Michigan State basketball had a tough loss over the weekend to Illinois, as Al recaps the missed free throws and mishaps that cost MSU the game. Later, Al and Alex debate whether MSU is on the bubble and give tribute to former North Carolina coach, Dean Smith. To close, it's 'Weekend Winners' and they give insight into the NCAA investigation at Syracuse University.
A story out of Detroit has shocked the recruiting world. Ohio State's running back coach just left for the NFL and it left Detroit Cass Tech's Mike Weber upset. Al and Alex break down the news and what Urban Meyer should do. Later, Dan Kilbridge from 247 Sports breaks down Michigan State's recruiting class and callers have questions for Dan. To close, Al and Alex give a reflection of sports news from the week.
By Spencer Impellizzeri: Current Sports Beat Reporter
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men’s tennis team had their first home dual met of the season Saturday, and came away with a pair of 7-0 victories over Toledo and Detroit Mercy at the MSU Tennis Center.
Al opens the show touching on Pete Carroll's decision making in the Super Bowl and Tom Izzo's preview for upcoming basketball games this week. Later, he touches on recruiting and Josh Gordon. To close, listeners get a sneak peak into the episode airing on Current Sports TV tonight with David Thomas and Amaka Agugua.
It's national signing day and excitement is echoing across college campuses across the country. Al and Alex recap the signings and touch briefly on the Michigan State women's basketball team. Later, Ted Zale joins Al to discuss his book, "Man of Steel," which is the autobiography of famed fighter, Tony Zale. To close, Al hits on the Pistons and Josh Gordon.
Today, on WKAR's Current Sports, Al and Alex have a back-and-forth about the importance of recruiting with Signing Day looming. Johnny Manziel is finally checking into rehab, but will it make the difference that is needed? Also, in case you missed the Mike Haynes interview, you might want to catch up as the former NFL star talks about battling cancer.
The Super Bowl left a lot of question marks for fans, as Seattle decided not to run it with Marshawn Lynch on the goal line during the final seconds. Callers discuss the situation and also touch on the Michigan and Michigan State basketball game. Later, Al and Alex recap weekend winners and give their takes on a variety of other sports topics.
Mike Haynes, Hall of Famer and former NFL player, discusses the current state of prostate cancer in the world and reflects on his role with the, "Know Your Stats Campaign." Later, Al gives listeners a look back on last night's Current Sports TV episode with Michigan State strength and conditioning coach, Ken Mannie. To close, it's 'Reflection Friday.'
Al opens the show recapping the Michigan State women's basketball team. Callers preview the Michigan State basketball game tonight against Rutgers and touch on the Michigan State women's basketball team. Closing the show, the dynamic duo debates about recruiting in wake of Greg Mattison's treatment during an in-home visit.
The show begins with Al breaking down some of the best Super bowl commercials in history. Later, Al chats with Golden State Warriors beat writer Diamond Leung about Klay Thompson's record breaking performance and the role of fellow Spartan Draymond Green on the teams' successful year. To close the show, Al opens up about Marshawn Lynch and his decision to avoid the media.
Al chats with Detroit Pistons reporter Brendan Savage about the loss to Toronto over the weekend and what the Pistons need to overcome the injury to Brandon Jennings. Later, Al and Joe Rexrode break down Michigan State basketball and Al feeds some callers that comment on men's and women's basketball issues. To close, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
De-Flate Gate just will not go away and callers express their dismay in Tom Brady's press conference yesterday. Plus, Al and Alex recap Michigan State women's basketball and the starters selected by fans for the NBA All-Star game. Plus, in case you missed Current Sports TV last night, Al airs his interview with Ithaca girl's basketball coach, Bob Anderson.
Callers open the show with thoughts on the Patriots' "De-Flate Gate" scandal and if their famous coach knew the balls were inflated. Later, Al and Alex break down the Penn State game last night and delve into 'Throwback Thursday.' To close the show, Brandon Jennings and the NCAA investigation into academics are explored.
Al begins today's s how previewing Michigan State's game tonight against Penn State basketball. Later, the hot topic is "deflate-gate," and Al and Alex debate if the Patriots should suffer for having deflated footballs in the AFC championship game. To close the show, they briefly discuss the NCAA investigation into university academics.
On Martin Luther King day, Al reflects on his own life and recaps the weekend in Michigan State men's and women's hoops. Later, Alex and Al recap the NFL playoffs and discuss Max Scherzer's decision to join the Washington Nationals. To close the show, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
Aerial Powers had 16 points and 11 boards for the Michigan State women's basketball team in a close loss to No. 22 Iowa Sunday.The Spartans kept the high-powered Hawkeye offense (79.8 points a game) in check but couldn't come up with a final key play down the stretch. Suzy Merchant's team falls to 9-9, 1-6 in the Big Ten.
With three players earning double-doubles, the Michigan State women's basketball team captured its first Big Ten win with a 63-56 win over Illinois Thursday at the Breslin Center. In the midst of such a rocky start to the conference season, the Spartan's are still staying positive. WKAR's Al Martin reports from the Breslin Center on how this team is planning a "U-Turn" as the season rolls on.
Al recaps the Michigan State women's basketball game yesterday and the adversity that head coach Suzy Merchant has faced this season. Later, he receives callers who discuss the NFL playoffs. Alex joins later to debate if staying in school was the right decision for Cardale Jones. Closing the show are playoff predictions from student assistants and 'Reflection Friday.'
Al and Alex break down the recent decision of Marcus Mariota to enter the NFL draft. When will he be drafted and will be he a successful NFL quarterback? The guys debate it. Later, they discuss the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings. And to close, listeners get a sneak peak to tonight's Current Sports TV episode.
Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for MSU Impact Sports, joins Al to discuss the MLS combine and which MSU players have a chance of being selected in the draft. Al and Alex also debate about Peyton Manning's legacy and where he ranks among top quarterbacks in the league. To close, they discuss Floyd Mayweather and the Detroit Tigers salary arbitration.
Al opens the show with callers who had a lot to say on the National Championship game last night. Al and Alex also give an outlook on Ohio State's football team next season and how Michigan State will match up. Later, Lansing State Journal reporter Brian Calloway analyzes the Michigan State women's basketball team and he also comments on breaking news regarding Jasmine Lumpkin.
The Lansing Everett Vikings manage to remain undefeated in the CAAC Blue with a 61-56 win over the East Lansing Trojans. Mikhail Myles lead the way for East Lansing, pouring in 21 points, while Trevor Manuel kept the Vikings afloat with 27 points. Watch full game hilights here, shot by WKAR's Al Martin.
The national championship is tonight and Al gives predictions for the game along with Detroit Free Press reporter, Joe Rexrode. Al and Alex also touch on the recent overtime win over Northwetsern for Michigan State basketball and they comment on Shilique Calhoun's decision to stay for his senior year. Later, it's 'Weekend Winners.'
In case listeners missed it, Al gives a review of last night's Current Sports TV interview with Lansing State Journal reporter, Chris Solari. Alex joins in to recap the Michigan State basketball win last night over Iowa and debate if the team can rely on the three-pointer for the rest of the year. To close, the duo looks back on the top stories in sports throughout the week.
Michigan State's football team made a splash by hiring Texas A&M's former defensive coordinator, Mark Snyder, as a defensive assistant to Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel. Al and Alex break down the hire and also touch on the continued winning streak of the Detroit Pistons. Later, Bob Every joins to discuss the recent inductees into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday.'
The Detroit Pistons keep its winning streak alive and Al Martin is jumping for joy! He begins recapping the big win over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and also brings up the new inductees into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Later, Kevin Gehl, sports anchor and reporter from WLNS TV-6, recaps the Cotton Bowl with Al. To close, UFC fighter Jon Jones and college football quarterback Jameis Winston are also discussed.