Fred Heumann calls upon a flurry of guests today. He kicks off the show with Lansing Catholic head coach Darren Zwick, who discusses the thrilling game last night that went into double overtime. Fred then invites MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos to discuss his trips out west. Lynn Henning chats about Tiger baseball in Florida to cap off the show.
Fred Heumann of WLNS-TV 6 is this weeks host and he starts todays show off with a bang! Michigan State Athletic Director, Mark Hollis, joins Fred to discuss his career and what he is working on for Michigan State. Detroit Free Press Prep Writer, Mick McCabe, joins the conversation to discuss High School boys and girls basketball playoffs. Lastly, Fred invites Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant to discuss the season so far and their upcoming games.
Terry Braverman is today's host. He chats with Dr. Steve Almany of Beaumont Hospital about his dedication to screening high school athletes. He also chats with Jerry Geistler of Michigan State basketball alumni fame.
Last year, the Detroit Tigers fought their way to the World Series, only to be swept by the San Francisco Giants. This season, many of the pieces from last year's team return, including Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.
Tigers' play-by-play man and MSU alum Mario Impemba assesses the 2013 Tigers and whether they have another chance at the World Series.
Alex continues his discussion of possible NHL realignment. Diamond Leung from mlive.com calls in to discuss Michigan State basketball and BIG Ten basketball. Alex also gets in to Detroit Tigers spring training.
The NFL combine is in full swing and Alex breaks down some of the former Michigan State players. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss the combine in more detail. Alex also discusses the proposed NHL reallignment.
Alex Scharg host this weeks SportsTalk. Alex discusses the recent loss the Michigan State men's basketball team had against Ohio State. Terry Fitzwater of MidWest Racing Scene calls in to discuss the crash at Daytona Saturday night and the big race on Sunday. Alex also discusses the NFL combine and how players from Michigan State are fairing.
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 MSU men's basketball team and their upcoming game against Ohio State.
Terry starts off his final show with Tim Skubick, who takes it back decades ago in the world of broadcasting. The Daily Double then joins to talk about the derby and horseracing. Terry closes the show with former coach Don Behm, discussing the reality of Big Ten championships and Michigan State wrestling.
Terry recaps the women’s basketball 20th win, and talks about the Dick Vitale event in Florida. He then invites Detroit Tiger scout Clyde Weir to discuss the first exhibition game tomorrow, tagging along with the life of a professional baseball scout. Terry closes the show with Special Olympics director Anne Goudie, who discusses the 7300 participant polar plunge at Eagle Eye this weekend. MSU alumni out west call in towards the end of the show.
Terry Braverman calls Brandon Heins, an Izzone Coordinator and a junior at Michigan State University, to discuss the Izzone and what happened outside the arena before the game. Terry also calls on Lisa Byington, a freelance broadcaster for the BIG Ten Network and CBS Sports Network, to discuss her career and discuss women in broadcasting.
Terry Braverman kicks off the show with former coach Jud Heathcote, as he discusses the recruitment of Tom Crean and some past rivalries with Bobby Knight on the other side of the bench. Terry then calls upon Steve Polonowski, a former player for Heathcote, to talk about pastimes and what he is doing now. Terry closes the show with callers.
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. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing.
Legendary announcer Terry Braverman is this weeks host. Terry invites Jamie Gent, the younger brother of Michigan State basketball player and professional football player Pete Gent, to discuss the life of Pete.
As the Michigan State baseball team kicks off their season today, Jeremy gets a hold of coach Jake Boss Jr. just hours before the first pitch. Boss updates us on the team, as well as the upcoming schedule and challenges. Jeremy also discusses the injury to Travis Trice, and more MSU basketball topics. Oakland University guard Travis Bader, originally from Okemos, talks about his potential NCAA record breaker, and his success thus far personally and as a team. Jeremy also gives away tickets when the Indiana Hoosiers come to the Breslin this Tuesday.
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. This time, he recaps this week's men's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State and looks ahead to the rest of the Big Ten schedule.
Jeremy Sampson invites Michigan State Golf coach Casey Lubahn to discuss the early season so far. Michigan State athletic department Video Producer Dave Ellis, who recently had a stint on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, joins Jeremy in studio to discuss his time on the show and how the video department is enhancing the fans experience.
Jeremy recaps last night’s rivalry game at the Breslin center, as the one-sided Michigan State victory was unexpected by many. Mike DeCourcy from Sporting News gives his initial thoughts following the game, and the matchups that led to a Michigan State win. Finally, Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press talks about the game as well. Jeremy gives away two pairs of Hockey tickets at the end of the show.
As the Wolverines come to Breslin tonight, Jeremy invites former Michigan State point guard Drew Neitzel to hone in on his favorite parts about the rivalry, and touch on his basketball career overseas. Mark Snyder, Michigan beat writer from the Detroit Free Press, gives listeners a sneak preview of the matchup tonight as well. Jeremy has open lines for the remainder of the show.
John Madden is associate professor of music, associate director of bands, and director of the Spartan Marching Band at Michigan State University. Professor Madden and the Spartan Brass will be embedded in the Izzone tonight as the Spartans square off against the Michigan Wolverines for their first-ever meeting as Top-10 ranked teams.
Today on Current State: Local business leader and chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees Joel Ferguson opens up about business, politics; 21st century community building around the #lovelansing Twitter hashtag; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.
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. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing.
Jeremy Sampson from WILX-TV 10 is hosting all this week. Michigan State and U of M tip off on Tuesday night at the Breslin. This is a very important game for both teams and Jeremy breaks it all down. Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal joins the conversation to give his thoughts about the upcoming battle.
Today on Current State: State Budget Director John Nixon and State Representative Sam Singh discuss Governor Snyder's budget proposal, sports with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press, the largest LGBT college student conference comes to Lansing this weekend, Kirk Cousins on his NFL rookie year, and a breakdown of the Grammy nominees in classical music.
Jack and Tom Crawford dissect the Big Ten college basketball scene, as the number one Indiana Hoosiers are upset by the Fighting Illini. They also talk recruiting and invite callers to hone in on questions. East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore talks foul or defend in late game situations. Jack gives away the rivalry game tickets, as the Wolverines come to the Breslin center.
Former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins was back in Michigan yesterday headlining the MSU Club of West Michigan's third annual Spartan Winter Tailgate in Grand Rapids. Current State contributor Russ White caught up with Cousins yesterday.
Russ White can be heard every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on MSU Today on AM870 WKAR or at SpartanPodcast.com.
Today on Current State: Michigan moves closer to expanding Medicaid, assessing MSU and U of M football recruiting classes, a Public Poetry Announcement featuring Robert Hayden, the murals on West Saginaw in Lansing, and a preview of the MSU Symphony's upcoming performance.
Yesterday was signing day for college football and Michigan State landed some key positions. Rico Beard of FOX 2 joins Jack in studio to break it all down. Dane Fife, the assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball, calls in to discuss their win last night over the Gophers and the current state of the team.