Chip Scoggins | Star Tribune
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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: Two games in, Cousins plays himself into a corner

In Green Bay, Kirk Cousins had a chance to alter the narrative attached to his Vikings tenure, that he wilts in big games. Instead, he reinforced that line of thinking.

Scoggins: Rodgers overcomes error while Cousins makes inexcusable mistake

Aaron Rodgers' "what down is it?" blunder on Sunday was dumb. Kirk Cousins' "what was he thinking?" fourth-quarter throw was dumber.

Scoggins: Gophers can't keep up their Houdini act

Should the Gophers apologize for winning or for being 3-0? No. But they should be concerned with how they got there.

Scoggins: 'Nightmares' could power a Vikings dream season

If the Vikings are able to climb back into the NFL's top tier, they'll do so on the shoulders of their terrific defensive line.

Scoggins: Pineda's maddening mistake leaves Twins scrambling to fill massive void

Michael Pineda's feel-good comeback story screeched to a halt with news that he tested positive for a banned substance and will miss the rest of the season, playoffs included.

Scoggins: If Vikings boot another kicker, why not try Carli Lloyd?

Here's a suggestion the next time that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer decides to change kickers: She's playing soccer at Allianz Field tonight.

Scoggins: On night of few good impressions, Bateman stands out

One game into the Gophers football season we know this: Rashod Bateman is a special talent. And the rest of the offense has a lot of work to do.

Scoggins: Time to see if U's stunning defensive turnaround was for real

The Gophers fielded one of the worst defenses in college football last season until a switch in defensive coordinators for the season's final four games.

Scoggins: TCF Bank Stadium, at age 10, still comes to life too rarely

Ten seasons in the books, well past the fresh scent stage, so we wondered whether that new heart has fulfilled its promise? Short answer: Mostly but not entirely.

Twins rookie Arraez embraces challenge of living up to baseball's greats

After giving the rookie an intentional walk when his team played the Twins, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Luis Arraez: "looks like a guy who's going to hit .330. He stands up there like Rod Carew. A little bit of Tony Gwynn."