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Current Sports | October 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019
Andre Drummond
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Andre Drummond; Derrick Rose; Luke Kennard; Christian Wood; Reggie Jackson; Tony Snell; DeShaun Tate; Josh Langford

Current Sports | October 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019
Tom Izzo courtside
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Josh Langford; MSU basketball; Detroit Lions; Quandre Diggs; Detroit Pistons; Blake Griffin

Erin Eschels
Erin Eschels

Erin Eschels is a Michigan State University graduate who has already had quite the road in her young sports broacasting career. She has gone from the National Football League to now Major League Baseball, honing her video production talents into a gig with the World Series bound Washington Nationals. Eschels joins Current Sports host Al Martin, telling of her journey, which now places her on the grandest stage of baseball!

Jeremy Sampson
Michael Duke

Vice president / general manager, Jeremy Sampson, of Lansing Ignite, joined Current Sports host Al Martin on Tuesday to discuss what led to the folding of the football club after just one season. Sampson addresses the disappointment he feels as ownership decided to pull the plug, shocking many soccer fans in the Lansing area. Does Sampson personally believe the dream of men's pro soccer in the area is dead? Listen to this candid interview. 

Current Sports | October 22, 2019

Oct 22, 2019
Josh Langford
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MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Mark Dantonio Tuesday press conference; MSU Transfer Portal; Jeremy Sampson; Lansing Ignite

Current Sports | October 21, 2019

Oct 21, 2019
Lansing Ignite
Michael Duke

Lansing Ignite; MSU Football; College Football Transfer Portal; MSU Basketball; Detroit Lions; Matt Patricia

Current Sports | October 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019
Juwan Howard
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Juwan Howard; Iasaiah Todd; John Beilein; Erin Eschels

Current Sports | October 17, 2019

Oct 17, 2019
Jalen-Watts Jackson
WKAR / Current Sports TV

Jalen Watts-Jackson; Blake O'Neill; Brandon Bouyer-Randle LaDarius Jefferson; Connor Heyward; Weston Bridges; Cam Chambers

Michigan State Club Football Players Find Fulfillment In Love Of The Game

Oct 16, 2019
MSU Club Football
Jack Waynick

They don’t get the bright lights on Saturdays, but are men that play for the love of the game. 

MSU Women’s Ultimate Club Embraces Fun And Sport’s Positive Spirit

Oct 16, 2019
Ultimate Frisbee
Jack Kirwan

The Ultimate club, which has been at MSU since 1981, creates a legacy of sportsmanship, competition, and yes, a moose.

Marshall Hollingsworth photo
Lansing Ignite

Lansing Ignite midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth joins Wednesday's Current Sports with Al Martin and discusses a Monday morning meeting in which the team was notified that the football club would be discontinued. Hollingsworth says that club president Nick Grueser delivered the news to the team and that head coach Nate Miller and vice president / general manager Jeremey Sampson were also present. After Grueser spoke, Hollingsworth says that he voiced his displeasure in front of everyone in the room and was met with an understanding response. 

Listen as Hollingsworth talks with Al about the unexpected news and how it will impact the players, employees of the team, and the Lansing community. 

Tom Izzo
MSU Athletics

Michigan State men's basketball Media Day; Tom Izzo press conference; Marshall Hollingsworth of Lansing Ignited on possible ending of franchise

Michigan State Students Join The Millions Playing Fantasy Football

Oct 15, 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Imagine there is a sport with as many participants as the population of Spain – 47 million – and yet, no spectators will ever see it happening or have the players physically exert themselves.

Michigan State’s Next Sports Championships May Be Lurking In Cyberspace

Oct 15, 2019
MSU League of Legends

MSU’s League of Legends esports team is one of the best in college, and the players are setting Big Ten and national championships as their 2019-20 goal.

Detroit Lions
Mike Morbeck / Flickr Creative Commons

Detroit Lions lose to Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football; Officiating blunders; How good are the Lions?