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MSU club basketball team is aiming higher

May 10, 2016
Connor Ryan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With the game tied and 1.5 seconds remaining in regulation, Michigan State point guard Robert Ray Jr. stepped to the free-throw line with two chances – barring a last-second heave – to send the his club team to the national championship.

Newcomer from Japan making impact for MSU women's lacrosse

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State women’s lacrosse team took the field 23 times during their 2016 regular season. With 27 players on the team, there was plenty of talent on display when watching from a distance. However, one player had a background in the sport of lacrosse much different from everyone else.

Upcoming Rio Games shines spotlight on table tennis

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- With the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games coming up this summer, there has been very little interest put toward Table Tennis from the United States.

MSU club lacrosse looks to move back to varsity level

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - At one point, Michigan State varsity lacrosse was a reality.

White Defeats Green 14-11 at MSU Spring Game

Apr 23, 2016
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The annual Michigan State Spring Game took place on Saturday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 51,000 at Spartan Stadium. The White team defeated the Green team 14-11. 

Eastern’s Riojas scores on hardwood and lanes

Apr 11, 2016

LANSING, Mich. -- Bowling has always been a hobby for Lansing Eastern’s Victor Riojas. After following his interest in the sport his junior year he came into his senior year with the idea of playing both basketball and bowling.

Currier retires from Haslett girls hoops

Apr 11, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. - For 14 years, Haslett girls basketball and Bob Currier have shared a strong bond. Currier has decided it is time to retire, announcing in early April he will be stepping away as head coach of the varsity team. 

Table tennis strokes more than meets the eye

Apr 11, 2016
Connor Hayes / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich.- It seems simple. Table tennis can be distilled down to hitting a small white ball back and forth. But as Michigan State club table tennis’ head coach Steve Gonzalez knows there is much more to the sport than just getting the ball over the net.

MSU men's tennis stays resilient during tough-luck season

Apr 11, 2016
Spartan Athletics

EAST LANSING, Mich. –The statistics look grim: a six-match losing streak, winless in conference play, and a sub-.500 record. All things that would have most teams down in the dumps.

MSU women's club hockey turns to new coach

Apr 11, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Rob Blackburn is in his first year has the new head coach for the Michigan State Division I women’s club hockey team. He came to MSU from the University of Michigan, where he coached their women's team for seven years. Blackburn discusses his shift from Ann Arbor to East Lansing, and his hopes and expectations for Michigan State women's hockey. 

International players find home on MSU club basketball team

Apr 11, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sometimes, passing up a chance to play the sport you love for money is easier than it sounds.

Okemos girls lacrosse ready to break through

Apr 11, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

OKEMOS, Mich. - The Okemos girls lacrosse team has something to prove this season. Over the last three years on their road to the State finals, the girls have lost to East Grand Rapids - twice in the semifinals and once in the State finals. EGR is the four time defending state champion, with their streak dating back to 2012.

Courtesy Randy Napoleon / Facebook

MSU Jazz Studies professor Randy Napoleon is our Live Music Friday guest. He has a new CD called “Soon.” You can see him at Lansing’s Robin Theatre on April 29th.

Our Live Music Friday guest today is Randy Napoleon. He’s a professor of guitar in the MSU Jazz Studies Program. His new CD is called “Soon.” On the CD, he’s joined by Rodney Whitaker on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums.

Randy has a Lansing concert coming up at the Robin Theatre in REO Town on April 29th.

Eastern’s Edwards using basketball to teach life lessons

Mar 21, 2016
Seth Kinker

LANSING, Mich. – Julius Edwards has always loved the game of basketball. And he’s also always wanted to help put youth in the right direction. Little did he know that life would lead him down an unexpected path that combined both of these interests.

“When I first got into coaching I didn't get into coaching for the basketball part of it,” said Edwards. “Well, part basketball, but the main part of it was to help out young men and send them in the right direction. My main focus was on inner city youth.”

Haslett High School Girl's Basketball Roundup

Mar 21, 2016
Brett Kast / WKAR

What a difference a year makes.

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