Ben Goessling | Star Tribune
Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling is in his sixth year covering the Vikings, having joined the Star Tribune in 2017 after four seasons at ESPN and one at the Pioneer Press. He is an Apple Valley High School and University of Minnesota graduate.


From Nigeria to U.S. - and basketball to football - Vikes see Aruna's potential

In Ade Aruna's attributes — 34 ½-inch arms, 4.6-second 40-yard dash time, 38 ½-inch vertical jump — the Vikings see the kind of prospect with whom defensive line coach Andre Patterson has struck gold before.


Vikings' Terence Newman says this is his final shot at a Super Bowl title

The NFL's oldest defender wants to pursue a title, then has plans to retire.


Newman returning to Vikings for 16th NFL season

After picking up the option for Trae Waynes, one of the teams' younger defensive backs, the Vikings tapped Terence Newman for another season as well.


Mock draft meets reality: What the Vikings did vs. what we expected

Last week, Star Tribune football writer Ben Goessling offered his version of whom the Vikings would take in the 2018 NFL Draft. Take a look at his picks vs. the ones made by the team.


Five questions still facing the 2018 Vikings

A team that went 13-3 last season has Super Bowl aspirations again this year. But the Vikings still face questions about how they'll reach that goal.


Vikings' seamstress Penny Bryce hanging up her needle after 49 years

Since 1969, Penny Bryce has tended to uniforms of Vikings players but after she sewed the nameplate for first-round pick Mike Hughes the time has come to retire..


Vikings draft Central Florida cornerback Hughes with 30th pick

The Vikings on Thursday night waited patiently before picking up Mike Hughes, using a first-round pick on a defensive back for the fourth time in six years and continuing to invest in the league's top-ranked defense.


Cousins begins building foundation with Vikings — on and off the field

There's no doubt Kirk Cousins will be the alpha dog of a Vikings team that harbors Super Bowl expectations as it heads into 2018. But he knows better than to force himself into that role.


Vikings Mock Draft: Projecting every Vikings pick in all seven rounds

Adding Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson in free agency were big steps for the Vikings. The next is filling needs in the draft. Our ultimate Vikings Mock Draft features predictions for all seven rounds.


Super Bowl dreams? First, Vikings face one of NFL's toughest schedules

The team's 2018 schedule is highlighted by an opening five-week stretch that includes road games with the Packers, Rams and Eagles.