Minnesota Vikings training camp is underway in Mankato and a lot of eyes will be on quarterback Christian Ponder over the next several weeks. Ponder was behind center for a team that finished 10-6 last season and made the playoffs, but much of the credit went to running back Adrian Peterson, who had an incredible season coming off major knee surgery.
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.
The first week of training camp is an adjustment for everybody, leaving that offseason mindset behind and focusing entirely on football. For the new guys on the team, that adjustment is even bigger. But two days in to training camp, Packer linebacker Desmond Bishop feels like he’s off to a good start. “It feels good. I never thought I’d look so good in purple,” Bishop said. “I think I look pretty handsome.”
Everything on Friday was the usual for Adam Thielen. He donned purple football gear and went out to practice on the very field – the Minnesota State University, Mankato – where he’d spent the last five years solidifying himself as one of the best Maverick wideouts ever. The one difference on Friday was, this time he did it as a pro.
The Minnesota Vikings have placed wide receiver Greg Childs on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.
Minnesota’s football frenzy began Thursday as players and team officials with the Vikings reported to Mankato for training camp on Thursday. The team will hold its first practice of the 2013 training camp on Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached a crossroad, coming off a remarkable season during which they improved by seven victories, made the playoffs and watched Adrian Peterson transition from ACL rehab patient to MVP award winner.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve reached an agreement with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to continue holding training camp on the school’s campus for at least three more years.
Training camp won’t be the same — and neither will Minnesota State, Mankato — after Gage Hall is destroyed Saturday. It’s been home to students and the Vikings during training camp.
The Minnesota Vikings have announced their training camp schedule, and will report to Mankato on Thursday, July 25 and start practicing the next day. But they won’t be staying in their normal digs.
Minnesota Vikings players will report training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University – Mankato on Thursday, July 25, the team announced Tuesday.
First baseman Justin Morneau arrived in Minnesota Twins camp Friday, three years removed from his first concussion, seven years away from his MVP season and entering the final year of his contract.
Minnesota Wild players were on the ice, Sunday, for the start of training camp.
Derrick Williams entered his first season in the NBA among the few favorites to win the rookie of the year award.
Minnesota Timberwolves bruiser Nikola Pekovic has never been accused of being doughy. Then again, even if the big Montenegrin was a little on the pudgy side, it would be hard to find someone brave enough to tell him.