Rosen’s Sports Sunday
Esera Tuaolo spent eight seasons in the NFL on the defensive line, including a four-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings. He also participated in a Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons in 1999, but now he’s taking on a whole new adventure with a singing career.
In his first season, University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino found out right away you can make a lot of friends in the Twin Cities by winning. Pitino put together a roster in his first season of many unknown players and finished with a school-record 25 wins as Minnesota went onto win the NIT after just missing the NCAA Tournament.
WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen sat down with head coach Mike Zimmer Sunday night to get his thoughts on the first few days of training camp, his first as a head coach. Rosen also sat down with Brian Murphy, the Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, to get his thoughts on the team and the season ahead.
Jared Allen made a name for himself in Minnesota by sacking quarterbacks and having a constant motor playing defensive end for the Vikings. Now, he’s starting a new path with a familiar rival in the Chicago Bears. But Allen’s passion for his project “Wounded Warriors” brought him back to Minneapolis last week.
It’s one of the most memorable milestones for any high school student. Ten, twenty, thirty years later, we all remember who we went with and what we wore. Of course, we’re talking about prom. For one student, their memories will also include Mark Rosen.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is one of four left competing for the national title, and the Gophers face rival North Dakota Thursday. The winner of that game plays for the national championship on Saturday.
The Minnesota Lynx will have a bit of a new look in the upcoming season as the franchise unveiled new jerseys with Mayo Clinic logos on the front last week. As the Lynx enter a new season, their aim is to defend a WNBA title.
A lot has changed for Minnesota native and former Viking Matt Birk since he retired from football after winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. For one, he has lost a significant amount of weight.
It’s now been more than a full week for the Minnesota Vikings at training camp in Mankato. The team got its first real test of competition with a passing scrimmage Saturday night at Blakeslee Stadium. The Vikings will have their first preseason game on Friday at the Metrodome as they host the Houston Texans.
The summer is officially over, at least for players and team officials with the Minnesota Vikings. The team reported to Minnesota State University, Mankato, for training camp on Thursday and held its first practice on Friday.
Last week on Rosen’s Sports Sunday, we brought you the first part of a special report on the search for the missing foul pole from old Metropolitan Stadium.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday night in New York and next year, it’ll be at Target Field. The first Twins ballpark to host an all-star game was Metropolitan Stadium, back in 1965. The old Met is now long gone, but many pieces of it remain.
Trent Tucker is a well-known name in the Minnesota sports scene. He was a senior guard in the 1982 University of Minnesota men’s basketball team that won a Big 10 title. Tucker has been a busy man of late as he recently took over as the athletic director for Minneapolis Public Schools.
There’s a lot on the line when you’re bowling for a perfect 300 game, both now and in the future. We asked some of the top high school bowlers in the area about the game and it’s growing popularity in the Twin Cities.
With the baseball season just around the corner, it’s fitting that the move “42” is releasing as it chronicles the life and career of the great Jackie Robinson.