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5 Worst Performances From Eli Manning

The two-time Super Bowl champion has had a lot of success as a Giant but let’s look at his five worst performances, one of them which came today against the 49ers.

11/16/2014

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Coach Kill Admired By 11-Year-Old Gophers Fan With Epilepsy

The last home game of the season ended in a disappointing loss for the Gophers. Ohio State beat Minnesota 31 to 24. Despite the defeat WCCO’s Rachel Slavik explains why one young fan still feels like a winner.

11/15/2014

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Barrett, No. 8 Ohio State Outlast Minnesota 31-24

J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.

11/15/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 14, 2014

The semifinals of the Minnesota State High School League’s State Football Tournament were played in the cold Friday evening, and WCCO was on hand to capture the action.

11/14/2014

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Minneapolis North, An Inner-City Football Revival

Cold, ice and snow complicated practice plans this week for teams in the Minnesota state high school football semifinals. Wintry weather is not the biggest challenge coaches and players at Minneapolis North have faced, and not because their nickname is the Polars.

11/14/2014

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Top 5 Creepiest NFL Mascots

A mascot is energetic, silly…frightening. By definition, a mascot is a person, animal or object that is used to represent a group or team and bring them luck.

11/12/2014

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Gophers’ Maxx Williams Offers Team Confidence For Ohio Game

It’s guarded optimism for the Gopher football team. They are hoping to pull off an upset against Ohio State at home at 11 a.m. Saturday. But they have confidence coming off of the blow out over Iowa, and, as Mike Max explains, they have confidence because of a tight end that’s quite a weapon.

11/11/2014

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Williams, Minnesota Rip Iowa 51-14, To Reclaim Pig

Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner’s four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence.

11/08/2014

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With Vastly Improved Defense, Vikings Stay In Race

Mike Zimmer’s reputation as a defensive mastermind was a significant factor in him getting the job with Minnesota. His influence with the Vikings on that side of the ball has been immediate. The learning curve is typically steep for a first-time NFL head coach, and barely halfway into the season Zimmer and his staff have already faced several unpleasant surprises and had to navigate a handful of setbacks.

11/07/2014

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DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, Team

The juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.

11/07/2014

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Vikings Invite Robbins Family To Winter Park

Last month we shared a story about a grieving Minnesota family who received a special gift from a Vikings player. The Robbins family lost their wife and mom, Maggie, in a car crash in early October.

11/05/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 31, 2014

It’s a spooky night for kids around the metro, in particular some football players as the second week of playoffs takes place.

10/31/2014

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East Ridge Offensive Line Has Size, Athleticism

Their coach calls them The Iron 5. You can call them a restaurant owner’s worst nightmare. Either way, it’s probably a good thing we didn’t do this interview over lunch.

10/31/2014

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Vikings Practice Squad QB Harnish Has Foot Injury

Minnesota Vikings practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish has a foot injury that will keep him out for at least several weeks. Coach Mike Zimmer said Harnish was inadvertently stepped on by a teammate in practice Wednesday. Harnish saw a foot specialist and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 Lisfranc sprain. The Vikings were planning to try out other quarterbacks for Harnish’s spot.

10/30/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

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With Time Running Out, Father & Son Bond On Football Field

The Forest Lake Rangers did not win a football game in the fall of 2014. By most accounts, that would constitute a miserable season. For one head coach, it has been a memory of a lifetime. Jeff Wilson took over the team as the head coach this fall. He added a special offensive line coach — his father, Gary.

10/28/2014

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Illini Defense Delivers Win Over Gophers, 28-24

Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

10/25/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 24, 2014

The first round of playoff games for high school football took place Friday evening, and WCCO was there to catch all the action. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below.

10/24/2014

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Vikings’ John Sullivan Probable For Bucs Game

Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career.

10/24/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Five Things: Chargers Vs. Broncos Thursday Night Roundup

The Broncos take firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

10/24/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Fmr. Vikings Coach Frazier Faces Old Team Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings’ bid for a win Sunday involves the past. Leslie Frazier was the head coach last year at this time. He is now the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His return provides a mixture of memories and incentive. It’s not been great, but make no mistake — the Vikings defense has improved.

10/23/2014

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Vikings C Sullivan Returns From Concussion

Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota’s struggling offensive line, left Sunday’s game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday’s practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday.

10/23/2014

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Auditor Review: No Right Or Wrong In Hoffner Case

A legislative auditor’s report made no determination of right or wrong in the firing of Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner.

10/23/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: Oct. 21

The Section Playoffs and the march to the Prep Bowl begin Tuesday night. Plenty of games Tuesdsay and several on Friday and Saturday as well. Here is the Radio Rally rundown!

10/21/2014

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5 Devastating Week 7 Losses

With many teams making big statements like the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts many teams failed to get an important that could come back to haunt them in the weeks to come. Here are five teams that suffered devastating losses in Week 7.

10/19/2014

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