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Horse Racing, Once Popular In Michigan, Now Struggles For Survival

9 hours ago
Horse Racing
Dr. Brian Nielsen

Closure of tracks, a struggling business model and big changes in availability of legalized gambling is hurting trainers and farms in Michigan.

Like To Throw Axes? Well, There’s A Sport For That Now In Lansing

9 hours ago
Axe Throwing
Rich Baker

The sport of axe throwing, at targets – not people – is taking off. It’s part skill, part thrill in throwing something normally considered dangerous.

Lansing Lugnuts Attract Fans Baseball, Bobbleheads And Creative Promotions

10 hours ago
Lansing Lugnuts

It takes more than homers and no-hitters to put fans in the stands, so the Lugnuts go with creative promotions to attract Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other pop culture fans.

Current Sports | May 20, 2019

14 hours ago
LJ Scott vs Maryland photo
Mitch Stringer / USA TODAY Sports

LJ Scott; Cleveland Browns; Magic Johnson; Los Angeles Lakers; Jeanie Buss; Rob Pelinka


Michigan State Video Game Development Lives Up To Top 10 Rating

May 17, 2019
Amanda Poole

Video games are more than something Michigan State students play. The development of new games, and the academic study of the science is putting MSU at the head of the class nationally.

 

MSU's Maddie Wolsmann Figured She’d Leave Playing Hockey Behind In College - She Was Very Wrong

May 17, 2019
Maddie Wolsmann
Courtesy: Maddie Wolsmann

Wolsmann, a forward, is one of MSU club hockey’s top players and also a two-time member of Team USA in the Winter World University Games.

Current Sports | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019
Zion Williamson
Chris Walton / Flickr Creative Commons

Zion Williamson; David Griffin; Tiger Woods; Jack Nicholas; Earle Robinson


Current Sports | May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
John Beilein
MGoBlog / Flickr Creative Commons

Earle Robinson; John Beilein; Cleveland Cavaliers; Michigan Basketball; NBA Draft Lottery

Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Monday’s Current Sports, host Al Martin paid tribute to the late Earle Robinson, who passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday. Robinson was a longtime on-air personality with WKAR, who was best known for his work as the host of ‘Sportstalk’ radio. Martin dedicated the hour to Robinson, allowing colleagues, friends, and listeners to pay tribute to the revered broadcaster.

Earle Robinson photo
WKAR-MSU

Longtime WKAR Radio on-air personality Earle Robinson has died. His work here began with a music program in 1974, but he’s best remembered for bringing sports news to our listeners, first on a call-in show co-hosted with Jim Adams before hosting Sportstalk by himself.

Creative Commons

Los Angeles Lakers; LeBron James; MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Bill Beekman;  Fit Fridays;


Eva Salinas
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Sunday the 'Lansing Lugnuts' became the 'Lansing Locos' in honor of Copa de la Diversión, which is a program aimed at connecting professional teams with their diverse communities. The change was fit with a new logo and jersey swap for the team; but it wasn't the only celebration taking place. Eva Salinas celebrated her 100th birthday, becoming one of the oldest living people in Lansing's Hispanic community.

Current Sports | May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019
High School Football
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

MHSAA playoff format changes; Eva Salinas feature; Nick Ward; 2019 NBA Draft


The Love Of Basketball Unites Chinese Michigan State Students On Team Empire

May 8, 2019
Chinese Basketball
CUSA

The team is celebrating its sixth year, with a tradition of being a special space where hoops, friendship, and hard work are steadfast.

WATCH - A Helping Hand: When Athletes Get Hurt, MSU Scientists And Engineers Step In

May 8, 2019
Nick Ward
MSU College of Engineering

Michigan State basketball star Nick Ward broke his hand last season, and the College of Engineering stepped in to save his season through technology and creativity.

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