As the Michigan State baseball team kicks off their season today, Jeremy gets a hold of coach Jake Boss Jr. just hours before the first pitch. Boss updates us on the team, as well as the upcoming schedule and challenges. Jeremy also discusses the injury to Travis Trice, and more MSU basketball topics. Oakland University guard Travis Bader, originally from Okemos, talks about his potential NCAA record breaker, and his success thus far personally and as a team. Jeremy also gives away tickets when the Indiana Hoosiers come to the Breslin this Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. This time, he recaps this week's men's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State and looks ahead to the rest of the Big Ten schedule.
Jeremy Sampson invites Michigan State Golf coach Casey Lubahn to discuss the early season so far. Michigan State athletic department Video Producer Dave Ellis, who recently had a stint on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, joins Jeremy in studio to discuss his time on the show and how the video department is enhancing the fans experience.
Jeremy recaps last night’s rivalry game at the Breslin center, as the one-sided Michigan State victory was unexpected by many. Mike DeCourcy from Sporting News gives his initial thoughts following the game, and the matchups that led to a Michigan State win. Finally, Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press talks about the game as well. Jeremy gives away two pairs of Hockey tickets at the end of the show.
As the Wolverines come to Breslin tonight, Jeremy invites former Michigan State point guard Drew Neitzel to hone in on his favorite parts about the rivalry, and touch on his basketball career overseas. Mark Snyder, Michigan beat writer from the Detroit Free Press, gives listeners a sneak preview of the matchup tonight as well. Jeremy has open lines for the remainder of the show.
John Madden is associate professor of music, associate director of bands, and director of the Spartan Marching Band at Michigan State University. Professor Madden and the Spartan Brass will be embedded in the Izzone tonight as the Spartans square off against the Michigan Wolverines for their first-ever meeting as Top-10 ranked teams.
Today on Current State: Local business leader and chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees Joel Ferguson opens up about business, politics; 21st century community building around the #lovelansing Twitter hashtag; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing.