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 email@example.com.
When University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler announced a 16-member search committee to find the next Gophers athletic director in late March, he called for a search that “must surface the highest quality candidates.”
When the USA women’s basketball Olympic team is announced Wednesday, four Minnesota Lynx players will be on it.
Two of Minnesota’s men’s college hockey teams will soon be playing conference games in the desert. But it won’t be the Gophers.
There’s something to be said for coming up clutch, rising to the occasion when your team needs you most. Especially when you’re the captain.
“You don’t have to kick the highest or be the strongest to be good, at taekwondo,” Makenna Hand said.
After the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA Championship last year, Prince invited them to Paisley Park for a private concert.
The Wild are desperate for a win. That’s not my word. It’s theirs.
Believe it or not, we’re already halfway through the conference season in MIAC baseball. Once again, everybody is chasing St. Thomas, who has a perfect conference record.
It’s the beginning of the end. Minnesota United’s last home opener in Blaine — their last home opener in the North American Soccer League — before moving in to Major League Soccer next season.
Movie stars, policy makers, leading thinkers, and world leaders — many of them participated in speech when they were in high school.
Turnkey Search, the national search firm hired by the University of Minnesota to identify and vet candidates to be the next Gophers athletics director, has begun reaching out to candidates, two sources told WCCO.
The Stars are, of course, the team that played its first 26 years in Minnesota before leaving in 1993.
More than two decades after moving the North Stars to Dallas and rebranding them as the Stars, Norm Green is still one of the most hated men in Minnesota.
On Sunday night, the Minnesota chapter of the National Football Foundation will honor Cretin-Derham Hall’s Casey O’Brien with its annual Courage Award.
It wasn’t exactly a great first impression at the Gophers spring game on Saturday. Demry Croft threw two interceptions. Seth Green struggled too.
It’s where the competitiveness of sports meets the brains of science and engineering — Robotics Club.
The Gopher football team will hold its annual Spring Game Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:45 and it’s free and open to the public.
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.