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.
The Minnesota Wild have clinched a playoff spot. But if they continue to play the way they have been playing the last four games, they are not going to be in the playoffs for very long.
The Gopher baseball team opened Big Ten play this weekend. It is John Anderson’s 35th season as head coach.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is known for his high-flying, gravity-defying slam dunks. When he won the NBA Dunk Contest this year, he put a portion of the prize money to very good use.
There’s no position more important than quarterback, and so there’s no improvement more important to the Gophers than that of Mitch Leidner this spring.
Bloomington Kennedy High School launched its brand new badminton team this spring. “There’s a lot of interest. As a phy-ed teacher, every time we play badminton, the kids love it. It’s one of the easiest units to teach, they get excited about it, they all want to play,” Coach Todd Kennedy said.
If you’re looking for a reason behind their recent surge into the playoff picture, Jared Spurgeon is a good place to start.
WCCO’s David McCoy caught up with the Minnesota man who’s about to play in one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf — The Masters.
If you watched the Big Ten or WCHA conference hockey tournaments this weekend, you undoubtedly noticed a common theme. Lots and lots of empty seats.
When the Vancouver Canucks took Burnsville’s Brock Boeser in the first round of the NHL Draft last June, they must have figured they’d be getting a good player. But even Boeser himself didn’t imagine the kind of freshman season he’s now having at North Dakota.
Reaching the state tournament is a goal that teams chase all season long. Mountain Iron-Buhl had been chasing it a lot longer. “It’s been a commitment by the community and the parents and the kids,” coach Luke Winans said.
An estimated 40 million people fill out a bracket every year, wagering around $2 billion dollars.
David McCoy sat down with some of the athletes competing in the USA College Curling Championships.
They say a sports team is like a family. On the Anoka-Hennepin adapted floor hockey team, it pretty much literally is – with four siblings from the France family on the floor at the same time.
They shuttle, jump, dash and hope. At Minnesota’s Pro Day, the NFL feels within arm’s reach.
They watched as their older sister achieved one of the most decorated high school basketball careers in state history. And now, it’s their team.
The WNBA will celebrate 20 years this coming season – a milestone, trailblazing accomplishment in women’s professional sports – but what about women’s hockey?
State-wide, participation in boys hockey is down 12 percent from where it was 10 years ago. Girls hockey is down 7 percent. Over that same period of time, total participation in Minnesota high sports is up. That means the kids aren’t leaving sports. They’re just leaving hockey.
McGuire’s vision for the stadium is starting to take shape, with plans being put into place for exactly how it will be built.
State-wide, participation in boys hockey is down 12 percent from where it was 10 years ago. Girls hockey is down 7 percent. Over that same period of time, total participation in Minnesota high school sports is up.
There are 47 outdoor rinks just in Minneapolis alone. But finding someone to play with can sometimes be easier said than done. As David McCoy tells us, now there’s an app for that.
Nine days ago, mired in an eight-game losing streak, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher played the only card left in his deck and fired coach Mike Yeo.
This might be his first season as head coach – Minnesota United promoted the longtime Loons assistant to the job when Manny Lagos moved into the front office — but Carl Craig exhibits all the confidence of a rock star.
If Mark Hall was in basketball instead of wrestling, he’d be as big as LeBron. At least, when LeBron was coming out of high school. “Tons and tons and tons of attention,” his coach, Dalen Wasmund, said with a chuckle.
This week, the “State of Hockey” will play host to a very different kind of winter sport. The Roseville Oval will be the site of the 2016 Women’s World Championship of Bandy.
Inside the Sun Ray Lanes in East St. Paul, it’s a competition unlike any other. This isn’t your father’s arcade game. This is competitive pinball.