Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another game-day seizure, at halftime while the Gophers were playing Western Illinois on Saturday, and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The university said Kill was resting comfortably, after he was taken away on a stretcher following his latest episode. Kill was lying on the ground right after the Gophers left for the locker room with a 7-6 lead, writhing back and forth for several minutes with medical staff surrounding him in attempt to keep him as still as possible to prevent injury.
WCCO is teaming with Aspire Sports Drinks to honor an Athlete of the Week. This week, travel to take you to Benilde St. Margaret’s, home of an athletic quarterback named Keaton Studsrud. “He’s got a lot of football smarts, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and we put a lot on him — a lot of reads he has to make,” coach Jon Hanks said.
Mike Max joined Dave Lee on Monday’s WCCO Morning News to talk about the Vikings 34-24 loss to the Lions in Detroit.
Friday’s High School Sports Rally had it all! The featured game was between high-ranked East Ridge and the Roseville Raiders, who upset Cretin-Durham Hall last week. Watch the highlights below. — Other games played Friday […]
Chris Williams is the talented and explosive running back from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. “I like to get to the end zone, so I just try everything to get to the end zone, every play,” Williams said. Walk him and you can see why teammates follow him. Williams didn’t grow up privileged, and he did not forget where he grew up.
High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
On Thursday, the Gopher football team tries to start the season right at TCF Bank Stadium against UNLV. The heat is on for the program, and this time literally. The extreme heat means more players will play in game one. The Rebels took the favored Gophers to three overtimes in last year’s opener.
Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.
The state amateur baseball tournament is back, this year held in Delano and Maple Lake. The brackets tell the story of small-town teams that make this their summer pastime. They live for this time of year, which brings together the communities that host it. Brady Ranweiler, who plays for the New Ulm Brewers, has played in the tournament on more than one occasion.
They started playing together in 1973, but little did they know that forty years later they’d still be teammates, playing on the same field they started on. Now in their late 50s, Susie Hatch and Therese Douglass are still competing for all the right reasons. For 40 years, they’ve been playing at the same park – the Excelsior Commons. “The whole outfield is Lake Minnetonka, so it’s gorgeous,” Douglass said.
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has his legs back, which means he can go deep again. “Really it was just rest for me. And then just after that getting treatment and just trying to stay off it as much as possible,” Simpsons said. “We have great trainers here, so they told me the right things to do.” You could see it this summer when he worked out at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Simpson looked like he loved the game again, and loved running routes.
Troy Bell has seen it all in his basketball career. From Holy Angels High School to Boston College, to a first-round pick in the NBA to a career overseas. Because of that, he has perspective and an appreciation for where he’s been. Bell is spending the summer sharpening his game in the Howard Pulley summer league before he returns to his now hometown team in Italy.
The Minnesota Vikings have a number of receivers after Greg Jennings trying to get into the rotation. Among them, Jarius Wright is an interesting candidate.
John Hines talked about Vikings training camp in Mankato with Mike Max on Monday morning.
The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa joined forces with the Minnesota National Guard and the Minnesota Swarm this week to bring the game of lacrosse to young people. Lacrosse, a sport of Native American origin, is growing in popularity in high schools around the country.