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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.
Tips For Staying Warm At The Vikings GameThe Minnesota Vikings are in the playoffs on Sunday and it's going to be cold. The wind chill at gametime is expected to be around 20 below zero. The last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota was at Met Stadium on Dec. 26, 1976 for the NFC title.
Minneapolis, Seattle Mayors Wager On Sunday's Playoff ShowdownThe mayors of Minneapolis and Seattle are throwing down on the big Sunday playoff game between the Vikings and the Seahawks. Mayor Betsy Hodges' office says if the Vikes are victorious, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will send her fresh salmon from the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, Starbucks Coffee and Kings Donuts.
Ex-Viking Fred Smoot Pulls No Punches In Reddit AMAWhen Fred Smoot says "ask me anything," he means it, and assumes you're ready for the answers. First and foremost, Smoot kicked off his recent Reddit chat by saying that he was too through with chatter about the Vikings' "sex boat scandal."

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