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Gene and Maya Washington photo
Courtesy photo

Gene Washington is one of MSU’s greatest football heroes. He was one of the African-American players recruited by coach Duffy Daugherty out of the deep south in the 1960s, integrating college football and winning national championships.

Washington’s daughter, Maya, has made a documentary film about her father, his teammates, and what their history means to modern-day players. It’s called “Through the Banks of the Red Cedar.” It will debut this weekend at the FREEP Film Festival in Detroit.


A new book by former Detroit Free Press sportswriter Keith Gave tells the story of how the Detroit Red Wings brought Soviet players to the National Hockey League. Those players helped the team win its first Stanley Cup championship in more than four decades back in 1997.

Lansing Lugnuts photo
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Spring has arrived for baseball fans, as pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Florida and Arizona. Fans have a pretty good idea of what spring training means to the major leaguers, but what about the minor leaguers and the teams they’ll play for?


Jim Slater photo
Courtesy photo

Twenty years ago, the National Hockey League took a multi-week break so that professionals could play in the Olympic Games for the first time ever. This year, though, the league decided to stop giving pros a break so they could play. That decision created opportunities for players who might otherwise never make an Olympic roster.


MSU Rowing team photo
MSU Athletic Communications

Members of the MSU Rowing Team are scheduled to meet today with several MSU Trustees to discuss the university’s response to the Larry Nassar case.

Michigan State Soccer Coach Tom Saxton Builds Legacy of Success and Togetherness

Dec 14, 2017
MSU Athletics

 

Tom Saxton has been involved with MSU women’s soccer for nearly three decades, creating his own unique special team dynamic.

Michigan State men’s rowing club creating its own way, on and off the water

Oct 13, 2017
Mike Epps

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men’s rowing club practices hard, tucked away from most people in the early-morning mists of the Grand River.

Cross-country star Holly Bullough looks to define her own MSU legacy

Oct 13, 2017
Holly Bullough

The Bullough family legacy is normally rooted in Michigan State football, but Holly Bullough wants to expand the legend to Spartan cross-country.

Coaches and others involved in youth sports would have to complete concussion awareness training at least once every three years under legislation headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

Michael Lynn III photo
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Four football players at Lansing Catholic High School face benching at tonight’s game against Ionia if they take a knee during the National Anthem.

Allen Gant and Otis Wiley

The MSU / UM football game is a day away and on Friday's "Current Sports with Al Martin" former MSU safety Otis Wiley and UM linebacker Allen Gant engage is some classic trash talk that is a must-listen! 


portrait: Heathcote
MSU Spartans

WKAR.org will stream the memorial service for former Michigan State men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in Spokane, Washington. The stream is being provided by KREM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spokane. 


LSJ and WKAR

Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


Cathy George and No.17 Ranked Spartans Look To Rebound After Early Finish to 2016-17 Season

Aug 15, 2017
WKAR

MSU women's volleyball coach Cathy George talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the upcoming season. The Spartans will host the Green and White exhibition game at Jenison Field House this Saturday at 4pm. 


Dave McCollom photo with pieces of the MSU basketball practice court
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The MSU Surplus Store was the place to be for Spartan basketball fans today. Pieces of the practice court floor removed from the Breslin Center went up for sale this morning.


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