National Sports

Local Youths Skate With Former Stanley Cup Champion Matt Cullen

IcePlex and Facilites Impress 20-Year NHL Vet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though there’s not a whole lot of ice to skate on in the summer, it’s one of the most important parts of a year for young hockey players to develop.  And several youngsters in Sioux Falls got to spend this afternoon skating with a three-time Stanley Cup champion. 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen was at the IcePlex…

USD Alum Tom Compton Joins Parkston Native Riley Reiff On Vikings Offensive Line

Native Minnesota Has Strong Relationship With Kirk Cousins Dating Back To Rookie Year In Washington

EAGAN, MN  — If you’re a fan of, or have watched, college and prep football in the state of South Dakota, the Minnesota Vikings have some familiar faces in training camp this year.  Among the five local alums in camp is a fan favorite down in Vermillion, USD alum Tom Compton. Six seasons after the former Coyote was taken in the…

Vikings Looking To Live Up To The Hype In 2018

Minnesota Fell One Game Short Of Super Bowl Last Year

EAGAN, MN  —  Though every NFL team enters the season with the obvious goal of making it to, and winning, the Super Bowl, there are only a few that realistically have a chance to do so. Which is why the hype and high expectations surrounding the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Vikings seems justified after they fell just one win…

Vikings Hold First Full Squad Practices Of Training Camp

Minnesota Enters 2018 With High Expectations

EAGAN, MN. —  For the first time in 2018 the full Minnesota Vikings football team took the field as the Vikings held their first full squad practice of training camp.  Click on the video viewer to watch our 6 PM report! Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story, Vikings Training Camp Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Training Camp

Fans & Players React To Vikings New Training Camp

After 50 Years Camp Leaves Mankato

EAGAN, MN  —  After a half a century in Mankato, the Minnesota Vikings began a new era with training camp this year, holding it in their new Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center. Reviews among fans may be mixed, but the players and coaches love the new digs.  Click on the video viewer for our report. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports…

Britton Native Dallas Goedert Begins First Training Camp With Philadelphia Eagles

Says Experience At SDSU Has Him Better Prepared For NFL

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  We’ve spent the last couple of days listening to local stars Jake Wieneke and Cedrick Lang talk about trying to kick start their NFL careers at Vikings training camp. Of course there’s another native beginning his NFL journey about 1200 miles away in Philadelphia, SDSU Alum Dallas Goedert. The Britton native began his first NFL training camp yesterday…

Vikings Attend Memorial Of Late Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano

Training Camp Practices Friday Cancelled

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings cancelled today’s training camp practice to attend the memorial for offensive line coach Tony Sparano.  It’s cast a pall over training camp thus far as players and coaches try to move forward with the season just days after Sparano’s unexpected passing. The Vikings resume training camp practices tomorrow with their first full squad workouts.  KDLT…

Sioux Falls Native Cedrick Lang Hoping To Catch On With Vikings

O'Gorman Alum Only Recently Began Playing Football Again

EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang’s football career appeared to end after an injury in his freshman season at O’Gorman led to him focusing on basketball. However, after getting back on the gridiron in college, the Sioux Falls native is a late bloomer that’s hoping to make the roster of the team he grew up watching, the Minnesota Vikings. Cedrick signed…

Wieneke Living the Dream in Vikings Camp

Wieneke Living the Dream in Vikings Camp

EAGAN, MN…From Austin Sumner to Taryn Christion, Jake Wieneke caught passes from some of the best quarterbacks in South Dakota State history. Now he’s catching them from one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL, Kirk Cousins. Jake Wieneke, Vikes Rookie WR (SDSU):”Kirk Cousins is amazing. I mean Taryn was awesome in college, he was a great man and…

Big day for Wieneke and Lang at Vikes camp

Big day for Wieneke and Lang at Vikes camp

EAGAN, MN… Wednesday was a big day for former SDSU wide receiver Jake Wieneke and O’Gorman’s Cedrick Lang. Both were in uniform for the Minnesota Vikings as they attempt to make the team this fall. KDLT’s Zach Borg was live during the 6:00 sportscast after talking with both local athletes about their first day on the field at the Vikings…

Training Camp Begins For Wieneke & Vikings Rookies

First Camp At New Home In Eagan

EAGAN, MN  —  Football is back! The Minnesota Vikings officially kicked off their first ever training camp at their new facility, Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center in Eagan, on Wednesday afternoon. Though some veterans like Kirk Cousins were on hand, it was mostly a day for rookies and younger members of the Vikings like SDSU alum Jake Wieneke & O’Gorman…

Vikings Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away

Had Been With Minnesota Since 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  With deep regret the Minnesota Vikings announce that Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano unexpectedly passed away early this morning.   “Our hearts go out to Jeanette and the entire Sparano family as we all mourn the loss of Tony. Tony was a passionate and driven individual who cared deeply about his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren….

Zenner Not Ready To Trade Cleats For Stethoscope

SDSU Alum Begins Fourth NFL Season Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s always nice to have job options, and SDSU alum Zach Zenner has some of the best anyone could have in playing running back with an NFL team or becoming a doctor. Zach is about to begin his fourth season with the Detroit Lions.  Whenever his football career ends he’s got a future as a doctor, working…

Wieneke With Good Examples To Follow Heading Into First Vikings Training Camp

SDSU Alum And Other Rookies Begin Practice On Wednesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football season is on the horizon as the Minnesota Vikings are just a few days away from beginning training camp. SDSU’s all time leading receiver Jake Wieneke is hoping to catch on with the main roster or practice squad, and certainly has a couple of good examples to follow.  Jake will actually report to the Vikings first…

Sioux Falls’ Zeb Knutson Attends Minnesota Wild Development Camp

Stampede Alum Invited By NHL Franchise

ST. PAUL, MN  —  Sioux Falls native Zeb Knutson always dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL. For this week at least he’s getting to live that dream at the Minnesota Wild’s development camp. Wearing the #67 for the green squad, Knutson was an invitee to the camp which had a total of 43 players.  The weekend camp concluded this evening…

Minnesota Twins Honor National Champion Augustana Baseball Team

Vikings Head Coach Tim Huber Throws Out First Pitch

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  It’s unofficially been South Dakota week at Target Field. On Thursday night former SDSU football star Jake Wieneke threw out the first pitch prior to the Twins victory over Tampa Bay.  Today the NCAA Division Two national baseball champion Augustana Vikings were honored prior to game three of the Twins series with the Rays. Augustana head coach…

Metzger Wins Baaker Crossing Pro-AM Before Heading To John Deere Classic Qualifier

Metzger Reigning Dakotas' Tour Money Leader

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — It’s going to be an interesting 24 hours for part-time Sioux Falls resident Andre Metzger. On Sunday morning he finished off a win at the Dakotas’ Tour Baaker Crossing Pro-Am, using a blistering back nine complete with four birdies to beat Tim Ailes and JJ McMillen by three shots. Immediately after that he began driving to…

SDSU Alum Blake Treinen Makes American League All-Star Team

Oakland Reliever Has A 0.86 ERA

OAKLAND, CA  —  South Dakota State alum Blake Treinen is a Major League Baseball All-Star. The 30-year old closer for the Oakland A’s is a first time all-star after a nearly unhittable first half in which he’s gone 5-1 with 22 saves, 54 strikeouts and an ERA below 1.  Treinen was traded from Washington to Oakland last season. Treinen pitched for…

Leber Hopes Vikings & Fans Embrace Target On Their Backs

Minnesota Opens Training Camp In Less Than A Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Former Vermillion Tanager Ben Leber is getting ready for another season on the Minnesota Vikings radio network, and expectations haven’t been this high heading into a season since he played on the 2009 team that came within a win of the Super Bowl. That’s what happens when the purple signed their highest profile quarterback since that…