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.
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.
If the Wild are going to pull themselves out of the hockey equivalent of quicksand, General Manager Chuck Fletcher said Saturday the players have to start playing “the right way.”
If Bill Quan was running a college athletic department, he’d be in line for a hefty raise right about now. As the activities coordinator at Osseo, the success his two highest-profile teams are having is quite impressive.
The All-Star break is over. It was back to work for the Wild with practice Monday afternoon. And they have some work to do.
It’s a race so challenging less than half of those who enter are even able to finish. The Arrowhead 135 Ultra is a 135-mile endurance race along the rugged Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from International Falls to Tower, Minn.
The figure skaters are gone and the Minnesota Wild finally have their home ice back. They face Arizona Monday night in their final game before the NHL All-Star Break.
If you’ve ever wondered who it is that cleans your hotel room when you leave, Steve Utgaard is at your service.
It had been exactly a month since Kevin Garnett last spoke to the media. In that time, the Wolves lost 14 out of 16 games.
It’s a Sunday afternoon and Jeff Isaacson is in his element. Not just because he’s teaching, but because this is his classroom: The gleaming new Chaska Curling Center, a $26 million complex complete with its own restaurant, is practically so shiny you could see your reflection.
Participation at the youngest level — age 8-and-under — has surged in the last three years. And this year, Minnesota set a new record, surpassing more than 17,000 kids age 8-and-under for the first time ever.
Six in a row. Ten of their last 11. Eighteen of their last 22. That is a lot of losing. “Yeah, definitely it’s hard,” Wolves forward Shabazz Muhammad said. “It’s the NBA, and everybody’s trying to step on your throat. Especially us, [because] we have a lot of young talent on our team.”
It instantly enters the pantheon of Vikings playoff gut-punches, right on par with some of the all-timers. Kind of par for the course for this franchise. Classic Vikings.
We love our pro, college and high school sports, don’t we? But the truth is, right now, youth sports in America is really struggling. According to a study by the Sports Fitness Industry Association, participation among kids age 6 to 17 has declined more than 9 percent in the last five years.
The Vikings have a once-in-a-generation running back in Adrian Peterson. It’s not his fault their playoff appearances have been almost as rare. So as Minnesota prepares for its first postseason game since 2012 and only its second since 2009, Peterson’s perspective on the playoffs is an interesting one.
You could see it on the players’ faces. For veterans like Chad Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Brian Robison, this one meant a whole lot. The Vikings beat the Packers Sunday night to win the NFC North Division title and earn a home playoff game.
After three days off, the Minnesota Wild get back to work tonight at home against Pittsburgh. And the key is shaking off the rust.
After playing their best game of the year Sunday, the Vikings control their own playoff destiny. If they win either of their final two games, they’re in.
Minnetonka boys basketball head coach Chris Carr has been placed on administrative leave while the school investigates an alleged physical altercation with a male high school student. A source told WCCO the incident occurred Tuesday at school after Carr’s high school-aged daughter told him she had been involved in a fight with the boy.
It’s the pinnacle of college sports, and the Gophers are headed there. The University of Minnesota volleyball team is headed to the Final Four. Six of the Gophers’ top nine players in their rotation are from Minnesota.