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.
The Forest Lake Rangers did not win a football game in the fall of 2014. By most accounts, that would constitute a miserable season. For one head coach, it has been a memory of a lifetime. Jeff Wilson took over the team as the head coach this fall. He added a special offensive line coach — his father, Gary.
They just wanted to have some fun playing football, but what they’ve done is change a culture.
That’s what has happened at Minneapolis North High School: 8-and-0 and riding high into the post season.
It is a picturesque day on the Gustavus Adolphus campus. The leaves are turning, telling the story of fall. That, by itself, makes if feel collegiate.
He played quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers and, no, it’s not Brett Favre. It’s Todd Bouman and he’s still in football — as a Minnesota high school coach.
One Minnesota Viking who knows just how good Aaron Rodgers can be is Greg Jennings. Jennings spent seven years as a Packer. The best seasons of his career started when Rodgers took over from Brett Favre.
Teddy Bridgewater is progressing. But will he be ready for kickoff against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday? It could be a game-day decision. Remember two years ago when Christian Ponder had to give way to Joe Webb in the playoffs? It’s ironic that Ponder now serves as the backup. He’s waiting in the wings to prove he can still play.
It was hard to imagine the Minnesota Twins parting ways with manager Ron Gardenhire.
But four losing seasons have cost him his job, even though the talent pool of his ball-club is well below the standards expected to compete.
The Golden Gophers could very well be without quarterback Mitch Leidner and tight end Maxx Williams again this week, so look for the game plan against Michigan to look a lot like it did against San Jose State: a lot of running back David Cobb.
The Vikings’ next big challenge isn’t New Orleans as much as learning to play without All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings team has had to endure a week of uncertainty and maintain that life will be normal if they just focus on New Orleans. The attempts at normalcy came at practice Wednesday in Winter Park.
The fallout is coming from all angles in the Adrian Peterson case. From the actual criminal charges to the Vikings decision to have him return this week, the politicians voicing their displeasure over that move to sponsors dropping out, and some charity team activities canceled Tuesday, the fallout is big.
It is “the” test of the non-conference season for the Gophers football team. They’re headed to Fort Worth to face Texas Christian University. They’re two touchdown underdogs who are physically beaten up.
After a slew of camps, mini camp, training camp, winter park camp, the Minnesota Vikings are finally about to play a regular season football game when they take on the St. Louis Rams Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings kick off their season in St. Louis on Sunday. The curiosity factor watching Norv Turner’s offense is off the charts. All of us can figure out one of his main plays: hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson.
The greatest friend to a new head football coach is a good quarterback. Does Mike Zimmer have one in Matt Cassel?