THIS OR THAT
David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV team in 2013 as a sports reporter and producer.
It was a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.
He wears several hats in the sports department, primarily working as a reporter in the field but also as a fill-in anchor and occasional photojournalist. He also produces Rosen’s Sports Sunday on Sunday nights. (Yes, that’s him choosing the excellent bumper music.) David says the highlight of his time at the station is a tie between covering the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field and a trip to cover the Vikings’ game in London in 2013. Since coming to WCCO, David’s work has been honored with two regional Emmy awards, for Best Sports Reporter and Best Sports News Series.
Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana, where he covered Notre Dame’s appearance in the BCS national title game, followed Irish linebacker Manti Te’o to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and repeatedly slammed his head into his desk while covering the Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City.
David and his wife have two daughters and live in Minneapolis. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading good journalism, playing softball and hockey, watching movies, and going to the ballpark.
David loves the big games as much as the next sports guy, but says his favorite part of his job is telling stories about athletes you might not otherwise hear about. If you know of a great story idea, please send it to email@example.com.
They’re far enough apart in age to be father and son. Instead, they’re teammates. They’re the oldest and the youngest players on the Timberwolves. Tyus Jones and Andre Miller are separated by 20 years of life on this earth.
“Dear, Mr. Zimmer,” the letter read. “Thanks for letting me watch your practice last Saturday, it was fun. The players were nice and signed my Viking helmet. My grandpa said to expect good luck for you because you have used up all of your bad luck already. ALEX.”
When Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. “Not even a question, yeah,” the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. “I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it.”
Research shows that kids who play sports are healthier, get better grades and four times more likely to go to college. That’s why experts are so concerned about this: Fewer and fewer kids are playing team sports.
Minnesota Vikings players often get the day off the Monday following a win. Not this week. Mike Zimmer called them into work.
Some travelers are changing their flight plans to get in a round of golf at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP just opened a new, 12,000-square-foot golf facility, complete with a pro shop, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, a putting green and, of course, golf simulators.
This time last year, Minnesota already under several inches of snow. That unseasonably warm weekend is great for golf courses like Columbia Golf Club, where the parking lot is full and doesn’t need to be plowed.
It is a feeling every parent can relate to watching their kid. Gretchen Orr can relate more than most, with two kids on the Eagan High School’s varsity volleyball team. “It is very nerve-wracking,” Gretchen said. “Twice as much can go wrong! The serving makes me so nervous (laughs)!”
Steph Curry is coming to Minnesota. No, it’s not a do-over of the 2009 draft when the Timberwolves passed on him for Jonny Flynn. Curry’s Golden State Warriors come to Target Center tonight for one of the most exciting November games we’ve had in a while.
The state cross country meet was held Saturday at St. Olaf, with the biggest question mark surrounding the girls Double-A race. It was a showdown between two twin sisters from Alexandria, years in the making.
At the end of a quiet little cul-de-sac in Woodbury, it’s about as quintessentially suburban America as it gets. But find the right row of townhouses, and you’ll see where a number Minnesota United players have carved out their own little slice of Brazil.
Hit the road with Robert Hapke and it’s pretty clear pretty quickly why he’s going where he’s going. What’s harder to figure out is how the senior from Apple Valley got so fast so fast.
From his college career playing for the Gophers to his professional career coaching, personnel directing and even owning the Timberwolves, nobody has had the kind of impact on the sport in this state like Flip Saunders has.
Stefon Diggs spent the first three games of his NFL career buried so far down the depth chart he wasn’t even activated for the Minnesota Vikings. When Charles Johnson got hurt, Diggs got an opportunity.
When Gretchen Greene runs a race, it’s only part of the picture of her athletic accomplishments. Cross country isn’t her only sport.
At 5 feet zero, 136 pounds, Marquez Thompson doesn’t exactly strike the figure of a varsity football player. And you figure he must be a freshman, just here to take a beating in practice.
If you blinked you might have missed it — the NFL’s regular season is already one-fourth over with. And it’s a good time for coach Mike Zimmer to assess where his team stands and where it’s headed.
Instead of a football game, St. Paul Academy found a rather unique and creative way to celebrate Friday night.
The Vikings have a two game winning streak, largely because of a style of play that reminds you of the glory days of the Purple People Eaters. Their pass rush has been relentless, pressuring quarterbacks and delivering punishing hits.
It’s about as different from downtown Minneapolis as it gets: You could fit the entire population of Wells, Minnesota, inside the Metrodome — 27 times over.
It’s been a magical season in St. Paul. The Saints are 64-24 and lead their division by 22 games. As David McCoy reports, a new ballpark and a veteran manager have come together for a memorable summer.
As Saturday approaches, marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in and around New Orleans, Isame Faciane’s memories of what happened that day are still vivid, and continue to impact him a decade later.
The Vikings named Kevin McDermott their longsnapper on Monday and released Cullen Loeffler. It’s not often a roster move announcement — much less one involving the longsnapper — includes a statement of appreciation from the general manager.
Brooks Bollinger won a Rose Bowl. He spent six years in the NFL and was sacked 49 times. But his most daunting task yet may be coaching at his wife’s alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall.
It feels like the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.