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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Minnesota State High School League Celebrates 100 Years

It’s been the backbone of high school sports for 100 years, and the Minnesota State High School League has been celebrating its history for the past several months.

05/29/2015

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Zimmer On Peterson: ‘I Don’t Know When He’s Coming’ To Practice

The Minnesota Vikings held their organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday

It was a beautiful day for football practice and a sense of optimism was in the air.

05/27/2015

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Local Basketball Talent Hits 43 Hoops To Stay Sharp

Every summer, college and professional basketball players return to Minnesota and find a place to congregate. They are looking for a good game to hone their skills.

05/26/2015

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Twins’ Eddie Guardado Returns To Minnesota To Jump Start Bullpen

Eddie Guardado sat down with WCCO’s Mike Max in the Twins’ dugout to talk about his approach to coaching, pitching, and he reminisces about the pressure and excitement of his days as a relief pitcher in Minnesota.

05/23/2015

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Former Wild Assistant GM On Building A Franchise From Scratch

Tom Lynn has worked for the Wild as Assistant General Manager, and now as an agent. He’s a lawyer, but first and foremost, he’s a hockey guy.

05/23/2015

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Life Is Good For Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Peterson

Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.

05/23/2015

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Century Community College Soaking In Trip To NJCAA World Series

They have earned a chance to play for a national title. The Century Community College baseball team out of White Bear Lake is back. As Mike Max reports, it’s been a winding journey for the program and it will be a long journey to the next game.

05/20/2015

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Former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell Earns College Diploma At 74

NFL Hall-Of-Famer and former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell has been making national headlines this week. The 74-year-old earned his college degree after heading back to school to finish.

05/16/2015

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Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Invites Media To Film Session

Mike Zimmer held a film session with members of the press, breaking down Vikings gameplay video so that reporters could better understand his strategies as a coach, and the game itself.

05/16/2015

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Eastview Softball Captains Earn 4.0 GPAs

Eastview’s softball team is a conference champion, but that’s not what makes the team so special.

“Coaching isn’t about winning,” coach Trevor Monroe said. “I will trade wins for good kids.

05/15/2015

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Alex Kreidler Is Osseo’s Adaptive Softball Pitching Ace

Alex Kreidler, the ace of the Osseo High School’s adaptive softball team, is a pitcher with quite a record — and he’s finishing his senior season with a flurry. Kreidler is at home on the pitching mound. “I would say it’s so much fun … trying to strike people out,” Kreidler said.

05/14/2015

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Rookie Lineman Clemmings Looking To Play Right Away For Vikings

Among the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that’s part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.

05/13/2015

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2 Huskies With Same Name Lead St. Cloud State To D-II Regional

This weekend, St Cloud State hosts a Division II regional baseball tournament and they are expected to win. The Huskies are ranked No. 1 in the country, which is no small feat for a team from the north. They feature two players and one name that helped get them there.

05/12/2015

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For St. Paul Saints, Big League Amenities At New CHS Field

With beautiful club seats, two batting cages, a professional-level clubhouse and a restaurant overlooking the field, you might forget you’re watching a minor league team at CHS Field.

05/09/2015

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Pitcher Kyle Gibson Turning A Corner With Twins

The Minnesota Twins have been waiting patiently for RHP Kyle Gibson to turn a corner. With 17 straight scoreless innings, some are saying he might be there.

05/09/2015

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Simple Formula For Wild: Contain Kane, Or It’s Over

It’s not confusing, it’s actually pretty simple. Win, or your season is over. There are many reasons the Minnesota Wild trails the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.

05/07/2015

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Wild Must Regroup (Again) To Avoid Game 4 Elimination

Where do you go from here? The Wild understand Tuesday night’s game was pivotal. It was everything but a knockout punch delivered by Chicago, but it’s not over.

05/06/2015

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Wild Knows It Must Play Game 3 Like It’s Game 7

The Minnesota Wild understands that Game 3 when you are down 2-0 in a series is almost like a Game 7. If you lose, it’s all but over. WCCO’s Mike Max was at the Wild’s morning skate and found out what adjustments the team pans to make for Game 3.

05/05/2015

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Newly Drafted Trae Waynes Talks Vikings, NFL In 1-On-1

Waynes actually grew up playing a different position, played in high school with another first round pick, and had a tough guidance counselor — his father.

05/02/2015

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Paynesville Funds Ballpark With FEMA Grant

They wanted to re-do their ballpark.

The Paynesville ballpark didn’t use to look like much, but a coach and some townspeople had a dream.

05/01/2015

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Minneapolis Southwest Shortstop Making History

He is a shortstop who can hit, and he’s making a bit of history.

No one knows for sure, but they believe before Minneapolis Southwest’s Jordan Kazicky, a player from Minneapolis hadn’t been recruited to play for the Gophers since the early ’80s.

05/01/2015

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Wild’s Granlund On The Playoffs: ‘It’s Just Hockey’

You just get the feeling something special can happen when Mikael Granlund is on the ice. That’s because he has shown just enough of that to keep you watching and anticipating what that could mean in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

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Brodin’s Quiet, Consistent Play Gives Wild Boost In Playoffs

One of the Wild’s quiet, but very talented defenseman made a big impact on their series against the St. Louis Blues despite not recording a single point over six games.

04/29/2015

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Fontaine Gives Wild Quiet Spark In Playoffs

One of the fun things about the Stanley Cup Playoffs is watching to see who on the third and fourth lines, steps up and makes a name. The Minnesota Wild is deep, and one of the people who has made his presence known is Justin Fontaine.

04/28/2015

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Tyus Jones Talks NCAA Finals, NBA Draft

WCCO’s Mike Max had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones for a 1-on-1 interview about his performance in the NCAA Finals, and what’s next in his career.

04/25/2015

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