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

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

Rand: Updating the Gophers AD search

The co-chairs of the search committee have been leading a series of "engagement sessions" with groups deemed to be vested stakeholders in the decision.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 07:00 AM

03.08.12: The game plan

THE BUZZ Give the NFL credit for some deft sleight of hand. Attention has shifted from the Saints bounty story...

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 12:33 AM

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