National Sports

Dallas Goedert Impresses In Preseason Debut With Eagles

Britton Native & SDSU Alum Catches TD In First Game

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Last night’s preseason opener technically won’t count as Dallas Goedert’s NFL debut. Still, after watching the Britton native, it seems a pretty good bet that he’ll be counted on by the Philadephia Eagles in his rookie season. The SDSU alum hauled in four passes for 66 yards, the most notable being a 15-yard touchdown grab in the first…

Goedert catches TD pass in first NFL game

Goedert catches TD pass in first NFL game

PHILADELPHIA, PA… They were cheering for Dallas in Philadelphia Thursday night. Britton, SD native and Eagles rookie tight end Dallas Goedert showed why the defending Super Bowl champs traded up to snatch him away from the Cowboys in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. The former SDSu standout hauled in 4 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Nate…

North thinks Sanford Int’l will be a success in SF

North thinks Sanford Int'l will be a success in SF

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Sanford International is less than 2 months away and the tournament already has 1,000 volunteers. The excitement level continues to grow and 2-time US Open champ Andy North thinks it will be a long-term success in Sioux Falls since it’s already becoming such a community event. He says that’s the key to the future growth of…

Jerry Smith excited that Jack is coming to Sanford Int’l

Jerry Smith excited that Jack is coming to Sanford Int'l

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Even the Champions Tour players are excited with Monday’s news that Jack Nicklaus is coming to Sioux Falls for the Sanford International and will play a 9-hole exhibition on Saturday, September 22nd. Iowa native Jerry Smith knows it will be a huge draw and expects for there to be more people following the Golden Bear Saturday afternoon…

Dusty Coleman’s Sunday Walk-off

Dusty Coleman's Sunday Walk-off

EL PASO, TX… Sunday was a big day for Sioux Falls native Dusty Coleman who’s trying to work his way back into the big leagues. The former O’Gorman standout blasted a titanic walk-off 3-run HR to beat Red Rock 4-1 in the bottom of the 9th. It was the 12th home run of the season for Coleman who’s played in…

Cullen Optimistic For Wild’s Future Despite Departing

Minnesota Native Will Play 21st NHL Season Next Year In Pittsburgh

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Earlier this week, three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen was skating in Sioux Falls with some youngsters only a few weeks after announcing he’d return to skate in his 21st NHL season. That’s a bit surprising since the plan had initially been for Matt to retire after playing last year with his home state Minnesota Wild. …

Relationships With Reiff & Cousins Help Compton Get Comfortable With Vikings

USD Alum In Seventh NFL Season

EAGAN, MN  —  Former Coyote Tom Compton is in Vikings Training Camp to begin his seventh NFL season.  Though he’s a newcomer on his hometown team, Tom has plenty of common ground with his new teammates. He got to know new quarterback Kirk Cousins well when the two roomed together as rookies in 2012 and played together in Washington through 2015. …

Football Stops For Dad Duty For SDSU Alum Zenner At Lions Camp

Former Jackrabbit Entering Fourth NFL Season

DETROIT, MI  —  Between his fourth NFL season with the Detroit Lions and his work in medical school, SDSU alum Zach Zenner has a full plate. The one thing that comes first, though, is his son. Even at training camp! Click on the video viewer for the story! Categories: Colleges – South Dakota State, National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story…

O’Gorman Alum Cedrick Lang Takes Improbable Path To Minnesota Vikings

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EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang knows how long the odds are of making an NFL roster. “I’m definitely finding that out.  It’s part of the process.  Some guys get cut four or five times before they stick with a team and you bounce around and it’s not easy on your family, but it’s a process.”  Lang says. When you realize just…

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…