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Josh Langford
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Beloved MSU men's basketball player Joshua Langford has decided to stop playing the game of basketball. Hear why. Also, MSU guard Foster Loyer adds his name to the many Spartans who are deciding to take their game to another program. 


Spartan Stadium
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We react to the news concerning the MSU football program allowing fans to attend this weekend's spring game at an 8% capacity. Also, the sports world braces for the George Floyd / Derek Chauvin trial result. 


Scottie Hazelton
MSU Athletics

Hear what MSU defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton had to say concerning the progression of the Michigan State football defense in spring practice. Also, Al gives thoughts on yesterday's WNBA Draft and Michael Jordan inducting Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame. 


Okemos Girls Soccer Prepared For Challenges Of The Upcoming Season

Apr 15, 2021
Soccer
Jared Ramsey

This year’s seniors have not played since 2019, and they want to make the most of their final days of prep soccer.

Thomas Kithier
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Michigan State men's basketball has yet another player who has decided to hit the transfer portal. What does this mean for the team moving forward? Also, hear what MSU football coach Mel Tucker had to say concerning the second scrimmage of spring football for the Spartans. 


Pandemic Boredom Brings Michiganders Outdoors, But Is It Sustainable?

Apr 14, 2021
Fishing
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Hunting and fishing have trended up during the pandemic, but what happens next remains in flux.

From An Okemos Pond To The Future At Hope College, Casen Faustyn Does It All

Apr 13, 2021
Hockey
McLain Moberg

Hockey runs in the Faustyn family, as does love and faith. And it all came together when a big decision loomed over Casen Faustyn's life.

Okemos-Based Playmakers Running Clubs Builds Camaraderie For All Fitness Levels

Apr 12, 2021
Playmakers
Playmakers

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic is a lifeline for many, along with the love of running.

Lansing MMA Fighter Mando Gutierrez Has No Doubts Following First Loss

Apr 12, 2021
UFC
Mando Gutierrez

Gutirrez looks to bounce back from loss, plus training and bouts hampered by pandemic.

Hideki Matsuyama
Flickr / Creative Commons

We celebrate the historic Masters win that was Sunday for Hideki Matsuyama, who became the first Japanese player to ever win a Green Jacket. Also, Al sounds-off on COVID-19 in youth sports and the Iron Mountain fan who was booted from the Breslin Center for not putting on his mask over the weekend. 


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