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' Cook tries out team ownership, but fans call the shots

The star running back is a part-owner of a team in Fan Controlled Football, the latest start-up league trying to capture attention in the NFL offseason.


Guenther reunites with Zimmer to build up Vikings defense

Paul Guenther, the team's new senior defensive assistant, coach worked with Mike Zimmer on Marvin Lewis' staff in Cincinnati.


Vikings are hiring Paul Guenther as senior defensive assistant

Guenther replaced Mike Zimmer as the Bengals' defensive coordinator after Zimmer became the Vikings coach in 2014.


Vikings hire former receiver Martin Nance as chief marketing officer

Nance played with the Vikings in 2006 and '07, then earned business degrees at Michigan and Harvard.


Klint Kubiak is planning to leave his own mark on the Vikings' offense

As he did last year when choosing Gary Kubiak to replace Kevin Stefanski as offensive coordinator, coach Mike Zimmer prioritized continuity on offense with his choice.


Vikings will promote Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator, sources say

The former quarterbacks coach replaces his father Gary, who retired last month, and will be the team's sixth play-caller in seven seasons.


Super Bowl quarterbacks turn coaches' innovation into execution

Kansas City and Tampa Bay's commitment to the quarterbacks begins in the simplest way possible: the frequency with which they put the game in those players' hands.


Vikings expected to hire Alabama's Karl Scott as DB coach

Scott, who'd worked for Nick Saban the past three years, would replace Daronte Jones.


Vikings might need to cut more than $12 million of cap space

The salary cap for 2021 could be lower because of empty stadiums — and lost revenue — due to COVID-19


Vikings are expected to add McCardell to coaching staff

The team's staff for 2021 is starting to take shape, with former NFL player Keenan McCardell likely to be the new wide receiver coach.