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Chris Carr

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports | Newsroom
Phone: 612-673-4534
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Chris Carr is the Star Tribune's Assistant Managing Editor for Sports.

A native of Richfield, Carr grew up reading the Star Tribune. Somewhere in his mom's basement is an old photo of Chris, sitting on 1970s shag carpet in some groovy brown corduroys, holding a Star Tribune that was bigger than he was. After graduating from Wisconsin-Eau Claire, He worked in Washington D.C., Milwaukee and Charlotte before jumping at an opportunity to work for the hometown newspaper. He will always only own male dogs, so he at least has a fighting chance at home against the three ladies (two little ones, one grown-up) of his life.
Recent content from Chris Carr
There’s no secret to the success Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has had in the NFL. A lot of it just comes down to good old-fashioned hard wo

Minnesota pro sports mailbags: Questions asked, questions answered

In the latest round of reader questions, our pro sportswriters responded to inquiries about next week, next month and next year.
The 2018 All-Metro Sports Awards show featured over 100 student-athletes, the Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie and special guest speaker Jack Jablonski at

Nominate athletes, leaders, volunteers for Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards special honors

Honors are an annual highlight of the end-of-year celebration of Minnesota high school sports. The celebration is going virtual this year, coming in June.
Janet Karvonen of New York Mills was a transformative girls' basketball player in the late 1970s.

You sent requests ... and here come the stories

When the live events stopped, we asked what you wanted to read -- or reread if you wanted to go back in Minnesota sports history.
Best wishes, Sid

Best wishes, Sid

Three memorable Star Tribune sports pages from the past decade.

A decade of memorable sports pages

Star Tribune staffers pick out some of their favorite pages of the 2010s.
Clockwise from top left: Randy Moss, Willard Ikola, John Randle, Randall McDaniel, Lindsay Whalen and John Gagliardi. They are the Star Tribune Minnes

Whalen, Moss, Gagliardi among 6 elected to Minnesota Sports Hall

The inductees were nominated by Star Tribune readers and journalists, and will be inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame during the Dec. 11 Minnesota Sports Awards.
The 2019 Homer Hanky

The new-look 2019 Homer Hanky is now on sale

The look of the new Hanky, with fresh colors and design, was revealed in Thursday's print editions of the Star Tribune.
Star Tribune sports editor Glen Crevier, right, gave Sid Hartman the good news on Thursday afternoon that the longtime columnist will be inducted in t

Hartman to be inducted into Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame

Longtime Star Tribune columnist and WCCO radio personality Sid Hartman will join many athletes and coaches he covered in the revived Hall of Fame.
Lindsay Whalen will spend August fighting to get the Lynx into the playoffs, not traveling to Italy with her Gophers.

Lindsay Whalen will keep leading Lynx while Gophers go overseas

The U is taking a trip to Italy, but their coach has a WNBA playoff race on her hands.
Randy Moss might make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Does he make your all-time Vikings top 10? (Star Tribune file photo by Carlos Gonzalez)

Your top 10 all-time Vikings: Which players make your list?

As our big Super Bowl moment approaches, we ask you this: which of these players, and others, make up your all-time Vikings top 10?
Newly named University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck's image appeared on the score board at TCF Bank Stadium during a press conference after

Bonuses and buyouts: Fleck contract goes to university regents Friday

AD Mark Coyle and university President Eric Kaler will appear before the Board of Regents to give a presentation entitled "Intercollegiate Athletics: Developing the Whole Person."
How bad is the Twins' start? To begin, it's among worst in 3 decades of baseball

How bad is the Twins' start? To begin, it's among worst in 3 decades of baseball

Not just for the franchise, not just for the year -- but compared to every bad team every season at this point going back to 1980, the Twins are ... not looking very good.
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Newest Gophers: A look at the 2015 football recruits

Here are the recruits who have committed on National Signing Day to Jerry Kill for the 2015 class.
Gophers forward Shae Kelley continued her strong play with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

U rallies in closing minutes to edge Hoosiers

Carlie Wagner hit three big baskets down the stretch after the Gophers, hampered by turnovers, had trailed the entire game.

No 'over-think' for Lakeville South girls' hockey

The Cougars are focused on peaking at tourney time.

Test test 2: the biggest prep stories in the South Metro in 2014

A look back at some of our favorite happenings of the 2014 high school sports year.

Test test: the biggest prep stories in the South Metro in 2014

A look back at some of our favorite happenings of the 2014 high school sports year.
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College Football Bowl Tracker

The full schedule for the 35 college football bowl games, including the three new College Football Playoff games that will determine the national champion:

Starting for Gophers would be Pirsig's big move

A week from kickoff, ­Jonah Pirsig has played his way off the bench and into a starting spot on the Gophers offensive line.
Darth Vader is not Luke McCown's father.

Fantasy football: The stars are realigning

Fantasy football advice from Chris Carr and Michael Rand that falls somewhere between fantasy and reality.
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is worth a look against Houston.

The Fantasy Reality: No backup? Very bad idea

Holy moly, some naughty things were said about our guy Adrian Peterson in the inbox and on the Twitter this week.