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

Biking for Baseball at Target Field

11,000 miles, 30 events and 1,000 kids: The men from Biking for Baseball make Target Field their 16th stop on...

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 07:32 PM

Former Gopher basketball player Corky Taylor dies at 60

Marvin “Corky” Taylor, who played basketball for the Gophers from 1970-1973 and was a member of their 1972 Big Ten title team, died Thursday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 60.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 09:24 PM

Rand: Being good on paper no guarantee of being good

Local sports fans hardly need to be reminded that teams looking good on paper can fall apart.

Updated: May 28, 2012, - 11:42 PM

2Day's 2 Cents: Baseball still fascinates, despite Twins' struggles

Quirky moments in recent days from around the majors.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 11:38 PM

Rand: Parallel marks at helm for Gardy, Flip

Comparing two successful leaders who ultimately came up short in the postseason time and again.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 06:36 AM

Chart: A full plate for Teague

Norwood Teague will have plenty of tasks to tackle immediately after being formally approved as the Gophers' new athletic director...

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 02:11 AM

VCU official is U's lone finalist for athletic director

Virginia Commonwealth athletic director Norwood Teague brings fundraising and marketing credentials to the open Minnesota AD job.

Updated: April 23, 2012, - 05:38 AM

Playing for 'high steaks,' U shows off its progress

The Maroon squad's victory means it will eat well, but the day's tone is of improvement.

Updated: April 22, 2012, - 09:57 AM

U baseball coach Anderson reaches deal through 2016 season

After working for the past decade under a series of one-year contracts, Gophers baseball coach John Anderson has a new level of job security. The Gophers athletic department announced on Tuesday that Anderson has agreed to an extension that will keep him under contract through the 2016 season.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 08:50 PM

U football player Tinsley found dead in dorm room

Gary Tinsley, who completed his senior season with the Gophers football team last fall, was found dead in his room at the U of M's Roy Wilkins Hall on Friday morning, the university said.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 05:13 PM

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