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

'Mr. Phunn' Joe Anderson fired at 1500 ESPN

Twin Cities sports radio personality Joe Anderson was fired Friday by 1500-AM, where he had been working for more than a year as the co-host of the station’s 9-noon program.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 03:39 PM

No lead seems safe against Nebraska football

Taylor Martinez and the Cornhuskers have won four Big Ten games trailing by double digits in the second half.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:50 AM

Rand: A bit of a bump is too close to call

When watching or playing sports, we enter into a sort of contract that includes accepting that the outcome -- while primarily influenced by what athletes do on the field of play -- is also bound by a set of rules that can be highly subjective.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 12:46 AM

Gophers football coach Kill explains Saturday's fake field-goal decision

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill talks about the decision Saturday to try a fake field goal in a 35-13 loss...

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 05:43 PM

Nelson's big day carries Gophers

Gophers QB Philip Nelson talks about his performance in a 44-28 victory over Purdue

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 07:34 AM

Rand: Reversal of fortunes highlights Vikings, Gophers similarities

Both teams are 5-3. For Vikings fans, the sky is falling after a blowout loss at home to Tampa Bay. Gophers fans are suddenly much more on board with the Philip Nelson era.

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 06:48 AM

Rand: Vikings, Gophers can live for present

Sometimes you can't wait for the future. Sometimes you have to play for the present because you never know what's going to happen.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 07:00 AM

Chase Budinger's fantasy football picks

Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger originally took Matt Forte but changed his mind and went with Frank Gore.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 06:24 AM

Rand: White Sox have been best ever in Central

Since 1998, Chicago has nine finishes in either first or second place and only one 90-loss season.

Updated: September 11, 2012, - 11:18 PM

Gophers' kicker: Game-winner just like practice

Gophers kicker Jordan Wettstein talks about the UNLV game.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 07:25 AM

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