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 close fast again to reach tourney final

Just like the day before, the Gophers went small down the stretch, rallying from a second half deficit to defeat Indiana State.

Updated: November 25, 2011, - 11:05 PM

Least of the Big East gives Gophers tournament scare

DePaul led by 12 before Rodney Williams helped fuel a comeback.

Updated: November 25, 2011, - 11:25 AM

U's competition spiced up, but only a bit

The undefeated Gophers won't face any ranked teams in Orlando, but they figure to be tested nonetheless.

Updated: November 24, 2011, - 09:12 AM

Gophers score early, often in blowout victory

Minnesota jumped out to a 25-4 lead and liberally dished out playing time to subs.

Updated: November 22, 2011, - 07:18 AM

Rand: Minnesota sports fans, take heart

The state's sports scene is improving.

Updated: November 07, 2011, - 06:35 AM

How to put the Twins back together again

Start with the bullpen, then the rotation, and go from there filling the many holes.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 07:24 AM

Rand: You might not have seen last of Childress

After the Vikings' early struggles, the former Minnesota coach's stock has risen.

Updated: November 01, 2011, - 06:35 AM

NCAA hopes reforms can refocus college sports

Spending money for athletes and team standards on academic progress are in response to the latest scandals.

Updated: October 28, 2011, - 01:13 PM

Rand: Remembering hidden gems from the '91 World Series

There are other details from 20 years ago that have been forgotten with the heroics of Kirby Puckett and Jack Morris.

Updated: October 28, 2011, - 06:24 AM

Gophers, QB show they are a work in progress

MarQueis Gray, though erratic and tentative at times Saturday, showed glimmers of great potential in the second half.

Updated: October 23, 2011, - 01:24 AM

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