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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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Gophers Defensive Coach Claeys Looks To The Future

One of the keys to the Gopher football team’s defense is the man who runs it. It’s largely because he has head coaching experience … for the Gophers!

08/16/2014

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WR, Special Teams Player Doing Whatever It Takes To Play With The Vikes

A perfect example of doing what it takes to make the team is wide receiver and special teams player, Adam Thielen. Thielen is right at home in Vikings training camp, as he went to college at Minnesota-State Mankato.

08/10/2014

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Major Changes Take Hold During Vikings Pre-Season

The Vikings are introducing fans to a lot of new things, including the coach, the quarterback and the stadium. A new temporary home makes for a semi-exciting pre-season opener. Friday night starts a new era in many ways.

08/08/2014

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Mpls. Coach Helping Team Heal After Player Drowns

It’s the most difficult task a coach will ever undertake: telling your team that one of your players died.

08/07/2014

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Vikings Banking On Xavier Rhodes

Xavier Rhodes showcased his skills in the passing scrimmage Saturday during Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato, Minn. What he wants is simple: Be consistent, be good. Vikings Defensive End Brian Robison says Rhodes is a natural athlete.

08/06/2014

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Gopher Legend Bob McNamara Laid To Rest

He just lived to make others feel good. That’s the way most describe Gopher great Bob McNamara. The legendary halfback and fundraiser died Sunday. He was considered one of the best football players to come through the University of Minnesota.

07/26/2014

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Vikings’ Mike Priefer Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Vikings Training Camp got underway in Mankato Thursday, but the big news isn’t about the players. It’s coming from Mike Priefer, the team’s special teams coordinator. Priefer has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for his homophobic slur called out by former punter Chris Kluwe, who has threatened to sue the team.

07/24/2014

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With All-Star Appearance & New Baby, Neshek Has Great 2014

So many of the players on the All-Star team are familiar to Minnesota fans. One of them is not only a former Twin, but he grew up here too. Pat Neshek cut his teeth as a middle reliever for the Minnesota Twins, with his strange and effective delivery.

07/15/2014

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Pitching To All-Stars Lets Bethel Coach Forget About Mudslide

How’s this for an all-star experience? They ask you to pitch batting practice to the American League. That was the call for former Gopher and Twins player Brian Raabe, and it gave him an opportunity to forget about a baseball problem at Bethel University.

07/15/2014

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Local Umpire To Help Officiate All-Star Game

It’s not just the baseball stars who are going to get the chance to shine in both Monday and Tuesday night’s games.
Among the many other players in the game are the umpires and one happens to be a local. Jeff Nelson wanted this assignment.

07/14/2014

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Avery Peterson Settles Into Wild Developmental Camp

The Minnesota Wild continue their developmental camp, and one name to watch down the road hails from Grand Rapids, Minn. Avery Peterson came back for his senior season at Grand Rapid High School, and won Mr. Hockey in the state.

07/12/2014

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MN Shooting Guard Hopes To Make An Impression At Timberwolves Training

The Timberwolves rookies and prospects are in Las Vegas and one shooting guard who calls Minnesota home is getting his shot to show the team just what he has to offer. Matt Janning is back where he wants to be, taking a shot at the NBA with his hometown team – the Minnesota Timberwolves.

07/12/2014

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Youth Soccer Coach Brings World Cup Home To Mpls.

Adam Pribyl was in Brazil for the World Cup. What struck him as much as the game was the raw emotion of each country. “The coolest thing was being from the U.S., seeing what like patriotism is here and then seeing all these other nations and how crazy they get for their country,” Pribyl said. “That’s what inspired me the most being down there.”

07/09/2014

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J Robinson’s Camp Is All About The Meaning Of Hard Work

Gopher Wrestling coach J Robinson has built a legendary 28-day wrestling camp, where kids come across the country for a month straight of training. But the training is not what you might think.

07/08/2014

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Small Town Comes Together To Help Local Coach Who Lost Home To Mudslide

The floods of the summer of 2014 will be remembered for years to come. But for one area high school basketball coach they are still too real. Randy Carlson and his family lost their home to a mudslide in June. They had to run to escape it. Now, the house is a total loss and none of the damage is covered by insurance.

07/06/2014

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