Al Martin

WATCH - Cooley Law School Stadium Transforms To Do Double Professional Franchise Duty

May 22, 2019
Ian Kress

Originally designed to just be a professional minor league baseball stadium, Cooley Law School Stadium has been hosting the Lugnuts and a soccer franchise for the first time. 

WATCH - The Great Uniter: MSU Students Find Their Love Of Playing Soccer To Be A Common Denominator

May 22, 2019
Flickr / Cedar Jones

It started with a small Facebook group, trying to find other Michigan State students for a pick-up soccer game. Now, close to 50 players come each week to play in casual games for fun.

Lansing Derby Vixens Offers Comradery And Confidence For All Ages And Abilities

May 21, 2019
Lansing Derby Vixens
Hannah Holliday

The rough and tumble sport of roller derby doesn’t seem like a place for comfort, patience, and love. But the Lansing Vixens say their team experience is exactly that.


Big Plans For A Significant Remodel And Facility Upgrade Of Munn, Bringing Modern Hockey Amenities

May 21, 2019
Munn Ice Arena
Jack Sznewajs

Munn has been the home of MSU hockey since 1974. Coach Danton Cole and the players are looking forward to bigger spaces and more training features.

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

May 20, 2019
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

May 20, 2019
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

May 20, 2019
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

May 20, 2019
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.


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.

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

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.

Horse Racing
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University professor, Dr. Brian Nielsen, gives a full breakdown of what happened during Saturday's Kentucky Derby and tells of what goes into picking the winning horse. Nielsen has chosen the winning horse of the Derby 10 of the past 14 years.