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Major Changes Take Hold During Vikings Pre-Season

By Katie Fraser

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Vikings are introducing fans to a lot of new things, including the coach, the quarterback and the stadium.

A new temporary home makes for a semi-exciting pre-season opener.

Friday night starts a new era in many ways.

Mike Zimmer gets to make all the calls as […]

Jamarca Sanford among a trio of Vikings sitting out preseason opener

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Safety Jamarca Sanford will not play in the Minnesota Vikings preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.

Sanford sat out Wednesday’s training camp practice in Mankato with back spasms and did not suit up for the tilt at TCF Bank Stadium. Safety Robert Blanton (hamstring) and tight […]

A Lot Went Into TCF Bank To Get It Ready For The Vikes

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Oakland Raiders in the first game of the 2014 season Friday night.

The preseason match-up will be played at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The game marks the start of a two-year stay at “The Bank” while […]

PFT on NBCSN gets you ready for Friday night’s preseason action

By Mike Florio

Another night of preseason action, another look at every single game, with reports from the scene of the NFL action. That’s what you’ll get if you tune your TV to NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Pro Football Talk. From Minnesota to Atlanta to Charlotte to Chicago […]

TCF Bank Stadium Uses Preseason To Prep For Vikings Games

By Katie Fraser

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Preseason football is underway, and without a home of their own the Minnesota Vikings have moved in to their temporary home at TCF Bank Stadium

That means some big changes for fans.

University of Minnesota officials and the Minnesota Vikings are looking at Friday’s preseason game as a […]

1500ESPNLIVE Vikings hangout preseason opener vs. Oakland, 6:30 p.m.

By anonymous@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Football officially is back.

That means the return of Vikings gameday hangouts with 1500ESPNLIVE.

Follow this link for tonight’s hangout, which starts a half hour before kickoff, at 6:30 p.m.

The Vikings take on the Raiders in their first game of the preseason from TCF Bank Stadium. Join in […]

University Working to Prevent Use of Nickname

By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of Minnesota said it was working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November.

Source: New York Times

Good Question: Why Does Minn. Have A Hard Time Holding On To Sports Stars?

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – With the Timberwolves likely to trade Kevin Love in a couple weeks, Minnesota sports fans are getting a sense of deja vu.

Love is the latest in a long list of Minnesota superstars to be traded, or to leave through free agency.

For Timberwolves fans, the […]

University of Minnesota wants Washington to wear throwbacks on November 2

By Mike Florio

The University of Minnesota wants the Vikings not to mention the name of the Washington franchise in connection with that team’s visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on November 2. The landlord of the stadium in which the Vikings will play for the next two seasons also has a request […]

Bridgewater, Schaub Make Vikings, Raiders Debuts

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sure, this is only the preseason.

Still, Teddy Bridgewater’s first game with the Minnesota Vikings is kind of a big deal.

Quarterback plus first-round draft pick equals perpetual spotlight.

“It’s a dream come true, to finally be able to play my first game in the National Football League,” […]