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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.

VIDEO: Vikings React to Preseason Win Over Seattle Seahawks

Hear Minnesota Vikings players and coaches react in the locker room after their 25-19 win against the Seattle Seahawks. MIKE ZIMMER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1W_BX0C1RY KYLE SLOTER https://youtu.be/rmR69VMWNGY MIKE BOONE https://youtu.be/WGcU17e42LE IRV SMITH JR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWPe7PgEc0

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Vikings Defeat Seahawks in Preseason...

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings moved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 25-19 win over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night. As most preseason games go,...

Taking a Page From Fran Tarkenton, Kirk Cousins Wants to Improve...

EAGAN -- The Minnesota Vikings have had a different primary quarterback each of the previous four seasons, two of which resulted in division titles. Teddy...

Minnesota Vikings End-of-Camp Superlatives

EAGAN -- The official training camp portion of the Vikings preseason comes to a close Friday after over three weeks of practices. It's been...

How Will Reviewable Pass Interference Affect the Offense?

EAGAN -- As the referee threw his penalty flag, Mike Zimmer dipped into his left pocket and fired the red challenge flag onto the...

Four Vikings Vets Reflect on Playing in Three Stadiums During Their...

EAGAN -- Most NFL players will end up playing their home games in a handful of NFL stadiums over the course of their career....

Vikings Encouraged by Explosive Runs in Preseason Opener

EAGAN -- Up by two in Friday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, Vikings running back Mike Boone accepted the handoff from Jake...

Special Teams Carousel Continues For Vikings as Team Trades For Ravens’...

EAGAN -- Per a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings traded a 2020 fifth-round pick for Baltimore Ravens kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik on Sunday,...

Takeaways From Vikings 34-25 Preseason Win Over Saints

The Minnesota Vikings stayed undefeated in preseason openers under Mike Zimmer with a 34-25 win over the New Orleans Saints Friday night. Sam Ekstrom watched...

Jet Skis, Book Clubs and NFL Prospects: How N.C. State Prepared...

EAGAN -- Garrett Bradbury stared up into the sky as he tried to track the football. Surely, his days as a baseball player prepared...