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

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

Man City, Olympiakos to play August 2 at the Bank, tickets on sale Saturday

An International Champions Cup soccer match, featuring two of the premier teams in the world, is coming to TCF Bank Stadium this summer, a source confirmed Wednesday.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 12:30 PM

Rand: More than just stars, late bloomers make mark in NFL

The Super Bowl saw plenty of players who were not considered can't-miss prospects make a big impact.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:24 AM

Rand: Freeze fans, no sudden moves

Three thoughts from the weekend that DON’T relate to the Super Bowl:• Washington QB Kirk Cousins is reportedly open to...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 07:14 AM

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