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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.

Gophers Hope to Rediscover 2016-17 Magic to Break Out of Slump

After suffering their fourth straight loss in devastating fashion at Nebraska, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are running out of time to correct course. With six...

Free Agency Preview: A Look at the Backup Tight End Options

Leading up to free agency in mid-March, we will examine a multitude of angles pertaining to the Minnesota Vikings’ free agency approach. PREVIOUS STORIES Do the...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Draft Insights, Cousins’ Contract and Twitter...

Would you rather have the 1999-2019 Vikings or Falcons? Do you remember "He Hate Me" from the XFL? Will Minnesota draft an O-Lineman? Are...

Approaching Desperation Mode, Gophers Look For Road Win Against Struggling Nebraska

A battle between two win-starved teams is set for Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb. For the Gophers, it represents their first test in a...

Oturu Refining Game on Both Sides, Adjusting to Life in the...

Daniel Oturu's go-to post move isn't fancy. In fact, it gets under teammate Jarvis Omersa's skin. "There's times where you'll see Daniel catch the ball...

EKSTROM: Can Anything Cure the Gophers’ Ailing Shooting?

As another winnable Big Ten game slipped away from the Minnesota Golden Gophers Wednesday night -- a 56-51 slugfest against rival Wisconsin -- a...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Next Season Super Bowl Favorites, Riley...

The guys take calls, answer Twitter questions and break down the Vikings' most pressing free agency needs, as well as some names that might...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Super Bowl Reaction, Ripping the Rams,...

We did not win our Cordarrelle Patterson bet, the Super Bowl may have been little bit of a dud, Tom Brady is the GOAT QB,...

Richard Pitino Shares Back Story Behind Viral Exchange With Son

A light-hearted moment managed to surface out of the Golden Gophers' 73-63 loss at Purdue on Sunday in which they squandered a 13-point second-half...

Free Agency Preview: Do the Vikings Need to Sign Another Running...

Leading up to free agency in mid-March, we will examine a multitude of angles pertaining to the Minnesota Vikings’ free agency approach. PREVIOUS STORIES Do the...