Steve Thomson and Eric Nelson

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Steve Thomson and Eric Nelson have sports news and more every weekend afternoon on WCCO Radio!
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2019-03-17 21:47
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2019-03-17 01:56
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03-16-19 - 430-530 PM - Sports Saturday

SCSU baseball coach Pat Dolan explains why his team is traveling to Omaha to take on MSU-Mankato.  Twin Cities broadcaster/columnist Larry Fitzgerald was in Chicago to cover the Big Ten Tournament.  He recaps the Gophers' ride to the semifinals. author

03-16-19 - 4-430 PM - Sports Saturday

Twins president Dave St. Peter tells us how preparations are going ahead of the season opener at Target Field.  Steve & Eric give pay due to some of the area's Winter college sports teams. author

03-16-19 - 3 PM - Sports Saturday

Steve & Eric get into the Vikings' offseason moves, as well as the Twins' prospects for 2019 and the Wolves' disarray in 2018-2019. author

03-16-19 - 1230-1 PM - Sports Saturday

Thanks to the Twins getting rained out in Florida, it's an early start to this week's sports chatter.  Steve updates the headlines of the day and discusses the Gophers' push to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. author

03-10-19 - 6-630 PM - Sports Sunday

During this episode of Timberwolves Week in Review, Steve runs through the highlights of another busy week for the team.  Plus John Focke sits down with guard Jarryd Bayless. author

03-10-19 - 5 PM - Sports Sunday

Star Tribune sports writer Jim Paulsen previews next weekend's State Girls' Basketball tournament.  Do-Hyoung Park from offers an update on the Twins at Spring Training. author

03-10-19 - 4 PM - Sports Sunday

Steve Carney looks out at the area lakes as the ice fishing season really winds down.  Nate Wells from chats about the WCHA women's tournament and the first weekend of the Big Ten men's hockey tournament.  We also hear from the head coa... author

03-10-19 - 3 PM - Sports Sunday

MN United sporting director Manny Lagos talks about the team's roaring start to the season.  Star Tribune sports writer Sarah McClellan updates the Wild's late-season push to make the playoffs.  St. Thomas women's basketball coach Ruth Sinn discusses l... author

03-09-19 - 5 PM - Sports Saturday

NFL broadcast analyst Solomon Wilcots talks about all of the action happening in the sport's offseason.  Kevin Gutknecht from MNDOT updated road conditions with another Winter storm barreling through the region. author

03-09-19 - 3 PM - Sports Saturday

The Twins got an easy Spring Training on Saturday.  Are they ready for the regular season?  Are the Wolves in better shape than before they brought Jimmy Butler here?  Are the Gopher men worthy of an NCAA tournament bid?  Steve & Eric look into all... author

3-6-19 Nighttime show 10 PM

Eric Nelson chats with Twin Cities broadcaster and columnist Larry Fitzgerald about  Gopher hoops and other MN sports topics.  Then Eric shares more sports stories. author

3-6-19 Nighttime show 9 PM

Eric Nelson speaks with Twins great Torri Hunter.  Then, Kate Mortenson talks about the events surrounding the Final Four coming to town. author

03-03-19 - 4-430 PM - Sports Sunday

During this edition of Timberwolves Week in Review, Eric Nelson recaps games against Sacramento, Atlanta, and Indiana.  John Focke sits down with former power forward/center Christian Laettner. author

03-03-19 - 3 PM - Sports Sunday

Eric Nelson recaps the Twins' Sunday of Spring Training action, including a 3-3 tie against Philadelphia.  FSN hockey broadcaster Mike Greenlay dives into the Wild's five-game winning streak and previews Sunday's game against Nashville. author

03-02-19 - Show Highlight - Lee Smith

The head coach of the Eden Prairie HS boys' hockey team describes his squad qualifying for the 75th State Hockey Tournament. author

03-02-19 - 5-530 PM - Sports Saturday

Star Tribune sports writer Marcus Fuller explains the Gopher men's path to getting an NCAA tourney bid with one week left in the regular season.  Eric says that we aren't paying enough attention to the Milwaukee Bucks. author

03-02-19 - 4 PM - Sports Saturday

Steve & Eric dive into a bunch of topics, including the Gopher men's chances to get into the NCAA basketball tournament, MN United's approach to Season 3 in MLS, the Wild's ability to keep the momentum going, and more. author

03-02-19 - 3 PM - Sports Saturday

Steve Carney uses this rare Saturday appearance to discuss efforts to get ice houses off of MN lakes before the annual deadline.  Eden Prairie HS boys' hockey coach Lee Smith talks about his team getting a bid to the State Tournament.  Steve & Eric... author

03-02-19 - 2 PM - Ask the Expert

It's another opportunity to find out about the rules of the road.  Lt. Gordon Shank of the MN State Patrol takes your calls and texts regarding the laws we need to follow when behind the wheel. author

02-24-19 - 5 PM - Sports Sunday

It's time for Timberwolves Week in REview, John Focke visits with Keita Bates-Diop. author

02-24-19 - 4 PM - Sports Sunday

Steve Carney joins the show to warn that vehicle travel is no longer recommended on the ice.  Bra Foster chats about Gopher women's hockey and Jim Paulsen coers prep sports and talks state gymnastics meets. author

02-23-19 - 6-630 PM - Sports Saturday

Did a University of Iowa basketball announcer deserve to be suspended for a controversial comment he made on air?  Eric looks into the incident and whether people got offended to easily. author

02-23-19 - 5 PM - Sports Saturday

Wild assistant coach Darby Hendrickson explains where the team is at following a sweep of their short two-game road trip.  Former Twins infielder Al Newman talks about the organization signing free agent Marwin Gonzalez, as well as his expectations for... author

02-23-19 - 4 PM - Sports Saturday

During this portion of the show, Steve & Eric chat about several topics.  They include the Wolves getting the stretch run started on the right foot, a gut-wrenching loss for Gopher women's hoops, Jerry Kill's assessment of P.J. Fleck, and the Wild'... author

02-23-19 - 3 PM - Sports Saturday

This hour, Steve & Eric dive into the latest news regarding MLB free agency (including the Twins' signing of Marwin Gonzalez), criminal charges being brought against Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Cody Parkey becoming Chicago's former place kicke... author

02-23-19 - 2 PM - Sports Saturday

Duke hoops star Zion Williamson had an weird injury take place this week.  Could this incident change the way that college basketball does business?  Steve & Eric discuss today's "One-and-Done" culture in Division I. author

2-23-19 Nighttime Show 12am

Steve Thompson talks local sports. Visits with Betsy Helfand, Twins beat writer for the Pioneer Press. Gets an update from spring training and discusses free agent Marwin Gonzalez signing. author

2-22-19 Nighttime Show 11pm

Steve recaps scores from around sports. He also talks space news with Bob Zimmerman, writer for "Behind the Black" website. author

02-17-19 - 5 PM - Sports Sunday

During Twins Week In Review, John Jocke talks to Luol Deng.  Later in the hour, Eric Nelson joins the show to talk about the Minnesota Wild loss against the Blues. author

02-17-19 - 4 PM - Sports Sunday

Steve talks Gopher basketball and Loons soccer with Pioneer Press writer Andy Greder. author

02-16-19 - 5-530 PM - Sports Saturday

Eric looks into Kyler Murray's decision to play football, Michael Johnson's recovery from a stroke, reaction to MLB free agents without a team, and more. author

02-16-19 - 4 PM - Sports Saturday

Are the Wild going to slide out of the postseason?  Do they need a different approach starting next season?  After that discussion, Bill Robertson talks about Kareem Hunt's second chance, the impact of Spring Training, and more during "The Business of ... author

02-16-19 - 3 PM - Sports Saturday

With the NBA's All-Star Break underway, Steve & Eric discuss whether the Wolves can make a playoff push.  Should the State Girls' Hockey Tournament be moved to Ritter Arena?  The Gopher men's basketball team had a big win on Saturday. author

02-16-19 - 2 PM - Sports Saturday

How bad of an image hit did pro golfer Matt Kuchar take for his tipping habits after winning a tournament in November?  Steve & Eric look into that.  Then, what do they make of the ongoing free agency signee debate as Spring Training gets underway? author

2-16-19 Nighttime Show 12AM

NASA scientist Dave Lavery joins Steve to talk about Mars rover "Opportunity", Mike Wall from calls in to discuss outer space, and recaps scores from around sports. author

2-15-19 Nighttime Show 11PM

Rep. Pat Garofalo speaks with Steve about his proposed sports gambling bill, Hammer calls in from Xcel Energy Center, and Reid Spencer calls in to preview Daytona 500 author

2-15-19 Nighttime Show 10PM

Steve talks Wild loss, Kyle Radke from joins the show to talk Wolves and all things NBA author

2-15-19 Nighttime Show 9PM

Eric Nelson joins Steve Thompson to talk Women & Men Gophers Athletics, Twins, Basketball, Sports Contracts, and more. author

2-15-19 Nighttime Show 8pm

Eric Nelson fields calls, talks Kaepernick settlement, NFL free agency, and speaks with two time World Series champ Al Newman author

2-15-19 Nighttime Show 12AM

Devin "Hester" Marshall makes his producing debut. Eric talks local sports and a few national sports tidbits. author

2-14-19 Nighttime Show 10 PM

This hour Eric gets an update from Twins spring training from Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. author

2-14-19 Nighttime show 9 PM

Eric Nelson hosts. This hour he talks basketball with former Timberwolves player Gary Trent & football with NFL Hall of Famer Tom Mack. author

2-14-19 Nighttime Show 12 AM

The Hammer joins Steve Thomson as they touch on what's happening in the Twin Cities sports scene including which coaches might be on the hot seat. author

2-13-19 Nighttime Show 11 PM

Steve Thomson is in this evening. He recaps a night of basketball with the Wolves win over Houston & the Gophers loss in Nebraska. author

2-13-19 Nighttime show 10 PM

Steve Thomson reviews the Timberwolves game with Kevin Lynch an analyst for Fox Sports Network.  Then, Steve asks you if it is too early to judge Ryan Sauders coaching? author

2-13-19 Nighttime Show 12 AM

This hour Eric is joined by Dr. Baseball as Spring Training is just around the corner. author

2-12-19 Nighttime Show 11 PM

Eric Nelson chats with former NFL Pro Eric Decker from Super Bowl LIII.  Then, how much snow are we going to get for the rest of this winter?  Eric speaks with Emily Harrington, weathercaster for Hennepin County. author

2-12-19 Nighttime show 10 PM

This hour Eric visits with Andy Markus from Plows & Mowz which is the Uber of snow plowing. Later in the hour Mike Greenlay joins Eric to recap the Wild's 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. author

2-12-19 Nighttime show 9 PM

Eric Nelson speaks with Travel columnist Chris Elliott about hot winter/spring getaways, winter storm impact on travel, and the best cities for public transportation.  Then, former MN Viking Matthew Hatchette talks about the NFL off season. author

02-10-19 - Show Highlight - Tia Martinson

The executive director of Free Bikes 4 Kids tells us about how their charitable initiative is intertwined with this Summer's Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. author