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  1. Former NFL players Christian Ballard, Gregory Westbrooks sue unio...

    Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  2. Reviewing the Vikings' drafts: 2011

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're continuing our review of the Minnesota Vikings' recent draft history today, with a look at how the team did in 2011: First-round pick: No. 12 (Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State) Number of picks: 10 Total Draft AV: 54 (...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Around the Horns: Ballard breaks silence

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: When defensive tackle Christian Ballard left the team in August, dealing with what coach Leslie Frazier called a "personal issue," there was plenty of speculation...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Christian Ballard's return not imminent

    Ben Goessling

    By the time the Minnesota Vikings line up in Detroit on Sunday, defensive tackle Christian Ballard will have been absent from the team for three weeks. In that time, the Vikings went from 90 players to 53, and while it stands to reason that Ballard w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  5. Vikings' plans at defensive tackle hit a snag

    Ben Goessling

    It has appeared for most of the offseason, ever since the Vikings drafted Sharrif Floyd, that they would be dealing from a position of strength in the middle of their defensive line. The Vikings planned to rotate Floyd and Kevin Williams at their thr...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. The Vikings' depth at defensive tackle

    Ben Goessling

    The rancor over Joe Looney's low block on Kevin Williams was still strong on Tuesday morning, as the Vikings got back to work in preparation for their final preseason game. Coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings have been in contact with the league ab...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Around the Horns: Hit irks Kevin Williams

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily roundup of what's happening on the Vikings beat: Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will have a MRI on his knee today after being chop-blocked on Sunday night by 49ers offensive tackle Joe Looney. The hi...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings to play in preseason game

    Adrian Peterson has been cleared for takeoff.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  9. Mario Williams inactive for Buffalo Bills against Minnesota Vikin...

    Mike Rodak

    Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams will not play in the Bills' preseason game Friday against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  10. MRI on Sharrif Floyd of Minnesota Vikings shows no knee damage

    Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd says an MRI on Sunday showed no damage to his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2013
  11. Spring Q&A: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten spring football is finally in full swing as Iowa on Wednesday became the 12th and final league team to hit the practice field. The return to the gridiron can't come a moment too soon for the Hawkeyes, who went 4-8 in 2012, their worst record ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  12. Huskers' Meredith sees the bigger picture

    Adam Rittenberg

    Cameron Meredith is a visual person, both inside and outside Nebraska's football complex. The Huskers senior defensive end enjoys photography and has displayed his painting skills at The Corky Canvas, a Lincoln nightspot where patrons learn to pai...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  13. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Vikings talked big last week about ending the Packers' run at an undefeated season. Instead, they produced their most letha...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  14. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. My ability to defend the Detroit Lions' aggression: Nothing that happened Sunday at Soldier Field will change the emerging national narrative of the Lions as a dirty team. And in all fairness, it's getting harder and harder to split hai...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  15. Costly challenge for Vikings' Kevin Williams

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams fought for 2 1/2 years to reverse an NFL suspension he considered unjust and his attorneys said was illegal. His endurance pushed the final discipline into a new and more nuanced era of the NFL's poli...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  16. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 Big Ten football season kicks off Thursday night in Madison, and all 12 teams will be in action during the weekend. Here are 10 items to track as you watch the games. 1. Coaching debuts: After three years of relative stability in the B...

    Blog | September 01, 2011