On this day in 2001 ...

It's a day many Minnesota sports fans won't forget. On Aug. 1, 2001, Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer died from complications of a heat stroke he had suffered the day before during training camp in Mankato.
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It's a day many Minnesota sports fans won't forget. On Aug. 1, 2001, Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer died from complications of a heat stroke he had suffered the day before during training camp in Mankato.

The Daily Norseman reflects on what Stringer meant to Minnesota sports and the NFL.

The Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut is working to make sure all athletes and coaches take measures to avoid a repeat of the tragedy.

Stringer's wife, Kelci, formed the institute aimed at raising awareness of the dangers heat stroke and sudden death in sports.

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