A Moorhead grad's generosity led to a memorable trip to the Super Bowl
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MOORHEAD — There aren't too many experiences Scott Verkuilen can compare Super Bowl Sunday to.
"It started to get really real when you're walking up and they had parking spots," Verkuilen said. "Guys started poaching people for $300 a spot."
That's just one of the many memories the Moorhead native made this weekend in Los Angeles, on a trip to Super Bowl XLI after he was gifted tickets in October at a Minnesota Vikings game.
"The noise was the first thing, and we were rooting for the Bengals and the section we sat in was full, absolutely plum full of Bengals fans," he said. "The atmosphere was insane."
It was a trip well-earned for the Spud graduate who battled and beat Lymphoma in late 2019, then used a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give back to his school, donating equipment for a brand new weight room. >>> Read and watch more here.
Tyler Bossert approaching 100-point mark as his Cobbers men's hockey career nears its culmination
MOORHEAD — Two seasons ago, Concordia Cobbers senior Tyler Bossert played through a shoulder injury, showing grit that impressed Dale Lund, who was then an assistant coach for the Cobbers men’s hockey team.
Lund remembers Bossert having to pop his shoulder back into place throughout that 2019-2020 season in which he had 27 points in 26 games.
“He wasn’t going to miss games,” said Lund, now Concordia’s interim head coach. “The more you’re around him, the more you get to like him. He just kind of grows on him.”
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Bossert is one of the top forwards in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, leading the league in points (31) and assists (22) in his final season with the Cobbers. >>> Read more from Eric Peterson here.