Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak must find more ways to clear throwing lanes for Kirk Cousins against Tampa Bay, and keep him from getting hit as often as he did against Jacksonville.
The Vikings parted ways with Holton Hill on Tuesday, ending a run for the cornerback that never quite lived up to expectations.
The 7-foot Drake transfer ranked among the nation's leaders in blocks last season.
Boston College senior and former Shakopee star Steffon Mitchell plays the Gophers for a second time Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Mitchell went from under-the-radar high school prospect to one of the top defensive players in the ACC.
Elmer Kohorst went from Albany to Notre Dame and became a two-time All-America catcher. Later, Elmer was Jim Smith's basketball assistant at St. John's and saved him from responding to archrival Tom Feely.
July 31, 1972: Dick Allen, the AL's MVP-to-be, became the first big-leaguer in 40 years with two inside-the-park home runs. It happened against the Twins with Blyleven pitching.
Reedy was named the conference's first star of the week and LaFontaine the third star for their performances in a sweep of Michigan State.
A two-goal lead with less than 20 minutes to play should be enough of a cushion in soccer. But not for the Loons, who added another chapter to the three-decade heartbreak of Minnesota's men pro sports teams.
The Loons stay with Robin Lod roaming with Kevin Molino, Emanuel Reynoso and Ethan Finlay that has served them so well in playoffs so far.
The left fielder played six seasons in Minnesota and was non-tendered at the deadline Wednesday.
Cook now has four games of at least 30 touches this season, more than any NFL player since Le'Veon Bell had six such games for the Steelers in 2017.
Per a recent report: "Several NHL teams are are exploring the possibility of playing some 2020-21 home games in outdoor venues."
These Vikings have shown themselves to be good enough to be considered frustrating.
Do you believe in this team, after watching them almost lose to Jacksonville at home in a game they desperately needed to win?
The Vikings want to be "smart" with running back Dalvin Cook's workload after his ankle injury last week, coach Mike Zimmer said. Alexander Mattison's absence will test that.
The Vikings today face an inferior opponent at U.S. Bank Stadium. What could go wrong?
Dalvin Cook's primary backup won't play against the Jaguars after being deactivated on Saturday.
Reducing juvenile crime in Minnesota will take more counselors, treatment options, panel tells lawmakers
Are we going to have to sit through another summer of K after K after K? Derek Falvey calmed Chip Scoggins down (a little).
Team bosses tightening belts isn't a surprise, and in fact, it could prove wise.
Sonny Gray is now with the Cardinals and the Twins are taking their chances with cost-effective arms. But are the Rays really the team to emulate?
Here's a tail with a happy ending.
Death of beloved New York City owl, Flaco, in apparent building collision devastates legions of fans
Minnesota sports, as seen elsewhere
Patrick Reusse has been covering sports in the Twin Cities since 1968.
La Velle E. Neal III and Phil Miller report on the Twins from wherever they make news