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Football ref Pat Fairchild of Duluth blows his whistle at the end of a play during the Denfeld Cloquet football game at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth earlier this season. Fairchild has been officiating football for 50 years. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
For the love of the game: These football officials still enjoy calling it the way they see it after nearly five decades
1 hour 46 min ago
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) takes the practice field for the start of July's training camp at NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia. James Lang / USA TODAY Sports
The Eagles played it safe with Carson Wentz. It's time to see if the move pays off.
2 hours 46 min ago
September 20, 2018
 New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (20) stiff arms Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith (50) during the first half of a game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Thursday night. David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports
Browns break 19-game winless streak at their stadium
11 hours 20 min ago
Minnesota takes to the field before the start of a NCAA football game against Miami (Ohio) at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Fleck sees signs that Gophers have traded 'want to win' for 'refuse to lose'
14 hours 35 min ago
Bearcat football vs North Alabama in the NCAA Div II National Championship game Dec. 17, 2016. (Photo by Todd Weddle | Northwest Missouri State University)
Commentary: Don't expect any more Division I FCS help from Division II
14 hours 54 min ago
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to throw a pass under pressure during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 15, at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports
Vikings QB Cousins shows his toughness by remaining in pocket
15 hours 56 min ago
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is tackled by Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry (94) and linebacker Kyler Fackrell (51) during the second quarter Sept. 15 at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports
Vikings not overly concerned about slow start in running game
17 hours 14 min ago
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) misses on a field goal near the end of a game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium Dec. 24, 2017. Erich Schlegel / USA TODAY Sports
Vikings say new kicker Bailey was a target last year
17 hours 14 min ago
Nick Connelly in 2014. Forum News Service file photo
Former U of M offensive tackle dies from cancer at 22
20 hours 51 min ago
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports
Cowboys extend reign as most valuable NFL team on Forbes
22 hours 53 min ago
September 19, 2018
Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com
St. Scholastica football coach George Penree gives instructions to one of his players during a practice at the school Wednesday afternoon in Duluth.
College football: Saints march on in the interim
September 19, 2018 - 9:56pm
 Former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Tom Johnson (91) tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium in preseason play last month. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Johnson re-signs with Vikings, chooses to wear Brian Robison's old No. 96
September 19, 2018 - 9:12pm
Minnesota offensive lineman Blaise Andries (77) cheers after the Gophers drew Fresno State offsides with a hard count in the fourth quarter of an NCCA football game at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.  Minnesota beat Fresno State, 21-14. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Gophers guard Blaise Andries from southwest Minnesota learning that perfection isn't paramount
September 19, 2018 - 9:11pm
Prep football standings
September 19, 2018 - 8:48pm
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) rolls out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Sept. 16. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Cousins, new receiver Robinson go 'way back'
September 19, 2018 - 8:37pm
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