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.
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's loss to Ohio State and what the ramifications are for post-season play.
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.
MSU ran over Michigan last week thanks, in part, to a rocking home crowd. Some said it was the loudest they’d heard the Breslin Center in a long time. When the #4 Spartans take on the #1 Hoosiers tonight, the place should be roaring again with help from the student frenzy that is The Izzone.
Current State’s Kevin Lavery checks out what gives the Spartan’s such a home court advantage.
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.