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

2day's 2 Cents: Somewhat shady, for sports deals

A Star Tribune editor presented a strange challenge/wish earlier this week: that Friday’s Page 2 feature would somehow play off...

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 05:56 AM

Rand: A lot can happen in just one week

The Super Bowl was last Sunday in Arizona. On Monday, hundreds of members of the sports media presumably filtered out...

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 06:33 AM

Rand: Commissioner wants to fix baseball

Rob Manfred is willing to throw around some aggressive ideas on how to improve the sport.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 07:11 AM

Rand: Filling the air with Deflategate, the NFL's latest scandal

We’re now less than a week from the kickoff of the Super Bowl, which means we are also now more...

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 06:41 AM

Sunday Q&A with Jonny Steele, Minnesota United midfielder

The success of United FC drew him here.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 06:07 PM

Rand: Big-losing Minnesota teams post a winning weekend

Less than a week ago in this space, we spent a great deal of time lamenting the misfortunes of four...

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 06:20 AM

Rand: Twin Cities sports scene starved for a winners

Oh, for the optimism of the preseason again. Only a few months ago, the Wild was an up-and-coming team that...

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 06:52 AM

Rand: Pick a conspiracy, any conspiracy, in NFL playoffs

It’s a great time to be a sports conspiracy theorist. Really, there’s never a bad time for it, but the...

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 07:17 AM

Rand: There's got to be a limit on what is reviewable

If 2014 in sports was all about trying to “get it right” (to borrow the phrase used repeatedly by the...

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 06:32 AM

Rand: Stuart Scott made sure sports were fun

News Sunday of Stuart Scott’s death — only 49 years old, after a seven-year bout with cancer — led to...

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 08:17 AM

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