Jim Souhan | Star Tribune
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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.


Souhan: At 2-6 in the Big Ten, Fleck and the Gophers look lost as ever

The Gophers football team has not improved in its second year under P.J. Fleck, even while playing in a mediocre league.


Souhan: Gophers' Carr is a victim of NCAA's hypocrisy

The NCAA making a random example of Marcus Carr, who has the same résumé as many athletes allowed to compete after transferring, does not set a precedent that will keep athletes from transferring in the future.


Souhan: Not making big deal has been a big deal in Wild's success

Give Bruce Boudreau depth, and he can do damage to opponents. He's rolling four quality lines that might not have existed had Paul Fenton made a splashy trade over the summer.


Souhan: As stress of coaching U builds, Reeve says she's there for Whalen

Lindsay Whalen's coaching debut at the University of Minnesota on Friday night will be unique because her circumstances are almost as unimaginable as they are familiar.


Souhan: Let the Joe Mauer Hall of Fame debate begin

A look at Twins history reveals the difficulty and unpredictability of judging players whose careers were damaged by injuries.


Souhan: Freshmen were the draw for Gophers in promising opener

In a program and an athletic department in desperate need of ticket sales and financial success, Richard Pitino isn't shying away from expectations.


Souhan: Hunter puts 'superhero' skills to good use against Lions

Defensive end Danielle Hunter blends the Hulk's bulk and Spiderman's agility, and you would probably like him when he's angry.


Souhan: Both Thielen, Diggs stand-up guys for Vikings

Last week vs. New Orleans, Adam Thielen fumbled in the red zone and Stefon Diggs stopped running a route leading to a pick-six. Both took responsibility in the moments after the game.


Souhan: Butler has done enough harm; Wolves need to trade him now

Two nights after scorching the Lakers, Jimmy Butler sat in the locker room, lounging in jeans and whining about media coverage instead of playing.


Souhan: Baseball can't wave off signs of self-inflicted ills

Baseball's problem is that it is going backward while the NFL is surviving some of its problems and solving others. Here are five proposals for changing the game.