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: Spielman decisive on tough calls

Here is how Spielman has handled five tough decisions:

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:07 AM

McCarville brings skills to Lynx

The former Gopher is back in Minnesota -- and back on the court with Lindsay Whalen.

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 01:05 AM

What else is new? Soccer team changes name to Minnesota United FC

The state’s pro soccer team has its fourth new name in five years.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Rand: A spring training outreach overseas

Fox Sports North Girl Jenny Taft brought spring training to the troops in Germany.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 06:42 AM

High-level mini golf in Minneapolis skyway

Navigating the Minneapolis skyway system can be a maze in and of itself. But this past weekend, there were 19 miniature puzzles to solve within that larger maze.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:44 AM

Gophers wrestler picks his music over the mat

Joel Bauman declines to use an alias in his online videos, saying "the dream is to inspire people."

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 12:38 AM

Ex-Gophers receiver A.J. Barker arrested on pot charge in Houston

Former Gophers wide receiver A.J. Barker was arrested and charged with suspicion of marijuana possession in Houston.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Assault case sidelines Hamline men's basketball

The wide-sweeping discipline -- one player dismissed from the team, and 14 teammates and the coach suspended -- comes in conjunction with an alleged assault after the team's New Year's Eve game in Spokane, Wash.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012, No. 5: The Wild's short splash

The signing of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter excited Wild fans, turned sad now.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Top 12 Minnesota sports stories of 2012: The revival of Joe Mauer

After an injury-plagued 2011, he looked more like the three-time batting champion Twins fans had grown accustomed to.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 10:19 PM

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