NFL Must Pay For Benefits In Ex-Player's Brain InjuryA federal judge has ordered the NFL's pension plan to pay higher disability benefits to a retired player who apparently is suffering from an illness caused by multiple concussions.
U.S. Bank Stadium Needs Up To $4M In RepairsThe U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis was touted as being 90 percent complete earlier this week, but now it needs repairs that could cost up to $4 million. According to a spokesperson from Mortenson Construction, roughly one-third of the exterior panels on the stadium will have to be removed to fix water damage.
U.S. Bank Stadium Reaches 90 Percent Completion MarkWith more than 3.2 million worker hours logged at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium is 90 percent complete. The Vikings organization and Mortenson Construction gave a tour of the stadium Tuesday, which they hope will be the talk of the National Football League.
Ex-Gophers Lineman Tells Of Coming Out As Gay While At 'U'Luke McAvoy, a 6'5" Illinois native, shared his experience coming out on campus with Outsports.com on Wednesday from the perspective of someone who always wanted to play for a Big Ten team.
Bite Of Minnesota: One-Pot Sticky WingsIt's hard to believe that the Super Bowl has already come and gone. I'm not much of a football fan but I do enjoy the rituals of Super Bowl Sunday such as menu planning, a lazy Sunday, and an excuse to eat copious amounts of queso dip -- yes, the Velveeta + Rotel kind.
4 Things To Know: Broncos Win Super Bowl 50, Beyonce Coming To Mpls. & MoreFrom the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50 to the Chinese New Year to Beyonce stopping at TCF Bank Stadium on her latest tour, here's a look at the top four stories from Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
Twin Cities Bars Offering Super Bowl Specials To Attract Football FansDespite the forecast in parts of Minnesota, football fans say they're ready for Super Bowl 50. No matter where you watch it, fans are finding ways for pregame fun.
Good Question: Why Is Pro Football Played On Sundays?This week, several WCCO viewers emailed asking, "Wouldn't it be great to have the Super Bowl on a Saturday?" In its 50 years, that's never happened and the NFL has said it doesn't anticipate switching game day from Sunday.
Vikings Walsh To Visit First Graders Who Sent Him Sympathy CardsThe angst over the Minnesota Vikings' playoff loss Sunday was compounded in the fashion which they lost -- a missed "chip shot" field goal by Blair Walsh. But from the moment he failed on the field, Walsh has succeeded in so many ways.
First Graders Aim To Cheer Up Vikings Kicker WalshThat final play on Sunday has been a tough pill for Minnesota Vikings fans to swallow. Kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with just seconds remaining.
7 Other Memorably Heartbreaking Missed Playoff KicksThere probably isn't much that can pick up Vikings kicker Blair Walsh right now, not after he missed a 27-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Minnesota's 10-9 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Vikings' Floyd On Sunday's Frozen Game: 'This Is Nothing'Six weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks left Minnesota with a laugher 38-7 victory over the Vikings. Well, the Seahawks have returned for a rematch, and the Vikings won't be extending a warm welcome.