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: Thibodeau must repair damage from Butler's trade request

He took a risk and got burned. And now his own future as Timberwolves coach and basketball czar appears very much uncertain.


Scoggins: Vikings utterly unprepared for Bills team they claimed to respect

The Vikings on Sunday looked totally and utterly unprepared to play at a level that suggested they respected their opponent.


Scoggins: Vikings' Richardson knows the path to disruption

Through two games, Sheldon Richardson has been one of the defense's most disruptive and productive players.


Scoggins: Spielman had no choice but to move on from Carlson

It always seemed like a risk to go with a rookie kicker on a star-laden team, and Daniel Carlson ended up having no chance to survive his horrible Week 2.


Scoggins: Packers' frustrations begin with call on Matthews - justifiably

Green Bay's Clay Matthews was flagged late in the game for roughing Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on what looked like a textbook hit. The call wiped out an interception that would have all but sealed the game.


Scoggins: Winfield and Johnson Give Gophers strong 1-2 punch

Antoine Winfield Jr. continues to produce game-changing plays for the Gophers so frequently that they have become routine. Tyler Johnson is giving him a run for his money.


Scoggins: 'Failure' Aaron Hicks tells Twins to be patient with Buxton

After being dumped by the Twins, outfielder Aaron Hicks has found great success with the Yankees, and is yet another example of how baseball players develop at different paces.


Scoggins: Hughes' pick-six makes nice welcome-to-the-NFL gift

Pressed into full-time duty because of injuries, first-round draft pick Mike Hughes had an eventful launch to his career Sunday, including a 28-yard interception return for a TD and a pass breakup in the end zone.


Scoggins: Young Gophers overcome loss of senior RB Smith

With Rodney Smith limited to just three plays Saturday, the young Gophers rallied for the win thanks to a circus throw, a circus catch and a circus interception in the closing minutes.


Scoggins: Twins brass dropped the ball in handling of Buxton

Maybe the front office is trying to send Buxton a message, as misguided as that would be. There's no guarantee Buxton will respond favorably.