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

Rand: 2014 Vikings looking awfully familiar

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Josh Freeman’s one and only start at quarterback with the Vikings. It was a...

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 07:47 AM

Rand: Teams improve after Brewster leaves

The two programs Tim Brewster has been a part of since leaving the Gophers have thrived.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 06:36 AM

MLS meets with Vikings and United, which adds powerful help

Twins owner Jim Pohlad sat down with United owner William McGuire, who also reportedly has Glen Taylor as part of group, ratcheting up competition for a major league franchise.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:04 AM

Rand: No refunds in baseball for big-name busts

It is said that fortune favors the bold. If you printed out that expression and mailed it to members of...

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 06:38 AM

Sunday Q&A: Wolves rookie Zach LaVine

When the Timberwolves chose Zach LaVine with the No. 13 pick in the NBA draft, it was with the idea...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 09:21 PM

For Hazeltine, all eyes on the 2016 Ryder Cup

While most of the golf world was focused on Scotland on Sunday as the European Ryder Cup team polished off...

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Rand: Wolves, Twins welcoming eras of change

Timberwolves media day, an opportunity to interview players before the start of training camp, ended shortly before 2 p.m. Monday....

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Sunday Q&A: MLB Network's John Smoltz

John Smoltz amassed 213 victories and 154 saves in a 20-year MLB career spent mostly with Atlanta. These days, he...

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 12:44 AM

Rand: Former Twins could be worthy NL MVP candidates

What if the NL MVP vote was confined only to former Twins players?

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 07:30 AM

Rand: Adrian Peterson ... voices raised

The Adrian Peterson saga, and most notably Monday’s decision by the Vikings to allow him to play next weekend after...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 07:00 AM

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