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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.

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...

Gophers Rewind: How Minnesota Blew a 13-Point Lead in Six Minutes

For the second time in as many road games, the Minnesota Golden Gophers let a halftime lead slip away against a top-25 opponent on...

The Gophers Are Better When Isaiah Washington Comes to Play

Down by five in the second half against an Illinois team looking to spring its second upset of the year against the Golden Gophers,...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Super Bowl Week, Vikings 2019 Roster...

The Super Bowl is upon us! Our playoff picks are in, we all put money on the game, Sam is going to Vegas, and...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – LA Rams vs New England Patriots...

Arif and Luke are back from the Senior Bowl, and we are all in studio to talk the Super Bowl, the Vikings, and the...

Three Ways the Gophers Can Avoid Another Letdown vs Illinois

Two weeks ago, in a season that had been filled with exhilarating wins and humbling defeats, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hit a different type...

Free Agency Preview: Do the Vikings Need to Find a Backup...

Leading up to free agency in mid-March, we will examine a multitude of angles pertaining to the Minnesota Vikings' free agency approach. It might seem...

Gabe Kalscheur’s Two-Way Excellence Noticeable in Gophers’ Win Over No. 19...

In today's edition of Stating the Obvious: The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a better basketball team when they get up and down the floor. That...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Eric Thompson, Daniel House and Open...

What a week in the NFL! In this episode we have Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) & Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) filling in to discuss potential alternate...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Championship Weekend Review and Arif Calls...

What a week in the NFL! In this episode we have Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) & Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) filling in to discuss THE penalty,...