Minnesota ranked 115th nationally in passing last year, largely because it lacked explosive plays. The Gophers produced only four passes that netted 40-plus yards. Only seven teams in Division I had fewer.
Updated: August 16, 2014, - 12:11 AM
The Vikings believe Harrison Smith can become a top-tier safety in caoch Mike Zimmer's system because he’s smart, aggressive and he makes plays that matter.
Updated: August 12, 2014, - 02:15 PM
The Wolves leader lacked leverage, but he’s set to get plenty back.
Updated: August 11, 2014, - 06:27 AM
From the start of training camp, the Vikings' quarterback competition has felt legitimately open-ended. Matt Cassel got the edge in Round 1.
Updated: August 09, 2014, - 01:00 AM
College’s most influential conferences are pushing for more benefits for athletes.
Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:53 PM
A core of young players could be the foundation for team success for years.
Updated: August 06, 2014, - 07:21 AM
The Gophers’ improving defense, despite losing two seniors to the NFL, could be even better.
Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:15 AM
If the Vikings are smart, they’ll trot out head coach Mike Zimmer, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and General Manager Rick Spielman on Thursday to discuss the situation.
Updated: July 24, 2014, - 12:28 PM
An elbow injury has made it difficult for him to pitch, and also to feel that he is a part of...
Updated: July 19, 2014, - 11:46 PM