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: As trade deadline approaches, Twins deserve bold move by front office

Twins fans have endured far too many summers of bad, boring baseball in order to finally experience what's happening right now. The team deserves a major move to ensure an even better chance of success.


Scoggins: U president Gabel knows big-picture importance of Gophers sports

As she takes over the top post at a Big Ten school, Joan Gabel knows that her legacy will be defined in some measure by what happens on the athletic side.


Scoggins: Wolves can't let Towns conclude he'd be better off elsewhere

As superstars shuffle from team to team, the Wolves can't risk Karl-Anthony Towns becoming dismayed or tired of missing the playoffs -- and ultimately decide he'd rather play somewhere else.


Scoggins: U.S. women's soccer team plays to win, conquer injustice

The United States women's soccer team, which will try to win another Women's World Cup on Sunday, remains in a legal dispute over equal pay.


Scoggins: Late luck at 3M Open keeps Koepka, Day around

It took a fortuitous final triple bogey to keep some of the tournament's biggest names from missing the cut.


Scoggins: New Wolves, Wild bosses miss out on free-agency prizes

Welcome to Minnesota, Gersson Rosas and Paul Fenton. The start of free agency for the NBA and NHL left fans of the two local teams feeling a mixture of disappointment and anger. Perhaps some resignation, too.


How Berrios – 'La Makina' – became one of baseball's best pitchers

In only his third full season in the starting rotation, Jose Berrios is everything the Twins hoped he would be. He could earn his second consecutive All-Star Game invitation Sunday.


Scoggins: With number retired, Mauer is no match for this moment

The retired Twins star spoke from his heart as his No. 7 joined his childhood heroes.


Scoggins: Mauer's flawless swing was masterful mechanics

Hitting mechanics involve a series of movements working in concert. Joe Mauer made the process look effortless.


Scoggins: A complete Buxton finally appears to have arrived for Twins

We're seeing the player we've all heard about hypothetically for years starting to develop into a complete package. Maybe the lesson to take from Byron Buxton's 2019 season is about patience.