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: Vikings flunk yet another test against a quality opponent

The offense was so poor that a three-point deficit felt insurmountable. Kirk Cousins looked skittish. John DeFilippo's play-calling was weird. The entire offense is a mess.


Scoggins: Front four must lead Vikings charge tonight in Seattle

The Vikings need their best position group — the heralded and highly compensated defensive line — to be their best players in a game that could determine their playoff fate.


Scoggins: Dashing through the snow, Mankato's record 27-play drive

In whiteout conditions with its season on the line Minnesota State Mankato called 26 consecutive runs, followed by a 5-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal.


Scoggins: Zimmer and DeFilippo still not on same page after dozen games

Are we seeing growing pains in a new relationship or a fundamental divide that creates an unsustainable situation between the head coach and a top assistant?


Scoggins: It's time for Spielman to reward two more Vikings

Re-signing Sheldon Richardson and reworking Adam Thielen's existing contract this offseason seem like natural starting points for looking to the team's future.


Scoggins: Vikings pass up the blitz, shut down Packers passing game

Aaron Rodgers had 71 yards passing in the first quarter but managed only 127 the rest of the game — and 82 of those yards came on a hurry-up final drive.


Scoggins: Gophers' signature victory over Badgers came in all phases

P.J. Fleck's team earned the right to celebrate after a historic performance at Wisconsin.


Scoggins: Gophers have found quarterbacks (plural), for the near future

Tanner Morgan gets another shot to solidify his No. 1 QB standing on Saturday. Zack Annexstad might have the bigger upside. Either way, the Gophers won't need to start over at QB next fall.


Scoggins: Grant's grief puts Eden Prairie football in perspective

Since winning his 11th state championship last November, the Eagles' longtime football coach has shed a lot of tears.


Scoggins: Vikings effort vs. Bears not worthy of prime time

Coming out of a bye in front of a national TV audience against the NFC North division leaders, the Vikings needed to bring their "A" game. They didn't come close.