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For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing

Nov 20, 2013
Kevin Lavery/WKAR

The road to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia runs through East Lansing this week. Beginning today, the city plays host to nearly 250 athletes competing in the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships.

Spartans open season with eye toward Final Four

Nov 8, 2013
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Another highly anticipated Michigan State basketball season tips off tonight.  The Spartans are ranked #2 in the country in the two major pre-season polls.  MSU opens against McNeese State tonight at the Breslin Center.

MSU defense dominates in rout of Wolverines

Nov 4, 2013
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Michigan State football team is undefeated in Big Ten Conference play and in first place in the Legends Division. Overall, MSU is 8-1.

MSU, U of M make Best Fight Song list

Nov 1, 2013
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Michigan State University football fans look forward to hearing Spartan touchdown cheers resound on the banks of the Red Cedar tomorrow, as University of Michigan faithful  hope to repeat last year’s victorious performance.

This week saw a battle in the CAAC blue conference as Grand Ledge hosted Lansing Everett. Grand Ledge pulled out a 41 to 19 win, propelling them to second place in the conference. Pretty remarkable, seeing as though the Comets started the season 0-3! Alex Scharg talked with Grand Ledge head coach Matt Bird afterward.

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Detroit Tigers fans are again wrapped up in the drama of October madness, as the Tigers pursue another American League pennant against the Red Sox. Author John Rosengren talks with Current State's Peter Whorf about how past and recent Detroit Tiger baseball teams have provided inspiration and unity for the Motor City during trying times.

The guest is Al Slamer, head football coach at Holt High School.

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Penalties against the MSU defense were a big factor in the 17-13 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. The coaching staff is also facing questions about the decision to replace starting quarterback Connor Cook late in the game.

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On the premiere of Current Sports TV, host Al Martin talks in depth with former Spartan and NBA star Greg "Special K" Kelser.

Voices of the World Dwarf Games at MSU

Aug 7, 2013
John Patrick McGuire

All this week, 395 athletes from 17 nations have been competing in 14 events all over the MSU campus and the Lansing area as part of the 2013 World Dwarf Games.

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A recent study published in the journal “Pediatrics” suggests that children and young adults need more time to recover from a concussion than had been thought before, especially if they’ve had a previous blow to the head. In order to avoid a second concussion, there have been calls to hold young athletes out of competition for a year after suffering a concussion.

Current Sports #20 | June 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013

We kick off our discussion of violence to referees by welcoming Daniel Jimenez, who has coached in high school and college sports for 40 years and former Lansing Eastern High School basketball head coach. Al runs through the latest in sports including the NBA Finals, the Pistons head coaching search and Spartan baseball players drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. And Al and the team give their take on who will win some games on Pick'em Monday.

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Current Sports host Al Martin gives a rundown of this weekend's sporting events, including the NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, The Players Championship and Tigers baseball.

SportsTalk | Fri 5/10/13

May 10, 2013

It’s Matt Ludtke’s last show, and he starts with the Detroit Red Wings last chance in game six.  He then moves onto issues with referees and the art of the human eye, and potential shot clock changes in college basketball.  Matt closes the show with a discussion on the rookie signings of the Detroit Lions.

SportsTalk | Thu 5/9/13

May 9, 2013

Matt Ludtke starts today show off with the breakdown of the Big Ten and ACC challenge.   He then delves into the issues for Michigan State’s basketball team next season with the departing of Derrick Nix.  He touches on bench players stepping up, and who will have a breakout year.  He closes the show with the Detroit Red Wings loss in Anaheim.

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