Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.
A captain of the University of North Dakota’s 2001 national championship football team has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Thailand, where he was teaching. UND announced the death of former linebacker Travis O’Neel on Tuesday.
A group of Twin Cities kids not only spent two days at a football camp led by an NFL player — but they also went shopping with him. Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods Tuesday to reward some deserving young athletes.
Babatunde Aiyegbusi has limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland. Yet the 27-year-old offensive tackle is getting a shot at the NFL. He is the latest example of the obsessive search by NFL teams for unknown talent, a hunt unbounded by U.S. borders.
Former NFL Player Derreck Robinson is holding a three-day camp to teach the fundamentals of football to kids in Minneapolis this month.
The Vikings have announced U.S. Bank as the naming-rights partner for the forthcoming stadium in downtown Minneapolis. After anonymous sources first reported the naming rights to the Sports Business Journal, the team formally announced a 20-year investment from U.S. Bank for the new facility, which will be called “U.S. Bank Stadium.”
Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings and it appears both sides are ready to move forward with No. 28 as the team’s starting running back. Peterson practiced with the Vikings at Tuesday’s organized team activities and addressed the media about what he described as an emotional year off the field.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is not expected to attend any of the optional workouts this summer.
Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings still seems to be up in the air. Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, began Tuesday with no sign of Peterson, and he has made it no secret that he wants out of Minnesota.
The owner of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings has been sued in New Jersey by the children of a former partner who say their father was cut out of a real estate deal by Wilf and his father. The son and daughter of Meyer Gold, who died in 2013, say he was a one-third owner of the company, called Amchu.
Whatever your feelings for him, it’s hard to deny that former wide receiver Randy Moss was one of the greatest Vikings players ever. Moss is honoring his time in Minnesota by coming back to give his autograph out. Moss will at the Fan HQ store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
The Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.
The Minnesota Vikings take six picks into the final day of the NFL draft, with needs at receiver and on the offensive line. The Vikings have one selection each in the fourth and sixth rounds and two picks each in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday.
The Minnesota Vikings filled one of their biggest needs, selecting UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks with the 45th overall selection in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. Kendricks won the Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker last season. The 6-foot, 232-pound Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles and fills an immediate need for the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former University of Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater has been selected as grand marshal of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade later this month.
At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.
Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints’ Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women. He has resolved similar charges with pleas in Las Vegas and Arizona and a no-contest plea in Los Angeles under a multi-jurisdictional plea deal announced last month.
The new Vikings stadium is expected to be finished in 16 months and while it seems like forever, it will be here before we know it. Some of the work crews will be doing Monday will focus on clearing up a mess caused by strong winds over the weekend.
Daktronics. was named as the company who will be responsible for creating the LED display at the new Vikings stadium Friday. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorty alerted the company at 9 a.m. meeting Friday.
The relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, confirmed on Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to meet over dinner during the NFL owners meetings in Arizona next week.
Rape charges have been filed in Las Vegas against former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who already faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. Sharper’s Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, appeared Friday before a Las Vegas judge on two sexual assault charges involving two women in January 2014. Details of the allegations weren’t immediately available.
The Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several black former players about their experiences with discrimination.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman’s comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet.
Ted Wells. Have you heard of him? If you haven’t, you might want to make yourself familiar with him because he might be the single-most important person in the NFL right now.