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

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

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

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