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2:28 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 2/25/13

Alex Scharg in WKAR AM studio

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. 

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Sports
1:50 pm
Mon February 25, 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. Today, he discusses the MSU men's basketball team's loss to Ohio State and what the ramifications are for post-season play.

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Sports
2:16 pm
Fri February 22, 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. Today, he discusses the MSU men's basketball team and their upcoming game against Ohio State.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 2/22/13

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 2/21/13

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.

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Sports
2:28 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/20/13

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.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 2/19/13

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.

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Sports
2:01 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

The Izzone gives Spartans distinct home court advantage

The Izzone is considered one of the best student sections in the country.
Credit Matthew Mitchell/MSU Athletics

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.

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Sports
3:26 pm
Mon February 18, 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. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing.

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Sports
2:20 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 2/18/13

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.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:41 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 2/15/13

WILX's Jeremy Sampson hosts this week.

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.

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Sports
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.

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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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