John Shipley, Pioneer Press

John Shipley

Pioneer Press

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Vikings content to ‘bring Kellen Mond along’ behind scenes – Twin Cities

Offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw, who has played two games and made one start, is the only Vikings rookie to make any sort of impact this season. → Read More

Vikings GM Rick Spielman says season has been ‘exciting.’ That’s one way to put it.

Closes wins and losses have been dramatic but haven’t inspired confidence in fan base hoping for another playoff team. → Read More

Vikings’ offensive line thrives in rookie tackle Christian Darrisaw’s first start – Twin Cities

Maybe it’s a sign of things to come for the Vikings, who enter their bye week 3-3 after a 1-3 start. → Read More

Vikings place cornerback Patrick Peterson on injured reserve

“We don’t believe it’s season-ending,” head coach Mike Zimmer said. Cameron Dantzler is next in line. → Read More

John Shipley: P.J. Fleck and the Gophers put Nebraska in the rearview mirror

With a 30-23 victory on Saturday, the Gophers improved to 9-0 against Big West opponents not named Iowa or Wisconsin since 2019. → Read More

Gophers lock down high-scoring Mavericks, 3-0, in women’s hockey – Twin Cities

Minnesota scored three power-play goals and Makayla Pahl recorded her first career shutout, → Read More

Vikings’ Klint Kubiak says self-evaluation ‘very useful’

Since roaring out of the gate, the Vikings’ offense has hit a wall, averaging 13 points in their last two games after averaging 30 in their first three. → Read More

In a league driven by change, the Vikings always have Eric Kendricks

Only Harrison Smith has played as many games for Mike Zimmer’s defense since Kendricks joined the team as a second-round draft pick in 2015. → Read More

No rest for slow-starting Gophers women’s hockey team – Twin Cities

Minnesota State Mankato brings a 5-1 record, and 5.6 goals-per-game scoring averaging, into Ridder Arena on Friday. → Read More

John Shipley: Did Bashaud Breeland give Vikings fans the shaft?

His untoward tweet in the wake of a 19-17 victory over the Lions didn’t sit well with a lot of fans, but coach Mike Zimmer said the tweet was directed at a reporter. → Read More

Vikings’ Alexander Mattison: two starts, two wins, two 100-yard games – Twin Cities

Filling in for injured Dalvin Cook, Mattison ran for 113 yards in the Vikings’ 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday and now leads the team in rushing. → Read More

John Shipley: Go figure. Place-kicker saves Vikings’ season, and maybe the coach’s job – Twin Cities

A 1-4 start and a loss to the worst team in football would have been a disaster for both the Vikings’ season and their head coach. But Greg Joseph won it, 19-17, on a last-second, 54-yard field goa… → Read More

Women’s hockey: Gophers looking for first victory this weekend in Duluth – Twin Cities

Matriculating seven freshmen, and missing its top two scorers from last season, Minnesota opened the season with 4-2 and 4-1 losses at No. 3 Ohio State. → Read More

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook remains sidelined by ankle injury – Twin Cities

Minnesota’s starting running back missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. → Read More

Pressure, not necessarily sacks, will be Vikings’ key against Jared Goff – Twin Cities

The last time the new Detroit Lions quarterback played Minnesota, he passed for 465 yards and five touchdowns for Super Bowl-bound Los Angeles Rams in 2018. → Read More

This time, it appears Anthony Barr really is ready to play for Vikings

The linebacker started practice in full gear Wednesday and appears ready to play for the first time since he tore a pectoral muscle Sept. 20, 2020, at Indianapolis. This season, it’s been a k… → Read More

Olympic women’s hockey: Minnesota gives Team USA training options – Twin Cities

Team USA wanted to play more games and scrimmages ahead of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. Training at National Sports Center in Blaine helps. “We’ve got options,” coach Joel Jo… → Read More

John Shipley: Mike Zimmer sees Vikings through rose-colored glasses

“I firmly believe that this is a good football team,” he said after Sunday’s loss to Cleveland dropped the Vikings to 1-3. → Read More

Joe Ryan has first tough night in Twins’ 10-7 loss to Detroit – Twin Cities

The rookie right-hander was charged with six earned runs on six hits and a walk in his shortest MLB start. → Read More

Twins, Byron Buxton about to begin an important offseason

The center fielder enters his final season of arbitration on a typically erratic season. → Read More