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Dave McCollom photo with pieces of the MSU basketball practice court
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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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The Latest on a critical court hearing for Larry Nassar, charged with assaulting young gymnasts (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

A judge has watched a police interview of Nassar who last summer denied that he inappropriately touched young gymnasts with his hands while treating them for injuries.

Judge Donald Allen Jr. must decide whether there’s enough evidence to send Larry Nassar to trial on sexual assault charges. The last witness Friday was a Michigan State University police officer who interviewed him.

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Prosecutors have dropped some charges against Larry Nassar who is accused of sexually assaulting young gymnasts.

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John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

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Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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Due to the MSU football sexual assault investigation involving former players Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley, "The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore" decides to tackle the subject. Moore has a special message for the parents of the three young men who were charged this week in court. He also opens up about his own parenting battle concerning his son. It's another emotional, powerful message for all to hear. 


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"Current Sports" reporter / intern Carina Garcia chats with former Michigan State University football player Isaiah Lewis about the sexual assault charges for former players Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance. Lewis elaborates on his relationship with the three players and addresses whether or not he feels as though Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio has handled the situation correctly. 


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The MSU football program will not renew the contract of Director of College Advancement and Performance Curtis Blackwell when it expires on Wednesday. Blackwell has been suspended with pay since early February amid an investigation of three football players following a reported sexual assault in January.

Olivet clay target shooting team photo
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When you consider high school sports in the spring, you might imagine the crack of the bat, or the sound of a driver making solid contact with a golf ball. A sound you wouldn't normally associate with high school sports is that of gunshots.


Jarrad Davis photo
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The first round of the NFL draft was last night. WKAR’s Scott Pohl and Al Martin talked about the choice made by the Detroit Lions. Al in is New York City for a conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.


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UPDATE: Holt Superintendent Dr. David Hornak says four high school baseball coaches will not return to the program following an investigation into events during a recent trip Florida.

Mark Dantonio photo
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Three MSU football players remain suspended over the possibility of facing criminal charges of sexual assault. The suspensions have dominated talk of Spartan football during recent practices and heading into Saturday’s spring football game at Spartan Stadium.


Tom Anastos photo
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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.


League of Legends game image
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Televised sports come in all sorts of forms. This time of year, basketball dominates sports broadcasting, but there’s hockey, too, and spring training baseball is getting started. At the Big Ten Network, they’re adding something different to the lineup: League of Legends. Teams from conference schools are competing right now in the popular video game, and the championship will be televised at the end of March.


Suzy Merchant in radio studio
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Michigan State University women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant is taking a medical leave of absence.

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