Megan Ryan | Star Tribune
Reporter | College sports

Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering college sports.

Ryan covered the Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).


Axe is Fleck's latest motivational tool; Badgers don't see it that way

From P.J. Fleck's perspective, a 14-year drought caused Gophers fans to doubt that Paul Bunyon's Axe would ever return to Minnesota.


Young, scrappy, hungry: Fleck, Gophers out to prove 'experts' wrong

The Gophers were picked sixth in the Big Ten West by one preseason poll, and the team is using a mantra from the musical "Hamilton" for what their legacies could be.


Big Ten football considers getting rid of East, West divisions

First, there was Legends and Leaders. Now, there is East and West. Soon, there will be … nothing? Why do some people think this would be a good idea?


5 Big Ten Media Days story lines to watch for Gophers, others

Ohio State has a new head coach, and its rivals are hoping to pounce this season.


All-Metro Sports Awards honor best of Minnesota high school sports

The Star Tribune's All-Metro Sports Awards honor the best of Minnesota high school sports for the 2018-19 school year. The gala was held at U.S. Bank Stadium on Tuesday night.


Recruits warm up to U football as program adapts to new rules

Being able to bring southern players to Minneapolis on recruiting visits without the risk of snow and subzero windchills has helped the Gophers' recruiting process.


New Gophers coach wants his golfers to experience an NCAA title, too

While Justin Smith first joined the program as an assistant in 2014, his tenure with the Gophers actually started back in 2000 as a golfer.


U.S. begins Gold Cup quest with shutout victory at Allianz Field

The U.S. beat Guyana 4-0, and scored first in the 28th minute from forward Paul Arriola.


U.S. men's soccer team wants to stop being 'butt of every joke'

A new coach and fresh talent will be trying to exorcise an epic World Cup failure in 2017 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament game against Guyana in St. Paul.


Quintero backs up his words as Loons advance in U.S. Open Cup

With a break in the MLS schedule for the U.S. Open Cup, Loons' playmaker Darwin Quintero wasn't ready to relax. He scored twice and had an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over Sporting KC.