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


Scoggins: These aren't your father's football practices — and that's good

Times have changed out there on the high school, college and pro practice fields, where days are shorter and hitting less frequent, to the benefit of healthier, smarter players.


Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.


Scoggins: Don't blink, or the Twins' situation will change again

Based on their words and actions, Twins bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine can't decide whether to buy, sell or put both options on a dart board and fire away.


Gophers athletes make significant strides in academics

A recommitment to academics is playing big dividends in the U athletic department, particularly football.


Scoggins: Vikings now paying for that elite defense

The bill has come due for Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman in constructing a top-five defense mostly with homegrown, ascending talent.


Scoggins: Birdies, fun were aplenty Saturday at 3MChampionship

Virtually no wind combined with soft greens from Thursday's rain rendered the TPC Twin Cities defenseless against the best senior golfers.


Scoggins: Big Ten forecast calls for three powerful teams, chance for others

Fall camps open this week, and the Big Ten has three teams — Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin — that look capable of crashing the College Football Playoff.


Scoggins: Fleck says Gophers fans will see change, but when?

The question is not whether P.J. Fleck can coach. The real question is whether Fleck can succeed at Minnesota. That we won't know for some time.


Fleck puts Minnesota on Michigan-like level at Big Ten media days

Jim Harbaugh who? Hurricane Fleck took a back seat to no one in Chicago. "He's very good for the Big Ten," Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman said.


Ohio State's 'awful' final game of 2016 football season still stings

The lone shutout in Urban Meyer's Hall of Fame career came in his most recent game, a 31-0 trouncing by Clemson in the College Football Playoffs semifinals last season.