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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.”

Okemos best soccer players turn into MSU stars

Nov 2, 2015
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications / MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When the Michigan State women’s soccer team played Northwestern this season, Okemos soccer head coach Brian Guggemos brought his children to the game to show them something spectacular.

Kristelle Yewah and Sarah Kovan took the field at DeMartin Stadium for the Spartans, and Kourtney Scott for Northwestern, as Guggemos watched three of his former players take part in a Big Ten game.

Vows that created a winning culture

Nov 2, 2015

HASLETT – Five years ago, Henry and Samantha Brunnschweiler said their marriage vows. Their decision to share their lives also included sharing head coaching the Haslett High School tennis program.

If you were to measure the success of their marriage, both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Haslett High School have taken home the regional championship for five years in a row. 

Underwater hockey team’s bonds and traditions run deep

Nov 2, 2015
Hanna Sprague

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The final whistle blows and the team promptly exits the pool, runs to the locker room to change, before piling into cars parked in the front of IM Circle. It’s Thursday night, and tradition lives on with underwater hockey.

The destination is 535 Forest Street. The underwater hockey house, commonly referred to as the HoHo, is home to club president Dominique Felice, vice president Grand Nagrant and members Kate Dunkle and Dustin Banooni.

MSU Women's Basketball Puts Last Year in Rearview

Oct 29, 2015
WKAR

Suzy Merchant and the 2015-16 MSU Women's Basketball Team has depth, talent, and a ton of youth. They are coming off a year in which they were hampered with injuries. They've learned from that experience and look forward to putting the past in the past. 

Final Four Not Good Enough for Izzo's Troops

Oct 29, 2015
WKAR

The MSU men's basketball team had a magical season last year, making it all the way to the Final Four before bidding adieu at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. MSU returns nine of its top 11 scorers from last season and are poised to have a great year. 

MSU Pulls Away Late Over Indiana

Oct 25, 2015
Bri Harvey / WKAR

Michigan State topped Indiana at Spartan Stadium, 52-26, on Saturday night. The Spartans moved to 8-0 on the year heading into the bye week. 

Raw Celebration Footage of MSU Win Over Wolverines

Oct 19, 2015
Al Martin / WKAR

Here is what Al Martin captured on camera after the MSU football team topped the Michigan Wolverines in stunning fashion at The Big House. 

Josiah Price and Jack Conklin photo
Al Martin / WKAR

The Michigan State football team pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks in Spartan/Wolverine rivalry history, topping Michigan 27-23 in the final seconds of action. 

Haslett High equestrians share love of riding

Oct 16, 2015
Holly Miller

HASLETT -- A sport that does not require a ball, but the control of large, living animal has created opportunities and life long memories for a small group of girls at Haslett High School.        

The school annually forms an equestrian team, of around seven to 10 girls, to share the aspiration of continuing their love of horsemanship. 

MSU roller hockey produces teams and results

Oct 16, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Demonstration Hall on Michigan State’s campus is used for a lot of activities. During the day, you may see indoor soccer classes playing on the plastic floor surrounded by hockey-style boards, or the color guard practicing their flag spinning.

If you stop by at 10 p.m. though, you’ll see 12 men on rollerblades, five without shirts on, two in goalie masks, with hockey sticks in-hand, passing a plastic puck.

Underwater hockey team is more than a fun curiosity

Oct 8, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – They’re singing and dancing, wearing Speedos and snorkels, strutting around Sparticipation with a line longer than any other booth. They’re quick to draw the eye and the interest, using flashy demeanor to stand out.

They are the Michigan State underwater hockey team, and they’re in search of rookies.

The club, founded in 2007, fields a co-ed roster with high hopes of returning to nationals in 2016.

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