Stories by Dave Campbell

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Zimmer's defense has Vikings on a roll

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.
By Dave Campbell

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Fans, teams lose out because of Hall of Fame Game cancellation

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will issue refunds to ticket buyers who went home from the NFL's annual preseason kickoff without having watched any football. The competitors for roster spots with ...
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

College wrestler is inspired by 5 year old

Since he met 5-year-old Greco Roman Bouzakis, college wrestler Larry Early III has rarely lacked motivation.
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Kicker's miss sends Seahawks to next round

MINNEAPOLIS - Blair Walsh's 27-yard field goal try into the frigid wind for Minnesota hooked left with 22 seconds remaining, handing the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the stunned Vikings.
By Dave Campbell

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Packers, Vikings meet for NFC North title

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota at Green Bay, for the NFC North championship, in the final game of the regular season. This is precisely why the NFL has moved to preserve the last week on the schedule for ...
By Dave Campbell

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Packers rough up Vikings to pull even in NFC North

MINNEAPOLIS - The Green Bay Packers were in a funk, booed by their loyal fans the week before and passed by the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North.
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Longer kicks add drama to extra points in Week 1

If opening weekend was any indication of what is to come, extra points could be must-watch moments rather than the bathroom breaks they've long been for viewers on the couch or customers at the ...
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

MINNEAPOLIS - Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene. It's not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's audible calls. Look higher for the clues to this tongue-twister, all the way up to the roof of ...
By Dave Campbell

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Twins still confident despite swoon

The Minnesota Twins' surprise 20-7 mark in May that sent them into first place in the American League Central has begun to unravel. But the swoon hasn't lasted long enough yet.
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Electronics change clubhouse atmosphere

Baseball is an atypical workplace but just as prone to the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers as any social or professional setting. 
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Peterson, Vikings at impasse on future

Adrian Peterson's agent makes clear return to Vikings not in 'best interest' of running back
By Dave Campbell

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Aging players give teams run for their money

Julius Peppers has his birthday coming up real soon. This is one most NFL players don't get to celebrate while they're actually still players.
By Dave Campbell

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Catch rule debate ongoing

Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other followers.
By Dave Campbell

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

NHL's motion to dismiss concussion suit is heard

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was heard in court Thursday, and the federal judge assigned to the ...
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Peterson suspended for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the season by the NFL on Tuesday.
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Ohio State survives Minnesota

Ohio State could have found a trap game waiting at Minnesota. The Buckeyes sidestepped a setback with a resilient performance against the gritty Gophers, positioning themselves to move up in the ...
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Vikings' secondary to face tough test

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career. Good timing. Aaron Rodgers is next.
By Dave Campbell

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Vikings bench Peterson indefinitely

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be ...
By Dave Campbell

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Adrian Peterson won't play after arrest warrant is issued

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team ...
By Dave Campbell

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Few dominant rushers remain in pass-happy NFL

Adrian Peterson nearly broke Eric Dickerson's NFL single-season rushing record in 2012 on his way to winning the league's MVP award for Minnesota. At this rate, though, Peterson could be the last ...
By Dave Campbell
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