David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV sports team in March 2013 as a reporter and producer.
It’s a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.
Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Ind. During his time in Michiana, David covered the Notre Dame football team’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, Wis., native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City. He has earned multiple awards from the Indiana and South Dakota Associated Press.
In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife (Emily) and daughter (Madelyn), playing awful golf, reading good journalism, watching movies, playing hockey, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Hermann has called races before, but never a full thoroughbred card. No woman in North America ever has, until Saturday. “I’ve loved horse racing since I was 11,” Hermann said. “I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. When I watched the Kentucky Derby in 1998, I picked the winner, Real Quiet, that year, and I was hooked. I was completely hooked.”
When the Vikings open the season against the Lions on Sunday, it’ll be an exciting day for a couple of Nittany Lions, who will make their NFL debut. They might be rookies, but their experience at Penn State forever changed Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges.
Cut day can be nerve-wracking, but Joe Webb had a plan. After spending most of his career with the Vikings has a quarterback, he switched to wide receiver when Minnesota signed Matt Cassel in the offseason. It meant his spot on the roster was no longer a guarantee and that he had to sweat out cut day like many other players around the NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings finalized their 53-man roster over the weekend as their regular season opener is now less than a week away. The Vikings open the regular season this Sunday at the Detroit Lions in a pivotal NFC North division match-up. It means some players realized their NFL dream this weekend, while others went home disappointed.
It’s a sport that pales in popularity to football, at least in the United States. We’re talking about cricket. But every year on Labor Day weekend, the MICC-Cavaliers Cricket Club has its big annual tournament at Bryn Mawr Meadows in Minneapolis.
With so many Minnesota Vikings players on the bubble, it’s not head coach Leslie Frazier they need to impress most to make the team. It’s also not the offensive or defensive coordinator — or even the guy that coaches the position they play. It’s special teams coach Mike Priefer.
The Packers-Vikings rivalry could have an extra wrinkle this fall — a sibling rivalry. Toby Gerhart’s in his fourth year as a Vikings running back. His brother Garth, an offensive lineman from Arizona State, is trying to make the team in Green Bay.
Every sport, at some point in time, goes through it — an evolution. Whether it was baseball players wearing gloves, facemasks in football, wooden tennis rackets or dimpled golf balls, the only thing that stays the same about sports is that they’re always changing.
Flip Saunders said his top offseason priority was to bring back Nikola Pekovic on a long-term deal. It took weeks of negotiations, but they got it done, with a five year, $60 million contract. Why did it take so long?
Football is the most popular American sport, but it’s the other football – soccer — that holds sway as the most popular sport just about everywhere else, with three billion fans worldwide.
Preseason games might not provide much in terms of seeing the starters, but they’re a crucial audition for the guys trying to make a roster spot. Friday night, undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line made the most of his. He only touched the ball one time, but Line made it last as long as he could: 61 yards, all the way to the end zone. “[Wide receiver Stephen Burton] made a nice block for me, made it easy for me to get down the field. Seriously, he’s just a, like a chariot riding down the sidelines,” Line said.
Teenage brothers from White Bear are rising stars in the sport of motorcycle road racing. Kaleb and Mason DeKeyrel go through their weekends at 150 miles per hour.
Jerome Felton bounced around the NFL, with four different teams the last four years. But when he signed a one-year contract with the Vikings before last season, something clicked. The journeyman has now found a prominent place in Minnesota.
Believe it or not, high school football season is already here for many programs. The official start of practice is a week away, but 22 schools get an extra week of practice because they play their first game a week early, on Aug. 23. It’s called “Zero Week,” and Edina coach Reed Boltmann says it’s a good fit for his team.
This time last year in training camp, the offensive line was one of the Vikings biggest question marks. They had a rookie at left tackle and a couple holes to fill elsewhere. But a year later, that offensive line has proven to be one of the team’s bigger strengths.