Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Confident Keeping Core Together Will Lead To Success

Minnesota Sees Little Turnover Despite Disappointing 8-7-1 Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though we’re still about 12 weeks away from the kickoff of the 2019 Minnesota Vikings season, it’s been easy to look ahead since many of their players have spent the last few weeks in Sioux Falls at charity events. That of course included Kyle Rudolph, whom the team re- signed after initially looking like they might…

Minnesota Vikings To Open Training Camp July 26th

16 Practices Open To Public

Eagan, Minn. (June 20, 2019) – The 59th Training Camp in Minnesota Vikings history and the 2nd hosted at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will open to the public on Friday, July 26, when full-team practices begin at the 2019 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. A total of 16 practices will be open, and fans will find new entertainment elements &…

Rudolph Happy to Be Back With Vikings

Rudolph Happy to Be Back With Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, SD…TE Kyle Rudolph has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings, a place he and his family call home. He was in Sioux Falls Thursday for the Legends Banquet and shared his happiness. “I married my wife in the Twin Cities, she had all 3 of our kids in the Twin Cities, so we’ve had…

SDSU Alum Taryn Christion Signs With Seattle While Tiano Pupungatoa Gets Mini-Camp Invite With Minnesota Vikings

Former Jackrabbits Hope To Catch On In NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of former South Dakota State Jackrabbits will try to catch on in the NFL. Most notable is former SDSU & Roosevelt quarterback Taryn Christion.  The Sioux Falls native tweeting that he’s signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.  He set Missouri Valley and SDSU career records with more than 11,000…

Cousins Thinks Continuity Should Help Vikings Improve In 2019

Minnesota Retains Most Of Their Core After Rough 2018 Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Making a playoff return is probably the bare minimum when it comes to expectations for the Minnesota Vikings next season, something Kirk Cousins knows all too well. Minnesota’s starting quarterback was in South Dakota yesterday speaking at FCA sponsored events.  After signing an 84 million dollar contract, Cousins was expected to be the final piece to…

Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins Talks Faith & Football In South Dakota

Speaks At FCA Events In Brookings and Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been jet setting through South Dakota today talking about faith and football. Cousins started the day at Frost Arena in Brookings and later came down to Central Church in Sioux Falls as part of FCA sponsored speaking events.  Himself the son of a pastor, Kirk had a long…

O’Gorman Alum Signs with Patriots

Cederick Lang signs with Patriots

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–Former O’Gorman football player Cedrick Lang signed a contract with the New England patriots today. Lang was actually a former basketball star in high school at O’Gorman He played basketball at the University of El Paso for four years before turning back to the gridiron. 6-foot-7, 300 pounder originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the…

SOUND: Vikings Drop Interim from Stefanski’s Title

Eagan, Minn. (January 9, 2019) – The Minnesota Vikings have named Kevin Stefanski offensive coordinator. “Kevin is a smart young coach with a bright future,” said Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. “I’m happy to have him take over the offensive coordinator job. His work ethic and teaching ability have been obvious to me behind the scenes since I came here…

Zach Zenner Could See More Carries Against Home State Vikings

SDSU Alum Playing Well In Detroit

DETROIT, MI  —  Before he wore the blue and yellow at South Dakota State, Zach Zenner grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan in Eagan. This week Zach’s got a chance to help deal a crippling blow to his hometown team’s playoff hopes. After initially being cut following an injury and returning to the Detroit Lions on November 9th, the SDSU alum…

Vikings Fire OC John DeFilippo After Loss to Seahawks

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. — The 6-5-1 Vikings were hoping to claim the wildcard spot in the Monday Night Football game against Seattle. However it wasn’t a pretty game and the team made coaching changes early this morning. Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo has been fired with less than one season with the team after the 21-7 loss to the Seahawks. The purple and…

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

MINNEAPOLIS, MN… The Minnesota Vikings lost another offensive lineman to injury last Thursday, so Monday they signed former SDSU lineman Bryan Witzmann. The 6-7, 320 pound lineman started 13 games last year for the Chiefs and appeared in 27 games the last 2 seasons. He was undrafted in 2014 and spent time with the Cowboys, Texans and Saints in addition…

Wieneke Stars In Vikings Preseason Win Over Seattle

SDSU Alum Hauls In TD And Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit star Jake Wieneke helped his bid to make the Minnesota Vikings roster in their third preseason game against Seattle. The Maple Grove native hauled in his first career touchdown catch and then scored the game-winning two point conversion in the fourth quarter to lead the Vikings to a 21-20 victory. Click on…

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. …

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

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

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…

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…

Confident C.J. Ham Enters Second Season As Vikings Starting Fullback

Augustana Alum In Third Year With Organization

EAGAN, MN  —  Augustana alum C.J. Ham makes it a point never to be satisfied. None the less, he enters his third training camp with the Vikings having found a niche. Just two years after signing as an undrafted free agent, Ham seems firmly entrenched as the Vikings fullback.  He played in all 18 regular and postseason games last season. …

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…