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: Super Bowl tickets will be super expensive

Plan on paying a lot to spend Feb. 4, 2018, in the new Vikings stadium.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Rand: Some analysis is worth analyzing

The NFL draft has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we are at the end of the constant chatter...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Rand: Long baseball games become a burden

Chris Herrmann drifted in to snag a routine fly ball with two outs in the ninth and the Twins ahead...

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 06:53 PM

Sunday Q & A: Vikings' Patterson follows Wild closely

At this time last year, Cordarrelle Patterson was a talented but raw football player who had just been drafted in the first round by the Vikings.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 11:48 PM

Rand: If only Twitter had been there

Before social media allowed so many of us to share opinions in real time, how did we respond to the highs and lows of sports?

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 07:27 AM

Rand: Flirtations with success still sting for Minnesota fans

There is a tendency for Minnesota sports fans to look back on the six-year period from the fall of 1998...

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Rand: Allen not the first Viking to finish on Bears defensive line

Did you know? Another prominent Vikings' defensive lineman wound up playing in Chicago.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 09:27 AM

Rand: Q&A with ESPN women's basketball bracketologist

Charlie Creme has been projecting the NCAA women’s basketball field for ESPN for more than a decade. The “bracketologist” spoke...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Rand: A crucial week for local teams

Four weekend sports thoughts while frantically checking and confirming that the average temperatures in March really are supposed to be...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Sudden ending for U.S. stuns Gophers women's hockey team

Many present Gophers players stared blankly at the TV for several moments, allowing the reality to sink in after Canada's triumph.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:24 AM

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