Mike hosts “Sports to the Max” on WCCO Radio, weekdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mike started his career as an intern at WCCO-TV. He was hired as a sports producer and soon began reporting for WCCO-TV. He returned to TV in 2005 as a sports reporter and anchor. Prior to hosting the radio show, Mike hosted Sports Connection on the Midwest Sports Channel.
A true Minnesotan, Mike grew up in Gaylord, Minnesota and played football, basketball and baseball. Mike attended Hamline University and furthered his talents on the court and on the diamond, playing basketball and baseball for the Pipers.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys working out, hunting and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.
The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony.
Sit with Dan Kosmoski and it’s easy to get caught up in the good old days. The St. Olaf head basketball coach grew up to play for the Gopher basketball team, and then served as one of its coaches. He used to play and coach with some pretty impressive talent.
The Saints are looking for a win against the Vikings Sunday because it’s their home opener and they’re 0-2.
There are smiles on the faces of Gopher football players – that’s what happens when you win. The U of M is on a three-game Big Ten win streak, something the program hasn’t done for years.
Tommy Kramer is one of those names that resonate with Minnesotans, and for a number of reasons. He was a gutsy quarterback for the Vikings, and was infamous for his off-the-field behavior. However controversial, he was always likeable.
Kasey Ralston is named after former Twin Casey Blake. His father grew up near the Blake family. Suitably, he has taken to the game of baseball in a big way, and is now an all-stater. And just when the prospect of heading to Indiana on a scholarship isn’t sweet enough, Casey has had quite an incredible week.
Dusty Boyer has three state Double-A tennis titles. Now he’s hoping to make it four individual titles in a row when he starts play on Thursday morning at the Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
You couldn’t pay Marty Nelson to coach baseball. Literally, you can’t, because he’s the West Lutheran High School baseball team’s head coach – as a volunteer.
Macalester College alumnus Jerry Crawford has a vested interest in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The 1971 graduate co-owns one of the 20 horses competing in the 138th running of the derby – Dullahan.
Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you right here. Check out the videos below.
WCCO-TV’s Mike Max sat down to chat with Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman about the team and the up-coming, shorter-than-usual season.
What begins Friday night is one of the most important seasons in Gopher hockey. The question remains: Will the Gophers failing to make the NCAA tournament become a trend?
About one thousand people packed St. Patricks church in Edina for Pinky McNamara’s funeral.
After playing professional baseball for nearly a decade, a former Gopher has come back to Minnesota to help his college team.
The boos that Vikings fans issued last night, with the announcement of FSU’s quarterback Christian Ponder as the Vikings first round pick, will soon be replaced by watchful eyes and evaluation. So, could he be the one — the quarterback who emerges into a pro bowler?
Our rally star this week is Waconia’s Shelby Moats, who led Waconia to Thursday’s section finals against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
If Phil Jackson steps down as coach of the Lakers, don’t look for the Timberwolves and former Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis to get serious consideration as has been often speculated.
Wes Walz is back in Minnesota coaching at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.
WCCO’s Mike Max has confirmed that former Vikings offensive coordinator Derrell Bevell has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
This week’s High School Rally Star is Apple Valley soccer team’s Hudson Fasching.
A local company is trying to take advantage of the modern technology and apply it to high school football. They have created a database of games so teams can both scout other teams and send resume material to college coaches.