Michael Rand

Digital sports editor | StarTribune.com
Phone: 612-673-7564
Michael Rand is digital sports editor. He also writes the RandBall blog and oversees the sports section’s 2Day feature on Page 2.

Recent content from Michael Rand

Washington Post report illustrates the poor state of Minnesota pro sports

Every week or so (maybe not that often, but it seems that way), a new publication comes out with a...

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 08:31 PM

MLS, from head to toe: A primer

Minnesota has been awarded rights to a Major League Soccer franchise, which begs the question from a lot of you,...

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 07:53 PM

Minnesota soccer fans excited for promotion to MLS

Major League Soccer, the top league in the U.S., is expected to announce Wednesday that Minnesota is getting an expansion franchise, most likely for the 2018 season.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 08:37 PM

Rand: Wolves/Knicks a 'Battle of Who Could Care Less'

To get in the mood to write about Thursday’s Wolves vs. Knicks game, I dug back into my college music...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 05:49 AM

Cutting the cord: A sports fan's new breed of TV

If you’re an avid TV sports viewer looking to “cut the cord” on pricey cable or satellite subscriptions, it’s possible — with a few trade-offs.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 11:05 AM

Rand: Stars align for Adrian Peterson to end up in Dallas

If we can think of the nuggets of information linking Adrian Peterson to a possible trade with the Cowboys as...

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 08:22 AM

Rand: Weekend revelations from around the Twin Cities

Five thoughts from a few days in sports that had us thinking about Kevin Garnett and the various postseasons:

Updated: March 02, 2015, - 06:37 AM

Rand: Cautionary tales of being cautious

I’ve never run with the bulls in Pamplona, but there are enough stories out there to believe the annual event...

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 06:49 AM

Rand: Dealing with Cleveland rocks

Both Teddy Bridgewater and Andrew Wiggins could've ended up in Cleveland, but Minnesota is better because they are here.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 08:10 PM

Rand: The numbers tell the story for local teams

Five numbers to chew on after an interesting sports weekend:25-12 The margin by which the Wild is outscoring opponents since...

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 06:29 AM

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