Basketball

Who's In Control?

Mar 15, 2016
WKAR

The No.2 Michigan State Spartans claimed their fifth Big Ten Tourney crown with a 66-62 victory over No. 13 Purdue. With the win, the Spartans are 5-1 overall in the Big Ten Tourney title game, the most in conference history. 

MSU club basketball coach teaches valuable lessons beyond hoops

Mar 15, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sean Hankins loves basketball. But it’s what he’s able to teach through basketball that he loves even more.

Spartans Big Ten Champs
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Michigan State's men's basketball team won the Big Ten Conference tournament yesterday and earned a number two seed in the NCAA tournament. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Big Ten tourney: women finish second, men up next

Mar 7, 2016
Aerial Powers
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

The MSU men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season this weekend with a win over Ohio State. The MSU women made it to the finals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to Maryland. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Mark Hollis photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis offers his take on what the post season may hold for men’s and women’s basketball and the impact of the ESPN lawsuit on MSU athletics.

High school students feel pressure to choose sport

Feb 9, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. -- “Specializing” is a growing trend for young athletes all over the country, and it has changed the game of youth sports. “Specializing” refers to when an athlete chooses to focus on only one sport, over playing different sports year round.

MSU's Eron Harris drives against Penn State in Sunday's 92-65 win on Sunday.Credit Courtesy MSU AthleticsEdit | Remove

The MSU men’s basketball team posted two easy wins last week over Illinois and Penn State.  The good news yesterday in the game with the Nittany Lions was the return of star Denzel Valentine from a knee injury. The schedule this week includes a home game against Iowa and a road matchup with Wisconsin.

Current Sports | 1/5/16 | #609

Jan 11, 2016

The Lansing Community College Men's Basketball team continues to roll as the number one team in D2 hoops. Al Martin invites Mike Ingram, head coach of the team, to talk about the team's win over Jackson last night. We also dive into the future of Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, and whether or not the Lions will/should keep him for another season

Tom Izzo courtside
hilaryhiggins / Flickr Creative Commons

Michigan State will play Duke Saturday night in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four. This team has had an impressive run through the latter stages of the Big Ten season, the Big Ten tournament and now the NCAA tournament. Can MSU beat the Blue Devils and then, either Kentucky or Wisconsin in the championship game on Monday night?

Kevin Lavery/WKAR

Michigan State won two more games over the weekend, including yesterday’s thrilling 76-70 overtime win over Louisville to win the East regional of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Tom Izzo is taking the Spartans to the Final Four for the seventh time in his 20 years as head coach.

Pages