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.
Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He’s 6 feet 11 inches tall and he’s good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential — big potential.
There is not much left to be said after the 6-1 shellacking that the St. Louis Blues dished out to the Minnesota Wild in Game Four of the NHL Playoffs, except this: The team that forgets quickly can bounce back quickly. “We know we didn’t play well, they played really well,” Wild forward Ryan Suter said.
With an 8:30 p.m. start at the earliest for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs, it’s going to be tough for folks to get to sleep after this one is over. What will be the keys to Wednesday night’s matchup? Start with what you don’t do.
In the middle of this series between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues are two different coaches. Both understand their teams, but as Mike Max reports, Ken Hitchcock appears unfazed by a 2-1 deficit. Mike Yeo has grown up as an NHL coach in front of the Wild fans’ eyes.
Volleyball teams from across the country are in Minneapolis this weekend. Lakeville’s Northern Lights is the host team for the tournament at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.
Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.
The Minnesota Wild know its first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the St. Louis Blues, well. Do they know themselves well enough? That’s the job of leadership and in the case of the Wild, its captain is Mikko Koivu.
At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.
The Gophers added a veteran quarterback before spring practice, kind of. Adam Weber has returned as a graduate assistant, ready to make a new name in his football career as a coach.
Right now it’s hard to envision a scenario if Tyus Jones turns professional that he would end up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But wherever and whenever he makes the leap, there is a learning curve. As a couple lottery pick point guards can attest to.
The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.
Each Minnesota high school football coaches gather for an annual convention. What stays the same are the relationships, renewed and reborn. What changes are the issues, and in 2015, it’s a whole lot about safety.
She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.
David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.
They have experience and track records, and they probably won’t play a significant minute the rest of the season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s because the two Minnesota Wild goal tenders are behind Devan Dubnyk, and as Mike Max explains, all they can do is prepare and wait.
It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about getting outdoors. And to help you get ready for the summer fun, this weekend is the 83rd Northwest Sportshow. It features deals on boats, RVs, ATVs, fishing and hunting gear.
Growing up in western Minnesota, he was a high school gym rat. Now, he coaches in NBA gymnasiums.
It only took about 30 years of basketball coaching and administration to get there, but now Clay Moser calls Los Angeles home.
The Wayzata’s boys tennis team is searching for a three-peat, and their No. 1 player is defending his title.
Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The league made it official on Wednesday at Target Field when they announced that the Minnesota United FC team would play in the league starting in 2018. It’s the news die-hard soccer fans here have been waiting years for.
The Gopher women’s basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.
It is a staggering story based on numbers. Hamline University’s hockey team won two games last season. If they win Saturday against Wisconsin-Stevens Point, they will advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four with a new coach and a new culture.
Championship Saturday is now set for Target Center after four more semifinals Friday.
Growing up in a single parent home isn’t easy, but for St. Thomas Academy Mr. Hockey Finalist Christiano Versich, one mom like his is all you need. Versich has enjoyed a stellar senior season — the game looks like it comes easy, but that’s hardly been the case.
Mike Max shares the latest on the Class 1A and 2A semifinals.