Matt Ludtke begins this Tuesday with the Detroit Red Wing’s race for eighth place, and the quest for a playoff birth. Analysis on the teams and other division foes follow. Matt then discusses the future of Adreian Payne, and dissects the two divisions in the Big Ten Conference. JaMarcus Russell, Madden covers, NBA playoffs, and bowling are among other topics on the show.
The heart of Boston showing their tenacity in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, as Matt Ludtke recaps the National Anthem that Bruins fans sang before the Sabres game. He then gets into the decision of guard Gary Harris to return to MSU and continue his college career. He closes the show with NBA playoffs discussion, and coaching changes around the NBA, including the breaking news of Detroit Pistons head coach, Lawrence Frank.
Matt kicks off the show with the tragedy of the Boston Marathon. He talks about what it has done to the world of sports, and its effect on athletes. A few Michigan State University Spartan athletes received academic honors, and Matt covers the latest on who those award-winners are. He then wraps around to the WNBA draft, and whether women basketball athletes can spark the sport to media prominence. Matt closes the show taking callers regarding all of the local and national sports topics.
Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers. Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four. Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.
Matt Ludtke kicks off the show with a recap of the NCAA Championship game last night. He discusses potential referee changes in the NCAA, and key highlights from the game. Ludtke continues with Spartan basketball discussion and takes callers opinions on what went wrong for the Wolverines last night. He closes the show with MSU football talk, and which players are going to step up and be the new role models for a team that lost great leaders after last fall.
Matt closes out the week with NCAA Final Four Analysis and some more allegations against NCAA coaches and programs. He also breaks down the legacy of Jason Hanson, as he retires after his 21-year career in the National Football League. Finally, Matt closes the show with Opening Day baseball talk for the Detroit Tigers.
Matt and Alex welcome back former Tiger pitcher Jose Valverde with opinions and analysis, and also welcome another Pitino into a higher reigns of NCAA coaching. The duo also discuss the possibility of a female in the NBA, and the recent allegations against the Auburn football program. They end the hour discussing Detroit Tiger baseball and the future of women's basketball.
Matt Ludtke continues his time in the host seat, as he analyzes more news around the coaching carousel of NCAA basketball and starts the hype of opening day baseball. He also discusses the new Jay-Z business venture in sports, and the linking of Robinson Cano. Matt later dissects the make-up of the Oakland Raiders, and more news around the NFL.
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world. Today he discusses the Spartan's end of season performance and the upcoming NCAA Final Four games.
Matt and Alex wrap up the week discussing the upsets and the shockers. Wichita State shocks the world by moving one step closer to the Final Four, and Indiana looses their dream by the inability to convert against Syracuse's 2-3 zone. The duo then discuss Michigan State versus Duke tonight, and Michigan's matchup versus Kansas. They close the show with Verlander's contract deal, and take open lines.
Alex joins Matt today to breakdown all of the NCAA tournament games tonight and Friday night. The duo breaks down every team, and discusses all of the shockers like Witchita State who could potentially make a Cinderella run. They also analyze the Miami Heat loss to Chicago, ending their impressive win steak, and cap off the show with the news of Tim McCarver.
Matt Ludtke made his way past security and found his way to the sports talk chair. Topics include Ndamukong Suh making a terrible splash on ABC's show "Splash", athletes being role models, Adreian Payne being a role model and the hatred towards the Duke Blue Devils.
Matt Ludtke continues the discussion on NCAA upsets, and also brings up the recent head coach firings from UCLA and Minnesota. He also discusses the possibility of Tom Izzo coaching the USA Olympic team. The Miami Heat are continuing their dominance, and MSU continues their tournament run. Matt and Alex cover it all on the air, and have open lines all show.
Matt Ludtke, a sports fanatic and WKAR employee is this weeks host. It's March Madness and both Michigan State and Michigan are headed to the Sweet 16. Aaron Young and Emanuele Berry join Matt to break it all down.
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today he discusses the NCAA tournament.
Jim Robinson, Vice President of Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance, joins the panel to discuss his “bleed green” passion, and the relationship between his company and Michigan State University Athletics. Jim Pignataro, Director of Smith Academic Center, describes his relationship with student athletes and their academic experience with the College of Business. Finally, MSU head soccer coach Damon Rensing discusses the season and the day-to-day activities.
Russ and Kirk give listeners continuous score updates from MSU's second round matchup versus Valparaiso. The two also hone in on Spring Training baseball from the Detroit Tigers, and recap the unfortunate season for the Detroit Pistons. The two have open lines, for listeners to give their emotions of March Madness.
Russ White and Kirk Heinze are back in the studio for another round of sports! They invite MUCC Executive director Erin McDonough and freelance outdoors writer and author Tom Huggler in to promote this weekends Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids. They also invite the voice of Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play Dan Dickerson to discuss spring training so far. Lastly, they invite mlive.com's Director of State News Bill Emkow to discuss Tigers and sports journalism.
MSU alumni Don Gonyea from NPR joins the airwaves, as Russ White and Kirk Heinze discuss their affinity for the Detroit Tigers and reliving pastimes. Director of Broadcast services for WKAR Gary Reid joins the panel to present Don an award. Finally, Scott Meier from Cumulus joins the group to discuss radio audiences and the changing future of radio.
Russ White and Kirk Heinze, hosts of Greening of the Great Lakes, takes listeners through SportsTalk this week. The duo discusses the latest of MSU basketball in the NCAA tournament, and also wrap around to Detroit Tiger baseball. The two take guest callers, inviting you to give your take on sports news around the country.
The Detroit Lions received some heartbreaking news this morning on their offensive line, and Larry and Matt break it all down. The duo breaks down the Detroit Lions mock draft picks, and talk about other divisional foes. The two then touch on the Big Ten tournament, and possible upsets. Finally, more talk on Spring Training and the World Baseball Classic.
Larry Morasco continues to host this week. After the free agency kickoff last night, the Detroit Lions made some big moves and Larry is there to break it all down. He then discusses other free agency movement around the league. Larry takes caller opinions, and discusses MSU basketball and Spring Training baseball.
Larry kicks off the show with more NFL free agency conversation, while touching on the Detroit Lions landing Reggie Bush. He then takes calls to discuss some concerns with the Detroit Tiger 2013 roster, given the release of OF Brennan Boesch. Finally, he invites Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch to give his expertise on Michigan State basketball.
Larry Marasco kicks off the show with NFL Free Agency buzz, and breaks down the NFC Central division. He also discusses options for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, along with the impact of the Percy Harvin trade. Larry closes the show with MSU basketball, and some NCAA tournament predictions.
It's Fred Heumann's last day hosting! He invites Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press to talk about last night's win over Wisconsin. High School basketball playoffs are in full swing and East Lansing men's basketball head coach joins Fred to discuss their playoff run so far. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain calls in to voice his opinion on the current state of the MLB and to shed some light on his personal life.
Fred Heumann first invites Jake Boss, Michigan State baseball head coach, to discuss their very first few games of the season and how the team looks this year. Mike Garland, assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball calls in to discuss the game against Wisconsin. Rob Parritt, Haslett basketball coach joins Fred to talk about his retirement as the coach. Lastly, Ron Mason, former Michigan State hockey coach joins Fred to discuss the team this year and the soon to be BIG Ten hockey leauge.
The Big Ten conference is up in the air, as Ohio State upset Indiana last night. Fred Heumann is here to analyze the game, and talk about some college basketball rumblings. Oakland University forward Drew Valentine joins Fred to discuss his season, and later is pleasantly surprised on-air by his father, Carlton Valentine. We then close the show with General Manager Ken Holland from the Detroit Red Wings. Open lines follow and BTN’s Lisa Byington also chimes in.