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

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

Chase Budinger's fantasy football picks

Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger originally took Matt Forte but changed his mind and went with Frank Gore.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 06:24 AM

Rand: White Sox have been best ever in Central

Since 1998, Chicago has nine finishes in either first or second place and only one 90-loss season.

Updated: September 11, 2012, - 11:18 PM

Gophers' kicker: Game-winner just like practice

Gophers kicker Jordan Wettstein talks about the UNLV game.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 07:25 AM

In retrospect, these Twins starters look darn good

A few words on behalf of decent starting pitching.

Updated: September 03, 2012, - 01:08 AM

Knee injury ends season for wide receiver Harbison

Jamel Harbison will have to redshirt after all, but not because Jerry Kill wanted him to.

Updated: September 02, 2012, - 01:11 AM

Lynx make stops, avert a Shock upset

After a slow and frustrating start, they flexed their defensive muscle to beat Tulsa for the 11th consecutive time. Three Lynx scored 19 points.

Updated: September 01, 2012, - 12:02 AM

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