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Sam Ekstrom

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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 Rewind: A Second Look at the End-Game Drama

If you haven't noticed yet, the Big Ten is packed with as much parity as it's had since expanding to 14 teams. It's a season...

Former Viking John Sullivan is Super Bowl Bound

Nine years after having his heart broken at the Superdome in New Orleans, John Sullivan finally got his revenge against the Saints as a...

Jordan Murphy’s Performance Saves Gophers From Devastating Loss

Senior forward Jordan Murphy was insatiable. His ravenous appetite on the floor Saturday night propelled the Gophers to a desperately-needed 65-64 victory over Penn State...

ROAD REACTION: Fighting Illini Blow Out Gophers, Earn First Conference Win

This one was over by halftime. The Minnesota Golden Gophers dropped their most lopsided game of the year against the previously winless-in-conference Illinois Fighting Illini,...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Stefanski’s Offense, Offensive Line Adjustments, and...

Sam, Arif, Luke, and "Air Guitar" Tom are in studio once again to answer your Twitter questions, phone calls, and talk about specifics regarding next...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Coaching Changes and Run Game Improvements...

Sam, Arif, Luke, and "Air Guitar" Tom are in studio once again to discuss the Vikings new coaching additions, Priefer leaving, and the third round...

THE MINNESOTA LINE: Colton Gets Reckless

Mike Gelfand, Colton Molesky and Sam Ekstrom share their thoughts on the chalky divisional round and turn their attention to the NFC/AFC Championship games....

Gophers Still Trying to Discern Changing Tournament Criteria

The old cliche in the physical Big Ten play used to be that teams needed to muck it up in order to win. Bruising,...

Offensive Staff Turnover Continues For Vikings as Defensive Staff Stays Pat

The Minnesota Vikings added three to their offensive staff on Monday with potential to add a fourth soon, continuing the coaching staff carousel that's...

What Stood Out in Gophers Victory Over Rutgers

With an 11:30 a.m. Saturday start against a lower-tier Big Ten opponent, the Golden Gophers needed to generate early energy against the Rutgers Scarlet...