Chip Scoggins | Star Tribune
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Chip Scoggins is a sports columnist and feature writer..

Scoggins: NCAA tournament seeds don't mean what they used to

At this point, nothing that happens with any of the remaining 16 teams should be shocking, regardless of what their seedings might suggest.

Scoggins: Adversity has arrived for Twins before the games do

News of Jorge Polanco's 80-game drug suspension as a result of a failed drug test serves as a reminder that best-laid plans can change in a blink of an eye.

Scoggins: In every way, Loons are different for the better in Year 2

Everything felt so rushed in the organization's first season of MLS a year ago. Now? The Loons are moving in the right direction.

Scoggins: Local teams' aggressive moves good for fan bases

Few things deflate a fan base more than envy borne of sitting on the sideline while other franchises conduct business with clear championship aspirations.

Scoggins: Generosity, speed set apart Edina star Walker

Sammy Walker, who had a goal and four assists in Thursday's 2A quarterfinal victory over Lakeville North, is as good as advertised. So is his Edina Hornets hockey team.

Scoggins: Minnesota's Olympians steal show (when do we leave for Beijing?)

After three weeks in Korea, Chip Scoggins writes: "Mostly, I'll remember those four days when Minnesota athletes stole the show with one riveting performance after another."

Scoggins: With gold, John Shuster's curling redemption is complete

Nothing in sports tops unexpected success, and the U.S. men's curling team, led by Chisholm-born John Shuster, engineered one of the greatest surprise endings in Olympic history.

Scoggins: Absence of NHL players a noticeable downside at Pyeongchang Games

Every other Olympic sport offers a showcase of the world's premier talent. Not men's hockey this year.

Football guy Bill Hancock takes on Olympic duty

Bill Hancock has worn many sports hats, handling high pressure with perspective

Forest Lake's Nordgren anchors sixth-place finish in biathlon relay

Americans finished sixth, equaling the best-ever result for the U.S, but the team was "gunning for a lot more."