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: Swarm connects with Native American roots

The Swarm is halfway into a two-year initiative at the Prairie Island reservation to help kids re-connect with the game their ancestors played.

Updated: January 27, 2012, - 07:06 AM

Rand: Saints fans, we know how you feel right now

The combination of painful losses and too-few championships has given us a company-loves-misery attitude.

Updated: January 16, 2012, - 06:30 AM

2011: Great stories, not-so-great year

The year was filled with so many newsmaking events on the local sports landscape that paring it down to a top 10 was difficult.

Updated: December 30, 2011, - 09:34 AM

Rand: Doubt comes out at this time of year in NFL

If you've quickly transitioned from figuring out 2-14 draft position tiebreakers to possible 4-12 draft position tiebreakers, we recommend taking a break.

Updated: December 27, 2011, - 07:53 AM

Rand: High-five to Cuddyer, who soon will be No. 3

Cuddy's numbers game made us wonder: Where does he rank among the all-time No. 5s in Minnesota pro sports history?

Updated: December 23, 2011, - 07:59 AM

Rand: Boyhood stomping ground

The field of dreams where many a young summer day drifted away did not involve a magic cornfield in the...

Updated: December 19, 2011, - 06:35 AM

U volleyball: Gee, but it's great to be back home

U has the chance to reach the Final Four without leaving its friendly confines.

Updated: December 02, 2011, - 06:53 AM

Ex-Hopkins star Lockett hits books as hard as he plays hoops.

Not only does he lead ASU in scoring, but he's carrying 21 credits and plans to graduate in three years.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 12:45 PM

Mbakwe's season, and likely Gophers career, over after injury

The All-Big Ten forward won't play again this season, and it's likely that his Gophers career is over as well.

Updated: November 29, 2011, - 06:46 AM

Mbakwe injured in loss to Dayton

The talented senior hurt his right knee in the Gophers' first loss of the season. He is expected to have an MRI today.

Updated: November 28, 2011, - 02:10 PM

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