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Vikings
November 10
Linval Joseph (98)

Souhan: Can the Vikings do without prime players tonight at Dallas?

Without nose tackle Linval Joseph, can a Vikings defensive line otherwise built for speed handle the power rushing of the Cowboys? And how will it be without Adam Thielen catching passes?
Vikings
October 24
Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin catches a pass for a touchdown against the Dolphins on Oct. 13

Souhan pregame: Washington rookie McLaurin will be a handful for Vikings defense

In six games with a dysfunctional offense Terry McLaurin has caught 24 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns. Only two receivers have more touchdowns - Adam Thielen and Chris Godwin.
Blogs
October 20

Vikings at Lions: What I'm watching for

The Star Tribune team is covering Vikings-Lions at Ford Field today
Blogs
October 13

Vikings-Eagles: What I'm watching for

Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium
Blogs
October 6

Souhan: Diggs, Cousins and a must-win vs. the Giants

StribSports coverage from MetLife Stadium
Twins
October 5

Souhan pregame: Lingering second guesses from Game 1

As the Twins and Yankees prepare for Game 2 in the Bronx, some left over questions remain from Friday night's Game 1.
Blogs
September 22

Minnesota Vikings-Oakland Raiders: Barr out, trouble ahead?

Barr is inactive; what to watch for
Blogs
September 15

Vikings-Packers from Lambeau: What 2 watch 4

Favre, Rodgers, Kearse, et al
Vikings
September 8

Souhan: Will the Vikings defensive backs play big?

What I'm watching for today at U.S. Bank Stadium with the Star Tribune team
Golf
May 16
Tiger Woods, left, and Brooks Koepka walk to the 14th fairway during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, 2019,

Souhan: Much to love about the PGA's Bethpage Black course

It's big, and beautiful.
Golf
April 14

Souhan: Shuffling patrons early on Sunday at the Masters

Prepping for a big Sunday
Golf
April 13
Zach Johnson hits on the 18th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

Souhan: Iowa's Zach Johnson hits a clunker of a shot, but no harm, no foul

He took a practice swing on the 13th tee Friday and accidentally hit his ball. It clanged off a the tee marker to his right and caromed forward.
Golf
April 12

Souhan: A rainy weekend ahead at the Masters

Who's promising, who's out
Blogs
April 11

Former Gopher at The Masters

Wilhelm Schauman is working for a Swedish TV station
Golf
April 11
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his putt on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in

Souhan: At the Masters. A favorite, a sleeper, a (big name) long shot

Favorites and sleepers
Golf
April 10
Brandt Snedeker talked to six-year-old fan Caleb Daniel during a rainy practice round before the Masters at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., on Monda

Souhan: The good, the bad and the muddy from the Masters

Here's something you might not know: When it rains, the "patron''' walkways turn into a swamp. The course? The course is perfect.
Sports
April 8
Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti, left, is consoled by a teammate after losing to Virginia.

Souhan: Virginia made Texas Tech pay for late lapse

What evolved into a great championship battle spilled into overtime after an uncharacteristic defensive slip by Texas Tech.
Gophers
March 22
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo directs his team during a first round men's college basketball game against Bradley in the NCAA Tournament, Thursda

Souhan: Izzo's mistake was linking manic outburst, real-world behavior

Gophers will face legendary the Michigan State coach two days after his controversial berating of a Spartans player in Round 1.
Gophers
March 21
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino questions a call during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Louisville in the NCAA To

Souhan: Pitino wins coaching battle, steers Gophers into Round 2

Richard Pitino thoroughly outcoached his father's successor at Louisville to get his first NCAA victory as a head coach.
Vikings
February 3
The Rams' Michael Brockers (90) rallied his teammates before Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Souhan: My Super Bowl pick

Six reasons why I'm picking the ...
Blogs
February 2

Remembering Wade Wilson: A decent, kind man on a chaotic Vikings team

From Atlanta
Vikings
December 23, 2018
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) leaves the stands after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against th

Souhan rapid reaction: Only the result matters as Vikings shut down Detroit

The details don't matter much at this time of the year because the Vikings have entered the portion of the season in which only math matters.
Vikings
December 16, 2018
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook held up two fingers to signify his second touchdown of the game after his 21 yard scoring run in the fourth

Souhan postgame reaction: Vikings in great shape for playoffs

With their 41-17 victory over Miami on Sunday, the Vikings likely will need only a victory against a battered Detroit team next Sunday to make the playoffs.
Vikings
December 2, 2018
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2,

Souhan: Vikings haven't done much to show they're a playoff team

The Vikings are 6-5-1 with four games remaining and their spotty play on Sunday provided another reminder that we have little evidence, apart from preseason prognostications, that they are a good team.
Blogs
December 2, 2018
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick faces reporters before an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Pho

Souhan: Belichick will challenge the Vikings on Sunday

What's fascinating about covering the NFL is that every week everyone knows what the coaching staffs should be trying to accomplish, yet so often the coaching staffs fail to make it happen. It's different when you cover a Patriots game. Bill Belichick usually makes it happen.