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MLB: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:42:58 EDT
Losing Trevor May will cost the Twins two wins, projection system says

You may remember a few weeks ago when we wrote and talked about how the Twins might be better than many are expecting. Well, that basic premise still exists, but after Trevor May tore a…


NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 12:58:35 EST
With major free agent signings in place, let’s have a look at the Minnesota Vikings roster

The Minnesota Vikings landed two starting tackles, a starting running back and a depth defensive lineman so far in free agency. They’ve also seen one starting corner return and a handful of players find new…


MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins - Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:10:19 EDT
With young talent getting to the big leagues, Twins fall in prospect rankings

The Twins have some young talent in the Majors that they’ll be counting on this season to help them dig out of the hole of 103 losses. If young guys like Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton,…


NFL: Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:30:16 EDT
Cordarrelle Patterson tweets at Adrian Peterson: ‘Bruh come join the dark side’

Either Cordarrelle Patterson secretly is Star Wars buff, or he’s working to get his old teammate out to Oakland to join the Raiders. (Maybe both?) The new Raiders receiver tweeted his pitch to Adrian Peterson…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:52:04 EDT
Wild’s recent slump is no cause for panic

For the Minnesota Wild, it’s more like March Sadness, am I right? Since March 1, the Wild have won just two of eight games. Their slump includes a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on…


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Hockey Half Hour notebook: Wolverines loss may mean the end of Berenson-Lucia rivalry

Penn State’s 4-1 win over Michigan on Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten hockey tournament in Detroit means the regular season champion Gophers get one more shot at the Nittany Lions…


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Gophers really missed Akeem Springs in season-ending loss

Just a few days ago, the Gophers men’s basketball team celebrated its official entrance into the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years. Now they’re just one of the many teams that are…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:56:15 EDT
Is it possible Adrian Peterson won’t find a new team?

If we’ve learned anything in the NFL, it’s that the last thing teams want is distractions – unless it means drafting/signing/keeping a superstar. Not to say Tim Tebow was a great quarterback, but he went…


NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Indiana
Zulgad: Gophers’ loss doesn’t take away from the fact the future looks bright

There were plenty of reasons for the Gophers to be disappointed with their performance Thursday afternoon in an 81-72 loss to Middle Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Milwaukee. Point guard…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:20:52 EDT
Vikings officially shut the door on Peterson: Adrian will move on elsewhere

General manager Rick Spielman officially shut the door on Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings on Thursday afternoon during a conference call to discuss the signing of free agent running back Latavius Murray. Peterson, the…


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Zulgad: Murray won’t be Peterson and Vikings will be just fine with that

The Adrian Peterson fans will say that Latavius Murray never will be able to replace the excitement that Peterson brought for many of his 10 seasons in Minnesota. They are right. The Vikings’ decision to…


MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:32:27 EDT
Is Max Kepler underrated as an outfielder?

The era of big data in pro sports is upon us. With some new-ish defensive information informed by player tracking data, we might be coming into a better understanding of who has the most defensive…


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With Newman back, is the Vikings’ secondary set?

It’s been said that to in the NFL, you have to be able to pass and stop the pass. The Minnesota Vikings did one of those things at an elite level last year. Opposing offenses…


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New Vikings RB Latavius Murray has ‘too much respect’ to ask for his old No. 28

Latavius Murray wore No. 28 as a kid because of Fred Taylor. Then, when Taylor retired and Adrian Peterson was busy doing his thing as one of the best running backs of all-time, Murray stuck…


MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:49:46 EDT
March Madness: 64 Predictions for the 2017 Twins

March Madness is upon us. With the Gophers and the rest of the field of 64 ready to cue things up, I thought I’d get in the spirit by throwing out 64 predictions about the…


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Vikings sign free agent running back Latavius Murray

The Minnesota Vikings have signed a running back who wore No. 28 and it’s not Adrian Peterson. The Vikings announced early Thursday morning they have come to a contract agreement with former Oakland Raiders running…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:47:08 EDT
Free agent tight end Cook departs without agreeing to a contract

Free agent Jared Cook spent Wednesday visiting the Vikings but the tight end left without agreeing to a contract. The Vikings announced via their Twitter account on Wednesday night that Cook’s visit with the team…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:34:41 EST
Zulgad’s three-and-out: Newman in the nickel, Kalil departs as a massive bust, what about Patterson?

One week into free agency, the Vikings have been busy both signing players and allowing others to walk out the door. Here are three thoughts on what has transpired so far. The nickel plan It…


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Zulgad: Even as a No. 5 seed, Gophers’ Pitino gets opportunity to embrace underdog role

Far too often a coach will attempt to play the clichéd “we get no respect” card without any real substance behind it. Mike Zimmer tried to convince his players before last season that no one…


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Who is to blame for Patterson? What’s next for the Vikings in free agency? (ep. 192)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller discuss the exit of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Was Patterson a failed draft pick? What went wrong along the way? Why didn’t the Vikings…


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