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Purple for the Win: First Podcast Experience

On Monday, I had the privilege of joining Andy Carlson as a guest on his Purple for the Win podcast. The “on-air” experience proved a brand new one for me, as I naturally prefer written communication over verbal. However, Andy calmed my nerves, convinced me to be a part of it, and I had an absolute riot…

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Per Sources: Flip Saunders to Serve as Timberwolves Head Coach

(story originally posted on Timberpups.com on 6/6/2014) Sources told the Associated Press Thursday morning that Flip Saunders will be serving as the next head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders was hired as President of Basketball Operations prior to the 2013-2014 season. As Timberwolves fans are well-familiar with, Saunders holds extensive history in Minnesota. He…

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On the Air and On the Trail: The Man Behind the Microphone

  For Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx fans, the name—and voice—of John Focke is fondly familiar. Currently serving as Executive Producer & Studio Host for the Timberwolves/Lynx radio network, Focke has been a voice of the organization for just over seven years. Focke has always been passionate about basketball, knowing from an early age that he…

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EJ Henderson: A Leader On and Off the Field

(story originally featured on VikingsTerritory.com)   Despite growing up on the East Coast, former NFL linebacker EJ Henderson has come to know Minnesota as home—both as a member of the Vikings and as an active member of the community. Henderson played high school ball in Aberdeen, Maryland before accepting an athletic scholarship to play for…

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Sage Rosenfels: Telling It Like It Is

(story originally posted on VikingsTerritory.com) {Motivated. Passionate. Intelligent. Positive. Forthright.} The above adjectives collaboratively describe father, football analyst, Twitter buff and former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels. Although Rosenfels’ career did not spend much time in the spotlight, his dynamic personality and leadership—both on and off the field—had a significant impact in the league and especially…

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Minnesota Acts as Spoiler, Takes Down Grizzlies 102-88

(recap originally posted on Timberpups.com) After back-to-back losses to Brooklyn and the Clippers, the Timberwolves rolled to an easy home win over Memphis Wednesday night. The Wolves continued their season trend of hitting 100+ points, and Kevin Love notched his third triple-double of the year with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Kevin Martin added 21 to the…