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Michigan Takes Dodgeball Seriously

Dec 19, 2015

The competition is fierce, yet the stakes are not high. For members of the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association, club dodgeball is a way of life, regardless of the sport’s obscurity.

“Dodgeball has changed me as a person,” Kevin Bailey, the Grand Valley State University team captain, said. “The most rewarding part of dodgeball for me has been realizing a passion that I have and all of the friendships I have made through it.”

Coaching never stops with the Boss family

Dec 19, 2015
Erin Eschels / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. -  Jake Boss Sr. is one of the most experienced coaches in Michigan, best known for his years with Michigan State baseball.

A Double-Life: MSU student balances pro baseball and school

Dec 19, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Holiday break serves as an appropriate mental checkpoint for students at Michigan State. Anxiety-ridden undergrads slog through finals week, looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel. There’s comfort to be found in the conclusion of the semester, but one MSU student’s work has only just begun.

The Basics of the Kendo World

Dec 19, 2015
Darren Weiss / WKAR

WKAR "Current Sports" beat reporter Darren Weiss, who has followed the Michigan State Kendo club, goes in depth with this video showing how the under-the-radar Martial Art sport works. Through the help of Ron Fox, the MSU Kendo Sensei, correct technique and rules of how to obtain points in a match are demonstrated.

Barry Greer's journey as part of the Spartan Basketball family

Dec 19, 2015
Hanna Sprague / WKAR

Not many can say they’ve been around East Lansing longer than MSU men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo. Fewer can say they’ve never missed a home game under Izzo’s tenure. One Spartan is far from the average fan, and his name is Barry Greer.

"Let's Get Ready for Sparty!!!"

Dec 17, 2015
ITV

His name is synonymous with the sports of boxing and professional wrestling. Born and raised in Philly, Michael Buffer began his ring announcing career in 1982 and by 1984 he developed the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!" which gained enormous popularity. 

 


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Arthur Ray is a Chicago native who stands at 6'3" and 300 lbs. He's a former Michigan State lineman who played two seasons at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado after being granted two extra seasons of eligibility by the NCAA in January of 2013. He last played for MSU back in 2011 and is a cancer survivor. 

 

Current Sports | 12/17/15 | #607

Dec 17, 2015

United States women's soccer player Abby Wambach retires, Lansing Community College ranked as the number one team in Division II college hoops, Eric Trojanowicz of the Lansing Catholic boy's basketball team, and the Michigan State "Sports Illustrated" cover mess-up. 

 


Current Sports | 12/16/15 | #606

Dec 16, 2015

Bo Ryan Retirement, Arthur Ray, Michigan State Football, Michael Buffer, Boxing's Popularity, Cotton Bowl Preview, and "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!"


Current Sports | 12/15/15 | #605

Dec 15, 2015

Serena Williams, Pete Rose, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Morris Peterson, Michigan State Basketball, Bill Kennedy, NBA, and Rajon Rondo.


Current Sports | 12/14/15 | #604

Dec 14, 2015

Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Jim Caldwell, MSU Men's Basketball, Steve Finamore, MSU Men's Basketball 2000 Championship Team, Serena Williams and Weekend Winners.


Nostalgia at the Breslin Center

Dec 12, 2015
WKAR

The 2000 MSU national championship men's basketball team was honored at halftime of Saturday's game between the Spartans and Florida Gators. Bryn Forbes had 12 points and six rebounds and fellow senior Denzel Valentine added 17 points, helping the No. 1 Spartans beat Florida 58-52, moving the team to 11-0 on the year. 

Current Sports | 12/11/15 | #603

Dec 11, 2015

Jalen Watts-Jackson, College Football Playoff Predictions, Michigan State Basketball, Michigan State Football, College Football Play of the Year, and 'Reflection Friday'.


Current Sports | 12/10/15 | #602

Dec 10, 2015

LeSean McCoy, Herm Edwards Rant, Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Rematch, Michigan State Men's Basketball, Jeremy Miller, Pewamo-Westphalia Football, Justin Wilson, and Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | 12/9/15 | #601

Dec 9, 2015

Golden State Warriors, MSU Basketball, Michigan Basketball, Callers, Connor Cook, Johnny Unitas Award, High School Basketball, and Ronda Rousey.


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