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Olivet clay target shooting team photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

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.


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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.

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Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

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.


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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.


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.

Current Sports | January 3, 2017

Jan 3, 2017

First Current Sports of 2017; WMU / Wisconsin Cotton Bowl; Cory Olsen of MLIVE; Lane Kiffin


Tom Izzo photo
WKAR-MSU

Current Sports host Al Martin talks with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo about where his team stands this season.


Tom Izzo wins Dean Smith award photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

The Detroit Lions picked up a win over the Chicago Bears at home yesterday. Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the hand injury suffered by quarterback Matthew Stafford and a weekend update on MSU men’s basketball.


Michigan State won national championships in both football and hockey in 1966. The following year, an upstart bunch of wrestlers won MSU’s only title in that sport. We talk about that magical season with Dale Anderson, author of “A Spartan Journey: Michigan State’s 1967 Miracle on the Mat.”


Allyssah Fitterer photo
Al Martin / WKAR

The Detroit Lions beat the New Orleans Saints on the road yesterday, marking seven wins in the last eight contests. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about what is going right for the Honolulu Blue.


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The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes provided a rivalry game for the ages on Saturday . We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about how the college football playoff was shaken up a bit with the outcome, the final game of the MSU football season and the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions.


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Matthew Mitchell

The MSU football and men’s basketball teams were both involved in nail-biters over the weekend. One Spartan squad lost, while the other wiped its brow in victory. Current Sports host Al Martin helps us recap those barn-burners, as well as update us on the Detroit Lions win against Jacksonville.


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The 49-0 drubbing of Rutgers on Saturday finally gave the MSU football team a conference win. We talk with Current Sports host Al  Martin about the Spartan victory and Michigan's loss at Iowa.


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