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

Mbakwe 'wants to be here,' but how remains unclear

Gophers coach Tubby Smith on Thursday gave the strongest indication yet that Trevor Mbakwe, the Gophers senior who was recently granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, will return next season.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 06:58 AM

Rand: Ch-ch-changes for the Twins

The 11 returning players from Opening Day 2011 to Opening Day 2012 represent the Twins' smallest total under the Ron Gardenhire era.

Updated: April 03, 2012, - 06:28 AM

Rand: Having Wolves seat dreams

The Wolves held their annual Open House at Target Center on Saturday.

Updated: April 02, 2012, - 06:31 AM

Rand: Richly rewarding days for Maturi

Outgoing Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi was in Duluth on Sunday to watch the Gophers defeat Wisconsin 4-2 to win the NCAA women's hockey championship.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 07:21 AM

Rand: Updating the Gophers AD search

The co-chairs of the search committee have been leading a series of "engagement sessions" with groups deemed to be vested stakeholders in the decision.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 07:00 AM

03.08.12: The game plan

THE BUZZ Give the NFL credit for some deft sleight of hand. Attention has shifted from the Saints bounty story...

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 12:33 AM

Rand: Can Plouffe do magic tricks too?

If Trevor Plouffe takes over right field for the Twins this year, he would be mirroring the career path of his predecessor, Michael Cuddyer.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 06:46 AM

Rand: Big Hurt in Big Easy demands justice

Possible solutions to resolve what happened to the Vikings at the Superdome two years ago.

Updated: March 05, 2012, - 07:00 AM

It's pushball time again at Macalester

In conjunction with the school's Founders Day -- celebrating its 138th birthday as a school -- students, faculty and staff are slated to play pushball on the Old Main Lawn of the St. Paul school Friday.

Updated: March 01, 2012, - 06:54 AM

Rand: Two teams trade Targets

It seems as if the team from Target Field has switched with the team from Target Center.

Updated: February 28, 2012, - 06:30 AM

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