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New women's tennis coach building team bonds and wins

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich.- Michigan State women’s tennis head coach Kim Bruno has the Spartans off to an undefeated start to the season, and she looks to build upon this success as the team approaches Big Ten play.

Holt community rallies around wrestling coach

Feb 9, 2017
Jacob Herbert

Holt, MI - In his 37 years of coaching Holt wrestling, Rocky Shaft created a tight, family-like atmosphere out of a demanding and intense sport. He has given more to the wrestling program than anyone would have expected in his 53 total years with the team as a wrestler, assistant coach and now coach.

So when the mid-Michigan community learned that his Type 2 diabetes was seriously jeopardizing  his health, they rallied together to raise money for a service dog that could save his life.

Boxing returns to Lansing, more bouts planned for 2017

Feb 9, 2017
Austin Short / WKAR

LANSING, Mich. – Boxing returned to the city of Lansing for the first time in seven years, when Ron De Leon Promotions staged a seven fight event at the Lansing Center on Jan. 28. The card, in association with the Gallo Boxing Gym, was well received, with an enthusiastic crowd packing one of the convention center’s ballroom spaces.

MSU Women Fall to Purdue Marking Third Straight Loss

Jan 22, 2017
WKAR

The MSU women's basketball team lost to Purdue, 76-66, on Alumni Day Sunday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans have lost three-straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. MSU is now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten action. Purdue improves to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league play.

Suzy Merchant in radio studio
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant is taking a medical leave of absence.

Current Sports | January 6, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

Detroit Lions; Jake Butt; MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Reflection Friday 


Current Sports | January 5, 2017

Jan 5, 2017
WKAR-MSU

Rutgers / MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Lorenzo White Jr.; Throwback Thursday 


Current Sports | January 4, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


Current Sports | January 3, 2017

Jan 3, 2017

First Current Sports of 2017; WMU / Wisconsin Cotton Bowl; Cory Olsen of MLIVE; Lane Kiffin


Tom Izzo photo
WKAR-MSU

Current Sports host Al Martin talks with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo about where his team stands this season.


Current Sports | December 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016

Mark Dantonio press conference, Michigan State football team, Phil Sklar, National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame and Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | December 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Hockey scene
Kevin Ward / Flickr Creative Commons

Jim Harbaugh, Sports Rumors, NFL Power Rankings, Super Bowl Favorites, Richard Kincaide and Detroit Red Wings.


Tom Izzo wins Dean Smith award photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

The Detroit Lions picked up a win over the Chicago Bears at home yesterday. Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the hand injury suffered by quarterback Matthew Stafford and a weekend update on MSU men’s basketball.


Michigan State won national championships in both football and hockey in 1966. The following year, an upstart bunch of wrestlers won MSU’s only title in that sport. We talk about that magical season with Dale Anderson, author of “A Spartan Journey: Michigan State’s 1967 Miracle on the Mat.”


Allyssah Fitterer photo
Al Martin / WKAR

The Detroit Lions beat the New Orleans Saints on the road yesterday, marking seven wins in the last eight contests. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about what is going right for the Honolulu Blue.


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