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Current Sports | October 5, 2017

Two men in boxing poses

Michigan-Michigan State Football; Rivalry Week; Cam Newton; Ted Zale; Ron Horowitz; Rock Steady Boxing; Throwback Thursday.

Tick-tock, tick-tock. The first night game ever in the storied UM-MSU rivalry is just two days away, and "Current Sports with Al Martin" streams in more information ahead of Saturday. And yet with football on the mind, it's important to make sure that priorities are straight before tailgating and getting riled up. To do that, Al puts a spotlight on Rock Steady Boxing, a local organization in Lansing that uses boxing training as therapy for those with Parkinson's Disease. Ron Horowitz and Ted Zale, founders of the program, call in live from Crown Boxing Club to discuss the regimen and therapy provided. Horowitz, as a doctor, explains it biologically, while Zale, as a boxing trainer, knocks out the sports side. An interesting thread is picked out as the late Muhammad Ali actually passed away from Parkinson's Disease. After a compelling interview, Al turns to WKAR reporter Scott Pohl. Scott informs listeners about Alex's  Great State Race, which brings the ROTC of University of Michigan and Michigan State University together for a charitable race ran from East Lansing to Ann Arbor. As one caller finds out, you can catch it, but the wake-up time is pretty early. Throughout the hour, Al and engineer Isaac Constans look forward to the big game, and in the last few minutes, they look back on the greatest games in history between MSU and UM for "Throwback Thursday."

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