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Vikings Announce Preseason Lineup

The Minnesota Vikings won’t have to wait long to break in TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings open the preseason at home against Oakland this season. Of course, home now means the University of Minnesota’s outdoor stadium after the Metrodome was dismantled over the winter. The Vikings will play the next two seasons at TCF while they wait for their new stadium to be constructed.

04/09/2014

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Good Question: How Can Pro Sports Teams Set Age Limits?

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.

03/27/2014

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03/26/2014

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Chicago Bears Sign Jared Allen In 4-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound? The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Wednesday, replacing one accomplished pass rusher with another as they rebuild a defense that ranked among the league’s worst last season.

03/26/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 3-26-14

Did you miss something from today’s program? Click the link above to listen to some of the highlights including Sid Hartman’s reaction to Jared Allen signing with the Bears.

03/26/2014

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Wootton Agrees To Terms With Vikings

Free agent defensive end Corey Wootton has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings. Wootton and his agent, Mike McCartney, tweeted the agreement on Thursday night. Wootton spent the first four seasons of his career with the division rival Chicago Bears. Wootton has played all 16 games each of the last two seasons when he combined for 10 sacks. He had three sacks last season.

03/20/2014

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Vikings, Johnson Agree On New Contract

The Minnesota Vikings will keep their offensive line intact for the third straight year by bringing left guard Charlie Johnson back to the group. Johnson and the Vikings agreed to terms Saturday on a two-year contract worth as much as $5 million, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the deal.

03/15/2014

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Vikings Host NFL Super Bowl Committee

The Minnesota Vikings spent more than a decade campaigning for public funding for a new stadium, finally winning the long, arduous struggle for state approval last spring.

03/14/2014

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Cassel, Griffen Retained, But Vikes Have Work Left

The Minnesota Vikings, like many other NFL teams over the last few days, have been busy working on contracts with their own free agents to keep from being outbid. So what’s left when the market actually opens Tuesday?

03/10/2014

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Keidel: NBA Needs To Raise Age Restriction

The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.

03/07/2014

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Vikings Re-Sign CB/PR Marcus Sherels

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed punt returner and cornerback Marcus Sherels. The team made the announcement Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sherels is a native of Rochester, Minn., and played in college at the University of Minnesota.

03/07/2014

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Hageman The Rare Top Draft Prospect From Minnesota

The annual pro day workout at Minnesota rarely ranks high on an NFL team’s list. The draft prospects participating are usually long shots at best.
Here, then, was the latest sign of Ra’Shede Hageman’s rising profile: Hageman skipped the skills tests on Monday because they were no longer a necessary part of his audition, his strong impression already made at the league’s scouting combine.

03/03/2014

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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

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Season Ticket Holders Can Preview New Stadium

Minnesota Vikings season-ticket holders will have chance beginning this week to get an interactive look at the new stadium being built in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment will open a 7,500-square-foot preview center in a building next to the construction site.

02/25/2014

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Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

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