president Dave St. Peter said broadcaster Herb Carneal’s
status for next season hasn’t been determined. The two meet after every
season to decide on future plans. Carneal, 83, has worked a limited
Twins radio schedule in recent years and has been doing play-play here
since 1962. Carneal’s longevity with one major league team is exceeded
only by Vin Scully with the Los Angeles Dodgers. St. Peter said
if Carneal returns he will be employed by the Twins, not KSTP, the
team’s new broadcast home.
Viking quarterback Brad Johnson talking about the team’s rebuilt
offensive line that includes free agent tackle Steve Hutchinson:
“They have a little nasty attitude about them. That’s really what’s
going to take us the distance.”
Johnson, who will be 38 later this month, pretending to be upset while
joking about Jeff George, 38, and Kerry Collins, 34.
coming back into the NFL with Oakland and Tennessee. “I a little hot
(about it) right now. I want to be the oldest guy in the league for
another four or five years.” (Not to worry, George turns 39 in
Viking linebacker Napoleon Harris played
varsity basketball for Northwestern during his red shirt year in
football. He averaged 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 games during
the 1998-99 season. He scored 18 points against Ohio State and had 13
rebounds versus Indiana.
Defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin likes the communication skills
of Harris, describing him as a “great communicator and also as a “highly
Purple/Little Purple: The biggest of the Vikings is offensive tackle
Bryant McKinnie, 6-8, 335; the smallest is cornerback
Antoine Winfield, 5-9, 180.
was often injured Troy Hudson of the
Timberwolves working out on his own at a local health club earlier this
John Bell Wilson, who for 30 years was the official scorer for
Gopher men’s basketball and for 20 years the public address announcer
for Gopher men’s hockey, will volunteer his time to be the public
address announcer for the Eden Prairie High School girls hockey team
this season. He is a vice president of investments for UBS.
Kevin Gorg, University of St. Thomas women’s hockey coach, will
again this hockey season provide Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Gophers
pre-game and post game analysis on Fox North telecasts. Gorg is also
media relations manager at Canterbury Park and the Star Tribune’s horse
High School senior Whitney Taney, undefeated in her high school
tennis career with a 146-0 record, probably will make a college choice
by the end of September, according to her father, Ted. Official
college visits next month likely will be Minnesota, Michigan, Penn
State, Illinois and Pepperdine. In the national USTA rankings for
girls’ 18, Whitney has been ranked as high as 16 this year.