It’s day two of the adventures of Mike Max and Chris Shaffer in this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake! Mike and Chris are in Garrison this week to check out all the fun stuff to do around our state’s second biggest body of water: Lake Mille Lacs.
Once again, we’re hitting the road and Goin’ to the Lake on WCCO. This week takes our most beloved odd couple of the season — Chris Shaffer and Mike Max — up to Lake Mille Lacs for Garrison Days!
The Vikings are starting to feel the end of their summer days, reporting to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. One of the interesting players to watch is Kyle Rudolph, if he can stay healthy.
On make-or-break player heading into his second year is Zach LaVine. WCCO’s Mike Max got a chance to talk with LaVine at a basketball camp to find out if LaVine can take that next step into super-stardom.
J Robinson is the University of Minnesota wrestling coach committed to some written in stone philosophies, so much so he believes what he teaches is applicable to all sports. So this summer, he’s trying an experiment and leaving his arena for another kind of sport.
The National Senior Games are coming to a close. It’s part entertainment, part inspiration. Mike Max found both at a basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas where the minimum age is 75.
From Hopkins to Broadway, with a stop at Fargo in between. Marcus Williams was a two-sport star in high school, decided to pursue football and is now a member of the New York Jets.
Among the interesting studies at this week’s National Senior Games is the spirit. Many competitors are north of 60 years old, but they want two things: To compete hard and stay in athletic shape.
There’s only one more chance to get Minnesota Twins’ second baseman Brian Dozier to the All-Star Game. He didn’t make the starting or reserve rosters, so his teammates are stepping up, on of all things a bulldozer. The team brought it in to encourage fans to vote for Dozier one final time.
Brock Boeser grew up in Burnsville knowing he wanted to be a hockey player. That’s nothing new for a Minnesota kid, but he grew into his dream. Boeser was the only Minnesotan taken in the first round, by Vancouver, in the NHL Draft.
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.
Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.
He is now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, but the road started in Roseville for Mike Muscala. He grew into his long frame, put up numbers at Bucknell in college and because of it is now drawing an NBA pay check.
The Minnesota Vikings offseason lasts for about six weeks. Training camp in Mankato is less than a month away. One player who can’t wait for it to get here is wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Teddy Bridgewater is entering is his second NFL season as the potential new face of the Minnesota Vikings. But it’s just as important to him to be an approachable, down to earth guy.
Karl-Anthony Towns arrived in Minneapolis last Friday and is already excited, talking about his NBA future with the Timberwolves. Mike Max spent time with him to talk basketball, life and what’s next.
The North Dakota State football program is becoming a model across the country — the team has earned a national title for four seasons straight.
Coach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp.
The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony.
The sport that keeps getting more competitive is lacrosse, and the state tournament illustrates just that. The level of competition keeps getting better while they continue to iron out the wrinkles.
It’s a family affair in the sport of lacrosse — that’s what happens when two brothers play on the varsity team, while their younger brother calls their games for a webcast.
The idea Wednesday morning was for the Minnesota Vikings to build a playground like they do every year — this time in Falcon Heights. Vikings employees were able to join with volunteers and start in on construction, and they made progress. But the team never got to join because the skies opened.
The Twins’ bullpen has been turning things around lately, and that’s in no small part thanks to the pitching coach, Neil Allen.
The Minnesota Vikings held their organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday
It was a beautiful day for football practice and a sense of optimism was in the air.
Every summer, college and professional basketball players return to Minnesota and find a place to congregate. They are looking for a good game to hone their skills.