Training Camp

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Rookie Trae Waynes Testing Nickel At Training Camp

One reason the Vikings drafted Trae Waynes in the first round is that they think he’s a smart football player, but he also needs to be a versatile one. Though it’s been a baptism by fire, so far Waynes hasn’t been burned.

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Vikings Set Big Goals, Have High Expectations Early In Training Camp

It’s hard to believe, but training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is up and running in Mankato. And in less than 2 weeks — the team will take on the Steelers in their first pre-season game.

07/27/2015

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Vikings Begin 50th Summer In Mankato As NFL Trends Other Way

Terence Newman has started his 13th season in the NFL a little bit like a rookie. This is the veteran cornerback’s first year with the Minnesota Vikings and, thus, his first time attending professional training camp on a college campus.

07/26/2015

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Peterson, Vikings Tote High Hopes To Training Camp

The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who played in only one game last season, formally welcoming the once-marooned Peterson back to Minnesota State University as players moved into their dorm rooms for training camp on a sunny Saturday.

07/25/2015

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10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training Camp

It’s the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?

07/22/2015

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Minnesota Vikings Will Start Training Camp July 25

The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 training camp schedule on Tuesday. For the 50th straight year, the team will hold their camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

06/09/2015

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Vikings Rookies Report To First Camp Signed, Sealed, Ready

The Minnesota Vikings opened their rookie minicamp Friday to help all the newcomers get oriented to life in the NFL. In a twist, all 10 draft picks had their contracts signed before they set foot on the field.

05/08/2015

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5 Reasons The Timberwolves Will Be Fun To Watch

Training camp had a much different feel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year as they headed to Minnesota State University in Mankato for six straight days of workouts and practice. The Timberwolves enter the 2014-15 season much younger than they were a year ago, but far more athletic.

10/08/2014

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Wolves Rest Pek At Camp, Aim To Keep Him Healthy

On the third day of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard at each other as Nikola Pekovic watched from the baseline seats dressed in jogging pants and a T-shirt. The image immediately conjured concerns that the oft-injured big man was hurt again. In reality, it was just the opposite.

10/02/2014

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1-On-1 With Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise

The Wild started training camp this weekend, and their season opener is just two and a half weeks away. It is a season filled with promise and high expectations after the team’s exciting run to the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. David McCoy sat down with Zach Parise to talk about their Stanley Cup goals, their brutal schedule, and who Parise predicts is about to have a breakout season.

09/21/2014

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Timberwolves Hosting ‘Dunks After Dark’ Sept. 29

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot of new faces entering the season ahead, and they announced Tuesday their plans to tip off the season. The Timberwolves are hosting “Dunks After Dark” at midnight on Monday, Sept. 29, at Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

09/16/2014

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Top 5 Reasons To Watch Vikings First Preseason Game

It’s hard to blame football players and fans if they’re a little excited and hungry this week. After about two weeks of training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato, the Vikings will take the trip up Highway 169 back to the Twin Cities for their first preseason game Friday night.

08/07/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-7-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Thursday’s show? Click the link above to listen back to highlights from the show on Dave’s Podcast Page.

08/07/2014

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5 Athletes Who Have Had A Worse Hair Day Than You

You would think they could afford a stylist…

08/03/2014

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Smith Learning From The Best In Vikings Secondary

Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.

08/02/2014

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Floyd, Joseph Forming Fast Bond With Vikings

Everywhere Linval Joseph goes, Sharrif Floyd is right there with him. They are the Minnesota Vikings’ twin tackles, 620 pounds worth of humanity that represent a new day for the team’s defense and a new hope that the struggles of last year will soon be forgotten.

07/31/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-30-1 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A great HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News….listen back to some of the things you may have missed via Dave’s Podcast Page. Click the LINK ABOVE now to head there!

07/30/2014

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5 Biggest NFL Training Camp Storylines

With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.

07/28/2014

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WCCO Talks Training Camp With Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer

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.

07/28/2014

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Vikings Make Roster Moves On Opening Day Of Camp

It’s the first official day of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings in Mankato, and the front office has already been busy with a series of roster moves. The Vikings announced Friday they’ve waived wide receiver Josh Cooper and tackle Matt Hall.

07/25/2014

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Vikings Evacuated From Dorms After Early Morning Fire Alarm

The Minnesota Vikings got an early wake up call at training camp Friday morning, but it was earlier than normal — and it was a false alarm. The team was forced to evacuate their dorms after a fire alarm went off at 1:30 a.m. Friday.

07/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

If you missed something from the Friday show, click the link above to listen to PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS.

07/25/2014

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Vikings’ Mike Priefer Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Vikings Training Camp got underway in Mankato Thursday, but the big news isn’t about the players. It’s coming from Mike Priefer, the team’s special teams coordinator. Priefer has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for his homophobic slur called out by former punter Chris Kluwe, who has threatened to sue the team.

07/24/2014

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Reggie Wayne’s 4 Most Ridiculous Colts Training Camp Entrances

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.

07/24/2014

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Fmr. Viking Sidney Rice Announces His Retirement

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice’s decision two days before the start of training camp. The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk.

07/23/2014

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