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.

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk piles up All-Star evidence

The goalie is 4-0 since being selected for the Western Conference.

Zach Parise not elected for final NHL All-Star spot

Gabriel Landeskog will be the Central Division's last representative thanks to fan balloting. Goalie Devan Dubnyk is the Wild's representative.

Back home after a win, Wild gets an attitude boost

With the weight of a five-game losing streak lifted off its shoulders, the Wild showed up in high spirits Sunday for practice.

Maggie Nichols, courageous champion, is Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year

After identifying herself as "Athlete A" in the USA Gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal that sent team doctor Larry Nassar to prison, Maggie Nichols of Little Canada won the NCAA all-around championship competing for the University of Oklahoma. 'I found out how strong I really am.'

Stanford, Nebraska made NCAA championship must-see volleyball

Stanford and Nebraska treated 18,000-plus at Target Center to a thrilling final.

Stanford beats Nebraska in five sets for NCAA volleyball title

Both rival coaches expected a great final — and it was that, going the distance at Target Center.

Husker love: Record-setting Nebraska volleyball fans cheer on a 'state treasure'

Seeking its sixth NCAA title and its third in the past four years, Nebraska rules the college volleyball world in other ways as well, including a 29-station radio network.

As pain subsides, Gophers cherish superb volleyball season

The sudden end didn't diminish Hugh McCutcheon's pride in a season that will be remembered as one of the Gophers' best ever. The team finished 19-1 in the Big Ten and recorded the most league victories in program history.

Peaking Nebraska beats Oregon to return to volleyball Final Four

After sweeping its first three foes in the NCAA tournament, Nebraska did it again Saturday, defeating Oregon 25-22, 25-23, 25-17 in the regional finals at Maturi Pavilion to reach its fourth consecutive Final Four.

Twice as nice? Ducks aiming to upset Gophers volleyball again

Oregon was one of only three teams to beat the Gophers this season.