Vikings
June 14
Tony Dungy’s time with the Gophers and in the NFL has led to awards received, but he’s more of a giver than a taker.

Hartman: Dungy's success story stands atop Gophers list

The former player and coach's voice is clear and forceful on matters of racism.
Vikings
June 14
Linebacker Eric Kendricks is one of the leaders of the Vikings' social justice committee founded in 2017.

Vikings' social justice committee takes a leading role in community

The group, including linebacker Eric Kendricks (pictured), has educated many Vikings players and emboldened them to take action.
Vikings
June 13
Garrett Bradbury prepared to snap the ball to quarterback Kirk Cousins during the first day of training for Vikings rookies last July.

Hartman: Vikings growth on offensive line key 2020 factor

Center Garrett Bradbury said that the continuity from last season should put the team at a big advantage when it ends its virtual training camp and gets back on the field in July.
Vikings
June 13
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, owners Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf stood with players Harrison Smith (22) (left) during the National Anth

Podcast: Vikings' social justice committee details plans to support change

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss how Vikings players, coaches and staffers have responded after global protests of social injustice and police brutality were sparked in Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd.
Vikings
June 12
What's up with Cook's holdout threat? (And other questions for RandBall)

What's up with Cook's holdout threat? (And other questions for RandBall)

A call for reader questions the other day resulted in a wonderfully eclectic mix that reflect where we are right now in sports: All over the place.
Vikings
June 10
Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes stopped a pass intended for Dallas wide receiver Michael Gallup

Hartman: Hughes, drafted in 2018, has most seniority among Vikings cornerbacks

That Mike Hughes is the most veteran cornerback shows that the group will have a lot of learning to do when Vikings camp opens.
Vikings
June 10
Kyle Rudolph helps a woman carry items to her car during a food distribution event last Friday in Minneapolis.

Vikings unveil social justice plan, includes a scholarship in Floyd's name

The Vikings' three-year-old social justice committee, led by co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson and a half-dozen players, established the George Floyd Legacy Scholarship with a $125,000 gift.
Vikings
June 9
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook sees himself as next up for a new deal. The Minnesota Vikings take on the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdo

Dalvin Cook positioning himself for holdout at Vikings training camp

Cook will be a free agent next spring, and his desire for a big contract has been both an open secret heading into the 2020 season. Pandemic concerns could also have an impact on the negotiations.
Vikings
June 8
The Vikings’ practice facility, TCO Performance Center, in Eagan has been shut down since March 13.

Vikings reopen team headquarters, without players or coaches

The Vikings said they have closed conference rooms, implemented staggered work shifts and established an infection response team.
Vikings
June 8
How players and a rogue employee changed the NFL message on racism

How players and a rogue employee changed the NFL message on racism

How do we reconcile people or organizations with a long history of being either silent or clearly on the other side of social justice issues suddenly using their platforms to advocate for change?
Coronavirus
June 8
Wide receiver Adam Thielen turned his spring tryout into a roster spot and eventual stardom with the Vikings. Free agents this year won't have the sam

'Staying hopeful.' State's undrafted players chasing NFL dreams without tryouts

Vikings star Adam Thielen knows his chance to play in the NFL came from tryouts he attended after playing at Minnesota State. But this year's top small college players don't have that option because of the pandemic.
Vikings
June 8
Ifeadi Odenigbo recovered a fumble in December, one play in a season in which the Vikings gave up only 303 points.

Hartman: Vikings set standard high on defense despite big change

Last year the Vikings ranked second in the NFC, allowing 303 points. Still, a lot of people around the club, including Mike Zimmer, felt the team could use a fresh start on defense.
Vikings
June 7
Two none-too-pleased Vikings -- wide receiver Randy Moss (84) and quarterback Daunte Culpepper -- watched from the sidelines during the third quarter

Reusse: Remembering the Vikings' Big Quit at Giants Stadium

The Vikings were favored and bursting with confidence prior to the NFC Championship Game in January 2001. The only thing they failed to do was show up.
Vikings
June 6
A giant American flag was unfurled before the Vikings played the Packers in 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Souhan: A true patriot sees the American flag as more

It's time for Americans to choose: Do you care about citizens or symbols?
Local
June 6
Vikings Kyle Rudolph hands out ice cream to children waiting in line for food.

Minnesota athletes, coaches turn out to fill void in ravaged neighborhood

Hundreds were served food and essential goods from diapers to dish soap Friday afternoon next to a heavily damaged Target and Cub Foods, where prominent Twin Cities sports figures volunteered.
Vikings
June 5
Minnesota athletes chip in to help distribute food, supplies

Minnesota athletes chip in to help distribute food, supplies

Minnesota athletes from the U of M, Vikings and Timberwolves joined the Change Starts with Me food and household supply give away Friday in Minneapolis.
TV & Media
June 5
Mike Max interviews protesters at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 31. Protesters were surrounded by MPD and arrested in a

How WCCO sports anchor Mike Max became a frontline reporter at the George Floyd protests

During the crisis, WCCO sports director Mike Max has shown he can cover civil unrest as well as any hard-news reporter. Maybe even better.
Vikings
June 5
Vikings guarantee most money ever under Zimmer to undrafted free agents

Vikings guarantee most money ever under Zimmer to undrafted free agents

Two of the players are getting six-figure guarantees when bonuses and salary guarantees are combined, and this year's total is substantially higher than in 2019.
Vikings
June 4
'My voice will be heard.' Vikings players talk about George Floyd

'My voice will be heard.' Vikings players talk about George Floyd

More Vikings players have been using social media and video to talk about the impact of George Floyd's death. Here's some of what's being said.
Vikings
June 4
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

Hartman: Vikings must find a way to pay Cook

Dalvin Cook is signed through 2020, but he'll be looking for a big payday: he's only the 39th-highest-paid running back in the NFL.

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