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: Ticket price cuts a start for Coyle. Are more alcohol sales next?

U athletic director Mark Coyle acknowledged that he's had discussions with school leaders about expanding alcohol sales in Williams Arena and 3M Arena at Mariucci beyond suites and club rooms.


Should the Vikings consider drafting a QB with one of their top picks?

The Vikings have chosen only two quarterbacks in the past 10 drafts, a low number compared with most NFL teams. Even with Kirk Cousins, should they?


Scoggins: Vikings defense shows emotion about sticking together

Normally stoic Harrison Smith choked back tears and Everson Griffen talked about talked about being blessed. "I feel like we just love playing with each other," Eric Kendricks said.


Scoggins: 'Wonderwall' is support you can stand for

Loons supporters are passionate about their team. And Saturday's celebration at the brand new Allianz Field was a moment many years in the making.


Scoggins: Hunter picks up a title, and improves NBA draft stock

De'Andre Hunter was the best player on the floor — for either team — in helping the Cavaliers complete their redemption tour


Scoggins: Virginia had the right Guy for the job at the end

Kyle Guy was Virginia's hero in every sense of the word Saturday night. His moment came a year after the opposite end of the emotion spectrum.


Scoggins: Experienced players trumped one-and-doners — this time

The one-and-done era has turned college hoops into a rest stop for a small percentage of players, but being older isn't taboo. It's actually kind of nice.


Scoggins: Football steps aside for Auburn hoops

The football school has lost its mind of over basketball with the Tigers' unexpected romp to the first Final Four appearance in program history.


Why Virginia can win the national championship

The Virginia Cavaliers are the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four and perhaps the most well-rounded team left. The Cavs can win low-scoring…


Scoggins: 'Unbelievable' South Region final sends Virginia to Final Four

No. 1-seed Virginia used a buzzer-beater to keep their season alive into the final weekend, a heart-pounding 80-75 overtime victory over 3-seed Purdue