Patrick Reusse | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes two to three columns per week. He also can be heard on AM-1500 KSTP from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Reusse: Make prep football teams earn spots in playoffs

The "every team gets a chance'' philosophy of playoff competition that permeates the MSHSL's tournament schedule should be dropped for football.

Reusse: Revamped Target Center stirs up hope for changes beyond cosmetic

Fans were enthusiastic both by the revamped building and the revamped roster.

Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves

He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.

North Carolina's approach to NCAA charges might just work for Gophers

Jan Gangelhoff was 56 when she died from cancer in March 2005. This was unfortunate for Jan, family and friends, and perhaps in the wake…

Reusse: At least the NHL manages to keep its fans content

It took Wild fans about five minutes to get over last season's playoff exit, and season-ticket holders renewed at a rate of 98 percent.

Reusse: P.J. Fleck is a master at lowering expectations

Beating Michigan State would be a monumental achievement for the Gophers, especially with their coach's constant woe-is-my-roster spiel in his campaign to lower expectations during his first year.

Reusse: Fickle fans quick to embrace local sports figures, even quicker to spurn them

Five local sports figures that find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion, and wrongly.

Lynx now and Lakers then have parallels

There was mention made after the Lynx's latest title of the 10 championships now won by Minnesota pro basketball teams: six for the Minneapolis Lakers…

Reusse: Champion Lynx awaken the echoes at Williams Arena

Wednesday's crowd was announced at 14,632, an absolute sellout, and they weren't lying like most teams and promoters lie about attendance. It was full to the back rows

College basketball's shady deals nothing new

UNLV won what remains its only NCAA men's basketball title in 1990 with a 103-73 victory over Duke. In the immediate aftermath, several of the…