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.

Vikings' recent first-round draft picks a mixed bag

The Vikings last played in the NFC title game in January 2010. Defensive end Brian Robison will be the lone holdover to be playing for…

Reusse: Vikings in position to duplicate 1973 dominance

The Vikings put a 27-10 shellacking on the Cowboys in Dallas in 1973 en route to the Super Bowl. Don't be surprised if we see that again Sunday in Philadelphia.

Reusse: As young gunslinger at Purdue, Brees had Gophers' number

The first start Drew Brees made in the Big Ten was as a sophomore vs. the Gophers on Oct. 3, 1998, at Purdue. Final: Boilermakers, 56-21.

Reusse: Twins front office bringing in the brainpower

The environment surrounding the Twins has changed dramatically since Derek Falvey took over the baseball operation from Terry Ryan.

Reusse: Eden Prairie's Connelly shows recruiters what they missed

Ryan Connelly was offered one scholarship out of high school at Eden Prairie. He walked on at Wisconsin, and last week played a big role in the Badgers' Orange Bowl victory over Miami.

No media cover-up in troubling Miguel Sano situation

Betsy Bissen was a volunteer photographer for Twins Daily and was credentialed a few times per summer to shoot games at Target Field. The website…

Reusse: Muddled Big Ten basketball schedule a result of Delany's meddling

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has been willing to throw the men's basketball schedule into full turmoil to continue the mirage that Rutgers has given the Big Ten legitimate entry into the New York market.

Reusse: Vikings' long-snapper temp knows perseverance, if not Kodiaks

Despite an oft-repeated and not entirely correct story about his time among bears in Alaska, Jeff Overbaugh will be snapping in a true NFL game -- against the Chicago Bears -- for the first time.

Reusse: Northside Boxing Club provides food, fights to interested youth

The Minneapolis Fire Department had closed a firehouse on 33rd Avenue N. years ago and it was standing empty until restaurant owner Ryan Burnet came up with a plan.

Reusse: Tommies football steps up to support coach's wife after cancer diagnosis

Rachael Caruso recently was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer.