Rachel Blount | Star Tribune
Reporter/Columnist | Sports

Rachel Blount is a sports reporter for the Star Tribune who covers a variety of topics, including the Olympics, Wild, college sports and horse racing. She has written extensively about Minnesota's Olympic athletes and has covered pro and college hockey since joining the staff in 1990. 

An Iowa native, Blount is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She has won numerous state and national writing awards. Her favorite stories to tell are those that convey the emotion and humanity of sports. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Pat Borzi, who also is a sportswriter.


Milestone year at Canterbury Park in Shakopee is one for the books

Canterbury Park president Randy Sampson is already looking ahead after Year 25. "We're doing as well as we've ever done."


Former U wrestler Smith peaking as 2020 Olympic Trials approach

Pat Smith moved up a weight class and begins competition Monday at the world championships in Kazakhstan.


UCLA transfer Miller filling Gophers volleyball setting void

With Samantha Seliger-Swenson gone, Minnesota has made a quick adjustment at the key position.


Gophers volleyball rights the ship with sweep over Florida

After losing two straight, the Gophers came home and beat the No. 7 Gators..


U volleyball team hits bump on the road; home opener Saturday

The Gophers had not lost back-to-back matches this early in the season since 2015, when they started 0-2. That team went on to reach the Final Four.


Firm grasp: U.S. championships a game-changer for U gymnast Wiskus

Following a viral moment last month, Gophers gymnast Shane Wiskus is thinking more ambitiously about the next steps in his career. He is competing this weekend at a U.S. selection camp in Colorado Springs.


Back home, Mr. Jagermeister wins Minnesota Sprint Championship

His lone race at Canterbury Park this year makes him 7-for-9 on the track.


Mr. Banjoman helps his owner acquire a taste for the homegrown at Canterbury Park

Mister Banjoman shows reluctant buyer Minnesota-bred strength.


U volleyball has high hopes again, entering Friday's opener

The No. 3-ranked Gophers need to replace their star setter, but their top five hitters return from a team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 last year.


Guerin's take on Wild: 'A lot of work to do, but a lot of potential'

Following Thursday's introductory news conference at Xcel Energy Center, Wild coaches, players and executives lauded Bill Guerin, 48, for his broad range of experience and reputation as a unifying force.