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David McCoy

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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, and won a regional Emmy in 2013.

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 dwmccoy@wcco.com.

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Small Running Back Puts Small Town On The Map

It’s a tiny town in northwestern Minnesota, but the people of Underwood love their football. Friday nights is when the town gets buzzing, thanks to high school football, said coach Chuck Ross.

10/19/2013

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Jerry Kill Chooses To Step Away, Treat His Epilepsy

Gopher athletic director Norwood Teague said Thursday that head football coach Jerry Kill will be stepping away indefinitely from his on-the-field duties to focus on treating and better managing his epilepsy.

10/10/2013

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WCCO’s McCoy Takes Disastrous Tour Of London

David McCoy knows sports, but he doesn’t seem to have a clue when it comes to London landmarks. He’s in the United Kingdom to cover the Vikings as they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium Sunday.

09/28/2013

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Vikings Fans Abroad Sound Off, And What Do Brits Think Of The NFL?

Vikings fans travel rather well, but there’s droves that have traveled to London to watch the men in purple play Pittsburgh. And it doesn’t even have to be Minnesotans, as fanatics from as far as Denmark are in England to catch the NFL’s European matchup. As for how the locals feel about the American version of “football”?

09/27/2013

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Vikings Brought American Football To UK In 1983

Up until August 6, 1983, television was the only place the British had seen American football. Today, the NFL is more popular in England than ever, with an estimated 11.3 million British fans. But back then, the idea wasn’t popular with Vikings coach Bud Grant.

09/27/2013

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After Vikings’ Loss, Frazier’s Message Clear: ‘We Gotta Do Better’

There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message today couldn’t have been clearer.

09/10/2013

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Female Announcer Makes History At Canterbury Park

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.”

09/07/2013

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Vikings Boast 2 From Linebacker U

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.

09/05/2013

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Webb Making The Most Of Switch To Receiver With Vikings

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.

09/03/2013

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Vikings Finalize 53-Man Roster Before Opener

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.

09/02/2013

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Minnesota Cricket Enthusiasts Gather In Mpls. For State Tourney

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.

09/01/2013

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For Vikings’ ‘Bubble’ Players, Great Special Teams Play Crucial

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.

08/22/2013

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Toby Gerhart’s Brother Trying To Make The Packers

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.

08/20/2013

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Disc Golf’s Popularity Exploding, For Better & For Worse

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.

08/18/2013

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5 Weeks & $60M Later, Pekovic Re-Signs With MN

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?

08/16/2013

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