Chip Scoggins | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

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: Zimmer, Vikings defense in for a rude wake-up call with Brees

The remarkable Drew Brees became the NFL's career leading passer earlier this month when he broke Peyton Manning's record. He is currently at 72,315 yards.


Scoggins: Youth can't be blamed for defensive meltdown at Nebraska

One week after displaying grit and competitive fight at Ohio State, the Gophers offered no resistance whatsoever against winless Nebraska while starting nine upperclassmen on defense.


Scoggins: Butler's missing photo setting tone for new Wolves season

The skyway connecting Marquette Avenue and 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis has five pillars decorated in a Timberwolves promotion. Only four of them feature members of the team.


Scoggins: Cousins doesn't dance around tipped passes, another fumble

On the first offensive series, Kirk Cousins caught a pass from himself. That set the tone for a rather strange and eventful performance for the Vikings quarterback.


Will Wiggins ever become the player Wolves hoped he would be?

Andrew Wiggins has shown he can score but hasn't shown much else.


Scoggins: Thibodeau vs. Butler. It's time to move on

The star player demands a trade. The coach gets booed at home in a preseason game. The rest of the team looks distracted or uninspired. And the season starts next week.


Scoggins: Poor game management hurt Gophers vs. Iowa

There's a difference between being aggressive and reckless, and P.J. Fleck's decision to fake punt on Saturday fell on the wrong side on that one.


Scoggins: Gophers' youth means mismatches along offensive line

Minnesota's inexperience on the offensive line is a challenge that shouldn't be dismissed when explaining the difficulty of relying on so many young players in a power conference.


Scoggins: Molitor shouldn't lose job over bad decisions by bosses

Twins baseball executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine should first look in the mirror when assessing how the season went haywire from the start.


Scoggins: Wolves want Wiggins' play on floor to make more noise

If Jimmy Butler isn't part of the Wolves' picture, the revised organizational blueprint has zero chance of succeeding if Andrew Wiggins doesn't blossom