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


Scoggins: United shows it can compete for eyeballs in crowded sports market

On the field, United has yo-yoed between encouraging and poor performances. The biggest victory in Season 1 has occurred in the stands.


Scoggins: Dozier's dependability in lineup can't be taken for granted

Brian Dozier's combination of power and slick defense made him an All-Star second baseman, but his durability should not go overlooked in dissecting his importance to the Twins' success.


Scoggins: Gophers offensive blueprint hasn't changed, yet

Gophers offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca kept an unbalanced game plan with an emphasis on the run game. The question now becomes, can they continue to follow this template against Big Ten competition?


Scoggins: Peterson gets chilly reception from Vikings fans, defense

Adrian Peterson rushed for 18 harmless yards on six carries. Asked afterward to evaluate his performance, Peterson's measured words spoke volumes.


Scoggins: How young is too young in college recruiting?

The Lucius brothers are well-known in Minnesota youth hockey circles as prodigies. They're 13 and 14 (and have verbally committed to the Gophers).


Scoggins: Oklahoma trip knitted Zimmer's relationship with Bradford

In the midst of dealing with his eye problems this spring, Mike Zimmer made a road trip to Oklahoma to visit his quarterback.


Scoggins: Vikings' Spielman is feeling pressure in critical season

Recent roster moves show that the Vikings general manager is feeling real pressure to deliver a winner this season and can't afford to sit patiently and hope that things improve.


Scoggins: There's still a quarterback issue for U after the opener

Constant shuffling could disrupt rhythm and flow, but neither Conor Rhoda nor Demry Croft seems ready to stake claim to the job yet.


Scoggins: Fixing the quarterback issue? Give ball to Smith and Brooks

The Gophers have questions at quarterback, but the tag-team duo of tailbacks Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith combined for 1,808 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, marks they should exceed this season.


The best of college football: 17 thoughts on '17 from Chip Scoggins

Big money, long games and which conference is the best are part of the list.