MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost over for Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. Almost as in Sunday morning in Buffalo. The team should learn shortly before kickoff of their game against the Bills whether the linebacker’s broken ribs have healed sufficiently for him to return to the lineup following a three-game absence.
MINNEAPOLIS — This seems to be shaping up as the year of the running back in the Big Ten, but the most consistent teams in the conference are winning games thanks to improved play from their quarterbacks. Purdue (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten) had to bench its starting quarterback to discover Austin Appleby, who is playing well entering Saturday’s game against the Gophers (5-1, 2-0) at TCF Bank Stadium.
ST. PAUL — Darcy Kuemper remembers finding the suggestion a bit weird. Talk to himself? In the middle of a game? How would that help?
MINNEAPOLIS — Not one starting offensive lineman waded into the Vikings locker room Monday during the media hour, unable or unwilling to say anything about an atrocious performance everybody was talking about. Coach Mike Zimmer did not rule out lineup changes to the enigmatic unit, which yielded eight sacks in Sunday’s 17-3 loss to Detroit and has been under siege all season.
ST. PAUL -- Attorneys for sexual abuse victims stood alongside Catholic Church officials Monday in downtown St. Paul to announce the settlement of a sweeping lawsuit and a landmark agreement...
MINNEAPOLIS — When former Michigan star and ESPN analyst Desmond Howard said on “College Football Gameday” last weekend that Texas Christian had played a bunch of “cupcakes” leading up to the Oklahoma game, Gophers fans immediately fired back on Twitter.
MINNEAPOLIS — Worried that turnout will fall without a president on the ballot, Minnesota Democrats brought their party’s hottest star to Minneapolis on Friday to fire up the troops. Former...
The full moon turns red during a total eclipse early Wednesday morning. The moon is seen here about 5:50 a.m. behind a statue of Josias R. King — the first...
One of Mike Zimmer’s most endearing traits is his postgame demeanor after a loss. It’s almost as if he switches from coach to fan and is just as angry with those knuckleheads as all the Joe Six-Packs sitting at home and groaning. Most coaches go into a boilerplate spiel about poor execution or a lack of preparedness. The gist of Zimmer’s remarks usually is that he plans to give his players a good scolding at the next available opportunity. He makes it known that he is very upset with them.
MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Robison was mic’d up for part of the Vikings’ nationally televised game against the Packers on Thursday night in Green Bay, so his reaction to missing Eddie Lacy in the backfield on an 11-yard touchdown run was clearly audible. “Dang it!” the veteran defensive end said as he walked back to the huddle, his team about to go down 35-0 with more than 10 minutes left in the third quarter.