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Mark Dantonio
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On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we tell you why this is a critical college football year for the Big Ten Conference as a whole. The College Football Playoff drought for the Big Ten has many fans confused and hopeful that this will be there year we see a team / teams go far. What are the chances? Also, listen to what Mark Dantonio, head coach of MSU football, had to say at the podium during his media availability.


Current Sports | July 18, 2019

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Spartan Stadium
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Big Ten Media Days; Mark Dantonio; Jim Harbaugh; Urban Meyer; Scott Frost; Brian Lewerke; Kenny Willekes


Spartan Stadium
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On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we dive into Big Ten football media days, which begin tomorrow in Chicago. Al gives his thoughts on what he would like to hear answered from MSU football coach Mark Dantonio, along with defensive players representatives Joe Bachie, Kenny Willekes, and Raequan Williams. Al tells you why all of the questions lie on the offensive side of the football. Also, how many more years do Spartan fans have left with Dantonio as the head coach?

Basketball
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On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day we dive into the enlightening, and troubling, ESPN piece by Baxter Holmes centered on the injury threats involved with youth basketball in America. Why are we seeing so many injuries when it comes to young players who play on the hardwood? Listen and find out what every parent should know when it comes to allowing their children to lace up the sneaks. 


Earle Robinson
WKAR-MSU

Barry Sanders birthday; The threat of youth basketball; Jack Ebling on the Life Celebration of Earle Robinson; Is Russell Westbrook to Houton Rockets a good thing?


Women's Soccer
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The United States Women's National Soccer Team and its remarkable run in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup brought up the topic of equal pay in women's sports. Why is the pay differential so high when comparing both the women's national team to that of the men's? What will it take in order to see equal pay across the board when it comes to women's professional sports in America? Listen to today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


Current Sports | July 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
Serena Williams
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Russell Westbrook; James Harden; Alex Morgan; Candace Parker; Johnny Lewis


Keith Mumphery
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It has been reported by ESPN that Michigan State University paid $1.2M to settle lawsuits brought against the university by a former female student athlete, identified as "Jane Doe," and former football player Keith Mumphery, related to an alleged sexual assault and Title IX investigation. Should Mumphery feel vindicated, or upset, that the situation has derailed his pro football career? We discuss on today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


Current Sports | July 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Mark Dantonio
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Keith Mumphery; Larry Nassar; Mark Dantonio; Jim Harbaugh; Brian Lewerke; Rocky Lombardi


Megan Rapinoe
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The United States Women's National Soccer Team was honored today courtesy of a celebratory parade in New York City after winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Current Sports host Al Martin addresses the dominance of this year's championship team, while also highlighting its out-spoken leader, Megan Rapinoe. Listen to today's Current Sports Segment of the Day


Malik McDowell
WKAR - MSU

Video was released this morning by TMZ Sports showing former Michigan State football defensive tackle Malik McDowell involved in a scary, physical altercation with police officers in Lathrup Village, Michigan. Current Sports host Al Martin and engineer Connor Matthes react on today's Segment of the Day. 


Nick Ward
WKAR-MSU

On today's Current Sports Segment of the Day, we invite DeShaun Tate of CBS Radio to breakdown what he's seen from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Will former MSU forward Nick Ward make a roster?


Diamond Leung
Diamond Leung

The NBA free agency period opened up with a bang on Sunday evening, seeing numerous stars find new homes and sign fresh contracts. Diamond Leung of The Athletic joins Al Martin on Current Sports to talk about some of the biggest moves, including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets. 


Current Sports | June 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019
Miles Bridges
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Miles Bridges; Nick Ward; Xavier Tillman; Zavier Simpson; Isaiah Livers; Adrien Nunez; Desmond Ferguson; Jemele Hill; Kawhi Leonard; Kyrie Irving

Jemele Hill
WKAR - MSU

Throughout this month we have brought you “Jemele’s Journey” with our own Al Martin, who sat down with national writer and television broadcaster Jemele Hill. Today, we bring you the final installment of the month-long special. Hill addresses why she decided to leave the national sports broadcasting mothership: ESPN. 

Hill also tells of her new ventures within the world of sports reporting and beyond.

 

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