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: Gophers' local recruits might make NCAA bids a habit

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.

Souhan: Spielman having fruitless offseason attracting offensive linemen

The Vikings' general manager needs to draft an offensive lineman or two next month who are capable of starting. Will he find them?

Souhan: Final Four an impossible dream for Gophers? You never know

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.

Souhan: A week at Twins spring training tells enough about upcoming season

Sights, sounds and observations from Twins camp in Fort Myers.

Souhan: Twins coach Watkins turned minor league experience into major league job

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.

Souhan: Twins ace Berrios embraces hard, smart work

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.

Souhan: New Twins slugger Cruz is always right on schedule

"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.

Souhan: Twins' Buxton carrying more bulk, moxie this season

The soft-spoken small-town kid is this spring displaying confidence bordering on the kind of competitive defiance that defines so many great athletes.

Wolves need to figure out what to do with Wiggins

North Score: Michael Rand and Jim Souhan debate the possibilities.

Souhan: Radar love is a rare sight for Twins pitchers

For decades, the Twins have relied on pitchers featuring changeups and splitters, forkballs and sliders, curves and other assorted junk. No more.