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: Will Vikings' QB carnival ride end?

Although Matt Cassel will start the season opener, history shows us there's a strong chance Teddy Bridgewater will play sometime this season.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Rand: A memo for the new Timberwolves

Fans are hungry to cheer new, young Timberwolves additions. They'll probably be cautious and skeptical at first, but if they start believing, they can be fiercely loyal.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 12:04 PM

Sunday Q&A: Ryan Santoso, Gophers kicker

Ryan Santoso arrived on the University of Minnesota campus last year as a 280-pound kicker and somewhat of a novelty...

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 05:43 AM

Rand: Add up the clues, and you'll see Love as a Cavalier

The signs certainly are pointing to the Wolves trading Kevin Love to Cleveland.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Rand: Which dog has the fewest fleas in Minnesota sports?

Which of the local teams that have struggled will have the best winning percentage this season? Stay tuned.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 07:31 AM

Fight is on for adding Twin Cities pro soccer franchise

Two local groups headed by powerful businessmen that are vying for a Major League Soccer franchise in the Twin Cities will share the stage in a unique doubleheader Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 06:17 AM

Rand: Twins' Gibson going to extremes

When he's good, Kyle Gibson is really good (0.55 ERA in his wins). And when he's bad, he's really bad (12.27 ERA in his losses).

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 08:34 PM

FanFest underway at convention center

The Major League Baseball All-Star festivities in Minneapolis have officially started.Fan Fest, which runs from Friday through Tuesday at the...

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Rand: Worley blames Twins for his troubles

Now with the Pirates, the righthander says the Twins didn't notice a mechanical flaw in his delivery.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Sunday Q&A with Ernie Johnson: Twins' fall matched by pitching ills

The Turner Broadcasting veteran is back at Target Field for the first time since the 2010 postseason.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 07:49 PM

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