Al Martin

Host, Current Sports

Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the weekly TV show and daily radio call-in program from WKAR.  Al is also on the Current State team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.

Prior to joining WKAR in April 2013, Martin was a sports reporter at WLNS-TV/6 in Lansing, Michigan.

The Detroit native is a 2012 graduate of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. His passion for sports journalism began as a high school student when he was sports editor of his school paper.

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Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis held a press conference outside of his office on campus to announce his resignation in wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing.

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Current Sports tackles the comments made by Michigan State Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Joel Ferguson, in regards to the Board supporting President Lou Anna K. Simon in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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After Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Indiana, head coach Tom Izzo was asked about the trying week for the university in relation to the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing. Izzo voiced his support of MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon after the Board of Trustees backed Simon at the conclusion of a closed-door meeting. Watch Izzo's comments in full length here. 

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew joined today's "Current Sports" and talked with host Al Martin about what it has been like to represent more than 100 survivors of Larry Nassar. 

 

 

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 Rachel Fradette is the Editor-in-Chief for The State News, Michigan State University’s student newspaper. Fradette and her editorial team published a piece today calling for the resignation of President Lou Anna K. Simon in light of the Larry Nassar sentencing hearings.

 

 


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Larry Nassar; USA Gymnastics; Twistars; Outside the Lines; John Geddert; Sexual Abuse; Great Lakes Gymnastics; Michigan State Men's Basketball 

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CFB National Championship Game; Alabama; Georgia; Darren Weiss; Acting; Los Angeles; Hunter Rison; Michigan State Football 

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Both the Michigan State men’s and women’s basketball teams are on a winning track as Big Ten conference play is underway. 


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Michigan State Football; Spartans; Washington State; Cougars; Seth Newman; Spartan Sports Network; College Football; Mike Leach; Mark Dantonio; Jim Caldwell; Detroit Lions

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After the final press conference on Wednesday, the day before kickoff of the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, Michigan State and Washington State had an eventful afternoon.

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Michigan State; Washington State; Holiday Bowl; Zachary Swiecicki; Scott Westerman; Detroit Lions; Jim Caldwell

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Adding to the Michigan State football Holiday Bowl experience, the Spartans got the opportunity to tour the  USS Essex (LHD 2).

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The Michigan State football team spent Christmas Day at the San Diego Zoo as part of activities leading up to the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. 

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The Michigan State football team was back on the practice field Sunday afternoon for its second workout of the weekend at Mesa College as the No. 16 Spartans continued to prepare for the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against No. 18 Washington State.

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The Michigan State football team held its first practice on Saturday at Mesa College in San Diego, California with temperatures in the mid-60s. The No. 16 Spartans will play No. 18 Washington State on December 28th at 9pm in the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. The team worked out in full pads for two-and-a-half hours, followed by a team lift.

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