Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

College swimming a blur for Cal's decorated Olympian Franklin

Her swimming career was on fast track when Missy Franklin took a detour and became an NCAA contender at California.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 12:18 AM

Granlund-Parise-Pominville line clicked from the start

Injuries figured in Wild’s decision to unite Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 02:17 AM

Wild notes: Current lineup has no room for Fontaine

Though Justin Fontaine has 12 goals this season, tied for fourth-most among the Wild’s forwards, the rookie has been a healthy scratch for the past four games.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Wild healthy for practice; Yeo lauds Kuemper

Darcy Kuemper bounced back from a subpar game against Edmonton on Tuesday, making 29 saves for his 12th victory of the season. That breaks the Wild’s record for victories by a rookie.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Loss dials up pressure on Wild

Be it a lack of chemistry or an off night, the team knows it can’t afford another letdown like it had against Edmonton.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 12:23 AM

As Games end, the feeling is: From Russia with love

Organizers said the Olympics herald a new era in Russia.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Postcard from Sochi: Rachel Blount, staff writer

I didn’t want to believe the Sochi Games would live up — or down — to the predictions that they would be the Fearful Olympics, or the Repressive Olympics, or at the very least the Joyless Winter Games. And guess what? They weren’t.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 01:15 AM

Closing Ceremony this morning will have a Minnesota touch

Minneapolis’ Michael Shann is the producer of the Closing Ceremony.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:16 AM

After early skepticism, Games evolved into a success

SOCHI, RUSSIA – During the runup to the Sochi Winter Games, it seemed the conversation revolved around everything but sports....

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 11:04 PM

U.S. men's hockey heads home empty-handed

A day after a devastating loss to Canada, the Americans barely showed up against the motivated Finns in the bronze...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:26 PM

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