Recent content from Jim Souhan
On Thursday, the seventh-seeded Gophers open the NCAA tournament featuring three starters from Minnesota. "There's nothing you can sell more ... than local kids having a great experience," Richard Pitino said.
The Vikings' general manager needs to draft an offensive lineman or two next month who are capable of starting. Will he find them?
Qualifying for the tournament that will end a couple of miles from campus means we get to see the bracket through the eyes and optimism of the Gophers' hometown players.
Sights, sounds and observations from Twins camp in Fort Myers.
Tommy Watkins spent 12 seasons in the Twins' minor league system as a player. When the Twins overhauled their field staff, they hired Watkins to be their first base coach.
Since 2010, only three Twins pitchers have produced 200 innings in a season: Carl Pavano, Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana. With his work ethic at the front of the rotation, Jose Berrios should join that group this year.
"I try to use my time effectively," said new Twins player Nelson Criz, who schedules everything from treatments to workouts to meals with meticulous detail.
The soft-spoken small-town kid is this spring displaying confidence bordering on the kind of competitive defiance that defines so many great athletes.
North Score: Michael Rand and Jim Souhan debate the possibilities.
For decades, the Twins have relied on pitchers featuring changeups and splitters, forkballs and sliders, curves and other assorted junk. No more.