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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. 

 


Nostalgia at the Breslin Center

Dec 12, 2015
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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. 

D’Mitrik Trice charts his own basketball path

Dec 8, 2015

The Trice family seems to be more familiar with unfamiliar paths that lead to success. Travis Trice Jr., Michigan State alum and recent New York Knicks signee, proved to his little brother, D’Mitrik, you can get to where you’re going no matter the path it entails.

D’Mitrik, or Meech as his family calls him, attended Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio to play basketball under his father, Travis Trice Sr.

Family of MSU engineers gears up for winter with new product

Dec 7, 2015
Kimberly Finses

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Most are well-accustomed to the skateboard. There’s regional relevance for a growing snowboard culture in Michigan. One local family business is exploring the niche between these two markets with their new product.

MSU Professor shares love of Kendo with students

Dec 7, 2015
Ron Fox

Thirty years ago, Ron Fox never saw himself as taking over a dying Kendo Club at Michigan State University. Fox studied at MSU and became interested in in the martial art of Kendo during his sophomore year.

Today, Fox is a Kendo world champion. And he is the leader and sensei of the MSU’s growing Kendo club - a decision that he calls one of the best he has ever made.

How he got into Kendo and how he became the leader for the club at Michigan State is a fascinating story that comes full circle.

Current Sports at the Big Ten Championship

Dec 5, 2015
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Al Martin and Current Sports TV producer Tim Elkins have made it to Indianapolis, Indiana to get you ready for the Big Ten Championship game between the Spartans and Hawkeyes!

Gordon Takes Home LFL POY Award

Nov 24, 2015
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The Lansing Football League Player of the Year Award was presented to Lansing Warriors player Carre'on Gordon. The nominees, along with family and friends, gathered at the Capital Area District Library downtown Lansing, MI for the trophy presentation. 

Current Sports | 11/17/15 | #588

Nov 18, 2015

Mark Dantonio Press Conference, Ohio State vs. Michigan State Preview, Top 5 Tuesday, Terry Hessbrook, and Mid-Michigan High School Football.


Cook Goes Down as Spartans Survive at Home

Nov 14, 2015
Connor Cook photo
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MSU Senior Quarterback Connor Cook was sidelined during the second half of the Maryland game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Tyler O'Connor lead the offense, as the Spartans were able to escape with a 24 to 7 victory over the Terrapins, moving to 9-1 on the year. 

Spartans Nip Owls in Season Opener

Nov 14, 2015
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The MSU men's basketball team topped Florida Atlantic University at the Breslin Center in Friday night's season opener. This marked the 31st consecutive season opening win for the Spartans, 18-3 under head coach Tom Izzo. 

Roller hockey passes on love of the game

Nov 3, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – It’s a truth many athletes know: the only way to advance their sport is for younger generations learn it, love it, and then carry it on.

Michigan State’s roller hockey teams pay the love of their sport forward, by annually participate in Mission’s “Hockey College” for younger players.

Since 2007, Mission has held their Hockey College program, at college roller hockey tournaments around the country. The college players help run clinics for young players.

Mason and Okemos soccer teams "Compete for a Cause"

Nov 2, 2015
Erin Eschels / WKAR

The Mason and Okemos boys soccer programs met in September for the "Compete for a Cause" game at Okemos High School. Raising funds and awareness in the fight of childhood cancer was the goal for the event. It marked the first ever night-time soccer game for Okemos High School.

MSU parking garages serve as longboard paradise

Nov 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The parking garages of East Lansing can’t make up their mind. A place of cozy confides for automobiles during the day, then they serve an even speedier purpose at night.

Michigan State Kendo Club a Unique Family

Nov 2, 2015
Darren Weiss / WKAR

Current Sports beat reporter Darren Weiss hilights the MSU Kendo Club, showing why it has been rapidly growing on campus. Spartan junior Alec Metta talks about the specifics of the sports, such as equipment and culture.

MSU club dodgeball player turns fun into Las Vegas career

Nov 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. - He is 22, and one of the youngest slot hosts in Las Vegas.

All because he played dodgeball in college.

That’s Mike Van Ermen, former captain of the Michigan State club dodgeball team, and he landed the job because of his unusual expertise.  

  “It is not really something that I would correlate – playing dodgeball and landing a career,” Van Ermen said, “but that’s how it worked out for me.”

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