Bud Grant in 1967 and in 2022.

Reflections on the journey of a lifetime. Bud Grant at 95

The legendary Vikings coach is 95 years old today, a milestone made even more impressive because he cheated death at age 29.

Vikings mailbag: Which rookies and second-year players will step up?

May 20
Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (43) could get more work in the nickel defense in his second season in the NFL.
The defensive shift from Mike Zimmer's 4-3 defensive front to 3-4 schemes and need for depth on offense will open up roles for younger players.
access vikings podcast

Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense

May 19
Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense
Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the defensive changes, O'Connell's approach, the 2021 and 2022 draft classes and more in this episode of the Access Vikings podcast.
Vikings
May 20
Retired Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant in his Bloomington, Minn., basement in December 2017. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG

A conversation with Vikings legend Bud Grant on his 95th birthday

Bud Grant, the legendary Vikings coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer, turns 95 today and is a very special guest on today's Daily Delivery podcast.
Vikings
May 20
Former Vikings Head Coach Bud Grants adjusts his hat as he speaks with Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse after a press conference introducing new

Happy 95th birthday, Bud Grant. Photos from then and now

Leave a "happy birthday" wish for Bud in the comments and check out a handful of our favorite photos of The Coach, old ones and not-so-old ones.
..
upickem 2021 Play UPickEm: Join a group, pick winners, win prizes
updated 5 hours 14 mins. ago
The Star Tribune's NFL prediction contest is on. Can you outpick your friends and other fans?
Vikings
May 19
Bud Grant turns 95 on Friday, he will be the guest on the Daily Delivery podcast.

Coming Friday: A special Daily Delivery podcast with Bud Grant, on his 95th birthday

The Hall of Fame Vikings coach will join Michael Rand to share stories, and discuss the wonders of aging and the happiness derived from a life well-lived.
Vikings
May 19
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday for the first time since his Jan. 10 comments about the Vikings’ culture, Eric Kendricks said, “If I want chang

No more fear: Veteran Kendricks plays role in new Vikings culture

Eric Kendricks' words about the team's management — "I don't think a fear-based organization is the way to go" — grabbed headlines when the Wilfs fired Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman.
Vikings
May 18
Vikings assistant head coach Mike Pettine is leading a group of mostly low-level college coaches in a three-day program in which they’ll gain exposu

Vikings' coaching summit aims to improve diversity on NFL staffs

Assistant head coach Mike Pettine is leading the effort to build up the candidate pool for entry-level positions in the NFL.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
Listen Access Vikings: The Podcast
updated 9 hours 29 mins. ago
Check out our weekly Vikings podcast, featuring Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand.
Vikings
May 17
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter practices at the TCO Performance Center practice fields in Eagan, Minn., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. ] Elizabeth F

Vikings' Hunter, back from another injury, is building bond with Smith

Star edge rusher Danielle Hunter is being paired with the former Packer Za'Darius Smith and adjusting to a new playbook. But he's got the same contract situation to be resolved.
Randball
May 17
Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson (18) in a game late last season.

Prediction: Game-by-game path leads to 10-win season for Vikings

The schedule came out late last week, and after digesting it for a while, there is a lot to like for the Vikings.

nfl

  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 4 0 .765 450 371 8-0 5-4
    Minnesota 8 9 0 .471 425 426 5-3 3-6
    Chicago 6 11 0 .353 311 407 3-5 3-6
    Detroit 3 13 1 .206 325 467 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 13 4 0 .765 511 353 7-1 6-3
    New Orleans 9 8 0 .529 364 335 3-5 6-3
    Atlanta 7 10 0 .412 313 459 2-6 5-4
    Carolina 5 12 0 .294 304 404 2-6 3-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 12 5 0 .706 530 358 5-3 7-2
    Philadelphia 9 8 0 .529 444 385 3-5 6-3
    Washington 7 10 0 .412 335 434 3-5 4-5
    NY Giants 4 13 0 .235 258 416 3-5 1-8
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 12 5 0 .706 460 372 5-3 7-2
    Arizona 11 6 0 .647 449 366 3-5 8-1
    San Francisco 10 7 0 .588 427 365 4-4 6-3
    Seattle 7 10 0 .412 395 366 3-5 4-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 10 7 0 .588 460 376 5-4 5-3
    Pittsburgh 9 7 1 .559 343 398 6-2 3-5
    Cleveland 8 9 0 .471 349 371 6-3 2-6
    Baltimore 8 9 0 .471 387 392 5-4 3-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 12 5 0 .706 419 354 7-2 5-3
    Indianapolis 9 8 0 .529 451 365 4-5 5-3
    Houston 4 13 0 .235 280 452 2-7 2-6
    Jacksonville 3 14 0 .176 253 457 3-6 0-8
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 11 6 0 .647 483 289 6-3 5-3
    New England 10 7 0 .588 462 303 4-5 6-2
    Miami 9 8 0 .529 341 373 6-3 3-5
    NY Jets 4 13 0 .235 310 504 3-6 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 5 0 .706 480 364 7-2 5-3
    Las Vegas 10 7 0 .588 374 439 5-4 5-3
    Los Angeles 9 8 0 .529 474 459 5-4 4-4
    Denver 7 10 0 .412 335 322 4-5 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    S. Mannion MIN 189
    J. Jefferson MIN 35
    K. Mond MIN 5
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Mattison MIN 491
    K. Cousins MIN 115
    W. Gallman Jr. MIN 104
    K. Nwangwu MIN 61
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    A. Thielen MIN 726
    K. Osborn MIN 655
    T. Conklin MIN 593
    A. Mattison MIN 228
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 143
    H. Smith MIN 114
    X. Woods MIN 107
    N. Vigil MIN 83
    A. Barr MIN 72
  • Interceptions
    A. Barr MIN 3
    X. Woods MIN 3
    B. Breeland MIN 2
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    (6) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Wonnum MIN 8.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    E. Griffen MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 5.0
    A. Watts MIN 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 5316
    M. Stafford LAR 4886
    D. Prescott DAL 4449
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    A. Rodgers GB 4115
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Gibson WAS 1037
    E. Elliott DAL 1002
    E. Mitchell SF 963
    A. Kamara NO 898
  • Receiving Yards
    C. Kupp LAR 1947
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    D. Adams GB 1553
    D. Samuel SF 1405
    T. Lockett SEA 1175
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    F. Oluokun ATL 192
    J. Brooks SEA 183
    B. Wagner SEA 170
    R. Smith CHI 163
    D. Campbell GB 145
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 11
    A. Oruwariye DET 6
    Q. Diggs SEA 5
    R. Douglas GB 5
    X. McKinney NYG 5
  • Passing Yards
    J. Herbert LAC 5014
    P. Mahomes KC 4839
    D. Carr LV 4804
    J. Burrow CIN 4611
    J. Allen BUF 4407
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Taylor IND 1811
    N. Chubb CLE 1259
    J. Mixon CIN 1205
    N. Harris PIT 1200
    D. Henry TEN 937
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Chase CIN 1455
    M. Andrews BAL 1361
    T. Hill KC 1239
    S. Diggs BUF 1225
    D. Johnson PIT 1161
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Mosley NYJ 168
    D. Perryman LV 154
    K. White LAC 144
    B. Okereke IND 130
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 124
  • Interceptions
    J. Jackson NE 8
    K. Byard TEN 5
    X. Howard MIA 5
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    (2) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 22.5
    M. Garrett CLE 16.0
    T. Hendrickson CIN 14.0
    M. Judon NE 12.5
    H. Landry III TEN 12.0
Vikings
May 16
U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings.

Vikings name former 49ers executive as VP of football operations

Demitrius Washington has been with San Francisco for seven seasons, beginning his time there alongside new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah in the 49ers football research and development department.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
scores, stats, latest news Star Tribune NFL 24/7
updated 10 hours 13 mins. ago
All the latest updates, including schedules, stats, scores, game reports and more from the National Football League.
Sports
May 16
2022 playoff runs for the Wolves and Wild started on April 21 in Target Center and ended precisely three weeks later on Thursday night in St. Louis.

Reusse: We continue on in the land of 10,000 playoff disappointments

Spring of 2022 offered another pair of first-round playoff exits in basketball and hockey as the years of postseason futility grow longer.
Vikings
May 14
Vederian Lowe, his wife Haylee and their first son, Kingston, at their wedding in February 2021.

Vikings rookie left tackle Lowe has overcome a lot outside football

That's one reason the Vikings drafted Vederian Lowe out of Illinois in the sixth round: He's proven he can overcome adversity. He has a wife, two children, and a younger brother he is raising.
Vikings
May 13
Defensive backs like safety Lewis Cine, the Vikings’ first-round draft pick, were a point of emphasis at the team’s rookie minicamp Friday.

Vikings limit tryouts at rookie camp, focus on passing game

Only 42 players, far below the usual 70 or 80, were on the field Friday for the first day of new coach Kevin O'Connell's first rookie minicamp.
Vikings
May 13
The Vikings open their season by hosting the Packers on Sept 11 and will play at Lambeau Field on New Year’s Day. This time, Za’Darius Smith (55)

Vikings will open against Packers, host Patriots on Thanksgiving

The Vikings will host a Thanksgiving game for the first time, one of a series of notable match-ups on the 2022 schedule, which also includes opening at home against Green Bay.
Vikings
May 13
Former Gophers defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo was among the Vikings draft picks to sign contracts on Thursday.

With rookie camp set to open, Vikings sign five more draft picks

The Vikings have completed deals with half of their 10-man draft class before rookies and tryout players take the field on Friday for the start of this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Vikings
May 13
Jameis Winston, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray and of course Aaron Rodgers are among the quarterbacks the Vikings will face this season.

Lambeau, Landover, London: A game-by-game look at the Vikings' schedule

From Week 1 at home to Week 18 on the road and all the trips — including across the pond — in between. The 2022 Vikings schedule is out. Let the debates begin.
Gophers
May 12
Gino Cappelletti (15) looked to elude the Nebraska defense during the Gophers’ 19-7 victory over the Cornhuskers in the 1954 season opener at Memori

Former Gophers, Patriots standout Cappelletti dies

Keewatin, Minn., native Gino Cappelletti starred for the Gophers in the 1950s and the Boston Patriots of the AFL in the 1960s. He was 89.
Randball
May 12
Lewis Cine was Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s first Vikings draft pick.

Five takeaways from behind-the-scenes at the Vikings draft

The Vikings posted a 20-minute video that gives a good look at their process and personalities.
Vikings
May 12
The Vikings selected Georgia safety Lewis Cine with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft last month.

Vikings, first-round pick Lewis Cine agree to four-year contract

Lewis Cine, the former Georgia safety, is the first Vikings draft pick to agree to terms on his contract ahead of the first practice at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Vikings
May 9
Running back Alexander Mattison in the last Vikings-Eagles matchup in 2019.

Vikings will play Eagles on 'Monday Night Football' in Week 2

The Sept. 19 matchup will be the Vikings' second trip to Lincoln Financial Field since the NFC Championship game after the 2017 season.
Business
May 6
The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan by the Minnesota Vikings’ practice facility.

Subcontractors on Wilf's Viking Lakes project accused of wage theft

The carpenters union alleges wage theft on behalf of at least 25 workers.
Vikings
May 5
Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic led the nation last year with five field goals of 50 yards or more.

Vikings add former Oklahoma kicker as an undrafted free agent

Gabe Brkic was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, given to the top place-kicker in college football.