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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

SportsTalk | Thu 12-06-12

Maximum Athletic Performance Trainer Steve Morgan joins Earle to discuss sports psychology and other topics in athletic training.  Earle has open lines for the rest of the show, while taking ticket entries for MSU’s basketball game this Saturday versus Loyola Chicago.

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Sports
2:11 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

SportsTalk | Wed 12/5/12

Former MSU basketball player Travis Walton joins Earle to discuss what he is up to and his basketball camp for kids. Jarrett Bell of USA Today calls in to discuss the NFL. Other topics include Lions and High School basketball. 


Sports
2:17 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

SportsTalk | Tues 12/4/12

Assistant Coach of the MSU Men's basketball team Dane Fife joins Earle to discuss their season so far and their upcoming schedule. MSU Women's volleyball coach Cathy George joins Earle to discuss their upcoming battle against Michigan in the sweet 16. Lastly, Lansing Everett Men's basketball coach Desmond Fergoson joins Earle to discuss their first game of the season.


Sports
2:21 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

SportsTalk | Mon 12/3/12

Detroit Free Press writer Perry Farrell joins Earle to discuss the 7 MAC teams who made bowl games. Executive Director of the Little Caesars Bowl Ken Hoffman joins Earle to further discuss the bowl games. Detroit News writer Dave Goricki also chimes in about the bowl games.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 11/30/12

Jeremy Sampson from WILX fills in for Earle today.  Mike DeCourcy, college basketball writer for Sporting News, talks with Jeremy about his recent Hall of Fame induction and analysis on the Michigan State Spartans.  MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos joins Jeremy to close the show, talking about the upcoming game tonight against Ohio State with some team successes and challenges.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

SportsTalk | Thu 11/29/12

Voice of MSU hockey Scott Moore fills in for Earle today, and kicks off the show with MSU gymnastics coach Kathy Klages.  Neil Koepke of msuspartans.com comes on to talk about the CCHA and surprises in the standings.  Scott closes the show with MSU volleyball coach Kathy George, on her quest in the NCAA tournament and her eight-year tenure at Michigan State University.


Sports
2:14 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

SportsTalk | Wed 11/28/12

Lansing Community College Mens' Basketball coach Mike Ingram joins Earle to discuss their season so far and what they need to improve on. Maximum Athletic Performance trainer Steve Morgan joins Earle to discuss the importance of working out during the Holiday's. Lastly, Lansing Sexton Men's Basketball coach Carlton Valentine joins Earle to discuss how his team looks heading in to the season.


Sports
2:10 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

SportsTalk | Tues 11/27/12

WLNS TV 6 Sports Reporter Al Martin joins Earle in studio to discuss MSU football and basketball. They also cover Lions and Pistons.


Sports
1:35 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

SportsTalk | Mon 11/26/12

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo joins Earle to discuss the team so far this season. Women's Volleyball coach Cathy George also joins Earle to discuss their upcoming  NCAA tournament run.


Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Promising Future

On senior day for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Michigan State Spartans had one last chance to clinch a victory and attain bowl eligibility.

Michigan State started off the game strong with an interception at 12:11 in the first quarter, which led to a Dan Conroy 48-yard field goal.  

Minnesota tallied an interception of its own at 4:43, leading to a touchdown and taking the lead 7-3.  Dan Conroy hit another field goal to tighten the lead to 7-6 ending the first quarter.

The second quarter was scoreless until an intended Andrew Maxwell pass to Tony Lippett tipped into Bennie Fowler’s hands, leading to a 41-yard touchdown with only 1:28 left.

The Spartans led at halftime 13-7, as the half was highlighted by two interceptions from each quarterback.  Leading the Spartans was running back Le’Veon Bell, who totaled 124 yards rushing in the first half.

The third quarter was highlighted by two Dan Conroy field goals, and a field goal for Minnesota making it 19-10.  Highlighting the third was freshman Andre Sims, who had a career best 44-yard punt return to the Minnesota 7-yard line, which then was followed by a Dan Conroy field goal.

Michigan State added one more touchdown, and then ran off the clock for a 29-10 win.  Le’Veon Bell finished the game with 266 rushing yards on 35 carries.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 6-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Big Ten Conference.  Their potential bowl games include the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Little Caesars Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl, or Heart of Dallas Bowl.  This is the sixth-straight bowl season for the Spartans.

Sports
2:12 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 11/23/12

Mlive.com reporter Mike Griffin joins Earle in studio to discuss the powerhouse of the SEC and how it compares to the BIG Ten.


Sports
2:08 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

SportsTalk | Thurs 11/22/12

Happy Thanksgiving from SportsTalk! Today's show includes Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari and WILX Sports Anchor Jeremy Sampson. Discussions include the Michigan State football team and the Michigan State Men's basketball team.


Sports
2:18 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

SportsTalk | Wed 11/21/12

Adam Ruff from The Spartan Sports Network joins Earle to give his opinion on the BIG Ten expansion. It's Thanksgiving weekend which means more eating than usual. Steve Morgan gives his tips on how to eat and exercise better during the holiday seasons. Drew Sharp and Jack Ebling call in to give their final BIG Ten football game picks of the year.


Radio Made in Michigan
9:38 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Close, But Victorious Over Boise

 

EAST LANSING—After the Michigan State football team knocked off the Boise State Broncos under the lights in September, the No. 15 Spartan basketball team faced the men’s team of Boise, who came into the Breslin Center unranked and looking for an upset.

The game began with Gary Harris heading to the locker room early due to a shoulder injury.  Adjustments were made, as the Spartans went with a smaller line-up of Russell Byrd and Brandon Kearney throughout the game. The first 10 minutes featured up-and-down basketball, highlighted by lead changes and fast breaks.

Leading the Spartans at the end of the fist half was Keith Appling, shooting 4-7 from the field with 11 points and 3 assists.

In the second half, the Spartan’s led Boise 56-54 with 9:19 to go, but Center Derrick Nix was given a flagrant foul coupled by a Tom Izzo technical foul.  The refs gave Izzo the technical because of constant jabber throughout both halfs.

Boise took the lead back for the first time since the first half, knocking down all four technical free throws taking a 56-58 lead.

The Spartans rampaged back, with two back-to-back dunks by Denzel Valentine and Keith Appling, making it 66-62 with 3:20 to go.

Boise trailed 68-70 with less than a minute in regulation, until Keith Appling hit a lay-up while being fouled, giving the Spartans a three-point play.  The Spartans clung to their lead and never looked back, defeating Boise 74-70.

This marked the 2nd meeting against Boise in 30 years for the Spartans.  Appling played all 40 minutes while leading the Spartans with 22 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.  The Spartans also finished 16-25 from the free-throw line.  The Boise State Broncos stuck right with a strong rebounding Spartan team, totaling 24 opposed to the Spartan’s 28.  Michigan State now improves to 3-1, with their next game against Oakland University Friday, November 23rd at Breslin.

Sports
2:14 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

SportsTalk | Tues 11/20/12

Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News joins Earle to discuss the Big Ten expansion of Maryland and Rutgers. Associated Press writer Larry Lage calls in to discuss Lions, Tigers and Pistons. Other topics include student attendance at football games. 

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NewsRoom
6:20 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Big Ten Welcomes Maryland

Credit WKAR File Photo

Big Ten athletic officials have announced the University of Maryland will be joining the conference in 2014.

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Sports
1:59 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

No Bowl Just Yet

The Michigan State Spartans had their bowl bid hopes on the line Saturday, as they faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Spartan Stadium. 

The opening Northwestern drive led to a field goal, tacked on by kicker Jeff Budzien. Michigan State responded tallying its first safety of the year, sacking quarterback Kain Colter with 2:43 left in the first quarter. 

Both teams failed to score touchdowns in the first half. The Spartans were 1-4 in the red-zone scoring with a field goal, while Northwesterns’ one red-zone chance led to a field goal, as they led at the half 6-5. 

The second half featured more scoring opportunities, as Andrew Maxwell threw an interception within the first minute that was returned for a Northwestern touchdown. Michigan State fired right back with a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, while successfully completing a two-point conversion to tie the game 13-13. 

After more scoring from both teams, the Wildcats pulled away late in the fourth quarter with another Budzien field goal at 7:30. The Spartans could not answer, committing two turnovers with the remaining time. 

Michigan State Dan Conroy set a record of 77 consecutive made extra points, tied for the most ever in Spartan history. Running back Le’Veon Bell, who had five 100-yard rush games leading up to today, finished with 133 yards on 32 carries. 

The Michigan State Spartans have now lost their last five games at home this season by a combined total of 13 points. One more win would give them a bowl berth, as they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers next Saturday with their last game of the season. 

Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 11/16/12

With a bowl game on the line for Michigan State football, Earle invites Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp and Jack Ebling to make their Big Ten picks for the weekend.  The crew also touches on the Detroit Lions troubles, as well as the success of Miguel Cabrera as the American League MVP.  Earle opens the lines for callers to close the show.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

SportsTalk | Thu 11/15/12

With the turn of events in NASCAR, Earle calls on Terry Fitzwater for expert opinion on the races and more.  Earle also gives away football and basketball tickets for the big games this weekend.  Earle closes the show taking callers, and touching up on the Detroit Piston’s first regular season win this year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 11/9/12

The standings are close, with Jack Ebling leading Drew Sharp and Earle Robinson by two games in the Big Ten picks standings.  Earle opens the show with the usual crew, talking about the big games in the conference this weekend.  Earle also interviews Women’s head basketball coach Suzy Merchant, on their success as a team this year as well as some of the harder issues they have faced.  Earle closes the show taking callers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

SportsTalk | Thu 11/8/12

Earle opens the show with Desmond Ferguson, discussing prep sports.  Dick Hoekstra, prep editor at Lansing State Journal, comes on to discuss the high school football playoffs as well.  Earle closes the show giving away MSU hockey tickets for the big game this weekend, and taking callers with topics in the world of sports.

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Sports
2:13 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

SportsTalk | Wed 11/7/12

Nascar guru Terry Fitzwater joins Earle to discuss the last few weeks of the NASCAR season. East Lansing High School boys basketball coach, Steve Finamore chats with Earle about their upcoming season. Lastly, Detroit Free Press writer, Perry Farrell discusses college basketball with Earl.

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Sports
2:09 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

SportsTalk | Tues 11/6/12

Open line during today's show. Topics include, Lions, Michigan State basketball, football and hockey.


Sports
2:09 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

SportsTalk | Mon 11/5/12

Detroit News High School Sports Writer, Tom Markowski, calls in to talk about the High School football playoff's. Detroit Free Press Writer Joe Rexrode discusses the Michigan State football from this past weekend.


Sports
2:09 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

SportsTalk | Mon 11/5/12

Detroit News High School Sports Writer, Tom Markowski, calls in to talk about the High School football playoff's. Detroit Free Press Writer Joe Rexrode discusses the Michigan State football from this past weekend.

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Sports
8:55 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Early Struggles, But No Match for MSU Basketball

EAST LANSING--What seemed to be an easy-match Division I-AA opponent, turned into a closer game than fans expected, as the 14th ranked Michigan State Spartans took on the Saint Cloud State Huskies Friday night at the Breslin Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 11/2/12

The Big Ten picks of the week continue with Heart Of A Spartan author Jack Ebling.  Earle also discusses Michigan State basketball, as the team prepares for their second exhibition game tonight.  Earle closes the show taking callers and discussing other topics in the sports world.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

SportsTalk | Thu 11/1/12

Earle opens up with Michigan State football, discussing a game against Nebraska this weekend that can turn the season around.  Adam Ruff from The Spartan Sports Network chimes in with Earle with Spartan football opinions.   Earle also invites Lynn Henning from the Detroit News to hone in on the Detroit Tigers.  Earle closes the show with a football and hockey ticket giveaway. 

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Sports
2:11 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

SportsTalk | Wed 10/31/12

Lansing State Journal writer Denny Schwarze calls in to discuss the Michgan State men's basketball game from last night and the upcoming football game against Nebraska. Geoff Kimmerly of the Michigan High School Athletic Association weighs in on the high school football playoffs. 


Radio Made in Michigan
2:12 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

SportsTalk | Fri 10/26/12

Earle starts this Friday with his traditional game day picks, featuring writer Jack Ebling and Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp.  Earle also invites M-live.com writer Dave Mayo to touch on boxing legend Emanuel Steward.  He also has open lines with callers from around the area, discussing the impact of Steward on the world of boxing.

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