Ben Goessling | Star Tribune
Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling covers the Vikings for the Star Tribune. He has covered the team since 2012, and has previously covered the Twins, Wild, Washington Nationals and prep sports.

After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Goessling majored in accounting and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He coaches high school track and field and cross country, plays electric guitar and enjoys volunteering at Hope Academy in the Phillips neighborhood.


Vikings add offensive assistant, special teams coordinator to staff

The Vikings left little doubt about what their identity will be in 2019, assembling a group of longtime West Coast offensive minds.


Vikings offensive coordinator Stefanski will 'pull everything apart'

He gets the chance to put his stamp on the Vikings offense after having his interim tag removed.


Mike Priefer leaves Vikings to be Browns special teams coordinator

Priefer's contract expired on Tuesday, and he decided to start anew in Cleveland. Issues with kickers and punters proved to be an ongoing problem


Stefanski has second interview for Browns head coaching job

Sources told the Star Tribune the Browns have asked Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski what his staff would look like if he was hired by Cleveland.


Vikings coach Zimmer vows to restore 'nasty' mentality

Mike Zimmer's offseason to-do list after 2018 sounds fairly similar to the one that faced him after 2016: He must make a decision on an offensive coordinator, and figure out how to help his team re-establish its footing.


Support in exit poll: Vikings players stand behind Mike Zimmer

Both the Vikings coach and GM Rick Spielman have contracts that expire after next season.


Done with a dud: Playoff hopes end with lopsided loss to Bears

With a chance for 'win and in,' the Vikings trailed the Bears all game Sunday and were dominated by the NFC North champions. A season after reaching the NFC championship game, there will be no playoffs.


Vikings signed Cousins to win big games — like the next one

He faces the Bears on Sunday with a wild-card berth at stake for Vikings.


Beating Lions sets up showdown game for final wild-card spot

Beating Detroit 27-9 while Philadelphia won its game on the final play means that next Sunday's games, which were moved to late afternoon starts, will determine whether the Vikings, who face the Bears, or the Eagles get the final wild-card spot in the NFC.


Vikings players find their voice on social justice issues

Management and players have worked together to address the complex social justice issues that affect their lives.