Recent content from Jim Souhan
The league certainly needs to find its own niche when it comes to TV exposure. And it needs to answer a question posed to Cheryl Reeve by new Lynx and Wolves co-owner Marc Lore.
They'll face Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson, and their offenses' array of bells and whistles.
P.J. Fleck's postgame comments Saturday after a win over the Cornhuskers insulted Nebraska's coach and his own Gophers players, plus his recruiting.
Tanner Morgan followed a strong first half Saturday with a confounding second half, but the Gophers' defense closed the door on Nebraska.
The 2021-22 Wild team will be younger than its recent predecessors and general manager Bill Guerin is betting on it being better.
An offense featuring an excellent running back, two of the NFL's best receivers and one of its highest-paid quarterbacks hasn't scored a touchdown after halftime since Week 1.
The Vikings had just pulled off a victory made miraculous by their own ineptitude, and now Kirk Cousins and Mike Zimmer were feeding raw video evidence of … something.
Historically, Vikings teams that don't beat Detroit fail to make the playoffs. And if this team fails to make the playoffs, changes will come top to bottom.
Isabella McCauley became the first woman and youngest player ever to win the Minnesota Golf Champions tournament last weekend.
The Minneapolis boxer will fight an undefeated opponent from Russia the day before Halloween.
A bad closer doesn't just lose games — he destroys morale. When a team works to build a lead and the closer can't do his job, over and over again, players feel helpless.
This was the first time the Vikings had to face a contender that would rather run through you than throw over you, and the Vikings turned into saloon doors.
Most of it has to do with weekly, built-in suspense factors. How so, you ask? You just proved the point.
Letting Byron Buxton leave the Twins as a free agent would be a disaster. Signing him would be a signal that they are willing to take an intelligent financial risk.
Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez offered thoughts on management philosophies and team culture, but turning the Wolves franchise around won't be easy.
The Lynx's loss in a single-elimination WNBA playoff game to Chicago at Target Center was directly related to Napheesa Collier's unusually lackluster performance.
A fifth title could come, if the Lynx can get healthy enough together in time. Aerial Powers is healed, and that's a really big deal.
The USA has entered virtually every Ryder Cup with a stronger lineup than Europe, in terms of world rankings and majors won. But the Europeans have an advantage that goes beyond the numbers.
With ownership changing, the answer to Wolves' leadership problems, at least for now, is still in the organization. But if they want a model, they don't have to look far
Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith and Kirk Cousins are making millions, they're supposed to be the key to big victories, not a temp placekicker.
Why does Max Kepler seem to get a free pass from the summer of 2021 criticism party? He's failing too often at the plate, plain and simple.
Columnist Jim Souhan tests your appetite for dark-web satire on a moody first Monday of the NFL season.
While there is plenty of precedent for NFL teams rallying from slow starts, the 2021 Vikings are in a dicey situation after their season-opening loss to the Bengals. Here's why.
Minnesota fans may find it hard to tease their neighbors to the east about bad logic when their favorite team keeps trying to fill areas of need and failing.
Minnesota traded down and left two players who will start elsewhere Sunday on the table, and picked a lineman still recovering from injury.
Several of the league's best teams are surging as they push for the precious top two playoff seeds and the breaks they include.
Mohamed Ibrahim was off and running in 2021 until an injury against Ohio State.
The 65-year-old Vikings head coach enters his eighth season of putting out fires in Minnesota. "Everybody has their trials and tribulations, I guess," he said.
The problem is that the Twins rarely rebuild quickly. They fall off a cliff, then spend years looking for an extension ladder. There's a better path for them to take.
Sylvia Fowles remains incredible, but if the Lynx want another title they need more from young stars Napheesa Collier and Crystal Dangerfield.
There are risks to signing Everson Griffen, and his return is as fraught with drama as just about everything else that has happened to the Vikings since the start of camp.
Since the 1980s, the best managerial performances by the Twins have come from teams that appeared to be flawed in some way. Here's a ranking of the five best.
The Vikings offseason began with optimism, but they have discovered more problems than they have solved this month.
If Cheryl Reeve is promoted to Olympics head coach, she will face pressure of winning an eighth gold medal in a row. But the 2024 team should be better than the current one.
The people who ran and jumped and the ones who cleaned and drove and smiled made these complicated Games a success.
After winning the gold medal, the 6-9 Griner had words of advice for girl athletes: "Love being different. ... Own it."
Brittney Griner finished with 30 points in Sunday's gold medal game vs. Japan, the second most in one game in U.S. Olympic women's basketball history.
Dawn Staley said of Cheryl Reeve, "she'd get my nod, for sure" as the next USA women's basketball coach.
Players head back to the minor leagues or independent leagues, their Japanese teams or retirement.
There are dynasties, and then there is utter world dominance. The 54-game women's basketball winning streak at the Olympics is a mark of the latter.
Kevin Durant's 29 points led the U.S. to its fourth straight gold medal with a 87-82 victory over France.
Team USA was missing key players in Tokyo and has suffered some losses. But the Americans will be favored in Saturday's gold medal game, probably by a lot.
Pitcher Joe Ryan got Team USA off to a strong start and infielder Tyler Austin had a hit that helped break open the 7-2 victory over South Korea.
Payton Otterdahl, who competed for and now coaches at North Dakota State, had his best throw on his first attempt, then scratched on his second and third.
With aggressive half-court defense and a dominating performance from Breanna Stewart, the U.S. went on a 17-0 run in the first quarter against Australia and was never threatened.
On Thursday morning in the Twin Cities, Joe Fahnbulleh's extended family put together a watch party. Kenny Bednarek's people did the same in Rice Lake, Wis.
Racing for Liberia, Joe Fahnbulleh showed he can compete with the best in the world. His eye is on a gold medal in Tokyo, and on something even bigger down the road.
Payton Otterdahl's final toss was his best, 20.90 meters, but he had to wait for a second qualifying group to complete their competition before he found out he had qualified 12th and made the final.
Even though the United States won the game to advance to the Olympic semifinals, the story of the game was Ricky Rubio's 38-point performance for Spain.
Track measures the units of the Olympic creed -- faster, higher, stronger. It's quite the spectacle, even in a stadium without fans.
Hundreds of amazing tales have emerged from these Olympics, from the heartwarming to the head-scratching.
Patrick Sunderman finished 12th in the men's 50-meter three-position rifle competition. Only the top eight advanced to the final, but he savored every bit of the experience — even the pressure.
Former Hopkins star Joe Fahnbulleh takes to the track for the first time on Monday in the 200 meters as he lives out his Olympics dream.
After winning 30 medals during the Olympic swimming competition, Lakeville's Regan Smith and three of her teammates took on topics in and out of the pool.
With the Timberwolves not having a draft pick this year, there could be an opening on their roster for Leandro Bolmaro, the 23rd pick in the 2020 draft.
The Canadian women's basketball team that includes Bridget Carleton and Natalie Achonwa lost to Spain and will learn Monday whether it will play on.
Farmington native Patrick Sunderman will compete at the Tokyo Games on Sunday in an event he didn't know existed when he first picked up an air rifle.
Fresh off winning an NBA title with Milwaukee, he has improved the team's offensive flow and defensive intensity.
Jim Souhan was the only reporter to cover the U.S.-ROC volleyball match Saturday morning in Tokyo.
The Tokyo Games are starting to feel like an experimentation in regimentation, and everyday things feel very far away.
Joe Ryan, Tyler Austin and Danny Valencia were on the field in a strange convergence of team's prospects past and current.
U.S. coach Karch Kiraly says the outside hitter's injury isn't serious and she should return in a day or two
St. Cloud cyclist Alise Willoughby crashed in two semifinal heats and did not advance to the final in Tokyo. She won the silver medal in 2016.
The moments between the moments — unforgettable.
Watching Suni Lee perform, prepare herself between rotations and then win gold made for an unforgettable event.
One of the two pitchers the Twins received in the Nelson Cruz trade, Joe Ryan is out to throw strikes, enjoy the moment and embrace the future.
A showdown now looms for St. Cloud's fastest. Alise Willoughby looked strong on Day 1 and is in position to add a second career medal Thursday night.
This has been a rough Olympics in many ways, but there are pockets of positivity abound.
If you had a hoop in your neighborhood where the kids gathered to play physical, sweaty, outdoor pickup games, the Olympics now have a sport for you.
Athletes, no matter how mighty, do not owe us pain and self-destruction. Good for you, Simone Biles, for protecting yourself.
U.S. swimming legend Katie Ledecky won the inaugural 1,500 freestyle.
Lakeville star Regan Smith once again finished behind three world-class competitors in the 200-meter butterfly qualifying races. Will she have a surprise for them in Wednesday's final?
The Team USA victory had drama, and afterward the opposing coach shared his dreams.
The swimmer from Lakeville finished the first heat in the 200-meter butterfly in second place, which turned out to be the fourth fastest time overall.
American swimming star Katie Ledecky was beaten by her Australian rival Ariarne Titmus in the 400 freestyle, but Ledecky has more miles to swim in the Tokyo Games and beyond.