Mike Max

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Mike Max returned to WCCO-TV as a sports reporter and anchor in April 2005.

Mike is no stranger to Minnesota sports. He hosts “Sports To The Max” every weeknight fro 7-9 p.m. on WCCO Radio. Prior to hosting the radio show, Mike hosted Sports Connection on the Midwest Sports Channel.

Mike started his career as an intern at WCCO-TV. He was hired as a sports producer and soon began reporting for WCCO-TV.

A true Minnesotan, Mike grew up in Gaylord, Minn. 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.

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Target Center, Timberwolves Fans Buzzing For Garnett’s Return

Minnesota Timberwolves fans are rejoicing Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett is back home, and he’ll be in the starting lineup as they face the Washington Wizards at Target Center. A capacity crowd is expected as Timberwolves officials made 1,000 extra seats available for Garnett’s return.

02/25/2015

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Northfield Senior With Storied Career Wants 1 More Title

The Girls State Gymnastics Championships are this weekend at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, and one of the defending state champions is a multi-sport state champion.

02/18/2015

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Gopher Gymnasts Band Together After Coaching Controversy

The University of Minnesota gymnastics program got a shocker before the season started. Meg Stephenson and her husband and volunteer assistant, Jim, were removed from their duties amid some controversy.

02/17/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 13, 2015

The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.

02/13/2015

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Coyle Looking To Be A Consistent, Physical Force For The Wild

The Wild had their very physical players leading the way in Monday night’s victory over the Canucks.

02/10/2015

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Wild Hits Key Stretch With Key Player In Net

They have won five straight and play another key game Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks. You get the feeling they will all be key games from here on out if they want to make the playoffs. But is the team’s newest addition between the pipes enough to get them into the postseason?

02/09/2015

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Champlin Park Aims To Remain Undefeated

The best high school basketball team in the state so far has been Champlin Park. The Rebels are unbeaten, and they’re motivated by what they did not do a year ago. Osseo took Champlin Park out in the section finals to go to state in 2014.

02/07/2015

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New Prague ‘Super Fan’ Celebrated By Classmates

New Prague High School senior Kevin Bastyr comes to almost every game. They call him “Super Fan,” and he was honored at this winter’s senior night.

02/07/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 6, 2015

David McCoy checks out girls hockey, Blake vs. St. Louis Park. A ‘Super Fan’ in New Prague is inspiring the team. Plus all the best highlights from High School Sports around the state.

02/06/2015

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Zucker Emerging As Wild Inch Closer To Playoff Spot

There are several reasons the Minnesota Wild has won four straight games after the NHL All-Star break. One is the play of Jason Zucker.

02/05/2015

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National Signing Day Exciting For High School Seniors

For the University of Minnesota football program, they hope they have upgraded with a collection of recruits that have upside and are coachable. Yes, it’s National Signing Day for high school football players.

02/04/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Jan. 30, 2015

Basketball and hockey conference titles are being decided this week.

01/30/2015

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Minnesota, Iowa Meet Friday In Battle Of Top Wrestling Squads

There are two different wrestling polls: One has the University of Minnesota ranked No. 1 in the country, the other as Iowa as the nation’s best college team. They will settle it Friday night, when the Hawkeyes visit and face the Gophers at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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Mpls. Hockey Conference Aims For Return To Glory

It was considered one of the best hockey conferences in the state in the 1970’s — but times have changed, and enrollments have declined. Minneapolis has consolidated the conference into one high school hockey program, representing the entire city.

01/23/2015

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Totino-Grace Wrestler Seeks 4th Title, Competitive Edge

All he wants to do is win his fourth straight state wrestling title. That’s life for Totino-Grace stand out Lance Benick, who will wrestle at Arizona State next season.

01/22/2015

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WCCO’s Mike Max Goes 1-On-1 With Former Gophers QB Philip Nelson

A fight in Mankato that lasted only a few seconds changed three young lives forever. One person is struggling to walk and talk because of his injuries. Two others face the possibility of prison. One of them is former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson.

01/19/2015

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Meet The Gopher Who’s The No. 1 College Wrestler In The U.S.

Here is a glimmer of sports hope on the local landscape. The Gopher wrestling team is ranked number one in the country, with a local wrestler ranked number one as an individual. Dylan Ness knows what it means to work. He was state champion at Bloomington Kennedy High school.

01/17/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Jan. 16, 2015

We are getting into the stretch drive for high school winter sports, which means Friday night’s games were extra crucial.

01/16/2015

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Flooding Challenges Maple Grove High’s Basketball Teams

Maple Grove High School has two good basketball teams, and both are state tournament contenders. But last Saturday, their schedule changed because they don’t have a home court. Their gymnasium was flooded due to a pipe burst, leaving it unplayable.

01/16/2015

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Jarvis Johnson Had A Heart Attack In 8th Grade, Now He’s A Promising Point Guard

Next year, Jarvis Johnson will join the Gophers basketball team as the first local high school recruit under coach Richard Pitino. He hails from DeLaSalle High School and will join the team as a point guard.

01/13/2015

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Minnesota Wild Pay Tribute To J.P. Parise

The Minnesota Wild celebrated the life of J.P. Parise before Thursday’s game.

01/08/2015

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Gophers Hockey Looks To Get Rhythm Back At Michigan

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team heads to Michigan this weekend ranked No. 9 in the country, which is a bit disappointing. The Gophers started the season ranked No. 1. Now, they’re trying to find a rhythm to what’s otherwise been an inconsistent season.

01/08/2015

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Gophers Embrace National Ranking, Prep For Maryland Sunday

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team has taken a strange journey to the top 25 in the national polls. There is irony in the next game on the Gophers’ schedule, and there was a post-practice celebration on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Caledonia’s Fruechte Plays Last Game As A Gopher

One of the traditions of watching high school athletes is watching them move on to college. Isaac Fruechte starred for his father, Carl, at Caledonia High School. Carl moved from head to assistant coach so he could follow his son more closely when he became a Gopher.

01/02/2015

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After Beating Bone Cancer, Aspiring Football Player Will Head To Citrus Bowl

Among the number of people heading down to Florida to watch the Minnesota Gophers take on the Missouri Tigers in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day is the O’Brien family.

12/26/2014

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