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Catch Our Coverage Of The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 21, 2012 – 4:01 pm

For the 5th consecutive year, vikings.com will have a presence at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and we encourage you to check out all the different ways we’ll be bringing you the action. I’ll be handling the writing portion of our coverage as usual, but we’ll also have a camera at the event, so be sure to check out all the cool video coverage provided by vikings.com Videographer Jordan Struck.

The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine will be held from February 22 to February 28, and vikings.com will be in Indianapolis from Wednesday through Monday. But our coverage of the Combine will continue throughout the duration of the event.

Beginning on Wednesday, I’ll provide written content from Indianapolis and then Jordan and I will combine for video coverage that will include: Rick Spielman’s press conference on Thursday, Leslie Frazier’s press conference on Friday and on-camera interviews with both Frazier and Spielman as well as interviews of college players, Vikings, national media members and potentially other NFL personalities that are typically found roaming near and around the event.

In addition to all of that, voice of the Vikings Radio Network Paul Allen will be broadcasting his radio show from the Combine on Thursday and Friday, and he’s asked me to join as a 2-day co-host. So be sure to tune in to his show from 9-noon to hear us talk free agency, draft, Combine and much more.

All of that is a lot to remember, but don’t worry because you can always visit our convenient NFL Draft Hub Page to stay up-to-date on the latest coverage. The hub page is your one-stop shop for the latest interviews, videos, blog entries and stories from the Combine in Indianapolis all the way through the 2012 NFL Draft.

We’re looking forward to another exciting NFL Scouting Combine and our best coverage of the event ever. Be sure to catch it all right here on vikings.com and the vikings.com Blog.


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Peterson Teams With NBA’s Dwight Howard To Raise Money For Charity

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 21, 2012 – 7:14 am

The NBA will hold it’s annual all-star game this upcoming weekend in Orlando, and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is using the event to team up with the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard to raise money for charity.

Peterson announced details of the “Adrian Peterson’s NBA All-Star Weekend Raffle” last week, with proceeds from the raffle benefitting Peterson’s All Day Foundation and the D12 Foundation. Both foundations are committed to helping children find their way by raising awareness for and supporting organizations that provide the skills necessary for children to reach their potential.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

“Dwight Howard and I are happy to come together to raffle this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the NBA All-Star weekend for our foundations,” Peterson said. “We’re fortunate to be in a position to help others. We hope the fans will join us, and win an incredible prize. We hope that this raffle will generate a tremendous amount of money for both the All Day Foundation as well as Dwight’s foundation, enabling programs that directly help kids to do what they do best.”

The raffle winner and a guest will have the chance to attend NBA All-Star Weekend, beginning February 24th, with the winning package including VIP tickets to each of the weekend’s events and Howard’s private post-game party, which will feature a performance by rapping sensation Drake. The package also includes: 2 VIP tickets to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge; 2 VIP tickets to the NBA All-Star Saturday Night (which includes the Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest); travel allowance of $2,000 to put towards airfare and lodging; autographed jersey from Adrian Peterson and an autographed basketball from Dwight Howard, plus more.


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Off To Indianapolis To Kickoff Combine Coverage

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 21, 2012 – 5:02 am

It’s an early morning for vikings.com, but we’re set to head to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport to board a quick flight to Indianapolis for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Our coverage live from Indianapolis begins on Wednesday and will go through the conclusion of the event.

I am slated to arrive in Indianapolis around 10:30 a.m. ET. Assuming all goes according to plan, I’ll be settled into the hotel room and will then begin to provide updates via the blog on a regular basis. Aside from the blog, though, I’ll also provide updates on Twitter, where you I’ll be tweeting from my account (@wobby) as well as the Vikings official Twitter account (@VikingsFootball).

So for now, I’m off to the airport. But in the meantime, you can refresh your memory on what the athletes will be doing on the field at the Combine in front of NFL coaches, executives and scouts by clicking here to watch NFL Network draft analyst – and Vikings preseason TV analyst – Mike Mayock demonstrate the drills.

That’s it for now. Next time we check in it’ll be live from Indianapolis at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.


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