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Gophers
April 30
Jamie Trachsel left the Gophers for a better deal at Mississippi.

Scoggins' mailbag: What's up with the U's softball coach leaving?

When you consider at all the blue-chip high school talent being produced, this truly has become a basketball state. Chip Scoggins explains why and answers a bunch of other questions, too.
Twins
April 2
Minnesota Twins infielder Luis Arraez (2). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Fort Myers, FL – February 20, 2020, CenturyLink Sport

Scoggins: No Opening Day, but here's a Twins lineup anyway

On the day that would have been the Twins season opener, manager Rocco Baldelli declined to reveal the lineup he would have submitted. That's no fun.
Sports
March 16
On the beach in Aruba.

Scoggins: From Aruba to silence, a different kind of madness in March

Being in Aruba was like standing on Mars watching something deeply personal go from zero to warp speed in a blink of the eye.
Sports
January 11
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook broke a tackle and ran just short of the end zone in the second quarter against New Orleans.

Scoggins: Three keys to a Vikings victory over San Francisco

Many of those Pundits who picked the Vikings to get steamrolled against the New Orleans Saints are picking them to knock off the 49ers this afternoon.
Gophers
January 1
Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown (5) pressures Arkansas quarterback Ben Hicks earlier this season. He is among the top defensive players in the n

Scoggins: Gophers offensive line play a key to beating Auburn

This is a similar challenge to the Penn State game. The Gophers line won that matchup. Can they do the same vs. Auburn and star defensive tackle Derrick Brown?
Gophers
December 8, 2019
Members of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team led the Skol chant ahead of Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.

Scoggins: Outback Bowl another measuring stick for U, Fleck

There are many positives in this reward for a 10-2 season. It's a New Year's Day game in Tampa, Florida, against a quality SEC opponent with national recognition.
Vikings
December 8, 2019
Scoggins postgame: Vikings defense shines in a ho-hum win over Lions

Scoggins postgame: Vikings defense shines in a ho-hum win over Lions

Danielle Hunter had three sacks as the Vikings defense got to David Blough five times.
Blogs
November 3, 2019

Dalvin Cook could be primed for big day vs. Chiefs

Chiefs rank No. 30 in NFL in rushing defense
Vikings
October 24, 2019
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook

Scoggins: Cook, Diggs shine as Vikings extend winning streak

Vikings weren't sharp offensively but do enough to defeat Washington 19-9 at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday night.
Vikings
October 24, 2019
Redskins (and former Vikings) running back Adrian Peterson had 81 of the Redskins’ 154 offensive yards Sunday in a 9-0 loss to the 49ers, but suffer

Adrian Peterson's return is reminder of his complicated legacy

Adrian Peterson faces the Vikings, his longtime former team, in prime time Thursday.
Blogs
October 19, 2019
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws against Purdue during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday

Gophers heavy favorites in first trip to Rutgers

Gophers look to remain undefeated
Vikings
October 13, 2019
Scoggins postgame: Diggs' fingerprints all over Vikings' victory over Eagles

Scoggins postgame: Diggs' fingerprints all over Vikings' victory over Eagles

The up-and-down wide receiver caught seven passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns in a surprisingly easy win.
Blogs
September 29, 2019

Kirk Cousins has chance to alter big game narrative

Vikings QB faces pivotal game at Soldier Field
Gophers
September 28, 2019
Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) handed off the ball to running back Shannon Brooks (4) during practice Saturday.

Gophers need run game to get on track vs. Purdue

Return of Shannon Brooks should provide spark
Vikings
September 15, 2019
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins walked back to the sidelines after throwing an interception in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

Scoggins postgame: Cousins' gaffes decisive in Vikings' loss

A terrible start got the Vikings behind the 8-ball, but they rallied and could have stolen the victory in Green Bay.
Vikings
September 8, 2019
Scoggins: Seven key moments during the Vikings' dominating victory

Scoggins: Seven key moments during the Vikings' dominating victory

The game started with a sack. Then a blocked punt. Then a touchdown pass to Adam Thielen. That's a textbook example of starting a season on the right note.
Gophers
March 29, 2019

Friends, former AAU teammates meet for Final Four spot

Star guards for Purdue and Virginia played against each other in high school
Gophers
March 29, 2019
Purdue head coach Matt Painter

Purdue's Painter reflects on being recruited by Gophers

Purdue coach Matt Painter made four official visits as a senior in high school – Purdue, Michigan State, Minnesota and Evansville. He said he gave serious consideration to the Gophers over the Boilermakers but opted to stay close to home.
Sports
March 21, 2019
Iowa guard Connor McCaffery is fouled by Indiana guard Devonte Green, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 22

Scoggins: Iowa player could be on court today, baseball diamond tonight

Iowa freshman Connor McCaffery, son of basketball coach Fran McCaffery, plays two sports for the Hawkeyes.
Gophers
November 10, 2018
Minnesota defensive back Jacob Huff stopped Purdue running back D.J. Knox during the second quarter

Scoggins: Gophers defense performs stunning about-face

Pick any superlative and it applies to the performance put forth by a unit that became so overwhelmed and deflated that P.J. Fleck had no choice but to fire defensive coordinator Robb Smith this week.
Twins
October 2, 2018
Former Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor

Scoggins: Falvey, Levine making a mistake by firing Molitor

Unless there were personality clashes behind the scenes that we're not privy to, this move doesn't make sense, other than Derek Falvey and Thad Levine wanted their own hand-picked manager.
Vikings
September 23, 2018
Bills quarterback Josh Allen dives over the pile for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

Scoggins instant reaction: Vikings should be embarrassed by this flop

The Vikings looked totally and utterly unprepared to play in a 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Listed as 16½-point favorites, the Vikings played as poorly as any team could possibly look in digging a crater in the first half.
Gophers
August 31, 2017
Linebacker Carter Coughlin

Scoggins: Coughlin, Winfield, quarterbacks among Gophers to watch

There are a lot of subplots to the Gophers' season opener against Buffalo. Here are a half-dozen players to keep an eye on during the game.
Vikings
August 4, 2017
Scoggins: Superfan from New York checks off Vikings bucket list item

Scoggins: Superfan from New York checks off Vikings bucket list item

Jonathan Donath, a New Yorker who grew up in St. Louis Park, can rattle off the six most memorable days of his life in a matter of seconds.
Gophers
July 26, 2017
CORRECTS DATE - Minnesota NCAA college football running back Rodney Smith speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Gophers' Rodney Smith: Etiquette, fashion and life under Fleck

Among other things, Gophers running back Rodney Smith talked about how things have changed under coach P.J. Fleck away from the football field.