Minnesota Sports News

P.J. Fleck picks Zack Annexstad, a true freshman walk-on, for Gophers starting quarterback

Aug 20, 2018

The Norseland, Minn., native beat out redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan for the job. Coach P.J. Fleck expects both to play this season, however, as both have zero NCAA experience.

Vikings cut kicker Kai Forbath

Aug 20, 2018

Rookie Daniel Carlson won the battle in training camp after Forbath’s uneven performance Saturday.

If this is the end for Ervin Santana, the Twins got their money's worth

Aug 20, 2018

Ervin Santana’s Twins career appears to be over, and if so it looks like this: Hideous, ugly bookends on an otherwise nice shelf. It started about as poorly as could be imagined, with Santana getting suspended 80 games for a positive PED test just days be…

Who's in? Who's out? A 53-man roster projection for the Vikings

Aug 20, 2018

Deliberations are ongoing at TCO Performance Center in Eagan as the Vikings prepare for exhibition No. 3 on Friday. Among the decisions to be made are which intriguing reserves will get the most playing time to prove themselves in Friday’s second half and…

College football coaches: Ferentz, Kiffin among most overrated

Aug 20, 2018

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where I can tell your exact age depending on how many times you remark today that we “need the rain.” Let’s get to it: *CBS Sports polled the 129 active FBS college football head coaches and received responses …

Vikings' first training camp in Eagan plays to (mostly) positive reviews

Aug 20, 2018

The Vikings’ first training camp in Eagan concluded on Thursday, at the end of a three-week program that ran a week longer than recent camps in Mankato, put the kickoff of the season in the metro area for the first time in team history — and seemed to red…

Gophers volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has a winning formula

Aug 20, 2018

The world-renowned coach has brought the best out of the Gophers during his time in Minnesota.

As Mike Boone shines against Jaguars, Vikings' RB competition heats up

Aug 20, 2018

In the Vikings’ first preseason game, Roc Thomas stole the show with a pair of receiving touchdowns, including a 76-yard score off a screen pass that highlighted the rookie free agent’s versatility as an option to help replace Jerick McKinnon in the Vikin…

From Lindsay Whalen, with love: Lynx guard pens letter of thanks ... and an IOU

Aug 20, 2018

No. 13 salutes the many who guided her career forward and upward.

Report: Adrian Peterson agrees to one-year deal with Washington

Aug 20, 2018

Adrian Peterson is about to join his third team of the last calendar year, according to a report from NFL Network. The former Vikings star, now 33, reportedly will sign a one-year deal with running back-needy Washington. Peterson, who was drafted by the V…