Chip Scoggins | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Chip Scoggins is a sports columnist and feature writer.

Scoggins: New team, new look, same old Gardy at Target Field

The former Twins manager returned for the first time as the leader of the rival Detroit Tigers.

Scoggins: Vikings turn to cap guru with 3 key players due for new deals

The team has handed out many big checks over the past two years in trying to keep intact its stars but still hopes to sign Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter and Stefon Diggs to lucrative deals.

Scoggins: Bringing sports betting out of shadows is long overdue

An individual's freedom to make choices should not be restricted out of fear that a small percentage will not act responsibly.

Scoggins: Coyle's overhaul at the U. 'We need to stop making excuses'

Friday marked the second anniversary of athletic director Mark Coyle's hiring. He has replaced six of the U's 21 head coaches, a turnover rate that he admits is "absolutely nuts."

Scoggins: Anderson's adjustments vital to success in 37th year at U

John Anderson's tenure remains a remarkable accomplishment in the history of Gophers athletics. He is a rock and trusted figure at a school known for leadership turnover in athletics.

Scoggins: College basketball needs deeper change than those recommended

An ongoing FBI investigation has exposed college basketball's underbelly, revealing a system spinning out of control. These aren't new problems, and they can't be solved solely on recommendations unveiled by the Commission on College Basketball

Scoggins: Romero's fastballs just what ice-cold Twins needed

Fernando Romero's MLB debut showed why his stuff gives the Twins organization hope he can become a top-of-the-rotation flamethrower.

Scoggins: Wolves need to build a more credible defensive presence

Six of the league's top nine teams in defensive rating are among the eight teams alive in the playoffs. So the blueprint for continued improvement isn't a mystery.

Scoggins: Fans' recent anger is telling about state of Twin Cities sports market

Fans are red-faced angry over the Wild, Wolves and Twins - and rightfully so. Maybe that collective anger is a good thing, though.

Scoggins: For Vikings, every dollar and every pick counts

Financial constraints set by high-dollar contracts for their established stars means Vikings GM Rick Spielman can't afford to swing-and-miss on too many of his draft picks.