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

A fitting day for Bud Grant Way

The first day of December, with the temperature hovering in single digits, wouldn’t have been an apt setting for many...

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 01:12 AM

Wisconsin clarifies where Paul Bunyan's Axe will be Saturday

Wisconsin’s Andersen, before clarifying, said the winning team won’t find its prize until it gets to the locker room.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 11:42 AM

Rand: The long and the short of recent coaching searches

Four high-profile Minnesota men’s sports teams have conducted coaching/managerial searches since the start of 2013. Here is a quick look...

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 06:48 AM

Sid Hartman nears 70 years as Minneapolis sports writer

On Saturday, the Star Tribune will pay tribute to columnist Sid Hartman with a full-page advertisement to celebrate 70 years as a Minneapolis sportswriter.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Rand: Plenty ties Gophers hoops, Wolves together

The connections between the Timberwolves and the Gophers men’s basketball team are mounting, and it’s not just because both teams...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Rand: 2014 Vikings looking awfully familiar

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Josh Freeman’s one and only start at quarterback with the Vikings. It was a...

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 07:47 AM

Rand: Teams improve after Brewster leaves

The two programs Tim Brewster has been a part of since leaving the Gophers have thrived.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 06:36 AM

MLS meets with Vikings and United, which adds powerful help

Twins owner Jim Pohlad sat down with United owner William McGuire, who also reportedly has Glen Taylor as part of group, ratcheting up competition for a major league franchise.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:04 AM

Rand: No refunds in baseball for big-name busts

It is said that fortune favors the bold. If you printed out that expression and mailed it to members of...

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 06:38 AM

Sunday Q&A: Wolves rookie Zach LaVine

When the Timberwolves chose Zach LaVine with the No. 13 pick in the NBA draft, it was with the idea...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 09:21 PM

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