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1:27 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode

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.

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Sports
2:19 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 2/14/13

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. 


Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/13/13

WILX's Jeremy Sampson hosts this week.

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 2/12/13

WILX's Jeremy Sampson hosts this week.

  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.

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Sports
12:48 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

The MSU band's role in a big game

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.

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Sports
2:48 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Sports check-in with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode

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. 

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Sports
2:18 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

SportTalk | Mon 2/11/13

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.


Sports
4:57 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:18 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 2/8/13

Jack Ebling is the host this week.

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.

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Sports
12:32 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Former MSU QB Kirk Cousins on his NFL rookie year

Former MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins showed flashes of success as a rookie backup for the Washington Redskins' RGIII.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 2/07/13

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. 


Sports
11:59 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Grading the football recruiting hauls for MSU, U of M

National Signing Day is a minor secular holiday for college football fans. It's the day when the nation's top-rated recruits announce where they'll be playing football next year. Local sports journalist Jack Ebling breaks down yesterday's announcements and who's joining the Spartans and the Wolverines.  

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Sports
2:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/06/12

It's signing day in the world of college football. How did Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten do? Jack Ebling invites 247sports.com Staff Writer Dan Kilbridge and Recruiting Analyst Sean Scherer to break it all down. Damion Terry and Jon Reschke have signed their letter of intent and join the hosts to discuss their decision.


Sports
2:25 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 2/4/13

Jack Ebling is this weeks host. Mike Griffin from mlive.com joins Jack as his co-host. They discuss all things Superbowl and discuss Michigan State men's basketball.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 2/5/13

Jack Ebling hosts for the week.

Jack Ebling invites Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch to discuss National Signing day with its history.  After an important win over the University of Michigan, head coach Suzy Merchant recaps last night’s game and answers a couple recruiting questions.  Jack closes the show with open lines and opens the floodgates for basketball tickets.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:56 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Current State #16 | February 4, 2013

Apple's groundbreaking commercial during the 1984 Super Bowl inspired MSU ad professors Bruce Vanden Bergh (center) and Bob Kolt (right) to start rating the game's ads.
Credit W.R. Richards/WKAR-MSU

Today on Current State: MSU advertising instructors rate the Super Bowl ads, the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode recaps the big game and local sports, No Labels works for bipartisanship in D.C., The Henry Ford celebrates Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, and local business and politics with MLive.com’s Angela Wittrock.

Current State #16 | February 4, 2013

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Sports
2:28 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/1/13

Reminiscing of Earle, Drew Sharp on Detroit Pistons and BIG Ten basketball, payment to athletes and Superbowl predictions. 


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Sports
12:28 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 1/31/12

Reminiscing of Earle, college athletes and why they should or shouldn't get paid, NCAA reform and MSU hockey.


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Sports
6:29 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 1/30/13

Reminiscing of Earle, paying athletes for rebroadcasts, football recruiting, more.

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Sports
3:55 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 01/29/13

Reminiscing about Earle, introducing Alex Scharg, Joe Rexrode discusses MSU men's basketball.

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Earle Robinson Signs Off
9:47 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 1/28/13

Today's episode marks a day in history for WKAR. Earle Robinson is saying goodbye to WKAR after 39 years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Current State #11 | January 28, 2013

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in the Current State studio on Jan. 25, 2013.
Credit W.R. Richards/WKAR-MSU

Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on the state of the city, a breakdown of the Center for Michigan's education report, and farewell tributes to WKAR's Earle Robinson and Lansing City Council gadfly John Pollard. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/25/13

Earle hosts today’s show with MLive.com’s Mike Griffin.  The duo first host Tennessee Volunteer basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.  The two then discuss concussions with prominent Dr. Novicki.  They close the show with WILX’s Jeremy Sampson, and then Coach Bruce Pearl, sharing some pastimes on Mike and Earle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Current State #9 | January 24, 2013

George Lahanas (right), East Lansing's city manager, and Tim Dempsey, the director of Planning, Building and Development, share their outlook for the city in 2013.
Credit WKAR

On today's Current State: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.

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Sports
2:35 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 1/24/13

Sports guru Jack Ebling joins in on the conversation!


Sports
2:20 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 1/23/13

Today's show includes topic about the NFL and the MLB. 


Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 1/22/13

Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling.  He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes.  Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr.  He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.

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Sports
2:09 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 1/21/13

Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss High School basketball in the state of Michigan. Detroit News sports writer Matt Charboneau calls in to discuss various sports topics. 


Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/18/12

Earle invites East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore on the show, discussing upcoming games against Grand Ledge and Lansing Sexton.  The duo also touches on issues with transfer athletes.  Earle closes the show with Jack Ebling, and has open lines.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Current State #5 | January 18, 2013

The Dream Act is a part of what many are proposing as part of comprehensive immigration reform.
Credit (Wikimedia Commons)

On today's Current State:  Local efforts for immigration reform, Michigan prison breakouts, a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the hometown competitors in this weekend's U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

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