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Scoring, playing solid defense and making key decisions on the sidelines, Vikings and Gophers connections played key roles all weekend in the NFL.
The skill set the Gophers' men's basketball team showcased against Michigan on Saturday should hold up well the rest of the way in the Big Ten.
Minnesotans have gotten excited about foreign players before only to be let down. Will this time be different with Kirill Kaprizov?
The Wild has had talented players in the past. But never two players like Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov who have such elite skills and speed to create goals.
The Gophers have no one else who can do what Gabe Kalscheur does when he's at his best — make treys, be productive without dominating the ball and play outstanding perimeter defense.
The former Vikings executive maintains a positive outlook despite being bombarded with criticism for how he has handled the pandemic.
This weekend, former WNBA star Becky Hammon will coach at Target Center as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs. Another former WNBA point guard found herself nodding in approval.
Assuming better defensive health is fair. But so is assuming less good fortune in terms of offensive health, which is worrisome because of the Vikings' lack of quality depth at wide receiver, offensive line and quarterback.
Is Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson the NFL offensive rookie of the year? And did he have a better rookie season than Randy Moss turned in?
The quarterback has been excellent of late, but the Vikings have missed the playoffs in two of his three seasons.
Mike Zimmer is in the midst of negative trends that extend beyond this season. He has entered his past three Decembers with contending teams carrying championship aspirations. The past three Decembers his teams are 5-9.
Black and women athletes especially laid themselves on the line for their causes over the past 12 months.
As their team bus glided from an empty stadium into New Orleans' dark and empty streets Friday night, all the Vikings had to show for this season was excuses.
The Vikings' Dalvin Cook and the Saints' Alvin Kamara were taken in the same 2017 draft. Who is more valuable right now?
Kirk Cousins' decision-making skills often make everyone scream. So are you surprised that rookie receiver Justin Jefferson let Cousins know what was on his mind last weekend?
The two high draft picks need to develop into top players if the Wolves want to stop drafting in the top slots.
Mike Zimmer is the longest-tenured coach in the NFC North, but his team falters too often in divisional games. Sunday's loss was the latest example.
The last time the teams played, Hicks was ruining the Vikings' running game until he got hurt. What will happen Sunday?
Two losing teams can play a meaningful game, but they can't play a big game, no matter how hard the NFL tries to sell it as such.
When a player has one job and loses confidence in the mechanics that allow him to do it well, he leaves you little choice.
Let's relish the excellence on the field in Tampa: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Dalvin Cook are among the best in the NFL.
Sunday's showdown with one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history might define what has been an up-and-down season.
The Vikings defense has stopped allowing opposing stars to operate at will, and that has given their offense chances to win shootouts.
The slugger was a throwback player and served them well. But change is here, and more of it could be on the way.
It would be tempting Minnesota-style sports fate to predict future playoff success, but there is no question Minnesota United has found its franchise player.
The Vikings have won five of six. They have also lost to the Falcons and Cowboys at home, and needed to work overtime — and make Dalvin Cook work far harder than is healthy — to beat a one-win team.