Chip Scoggins | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Chip Scoggins is a sports columnist and enterprise writer for the Star Tribune. He previously covered the Vikings, Gophers football, Wild, Wolves and high school sports in nearly 19 years at the paper.

Scoggins was born in Missouri but moved to Tennessee when he was only a few months old and lived there until he was 20. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a journalism degree. He worked at newspapers in Texas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Chicago before joining the Star Tribune in 2000.


Scoggins: Boudreau shouldn't take the fall for lethargic Wild players

However this season ends up, new Wild General Manager Paul Fenton shouldn't make coach Bruce Boudreau the scapegoat for a lineup that plays hockey as if it's a chore.


Once a basketball legend, Sullivan is finding his range

Legendary Minnesota high school scorer Jake Sullivan tamed a mess in his mind and found a mission, to share what he once lacked. Here's what you didn't know about Sullivan when he was leading his school to a state basketball championship.


How Jake Sullivan's story came together, and how you reacted

Many people remember Sullivan's record-­setting basketball career at Tartan High but were stunned to learn how much he suffered during high school and college.


Scoggins: NHL trade deadline likely to be a no-win situation for Wild

The Wild is good enough to be a playoff team but not good enough to win the Stanley Cup. It's also difficult to envision the Wild being bad enough to land a top-five draft pick, barring an all-time tank job.


Scoggins: Poor shooting by U turns The Barn into a house of bricks

Missing 12 of 13 three-pointers doomed any chance at a comeback, leaving another smudge mark on the Gophers' tournament résumé.


Scoggins: Ames always a friend whenever U athletics was in need

Longtime university booster and construction magnate Dick Ames, who died Wednesday, was always willing to donate his time and money to the program.


Scoggins: Point-guard puzzle stymies Gophers basketball

Relying on a piecemeal point guard approach is not what Richard Pitino had in mind but, "that's all right. Just find a way to win."


What does Kubiak's hiring give Zimmer? More options and a run-loving ally on staff

Michael Rand and Chip Scoggins weigh in on the Vikings offseason.


Scoggins: After playing career as a winner, losing takes toll on coach Whalen

Lindsay Whalen didn't lose much as a player at any level. Now as Gophers head coach, this is a learning year for Whalen in immeasurable ways as she starts Act II of her adult life.


Scoggins: State's prep stars showcase the new age of 'big man' in basketball

Traditional roles no longer apply to basketball. Centers are guards, guards post up, and everyone shoots three-pointers.