Rachel Blount

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

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Wild finishes strong after desert summit conducted by leaders

Coincidence or not, the Wild made the playoffs after its leaders took charge.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 01:14 AM

USA Curling under fire from USOC

A USOC plan aimed at bolstering underperforming elite teams also might push grass-roots tradition aside.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 11:35 PM

One mile to go: Trying to beat cancer to Boston's finish line

Elinor Scott could not finish the 2013 Boston Marathon because of terrorism. Her hopes to walk to the hallowed Boston finish line this year are in jeopardy because of devastation on a personal scale: pancreatic cancer.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 11:01 AM

New Gophers coach gets off to a running start

New Gophers coach Marlene Stollings expects a faster tempo and better recruiting for her new team.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 01:24 PM

Gophers hire VCU's Stollings to replace Borton

The Gophers’ newly hired women’s basketball coach has had scoring in her blood ever since her playing days.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Gophers' Mable floors even her gymnastics admirers

When Lindsay Mable broke the U’s all-around mark, MaryAnne Kelley was thrilled. She used to hold the record.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Road-weary Gophers baseball team ready to take it outside

The Dome is rubble, so the Gophers baseball team had to hit the road for 20 games. Finally, the home portion of the schedule might begin Friday.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Gophers settle for 10th in NCAA swimming, equaling last year's finish

As the team totals flashed on the scoreboard, Gophers coach Kelly Kremer tried not to look — and asked his...

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Balance enables Georgia to repeat as NCAA swimming champs

The Bulldogs won despite the absence of their coach.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 08:07 AM

Elk River's Laura Ryan: Only dives take her downward

Diver Laura Ryan of Elk River is certainly on a career uptick, having won a national title in her home state.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 12:35 AM

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