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

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012: Gophers football

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

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 12:22 AM

Top 12 in Minnesota sports 2012: Highs (and lows) for basketball Olympians

 Minnesota players go for gold -- and get it -- at the Summer Olympics.

Updated: December 19, 2012, - 06:15 AM

Loss has Gophers looking Texas-bound for bowl

Michigan State's victory should give it the inside track to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. U players are happy to be going anywhere.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 10:47 PM

'Mr. Phunn' Joe Anderson fired at 1500 ESPN

Twin Cities sports radio personality Joe Anderson was fired Friday by 1500-AM, where he had been working for more than a year as the co-host of the station’s 9-noon program.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 03:39 PM

No lead seems safe against Nebraska football

Taylor Martinez and the Cornhuskers have won four Big Ten games trailing by double digits in the second half.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:50 AM

Rand: A bit of a bump is too close to call

When watching or playing sports, we enter into a sort of contract that includes accepting that the outcome -- while primarily influenced by what athletes do on the field of play -- is also bound by a set of rules that can be highly subjective.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 12:46 AM

Gophers football coach Kill explains Saturday's fake field-goal decision

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill talks about the decision Saturday to try a fake field goal in a 35-13 loss...

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 05:43 PM

Nelson's big day carries Gophers

Gophers QB Philip Nelson talks about his performance in a 44-28 victory over Purdue

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 07:34 AM

Rand: Reversal of fortunes highlights Vikings, Gophers similarities

Both teams are 5-3. For Vikings fans, the sky is falling after a blowout loss at home to Tampa Bay. Gophers fans are suddenly much more on board with the Philip Nelson era.

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 06:48 AM

Rand: Vikings, Gophers can live for present

Sometimes you can't wait for the future. Sometimes you have to play for the present because you never know what's going to happen.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 07:00 AM

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