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Vikings-Giants Game Notes & Viewing Guide

The Vikings (9-5) will host the Giants (6-8) on Sunday at the University of Minnesota.


National Television: NBC
Al Michaels      Analyst:Cris Collinsworth
Sideline:Michele Tafoya
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT

Local Radio: KFAN-FM 100.3/KTLK-AM 1130
Paul Allen                Analyst:Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporter:Greg Coleman
Pre-Game Show:Mike Mussman – 5:30 p.m. CT

National Radio: Westwood One
Kevin Kugler                Analyst:James Lofton
Pre-Game and Halftime Shows:Scott Graham* *


The following elements are scheduled to be part of Sunday's festivities:

• National Anthem: Johnny Holliday, 934th Security Forces | Jazz musician Johnny Holliday is often a featured performer in concerts, festivals and on televised shows as well as for Military Dignitaries and Ambassadors from foreign countries. Some of his previous performances also include opening for major artists such as Al Jarreau, Lauryn Hill, Layla Hathaway, Johnny Gil, Bobby Brown and many more.

• Gjallarhorn: Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota | Since taking office in 2011, Kaler has focused on core priorities that include academic excellence, access for qualified students and stewardship. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Kaler served from 2007 to 2011 as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. Previously, he was Dean of the University of Delaware's College of Engineering. Kaler earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1982.

• Heart of a Viking: Asa Champion | The Vikings and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital honor one courageous individual at every home game. When he was 9 years old, Asa was battling cerebral palsy and underwent numerous surgeries after fracturing his spine. He was faced with re-learning every basic function. In only a few short years, Asa learned to crawl again, walk again, run again and now is back on the field as a sophomore football player at Rosemount High School.

• Halftime: Thank You to the University of Minnesota | The Minnesota Vikings will extend a thank-you to the University of Minnesota for its graciousness and use of TCF Bank Stadium for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The event will include a video tribute and game ball presentation.

• Minnesota's Football Program of the Year: Caledonia High School | In Caledonia, Minn., high school football is a sport that brings an entire community together. The school has won five State Championship titles over the past eight years, and Vikings wide receiver Isaac Fruechte is an alum of the football program. The team was selected out of 41 nominated schools and will receive the "In the Game Award" from the Vikings and Innovative Office Solutions.

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