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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

Outside linebacker K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up prior to facing the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses To Draft

Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.

08/11/2014

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Vikings Sign Veteran Safety Chris Crocker

Whenever Mike Zimmer has felt uneasy about the safety situation on his defense, he’s called Chris Crocker to come in and stabilize things. So it’s no surprise with the safety position opposite standout Harrison Smith up for grabs, Zimmer is bringing back old reliable one more time.

08/04/2014

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Smith Learning From The Best In Vikings Secondary

Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.

08/02/2014

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Vikings Stay Focused On Defense In Late Rounds

One simple statistic has essentially driven an entire offseason strategy for the Minnesota Vikings. After watching the Vikings allow more points than any other team in the NFL last year, general manager Rick Spielman engineered an exhaustive improvement project to improve his defense. “We’re going to create some great competition for our football team,” Spielman said on Saturday night after the conclusion of the NFL draft.

05/10/2014

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Vikings Fans React To Hiring Of Mike Zimmer

When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.

01/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.

01/14/2014

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Vikings Defense Tries To Regroup Against Bears

The Minnesota Vikings defense has two pieces of good news this week coming off a humbling loss at Detroit in the season opener. First, they expect defensive captain Kevin Williams to be back at defensive tackle after missing the 34-24 loss to the Lions with a knee injury. Second, they don’t have to face Reggie Bush, the Lions running back who torched them for 191 total yards and a touchdown.

09/12/2013

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Kaepernick, 49ers Defense Look Strong In 34-14 Win

After a slow start, Colin Kaepernick completed six straight passes in his third series of the game and connected on a 5-yard-touchdown toss to Quinton Patton, and Lavelle Hawkins returned a kickoff 105 yards for a score late in the second quarter in San Francisco’s 34-14 preseason victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.

08/25/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.

08/16/2013

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Allen: ‘Vikings Are Focused On Being More Consistent On Defense’

At 31, Jared Allen is getting up there in defensive lineman years. He is set to play his 10th career season, looking ahead with the foresight to keep improving on the Vikings’ pleasantly surprising 2012 campaign.

08/07/2013

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Vikings Planning On Erin Henderson At MLB

The Minnesota Vikings stocked up on defense during the draft. They still have two major unanswered questions, however.

05/01/2013

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Vikings Pick DT, CB & WR In First Round Draft Shakeup

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/25/2013

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Prosecutor: Wis. Dad Was Sane When He Killed Girls

A Wisconsin man who has admitted he killed his three young daughters was in control of his actions and decided that his “selfish desire for revenge” was worth more than his girls’ lives, a prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday.

04/16/2013

Between her on-ice prowess, her off-ice benevolence and her academic prowess, Gustavus senior Lindsey Hjelm's the definition of success.  (credit: Dan Coquyt, Gustavus Sports Information)

Beyond Bounds: Athletic, Artistic, Academic & Winning The Game Of Life

I can’t believe Lindsey Hjelm’s success with what can only be explained as a successfully split personality. Gustavus’ all-time leader in penalty minutes is known the “Penalty Queen” around campus.

03/06/2013

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