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

What else is new? Soccer team changes name to Minnesota United FC

The state’s pro soccer team has its fourth new name in five years.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Rand: A spring training outreach overseas

Fox Sports North Girl Jenny Taft brought spring training to the troops in Germany.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 06:42 AM

High-level mini golf in Minneapolis skyway

Navigating the Minneapolis skyway system can be a maze in and of itself. But this past weekend, there were 19 miniature puzzles to solve within that larger maze.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:44 AM

Gophers wrestler picks his music over the mat

Joel Bauman declines to use an alias in his online videos, saying "the dream is to inspire people."

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 12:38 AM

Ex-Gophers receiver A.J. Barker arrested on pot charge in Houston

Former Gophers wide receiver A.J. Barker was arrested and charged with suspicion of marijuana possession in Houston.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Assault case sidelines Hamline men's basketball

The wide-sweeping discipline -- one player dismissed from the team, and 14 teammates and the coach suspended -- comes in conjunction with an alleged assault after the team's New Year's Eve game in Spokane, Wash.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012, No. 5: The Wild's short splash

The signing of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter excited Wild fans, turned sad now.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012: The revival of Joe Mauer

After an injury-plagued 2011, he looked more like the three-time batting champion Twins fans had grown accustomed to.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 10:19 PM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012: Jack Jablonski

 Jack Jablonski may not be able to play hockey anymore, but he can do so much more.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 12:40 AM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories in 2012: Gagliardi calls it quits

The end of 2012 is quickly approaching; as such, we have compiled the top 12 Minnesota sports stories -- positive...

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 09:42 PM

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