What will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Jerry Kill is no longer the football coach at the University of Minnesota. His retirement less than a month ago because of health reasons with epilepsy and seizures have been reported. Monday night, Kill and his wife, Rebecca, take us through that final week.
Just another Vikings-Packers game? Hardly. Not since Brett Favre torched the Packers wearing puple in 2009 have the Vikings been ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North standings this late in the season. Of course defending Green Bay starts with Aaron Rodgers, the unflappable quarterback who has struggled the past few weeks.
For Osseo’s 6A title-competing football team, there’s one crucial ingredient: A running back who is asked to carry the ball 30-40 times a game.
It would be a monumental upset for the Gopher football team to go to Iowa City and beat the unbeaten Hawkeyes this Saturday. But as MIke Max reports, there is a rallying cry in the Gopher locker room: “Remember last year.”
If Teddy Bridgewater has a setback with his concussion this week or at any time, the Minnesota Vikings give the keys to the offense to Sean Hill. He’s the seasoned back up who was brought in for this very reason.
Saturday marked the first day for firearm deer hunting in Minnesota, but many more hunters are waiting for the migration of northern ducks to pass through our state.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are ironically coping with the death of Flip Saunders by playing basketball. It helps when you go 2-0 on the road to start the season, creating some optimism.
The players understand that Gophers football coach Jerry Kill needed to leave the game he loves. They also understand there is an important game to be played Saturday against Michigan. So how do those two tie together?
The Orono Spartans are a football team with great team speed. “We have a couple kick returners, both the running backs and receivers that every time they touch the ball it’s exciting because they could go all the way,” Coach Jeff Weiland said. They also have a great senior class.
The Minnesota Vikings feel good about a 3-2 start, but not so good about their road history as they head to Detroit to face the Lions on Sunday. Maybe the Lions are the cure, but as Mike Max found out, there are theories and there is bewilderment in the locker room.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball season is here. That’s right, they’ve been at work for some time but Wednesday was media day at Williams Arena. The day brought the media out to ask the head coach questions about his father’s program.
The Minnesota Vikings know that Kansas City will commit to stopping the run, but who will catch the ball if they have to throw it often? That’s been an ongoing and ever-changing discussion.
So it’s all come down to one night. The Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever meet Wednesday night in a winner-take-all scenario. It’s Game 5 of the WNBA Finals at Target Center.
If the Gopher football team changed its season Saturday, it was in large part because of freshman running back Shannon Brooks. He will be featured against Nebraska Saturday after his 176-yard day against Purdue.
It’s back. The NHL season is here. The Minnesota Wild boarded a plane Wednesday afternoon for Denver, where they will open the regular season Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche.
It is the game that can turn the series in either direction for either team. The Minnesota Lynx host the Indiana Fever in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals Tuesday night at Target Center. So how do you bounce back from a disappointing game one?
Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and Timberwolves’ interim head coach Sam Mitchell chatted as their practices overlapped Thursday. It was a good problem to have because it means the Lynx are in the finals. “No matter what, it’s just one more opponent we’re getting ready for. This is it, and this is where we were trying to get to and we’re here,” Reeve said.
This Sunday’s game should be a fun one for the Minnesota Vikings. They have rejuvenated their defense over the past two games, both convincing victories. Sunday, they get to put that defense to the test against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Lynn Acker was fighting cancer and decided to forgo some treatments that would have kept her in the hospital.
If you are wondering if summer is over, the Minnesota Wild reported for training camp on Thursday. As Mike Max tells us, the pieces are the same and the questions are obvious.
WCCO’s Mike Max talked with the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson about what this first game of the 2015-2016 season means, what fame means, and what he wants people to know who he has become over the past year. Here is a transcription of their exclusive interview.
Any time you talk Minnesota Vikings football or hunting, it’s fun to get the opinion of Bud Grant. We paid the former Vikings coach a visit to talk about the popularity of the game, and the enduring love for the Vikings.
Next year at this time the Minnesota Vikings will be unveling their new stadium. In recent weeks, it has started to take shape in downtown Minneapolis. We joined the Vikings point man, Lester Bagley, for a tour. U.S. Bank Stadium is on pace to be open next summer, ahead of the 2016 Vikings season.
He could play the game, was part of four straight state championships at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis while playing for his father. Lawrence McKenzie then went on to a career with the Gophers and played professionally — much of that time overseas — until and injury forced an early retirement.