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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Coon Rapids Little League team, the path was simple Saturday. Win, and they’d earn a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
There is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. “Hopefully I don’t look 29-years-old,” Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.
There are still many unanswered questions about the Gophers athletic department under Norwood Teague. Most pressing: Whether anyone else knew about Teague’s behavior towards women, and should have done something about it. The University announced an independent investigation Tuesday that will look into that, among other things.
When a gunman shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June, Vikings Linebacker Edmond Robinson found himself grieving.
It’s practically a state holiday, the first day of high school football practice. But is that a good thing? Or another sign your summer’s almost over?
Kirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.
The Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill’s attention is the offensive line. He’s got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.
It might be the least glamorous position switch in all of football: Moving from right guard, to left guard. That’s what the Vikings asked Brandon Fusco to earlier this summer, and he’s embracing his new role.
At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 345 pounds, the only thing at training camp bigger than him is his fame. As only the 5th Polish player to ever sign an NFL contract, everyone’s interested in Babatunde Aiyegbusi.
The Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium will open in less than a year. As crews continue their work, David McCoy got a look inside at some of the features that will make U.S. Bank Stadium unique.
Some of the greatest golfers of all time were playing in Minnesota on Saturday. Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino have 33 combined major championships between them.
Step inside the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and you’re greeted by a cheerful tour guide and 50 years of Vikings training camp memories.
If you’re a golf course — or any business for that matter — you’ve always got two goals. Maximize your resources and recruit new customers — especially young ones. Gross National in Minneapolis found a rather creative way to do just that.
The Ryder Cup is still more than a year away from being held at Hazeltine, but U.S. captain Davis Love III is playing the course this week to get a jump start on preparations.
Charlie Smith and his wife, Terry Propps, are a team. Propps makes the breeding decisions and Smith does the training.
We’re still more than a year away from the Ryder Cup being held at Hazeltine, but for Team USA, the preparation has already begun.
Sean Floersch hasn’t been able to pitch in quite a while, but he was determined to make it back on the mound.
When Minnesota United sold star player Miguel Ibarra to a Club Leon of Mexico last month, not only did the deal have a seven-figure price tag, but it also came with a condition — that Ibarra’s new team come to Minnesota to play a game against his old team.
Twins manager Paul Molitor turned down an offer from Royals manager Ned Yost to coach in this week’s All Star Game, telling him that, actually, he’d rather have the rest.
Cheryl Reeve has made quite the impact on the local sports scene, leading the Minnesota Lynx to two WNBA titles since taking over as head coach in 2010. We wanted to know how she does it, and she agreed to let us tag along and find out.
The Wild are holding their developmental camp this week. It’s a chance to work with the up-and-coming prospects in the organization. One of those prospects is up-and-coming pretty quickly — former Gopher Mike Reilly is trying to go straight from one hometown team to another.
Tiago Calvano speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. Daniel Mendes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and Swedish. That’s seven languages all together, and it’s paying off on the field.
If John Zilverberg wins gold at the National Senior Games this week, it’s not because he’s the only bowler over 100. The South Dakota resident practices once a week, catching a ride to the nearest bowling alley, a 98-mile round trip. He’s still driving; his kids just won’t let him on the highway anymore.
The Lynx made a trade on draft night to bring Anna Cruz to Minnesota. Nearly three months later, she’s finally here.
There’s a reason 93-year-old Ray Ranallo still feels so young, and it isn’t just the tennis.