Sam Ekstrom is a Zone Coverage staff writer and podcaster in his sixth year covering the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team. After moving to the Twin Cities in 2014, Sam started working as a radio engineer, producer and host for "Sports Radio 105 The Ticket," where Zone Coverage was first formed. He grew up in Vermillion, S.D. rooting for the USD Coyotes (not SDSU) and graduated from Dordt (not "dork") University in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Key Word is ‘Patience’ With Gophers Basketball, Pitino
By Sam Ekstrom - Dec 2, 2015
The first year of Richard Pitino’s tenure as Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball coach was a year of unexpected over-achievement, culminating in an NIT Championship. That built great […]
COLD OMAHA PODCAST: The Swooning Wild
By Sam Ekstrom - Dec 1, 2015
Sam Ekstrom and Tom Schreier try to diagnose the Minnesota Wild’s recent skid. Is Mike Yeo to blame?
COLD OMAHA PODCAST: Odes to Jerry Kill & Torii Hunter
By Sam Ekstrom - Oct 28, 2015
Sam Ekstrom and Tom Schreier say farewell to Gophers coach Jerry Kill, who retired suddenly Wednesday morning. They also rehash the illustrious career of Torii Hunter, who […]