Sports reporter | Vikings

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.


New coach O'Connell has Vikings taking 'class on the grass'

Vikings players had plenty to learn during offseason program with new coaching staff and new defensive scheme.


Vikings look to social outings to help build better team

Kirk Cousins called it 'an extra heartbeat,' that time spent together off the field can help players and coaches make stronger connections.


When the Vikings play softball, their long snapper becomes the star

Andrew DePaola hit four home runs at CHS Field at a charity game. "I don't know if anyone knew I could play baseball," he said.


Vikings sign veteran receiver Wilson; Za'Darius Smith sidelined by injury

The Vikings were down two receivers due to injuries during organized team activities, and suddenly free-agent receiver Albert Wilson's phone lit up.


Former Vikings first-round pick Gladney, 25, dies after car crash

Cornerback Jeff Gladney started 15 of the Vikings' 16 games in 2020.


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 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.


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 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 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.