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: Twins' finish feels familiar? Well, yes and no

This season felt so much like last season for the Twins, right down to the identical 66-96 record both versions...

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 06:38 AM

Hawkeyes 'taking steps' toward peak

Coach Kirk Ferentz wasn’t prepared to say his 4-1 team has arrived, but he left Minnesota satisfied at the progress he’s seen.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 11:46 PM

Rand: Apology, but not victory, given to Badgers

The Pac-12 said it's sorry for goofing up the end of the Wisconsin-Arizona State game, but that's of little solace to Badgers fans.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 06:16 AM

Rand: Easy criticism of Musgrave just feels right this time

Wrapping up the weekend with a few thoughts on the Vikings and the NFL:• Picking on an offensive coordinator’s play-calling is...

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Jackson: "The sky's the limit" for Timberwolves

New Timbwervolves player development coach Bobby Jackson believes the team has the right roster for a successful season.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 08:16 AM

Rand:  Vikings' volatility is on display

The Vikings have a chance to do something this year that has never been accomplished in franchise history.If you said...

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 10:53 PM

Rand: Twins roster upheaval is simply reality

Remember when the Twins won the AL Central in 2010? Three years later, Joe Mauer remains the only regular position player from that team who is still with the Twins.

Updated: September 02, 2013, - 11:53 PM

Rand: Signs pointing to a Viking funeral

The team's preseason play certainly isn't inspiring optimism.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 12:15 PM

Middle linebacker position firms up for Gophers

Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys gave the strongest indication yet on Sunday that Damien Wilson will be the starter.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Rand: No reason to rush Sano

The Twins should make sure the third base prospect is ready before they bring him up.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 07:22 AM

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