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Sam Ekstrom is a Zone Coverage staff writer covering the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers basketball. He is a high school play-by-play voice, primarily at BCTV and Prep Spotlight, and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamEkstrom.

Vikings Growing Accustomed to Constant Change on Offense

For the first time since 2012-13, the Minnesota Vikings hope to have the same Week 1 starting quarterback for two consecutive years. That is,...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Will the Vikings Extend Cousins Next...

Which Viking would host the best podcast? Sam, Arif, and Luke debate Viking personalities, the best on field scuffles, and the most likely Twin...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – The Rudolph Situation Has Been Resolved

Sam, Luke, and Arif break down what they've been watching at practice from exotic looks on the defensive line, to the mounting offensive skill...

Rick Dennison, Once a Student, Now a Professor

"You were guessing! You were guessing!" That's the sound of Rick Dennison coaching up his new pupils at Minnesota Vikings OTAs. Dennison, a former engineer, doesn't...

Kyle Rudolph Inks Extension, Thankful for Vikings’ Culture

The Minnesota Vikings officially settled some significant speculation Tuesday as they extended tight end Kyle Rudolph with a four-year, $36 million contract after roughly...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Emerging Players from OTAs and Speculating...

We're all a little buzzed from our chugging challenge, as we pore over Twitter questions, take in some calls and discuss which scenarios are...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Luke Returns for OTA Reviews

 Luke is back! And we catch him up on everything he's missed from OTAs. We debate which injuries would be the hardest to overcome...

Vikings COO Kevin Warren Takes Job as Big Ten Commissioner

After serving as an instrumental part of the Minnesota Vikings' front office for nearly 15 years, chief operating officer Kevin Warren is moving on...

What Will the Gophers Look Like Without Amir Coffey?

Whether he gets drafted or not, Amir Coffey will not be playing basketball at the University of Minnesota next season. The star guard who led...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – OTA Standouts, Pass Interference, and Old...

Special Guest Daniel House joins us again for Hour 2 as we explore the depths of this Vikings roster as OTAs start to show...