan AD Dave Brandon's resignation, Alex fills in for Al to lead the banter about the future AD and the situation at Michigan. The environment and state of the program are discussed and callers give their takes. Later, Michigan State basketball kicks off tonight and Alex gives a preview with the interns.


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2:11 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Current Sports #351 | October 31, 2014

Current Sports' Halloween edition is packed. Williamston soccer coach Brent Sorg begins the show to discuss the season and some anecdotes of the journey. Later, MLive.com sports reporter Mike Kohon gives more previews in high school football and gives some key games to watch for over the weekend. To close, MSU Impact Sports soccer reporter Brooks Laimbeer breaks down the Michigan vs Michigan State soccer game and some other notes for the season.


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4:20 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

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

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.

Sports
3:51 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Current Sports | WKAR | Okemos Draws Flint Carman-Ainsworth in Division 2 Playoff Matchup

For the first time ever, the Okemos Chiefs (6-3, 5-2) will step on the field against the  Flint Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers (7-2, 5-2) Friday night.

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3:46 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Current Sports | WKAR |Okemos Grabs Playoff Spot With Win Over East Lansing

OKEMOS- The Okemos Chiefs (6-3, 4-2) won their fourth straight must-win game  and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 after defeating the East Lansing  Trojans (1-8, 1-6) by a score of 20-13 Friday night.

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2:19 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Current Sports #350 | October 30, 2014

Major League Baseball has officially come to an end, and Al and Alex recap the epic World Series match last night. They also touch on the Detroit Pistons' opening night and the Detroit Red Wings' huge win over the Washington Capitols. Later, listeners get a sneak peak to the Current Sports TV show airing tonight. Finally, it's throwback Thursday.


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2:18 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Current Sports #349 | October 29, 2014

Barbershop Wednesday is today, and the team debates about the future of Kirk Cousins. Also, to start off the show, Al and Alex preview Michigan State men's basketball and discuss some of the big takeaways from media day. Opening night for the Detroit Pistons is also mentioned.


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5:16 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

VIDEO: MSU Men's Basketball Media Day | Current Sports | WKAR

WKAR's Al Martin reports from MSU Men's Basketball Media Day as the Spartans prepare for another season on the hardwood. Junior Denzel Valentine and Senior Travis Trice are the captains of this year's team. Find out how they are transitioning into leadership and evaluate the expectations of where they believe this team can end up.

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2:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Current Sports #348 | October 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. 


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2:15 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

WKAR's Al Martin recaps Spartan football victory

MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio
Credit WKAR-MSU

Saturday's backyard brawl between Michigan State and Michigan ended with a decisive 35-11 Spartan win. MSU has now won six of the last seven matchups with the Wolverines.

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2:14 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Current Sports #347 | October 27, 2014

In one of the most caller-debated shows in Current Sports history, Al and Alex challenge listeners to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the Michigan and Michigan State football game on Saturday. The coaches and the legacies of both programs are discussed in the aftermath of rivalry week.

  

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