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.


Is the Vikings' next QB awaiting them at this week's NFL combine?

The quarterback decision is a complex question for the Vikings, and it sits atop a list of pivotal decisions facing GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O'Connell as they begin their third offseason together.


Vikings hire former Broncos coach to lead defensive line

The Vikings added Marcus Dixon, Denver's defensive line coach, to serve the same role in Minnesota and made assistant head coach Mike Pettine their outside linebackers coach as well.


T.J. Hockenson has surgery to repair ACL; C.J. Ham named to Pro Bowl Games

T.J. Hockenson had a career-high 95 receptions this season for the Vikings before he was injured Dec. 24 against Detroit.


Vikings part with head athletic trainer

Head trainer Uriah Myrie, who'd worked under Tyler Williams in the Vikings' player health and performance department, is out after two seasons with the team.


Who stays? Who goes? Vikings' calls on 16 players will shape the future

Kirk Cousins and Danielle Hunter are free agents. Harrison Smith could retire. Justin Jefferson has earned a lucrative contract extension. The Vikings face a series of franchise-changing choices.


Vikings will play home game in London during 2024 NFL season

Next season the Vikings will return to London, where they are 3-0, including a victory over the Saints in 2022.


Vikings' pivotal offseason could shape franchise for next decade

Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said he 'can't run from the stakes' ahead of an offseason that starts with him intending to bring back Kirk Cousins at quarterback.


As Vikings clean lockers, Cousins talks contract, desire to return

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins signaled a willingness to consider a more affordable deal and the possibility the team might draft his successor.


Vikings head to offseason of uncertainty after 30-20 loss to Lions

The Vikings finished 7-10 and out of the NFL playoffs, their first 10-loss season since 2013. They lost six of their last seven games in a season full of flaws and frustrations.


In Vikings' confounding season, they had no answers in the end

The loss of quarterback Kirk Cousins, combined with youth and injuries on defense, put the Vikings in an untenable situation they never really solved.