When Adam Zimmer was growing up, he’d frequently tag along when his father went into work. And when Scott Turner was coming up the coaching ranks, he knew anytime he had a question, he could call one of the most innovative minds in football. Adam Zimmer is the Vikings’ linebackers coach, working alongside his father, head coach Mike Zimmer. Scott Turner is Minnesota’s quarterbacks coach, working alongside his father, offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
It was the mid-term exam in high school football Friday night. And in some cases, conference titles were on the line. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Totino-Grace vs. Maple Grove — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big matchups.
Five. That’s how many times the Vikings’ biggest weapon touched the ball on offense against the Saints. Out of Minnesota’s 54 offensive plays, Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted on only six. “They matched up with him with who they (the Saints) feel is their best corner,” Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said. “So that tells you how they feel about him.”
In a span of 14 days, the Vikings have gone from a 1-0 start to a 1-2 record. Adrian Peterson’s image has been all but wiped from the franchise, and major injuries are piling up, from their starting quarterback to their starting tight end.
There’s no other moment in sports that comes close to what Americans felt that day in 1980, when a bunch of college kids beat the mighty Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice.” And for that, we have Bob Suter to thank. Suter died Sept. 9 from a heart attack at the age of 57. But he left quite a legacy behind.
The Wild started training camp this weekend, and their season opener is just two and a half weeks away. It is a season filled with promise and high expectations after the team’s exciting run to the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. David McCoy sat down with Zach Parise to talk about their Stanley Cup goals, their brutal schedule, and who Parise predicts is about to have a breakout season.
We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.
Adrian Peterson issued a statement and was at the team facility Monday, but was not in the locker room to elaborate. His teammates, however, did.
If you talk to Adam Thielen’s high school football coach about his first NFL player, you can’t talk about just football.
If you want a measure of just how much attention Jashon Cornell is garnering in football circles, just ask his mail carrier. “Like one time,” Cornell recalled, “I got like 300 letters from Missouri in one day.” A lot of high school football players get recruited. Not many get recruited like Cornell.
It’s starting to feel like fall, and the brisk weather is perfect for football. On Friday, David McCoy reported on the night’s featured game — Prior Lake at Rosemount. Unlike last week, the results were heavily one-sided. Still, it was a perfect night for football, as long as you brought along a sweatshirt or a blanket.
If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.
The Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain is celebrating its 50th year of existence this summer. Yes, that sport with the horses and mallets. If you’re like most people around the Twin Cities, it isn’t the 50 years that catches your attention. It’s the existing part.
Sunday is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in Minnesota – the annual Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park. It is a very important day to everyone involved in the sport locally, especially as Canterbury celebrates 20 years since re-opening, because of what happened two decades ago.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.