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Michael Geiger photo
Courtesy photo / http://www.msuspartans.com/

After nearly 60 minutes of smash-mouth Big 10 football, it was Michael Geiger’s toe that put away the Buckeyes. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about MSU’s huge win over Ohio State Saturday.


Connor Cook photo
WKAR

MSU football has risen in the national football rankings, and quarterback Connor Cook has sufferend an injury. Current State talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan football leading up to Saturday's game at Ohio State.


Back in the days of hippie clashes with police over the war in Vietnam, the two sides met on the gridiron in games that were dubbed the Bull Bowl. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with two men who played in the Pigs vs. the Freaks football games.


Memorial Stadium photo
Ken Lund / flickr creative commons

The MSU football team lost at Nebraska Saturday night, 39-38. Officiating in the game was controversial. The Spartans still cling to a shot at winning a Big Ten Championship after suffering their first loss of the season. Current State talks with sportswriter Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press.


Josiah Price and Jack Conklin photo
Al Martin / WKAR

The MSU football team remains undefeated after posting a last-second win at Michigan on Saturday. We talk with WKAR's Al Martin about the game ending shocker at the Big House.


Flickr - Samuel Mikalonis

Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode on the battle for the Paul Bunyan trophy, up for grabs when Michigan hosts Michigan State on the gridiron Saturday.


Riley Bullough photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Football isn’t MSU linebacker Riley Bullough's only passion. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Bullough about his country music dreams.


Mark Dantonio photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Sports Information

Both Michigan State and Michigan came out of this past football weekend on the winning end, while MSU men’s basketball recruiting keeps piling on the points. We get the latest developments from the Detroit Free Press’s Joe Rexrode.


Anthony Ianni photo
Michigan Lt. Governor / Flickr Creative Commons

Anthony Ianni of Okemos played basketball at Michigan State. Current Sports host Al Martin talks with him about his efforts to promote greater understanding of people on the autism spectrum.


football players
Courtesy of Michigan State University

Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sports reporter Joe Rexrode about the Spartans' upcoming football season. 

Peter Carey as Ernie Harwell photo
Courtesy photo / 'Ernie - The Play'

A play inspired by legendary Detroit Tigers play-by-play man Ernie Harwell is coming to East Lansing. "Ernie" was written by author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom. It opens at MSU's Wharton Center on August 19th. Current State contributor Russ White talks with the actor portraying Harwell, Peter Carey.


Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

Claressa Shields of Flint was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with Shields about her boxing career and her remaining ambitions in the ring.


Jesse Goldberg-Strassler photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

From Trammell to Tuttle, Harwell to Newhouser, Michigan has produced some great figures in the history of baseball. This week, the first 10 inductees will be named to the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame in Lansing. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us out to the ball game for a chat with Lansing Lugnuts broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.


Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

A new documentary looks at the first woman boxer to win an Olympic gold medal. She’s from Flint, and the movie about her Olympic journey is coming to the Flint Institute of Arts this week. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with filmmaker Sue Jaye Johnson.


Justin Spiro and Jack Johnson photo
Courtesy Justin Spiro

MSU student Andrew Singler was murdered two years ago. On Saturday, he will be remembered at a pick-up hockey game featuring NHL star Jack Johnson. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Justin Spiro about the Andrew Singler Memorial Cup.


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