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Chris Carr

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports | Newsroom
Phone: 612-673-4534

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
Minnesota star Kelly Pannek is going to be ready for Game 5. Are you?

PWHL's peak: What you need to know about Team Minnesota

And it all comes down to one final game for the league title ...
Members of the boys team of the year, Mahtomedi Hockey, and girls team of the year, Rosemount Softball, stand for a photo at last year's All-Metro Spo

Nominate now! Do you know a special someone in Minnesota prep sports?

Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards nominations now open:
Members of the Rosemount softball team and a couple hundred other outstanding athletes partied at Target Center last June at the All-Metro Sports Awar

Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards coming to Target Field

Back to the ballpark: All-Metro athletes and award winners will be celebrated at the Star Tribune's annual preps party.
Gophers basketball players pose for a photo at an NIL meet-and-greet event with fans earlier this month at Williams Arena.

Gophers NIL deals: Social media, women and football lead the way

A review of 272 NIL deals signed by Gophers athletes revealed a few surprises and some findings you could have guessed.
The Star Tribune’s downtown building.

Meet the Star Tribune sportswriters

Now is a great time to get to know our Star Tribune sportswriters — they're on an October Madness roll.

This Week In Sports

Check out the 2023 Star Tribune Homer Hanky ...

Get a look at the 2023 Homer Hanky ...

The Twins clinched a playoff spot Friday night.
Tom Brunansky and Kent Hrbek and pretty much all of Minnesota fell in love with the Homer Hanky in 1987.

The Homer Hanky is coming back! Here's what you need to know

The AL Central champion Twins are headed to the playoffs, and the Star Tribune announced that the Homer Hanky is headed back to the postseason as well.
Naila-Jean Meyers received a standing ovation Wednesday upon assuming the president position of APSE.

Star Tribune sports' Naila-Jean Meyers becomes APSE president

Naila-Jean Meyers, a leading editor in the Star Tribune newsroom since 2020, is the fifth woman to serve as president of the 50-year-old national organization.
Stories about Anthony edwards, the Minnesota fishing opener and the arrival of ‘robot umpires’ have been among the best read on in

Why subscribe? Star Tribune Sports delivers exclusive, original stories

Robot umpires, an interview with Anthony Edwards, team coverage of the fishing opener and more. Those are among stories you could have read only in the Star Tribune in recent days — and you can join us right now with a discount subscription.

Football Across Minnesota with Chip Scoggins back for another season

During the 2021 season, Scoggins took you on a weekly football tour of the state — from pros to the preps. is back FAM is back for another year, starting Tuesday afternoon. Here are his columns from last year.
The last time the Women’s Final Four came to Minneapolis, in 1995, members and supporters of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association held signs

50th anniversary of Title IX: More than a celebration

Star Tribune Sports will publish several stories during the next four months highlighting both celebratory moments and challenges related to gender equity in sports.
A sold-out crowd at Allianz Field sang Wonderwall after the Loons defeated Austin FC earlier this season.

Star Tribune soccer coverage: Give us your suggestions to improve

Despite sold-out matches and team fandom spreading across Minnesota, Loons online readership lags behind every other pro team we cover regularly. Why is that?
Football Across Minnesota will be published online on every Monday night this fall and winter.

7:15 p.m.: Week 2 of Football Across Minnesota with Chip Scoggins

Scoggins is taking us on a tour of football stories and topics in our state every Monday night this fall and winter, and his second column of the season will be posted at 7:15 p.m.
Star Tribune Olympics writers Rachel Blount and Jim Souhan at the 2016 Rio Games.

Star Tribune writers Rachel Blount, Jim Souhan will be in Tokyo for Olympics

Readers will see stories each day, diary entries and can listen to our traveling duo regularly on our "Daily Delivery" podcast.
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Star Tribune debuts Daily Delivery sports podcast Monday

Michael Rand will host and Star Tribune sports reporters and columnists will contribute every weekday morning to the new podcast.

La Velle E. Neal III will become Star Tribune sports columnist

A reporter covering the Twins and baseball for more than two decades, Neal will take on a new opportunity. Star Tribune readers will see his columns starting in February.
A placard from the Star Tribune Sports department in April 2020. The department has been mostly empty since March as a result of the coronavirus pande

Star Tribune sports readers: Thank you for inspiring us this year

Positive feedback from our readers hit a high in 2020.
Sid Hartman's first job review.

Read Hartman's first job evaulation: 'Just let me dig up news'

What's the best line in Tribune sports editor Charlie Johnson's 1945 review of his young hustler? Take a look and decide.
The 2020 Star Tribune Homer Hanky

2020 Homer Hanky: What it looks like, and how to get it

These playoffs will be different, but the Homer Hanky is returning to its original color.
Party like it's 1987, in your living room. Tom Brunansky, left, and Kent Hrbek mastered waving the original version of the Homer Hanky in 1987. We're

The Homer Hanky is back — with an emphasis on 'home'

The 2020 version of the Homer Hanky will be available for purchase early next week, in time for Tuesday's opening game of the playoffs.

Why we published traditional sports stories on the day inequality stopped sports

An important, meaningful demonstration across sports demanded nearly all of our attention and resources Thursday. Here's why we still offered coverage outside of this moment.

How we answer: Is that a front-page story?

From The Sports Editor's Desk: Ever wonder why a story landed on the front page of a Sports section? It might have been a 'mix' thing.

Scoggins wins 2 Page One Awards; Star Tribune sports collects half-dozen more

Chip Scoggins won first place in Best Sports Columns, and his profile of Jake Sullivan took the top spot in Sports Feature Writing, a category the Star Tribune staff swept.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrated after he sacked Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough (10) for the first time in the

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.
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Star Tribune's All-Metro Sports Awards show coming to Allianz Field on June 18

The third annual special high school sports awards show is coming this summer.
The athletes gathered around the Timberwolves' Josh Okogie and Jack Jablonski just before the banquet. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribun

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

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.
May 6, 1958 Bronko Nagurski, Walt Hoover, Fortune Gordien Paul Siegel, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Star Tribune revives Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, dormant for a dozen years, will once again honor the state's rich sports history.
The new-look 2019 Homer Hanky is now on sale

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.
How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

Leaf-peeping road trips, fall weddings, MEA weekend … the optimists out there might want to start considering plans and compare calendars to this playoff schedule.
Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton talked with Sid Hartman during workouts Wednesday.

Sid Hartman: Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Class of 2018

Sports media icon Sid Hartman was the lone member of the Star Tribune Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Sports editor Glen Crevier gives columnist Sid Hartman the good news that he will be inducted in the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame. ] Richard Tsong-Ta

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.

Gophers' Big Ten opener at Maryland on Sept. 22 will kick off at 11 a.m.

Minnesota's Big Ten opener this year is on the road, and it will be the Gophers' first 11 a.m. start of the season.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson and the Gophers volleyball team are drawing well, as are many of the program's so-called "nonrevenue" sports.

Despite overall drop, most U sports getting more support – including all women's teams

These smaller gains for the Gophers won't offset the million-dollar losses, but jumps in revenue for eight sports show widespread support.
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) tried to bring some energy into the crowd as guard Seimone Augustus (33) argued against a technical foul in t

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.
United States' Jessie Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skii

Watch: Diggins' golden finish and a sweet postrace interview

Afton's Diggins, Olympic mom Kikkan Randall were phenomenal in making gold-medal history. Afterward, they delivered gold again in a touching post-race interview on NBC's Today.
GENERAL INFORMATION: 10/1/2000--Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI.
IN THIS PHOTO: Vikings Randy Moss, #84, po

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?
The North Score — a new beat for the Star Tribune, focusing on analytics, and the stories they can tell, in Minnesota sports.

The North Score: Our new sports analytics beat

The North Score, led by new reporter Chris Hine, will feature analytics-based stories about the players and teams we cover. Our goals are to explain trends, answer burning questions and look through an analytics lens to find new stories within Minnesota teams.
Minnesota NCAA college football head coach P.J. Fleck speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Big Ten media reacting to P.J. Fleck's first speech will crack you up

In Minnesota, we're getting used to (kinda) the sound and the fury that is P.J. Fleck. Those bleary eyed reporters in Chicago early Tuesday morning, however, weren't quite so ready ...
P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

Minnesota football fans: you're 'busy' (wink, wink) on this weekend ...

Here's the big Gophers-Vikings weekend to circle on the calendar: Between the morning of Sept. 30 and the afternoon of Oct. 1, we'll learn all we need to know about their 2017 seasons.
March 7, 1992 Minn Vs Purdue at Williams Arena... XClem Haskins hangs his head in frustration during final minutes of 2nd half .... March 8, 1992 Rich

Fans react to 1996-97 Gophers: From 'cheaters' to 'proud of the players'

Hundreds of reader comments, hundreds of varying opinions on the lack of recognition for the 20th anniversary of incredible Gophers season.
Nate Mason

The Gophers are ... underdogs? What's up with that?

The Gophers are not the first 5 seed to get underdog treatment. According to ESPN's Chalk webpage, six 12 seeds have been favored, but none since 1999.
By hand (the old) and by keyboard (the new): Our NCAA picks page

By hand (the old) and by keyboard (the new): Our NCAA picks page

Marcus Fuller recruited his family and took our annual tourney picks to a new (legible) level. But if you missed Amelia Rayno's handy work, you're in luck...
Richard Pitino's team went 8-23 in 2015-16, making many people wonder how much longer he would be the men's basketball coach at the U.

Gophers basketball bandwagon hoppers: Your guide to what's next

Maybe it took you awhile to warm up to Gophers basketball this winter. If your interest piqued when the team peaked and you're just getting up to speed, here's a guide to what's ahead.
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 Friday

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."
Hey, Minnesota: Who's your Sportsperson of the Year?

Hey, Minnesota: Who's your Sportsperson of the Year?

If there's a totally obvious choice this year, your friendly neighborhood sports journalists might be missing something. So give us some help, OK?
Christine and Michael Jones from Wales set up camp next to the ninth fairway on Sunday. The couple said they had "just a brilliant time here.”

Did we offend our European visitors at Ryder Cup? 'Nah, that's sport'

A few fans were thrown out of the Ryder Cup on Saturday -- "some were chopsy .. too much drink." But on Sunday, our European guests didn't seem to mind.
Party on the first tee at Hazeltine: 'You're gonna whip his ..."

Party on the first tee at Hazeltine: 'You're gonna whip his ..."

The scene at the first tee is Sunday's first big party. The big drama will come later, at holes 13 and 16 again most likely, but the early action is around No. 1.

Two Minnesotans walk into a bar ... and completely explain the Ryder Cup (in American!)

If "Four-ball" and "All-square" are not part of your regular sports lingo, we've got a story for you.
Greetings from Hazeltine: More photos from the Ryder Cup

Greetings from Hazeltine: More photos from the Ryder Cup

Media members had a chance to walk the Ryder Cup course Tuesday. Here's a photo tour of Hazeltine all dressed up and almost ready to go, with some bonus photos from our morning shoot.
Watch Garnett's farewell video: 'Thankful for the love'

Watch Garnett's farewell video: 'Thankful for the love'

Legendary Wolves forward Kevin Garnett played 21 NBA seasons, and said goodbye via social media.
Target Field one suburb short of full capacity right now for Twins game

Target Field one suburb short of full capacity right now for Twins game

When a 96-loss team plays an afternoon make-up game on the day after an epic downpour ...
Show stopper: Orchestra plays 'Purple Rain' at Vikings halftime

Show stopper: Orchestra plays 'Purple Rain' at Vikings halftime

With the stadium lights off at halftime, except for a few purple spotlights, the Minnesota Orchestra paid a thrilling tribute to Prince.
Minnesota's wide receiver Rashad Still, right, celebrated a touchdown with teammates Mitch Leidner, left, and Rodney Smith, center, in the second quar

Why the Gophers could put a big number on the scoreboard tonight

You don't need to be a big believer in the Gophers offense to forecast a busy night for the Minnesota band.
Minnesota Vikings Shaun Hill (12).

Shaun Hill is not Bridgewater, but he's seen this plot twist before

Veteran quarterback Shaun Hill stepped in for a face-of-the-franchise QB two Augusts ago.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Bridgewater's injury sparks tweets from fans, media, players

Vikings quarterback's injury stopped practice Tuesday afternoon, and an ambulance arrived at Winter Park minutes later.
Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson runs during the second half an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Green Bay,

Sports Illustrated's predictions will make Vikings fans' purple blood boil

If SI is right, this will not be a good year for the Minnesota side of the Vikings-Packers rivalry.
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton will open Republican convention's big finale

Legendary Vikings QB is passionate about Donald Trump's leadership, and supporting small business owners.

Land of 10,000 Geeks: No fantasy football offseason in Minnesota

According to Google Trends, Minnesota (and some neighboring areas) leads the planet in fantasy football excitement so far in July. Tis the season for draft prep, we suppose.
Minnesota athletes react to Philando Castile's death

Minnesota athletes react to Philando Castile's death

Castile was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop not far from the University of Minnesota campus.

Syracuse looks to ESPN for Mark Coyle's successor

Coyle left Syracuse stunned when chose Minnesota in May. The Orange turned to an alum for his replacement Wednesday.
We should try to cope with the Timofey Mozgov news together

We should try to cope with the Timofey Mozgov news together

If we come together, if we open up to one another and share our fears and disbelief, maybe we can get through the first 24 hours of NBA free agency.

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.
'Batman v Superman:' An excuse to revisit terrible sports movies

'Batman v Superman:' An excuse to revisit terrible sports movies

Here's a list of sports movies that could make you want to punch yourself rather than watch a second time.

NCAA tournament begins: a fans' guide to the first morning

What you need to know as basketball gets going on your, uh, sick day.
Texas Tech basketball coach Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith wins coach of the year honor for Texas Tech turnaround

Bad timing, perhaps, for Minnesota fans to hear that Sporting News has honored the ex-Gophers coach. "They probably did me a favor," Smith said about being fired at the U.
The Twins' Opening Day lineup? Submit your batting order here

The Twins' Opening Day lineup? Submit your batting order here

Here are some thoughts on what Paul Molitor will pen on the morning of April 4 when the Twins open the season at Baltimore. Take a look and add your lineup in the comments section.

Wolves to host Star Wars Night: Darth Vader, C3PO, Han Solo and Chewy in town will be

The Timberwolves will have a Star Wars themed game Tuesday against Denver, hoping the force is with them.
Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys chose tight ends coach Rob Reeves to be the team's offensive coordinator for the Quick Lane Bowl.

Rob Reeves promoted to offensive coordinator for Gophers' bowl game

Tight end coach is a longtime Kill-Claeys assistant.
Expect the Gophers to go bowling ... whether you like it or not

Expect the Gophers to go bowling ... whether you like it or not

Some serious upsets would have to happen Saturday to put the 5-7 Gophers at risk of missing out on bowl season.
Black Friday specials galore this afternoon for sports fans

Black Friday specials galore this afternoon for sports fans

Easy math: Black Friday - Shopping = More time to watch today's games.