Sports

Sports news

Tom Anastos to Step Down as MSU Hockey Coach

Mar 21, 2017
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Tom Anastos is stepping down as head coach of the MSU hockey program. 

WKAR-MSU

Today’s WKAR Women’s History Month feature is a home-grown story.


Tom Anastos photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan State hockey team finished last in the Big Ten regular season, but the Spartans are hopeful about their chances in the conference tournament in Detroit this week. MSU opens play against Ohio State at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.


Spartans oust Michigan in B1G Tourney

Mar 4, 2017

Victoria Gaines scored 18 points and sixth-seeded Michigan State eliminated No. 3 seed Michigan 74-64 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan State falls 73-70 to Illinois

Mar 2, 2017

 Too many times, Illinois had fallen to pressure.In a season filled with disappointment for Illinois coach John Groce and his team, Wednesday's 73-70 win over Michigan State showed the team Groce thought he would have all season, and one players knew they could be.a season filled with disappointment for Illinois coach John Groce and his team, Wednesday's 73-70 win over Michigan State showed the team Groce thought he would have all season, and one players knew they could be. 

Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Current Sports host Al Martin and WKAR's Brad Walker talk spring training for the 2017 Detroit Tigers.


MSU archery coach shares passion for sport

Feb 16, 2017
Jonathan Chun / WKAR

LANSING - From being an aerospace engineer to becoming a nationally recognized archery coach, Glen Bennett has always understood shooting processes. When Bennett arrived at Michigan State in 2009, he just thought it would be interesting to turn one of his favorite hobbies into a new career.

Portrait of Coach Steve Finamore in basketball gym
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The East Lansing High School boys basketball team is undefeated this season, with a 14 and 0 record. They work hard, but they try not to take themselves too seriously, says Coach Steve Finamore.


Okemos track star Franklin picks MSU for college

Feb 9, 2017
Lori Franklin

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin has always been competitive.

She danced for eight years, but in middle school, Franklin decided that she needed more of a challenge. Six years later, and Franklin is one of the top track athletes in the state and Michigan State bound next season.

MSU women's golf does creative recruiting to reach Spanish star

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For international athletes, traveling over the Atlantic Ocean might not be worth the quick 48-hour trip the NCAA allows for official visits. This prompted MSU women’s golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll to use a new method of recruitment - Skype.

East Lansing basketball star Aazh Nye finds there’s no place like home

Feb 9, 2017
Grant Essenmacher / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. —Aazh Nye has moved around a lot in her brief high school career. She is just a junior, but she has yet to attend the same high school for two consecutive years. Now, however, she seems to have found a home in East Lansing.

Nye, a guard, began her high school career in East Lansing, but transferred to Alabama for her sophomore year, citing basketball as the main reason for moving. 

New women's tennis coach building team bonds and wins

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich.- Michigan State women’s tennis head coach Kim Bruno has the Spartans off to an undefeated start to the season, and she looks to build upon this success as the team approaches Big Ten play.

Holt community rallies around wrestling coach

Feb 9, 2017
Jacob Herbert

Holt, MI - In his 37 years of coaching Holt wrestling, Rocky Shaft created a tight, family-like atmosphere out of a demanding and intense sport. He has given more to the wrestling program than anyone would have expected in his 53 total years with the team as a wrestler, assistant coach and now coach.

So when the mid-Michigan community learned that his Type 2 diabetes was seriously jeopardizing  his health, they rallied together to raise money for a service dog that could save his life.

Boxing returns to Lansing, more bouts planned for 2017

Feb 9, 2017
Austin Short / WKAR

LANSING, Mich. – Boxing returned to the city of Lansing for the first time in seven years, when Ron De Leon Promotions staged a seven fight event at the Lansing Center on Jan. 28. The card, in association with the Gallo Boxing Gym, was well received, with an enthusiastic crowd packing one of the convention center’s ballroom spaces.

MSU Women Fall to Purdue Marking Third Straight Loss

Jan 22, 2017
WKAR

The MSU women's basketball team lost to Purdue, 76-66, on Alumni Day Sunday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans have lost three-straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. MSU is now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten action. Purdue improves to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league play.

Pages