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NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:14:34 EDT
Adrian Peterson refutes report that he’s seeking $8 million

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement late Friday night responding to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates that teams are not showing interest in the future Hall of Fame running back…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:09:40 EST
Should the Vikings consider signing Michael Floyd?

How about this for a sentence from ESPN’s John Clayton: “[Michael] Floyd’s free-agency move was put on hold while he served a 24-day jail sentence. Interest should pick up soon for the former first-round pick.” The…


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Vikings release former third-round pick Crichton

The Minnesota Vikings announced they have waived former third-round pick Scott Crichton. The defensive lineman appeared in 21 games in 2014 and 2015, combining for just 10 total tackles. #Vikings have officially waived DL Scott…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans - Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:50:11 EDT
Report: Most teams think Adrian Peterson is ‘effectively done’

The Minnesota Vikings chose to acquire free agent running back Latavius Murray rather than re-sign future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. It appears most NFL teams agree with the Vikings’ assessment that they can do…


NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:12:17 EST
Report: Vikings sign Robison to contract extension

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Brian Robison to a one-year contract extension. Overthecap.com reports the deal will create $1.8 million in cap space. Source: Vikings DE Brian…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:39:37 EST
Zulgad’s 3 thoughts on the Wild: The wheels continue to come off, the disappearance of Nino, mixing it up on defense

ST. PAUL – Two days after ending a five-game losing streak with a victory over San Jose, the Wild focused on building on that win in Thursday’s game against Philadelphia at Xcel Energy Center. “That’s…


Sep 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon (25) celebrates his touchdown against the Houston Cougars at NRG Stadium. Houston Cougars won 33 to 23. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
With hype growing, Vikings might not have to make a decision on Joe Mixon

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, general manager Rick Spielman and running back’s coach Kennedy Polamalu all attended Oklahoma’s pro day, presumably to take a close look at running back Joe Mixon. One of the…


NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:49:44 EST
It’s time for the NFL to admit its mistake, move on from Thursday Night games

Two of the Minnesota Vikings’ most gut wrenching losses in 2016 came in games that they weren’t allowed to prepare for. The Vikings fell to the Detroit Lions with basically only one practice in between their…


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The Gopher men’s hockey team’s path to the Frozen Four

The Gopher men’s hockey team is two wins away from the Frozen Four. After last year’s hiccup, the Gophers are back at the NCAA Tournament. The U of M is the No. 1 seed at…


August 17, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the football before the game against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-180634 ORIG FILE ID:  20140817_kkt_st3_011.jpg
Players know that keeping Kaepernick out is a message

Shortly after Colin Kaepernick’s protest became the biggest sports story in the NFL, I asked one player, on the record, how he felt about what the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was doing. He elected to…


NFL: Preseason-Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings - Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:11:36 EDT
Is Mackensie Alexander ready to take over at nickel corner?

Mike Zimmer knows cornerbacks like Andrew W.K. knows partying. There isn’t a position in which you would trust the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach’s opinion more than cornerback. From coaching Deion Sanders early in his career…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:20:52 EDT
Zulgad: If Packers end up pursuing Peterson, it will be all about payback

Two weeks after NFL free agency opened, Adrian Peterson still has not found a new team and it appears that might remain the case for a while. The Vikings have told the running back they…


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The new Vikings backfield and the market for Adrian Peterson (ep. 192)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss how Latavius Murray fits into the Vikings’ backfield. How his assets works with Pat Shurmur’s offense and what his presence means to the…


Vikings announce ankle surgery for new RB Latavius Murray

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that recently-signed running back Latavius Murray underwent surgery on his ankle, but will be ready to go in time for training camp. Statement from the #Vikings on @LataviusM's surgery https://t.co/vnliBKwCsF…


Nov 28, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive lineman Malik McDowell (4) scores on a pick 6 during the 2nd half  of a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions  at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
Zimmer, Spielman present at DT McDowell’s pro day

If you were an oddsmaker, you might move the line on the Minnesota Vikings’ odds of selecting a defensive tackle. Both head coach Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman were in attendance at the pro day…


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre runs off the field after the NFL football game against the Chicago Bears won by the Vikings 36-10, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Andy King)
Watch: Brett Favre can still throw a football super hard

If you were wondering what Brett Favre’s been up to, it seems he’s still been throwing the old pigskin around. Had the G.O.A.T. Brett Favre out throwing today. I asked him to come out retirement…


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Spurs continue as the Wolves’ Achilles’ heel

The San Antonio Spurs are a perennial power. Tim Duncan retired last summer and they have not lost a step. Thanks to Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are 54-16 and in second place in the Western…


May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet, NFL shield, stage, and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Ranking Vikings draft needs by position

Most of the NFL’s best free agents have found homes, so now it’s time to start turning our attention to the NFL draft. While the Minnesota Vikings do not have a first-round pick, they will…


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Twins release pitcher Ryan Vogelsong

The Ryan Vogelsong era is over before it started. The veteran pitcher asked for, and was granted, his release Tuesday after he gave up seven runs in 8.2 innings this spring. “We talked with Ryan…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:18:39 EDT
Zulgad: Back on track? Wild avoid fireworks this time around by ending five-game skid

ST. PAUL – Bruce Boudreau entered his postgame press conference Tuesday night and jokingly promised to stick around for the entire thing this time. That was a significant difference from two nights earlier when the…


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