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.
Demry Croft wasted no time making a good impression, firing a bomb on the very first play of the spring game and leading two touchdown drives on his first two possessions.
Of course. Of course the Minnesota Wild’s first round playoff opponent is the St. Louis Blues, coached by none other than Mike Yeo, who was Minnesota’s coach just 14 months ago.
The Gophers won 30 of their first 33 games before finally getting a home game.
When P.J. Fleck took over the program and did his initial evaluation of what he was inheriting, one thing stood out as abundantly clear: Running backs were way ahead of the rest.
Derek Hitchner, a sophomore at The Blake School in Minneapolis, shot a 10-under-par score of 134, winning last year’s state tournament by a whopping 11 strokes and notching the lowest score in its history.
The Gopher men’s tennis team is pretty good — ranked 33rd in the country and currently third in the Big Ten standings.
When you’re looking ahead to the upcoming season, sometimes the best thing you can do to prepare is to look back into the past.
You may have heard about the boycott of the IIHF World Championships by the USA women’s hockey team.
You gotta hear the story T’Nia Riley tells about last year’s state meet, when there was a rain delay and a race official told her to come back to the track at 5:30 to run the 100 meter dash. Only problem? The race actually started at 5.
There was a time just three months ago when Conor Rhoda was sure of only one thing: That he wouldn’t be here this season.
Eddie Perry is a senior, and a starter, and the Cadets’ defensive stopper always assigned with guarding the other team’s best player.
In the closing seconds of the section championship with the game tied and on the line, Chaska put the ball and its hopes in the hands of its best player, Myles Hanson.
It’s a city with one of the richest hockey histories in the United States — a history that has never been documented. Until now.
There’s a lot of northern pride in Brainerd this weekend as the state hockey tournament moves from the ice to the gym.
Grace White won’t be remembered so much for her stats or her talent, but for making history at Red Lake — not once, but twice.
The Gophers missed Akeem Springs against Michigan and now have to move on without him in the NCAA Tournament.
Saturday, the Gophers were very clearly a team trying to figure out on the fly how to play without starting 2 guard Akeem Springs, out for the rest of the year with a torn Achilles.
It made for one very special day for a young hockey player, with the help of the Minnesota Wild.
WCCO’s David McCoy sat down with coach Richard Pitino Saturday morning for an insightful conversation about his team’s incredible turnaround.
As high school hockey teams punch their ticket to the state tournament, another hockey tournament is starting a new tradition this weekend.
Minnesota has produced an awful lot of talented hockey players over the years, but it’s been a while since there’s been one this good.
The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. And despite all the rumors, the Minnesota Timberwolves did not make any moves.
One of the many reasons for the Minnesota Wild’s terrific season has been a breakout year for Jason Zucker.
If there’s one place Alisha Hvistendahl feels like she belongs, it’s as an assistant coach for the Bethel men’s basketball team.
It’s the coolest new thing in school — for students in Lakeville, at least.