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We recap the weekend that was in the world of local sports and beyond! There are many new additions and changes to the MSU men's basketball staff. Also, we dive into what was last night's uneventful Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight. 


Lansing Common FC Prepares For Inaugural Soccer Season

May 10, 2021
Lansing Common
Lansing Common

The community-owned soccer amateur club wants to bring soccer back to the Mid-Michigan area.

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.

Holt Star Goalie Zac Kelly Navigates New Normal In Sports And School

Nov 12, 2020
Zac Kelly
Zac Kelly

Kelly is headed to Michigan State in the fall to play soccer, but first, he's experiencing a unique senior year.

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Lansing Common FC

Lansing has seen two men’s soccer clubs start and end in the last ten years.

Amateur club, Lansing United, played from 2014 to 2018. Meanwhile, Lansing Ignite, a professional team that was part of the United Soccer League, lasted for just a season and folded last year. 

Now, a group of community organizers want to bring another men’s team back on the field that will be run by its fans.


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. 


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Lansing Ignite

After a week of speculation, the Lansing Ignite professional soccer team has announced that it will cease operations, effective immediately.

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. 


Holt Girls Star Jentre Powell Lands Opportunity To Continue Soccer Career

Mar 25, 2019
Jentre Powell
Jentre Powell

Powell, a senior, always wanted to play college soccer. Now she has her shot at Purdue Northwest.

MSU Athletics

The Michigan State men's soccer team is headed to the College Cup after beating James Madison, 2-1, in the Elite Eight on Saturday evening at DeMartin Stadium. This the is first College Cup appearance for the program since 1968, when the Spartans won the national title. 

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