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: Vanek, Heatley mirror images at time of acquisition

The eventual success or failure of Thomas Vanek with the Wild has nothing to do with how Dany Heatley performed...

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 06:49 PM

Rand: Wrapping up the weekend

Four thoughts to wrap up the weekend in sports:

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Rand: Wolves must pick which type of trade to pursue

A deal for now or a deal for the future is their choice.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 05:30 AM

Rand: New Green Line passes sports fan's test

The true benefits of the new Metro Green Line, the light rail connecting downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, will...

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 07:13 AM

Rand: Celebrating Tony Gwynn

The former Padres great, who died Monday, will be remembered for more than just his hitting.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 08:30 PM

It's on: The World (Cup) comes to Brazil

The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil and features eight groups of four teams each.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 12:20 PM

Rand: Somewhere, there's a silver lining in cancelled Minneapolis marathon

I’ve attempted and completed four marathons in my life. Each one has followed pretty much the same blueprint: a gradual...

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Rand: Twins' cleanup mess, Wolves' Joerger mess and thoughts on Love

A few thoughts after ducking out of the sun for a while during a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend:• The cleanup hitter...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:42 AM

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

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