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Current Sports | 1/26/16 | #624

Jan 26, 2016

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs, Michigan Football, College Football Recruiting, Rashad Weaver, Mike Griffith, Connor Cook, and Michigan State Football.


Matt Costello Shines Bright at Breslin

Jan 24, 2016
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The No.11 Michigan State men's basketball team were able to pull away late at home against Maryland to win 74-65, ending a three-game skid.  

MSU Men's Basketball Searching for Identity

Jan 21, 2016
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No. 11 Michigan State fell in the final seconds to Nebraska 72-71 on Wednesday night, making it now three straight loses for the Spartans.  Denzel Valentine's 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left cut the deficit to one point, but he couldn't make the game-winning shot. 

Current Sports | 1/8/16 | #612

Jan 11, 2016

Al Martin closes out the week by recapping last night's "Current Sports TV" chat with former MSU running back Edwin Baker. The two chat about the MSU football Cotton Bowl run this season, as well as how Baker is preparing for life after football. Thoughts on the MSU men's basketball win over Illinois are also highlighted. 

Current Sports | 1/7/16 | #611

Jan 11, 2016

Jay Sarkar from WLNS TV6 joins Al Martin on today's "Current Sports." Sarkar talks about his Ann Arbor roots and provides his thoughts on the MSU football team's run to the Cotton Bowl. Al also discusses the news of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza becoming the newest inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The show closes on news concerning Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, as he contemplates retirement. 

Current Sports | 1/6/16 | #610

Jan 11, 2016

Al Martin invites Bob Every, Chairman of the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame and baseball aficionado, to chat about his thoughts on the baseball Hall of Fame announcement tonight. The MSU men's basketball team is also touched on.

Current Sports | 1/5/16 | #609

Jan 11, 2016

The Lansing Community College Men's Basketball team continues to roll as the number one team in D2 hoops. Al Martin invites Mike Ingram, head coach of the team, to talk about the team's win over Jackson last night. We also dive into the future of Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, and whether or not the Lions will/should keep him for another season

Current Sports | 1/4/16 | #608

Jan 9, 2016

Current Sports returns from the Holiday break with a full recap of our coverage from out in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. Al Martin breaks down what he thinks this MSU football season should be remembered for. 

Rich Weingartner in radio studio
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Viewers of WKAR-TV learned recently there’s a chance the station could stop broadcasting in 2016. MSU will decide soon whether to offer the station’s broadband spectrum in a federal auction that could make millions of dollars for the University. We talk with stakeholders about the upcoming decision.


Spartans Fall Short in Texas | Current Sports

Jan 1, 2016
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Second-ranked Alabama topped No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 Thursday night in Arlington, Texas to advance to the national championship game where they will face No. 1 Clemson on January 11th in Arizona. The Crimson Tide are looking for its fourth national title in nine seasons under coach Nick Saban.

Paint Dries on Cotton Bowl Eve

Dec 30, 2015
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The Cotton Bowl matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and Alabama Crimson Tide is now just a day away. Mark Dantonio and Nick Saban addressed the media for the final time before kickoff this morning at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas, TX. Afterward, ESPN broadcasters Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler provided insight on the matchup. 

Haslett family spreads love in honor of son

Dec 21, 2015
"Listen and Believe" charitable fund.

Micah Magnusson, a former Haslett High football star, and his family are leaving an impact on their beloved community. The Magnusson family has turned a family tragedy, losing Micah at a young age, into a charitable fund, called "Listen and Believe" to help others in similar situations.

Lou Anna Simon in radio studio
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Michigan State University has the opportunity to auction off valuable broadband spectrum and make millions of dollars, but it could mean fewer options for viewers of WKAR-TV channels. Current State talks with President Lou Anna Simon about her considerations before deciding whether to participate.


MSU athlete shares faith and sports in South Africa

Dec 19, 2015
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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State lacrosse player Helen Young never thought her life would be transformed by merging her sport with her faith. A recent trip to South Africa, through Athletes in Action, has opened Young's heart and mind to the power of sports and how she can practice her beliefs. Current Sports beat reporter Laurel Young chats with Helen to discuss the life-changing experience and how it continues to live with her back here on campus.

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.”

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