Digital editor, producer, reporter | Sports

Brian Stensaas has been with the Star Tribune since 2004. He is a digital editor and sports reporter, with experience covering high schools, the NHL, NBA and professional golf.

A native of Stoughton, Wis., Stensaas graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Minnesota where he covered a variety of Gophers sports teams for the Minnesota Daily. He lives in Apple Valley with his wife and daughter.


Big Ten reaction: Nebraska outrage, Wisconsin wisdom, Lou Holtz brings up D-Day

There were those who thought the Big Ten had no choice but to call off fall sports. Others reacted to the decision, and the whole idea, with varying degrees of astonishments and outrage.


3M Open Round 4 recap

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from the final round in Blaine.


Past, present converge on ex-Gopher van Rooyen at 3M Open

Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen, who came to Minnesota 11 years ago from South Africa, received a sponsor exemption into the second-year event.


Those we love to hate: Minnesota's favorite sports villains

Which sports figures rile local fans? Here's our list of those no-good, rotten …


Booooo! We had some fun picking Minnesota's top sports villains

In sports, enemies are abundant. For every championship season there is a team that pulled off the upset. For every winning play a gutting gaffe. For every hero a villain.


Winning editions: 20 excellent sports books for your summer reading

We didn't set out to pick the "best" or the "greatest." But all of these choices made the list because we think they're special. Our latest Virtual Happy Hour was all about sports books.


Watch this: Twenty Minnesota sports documentaries we would make

Can we interest you in one more "The Last Dance?" How about 20? If the next version of ESPN's Bulls documentary had Minnesota twist, here's the subjects the Star Tribune sports staff would pick.


High bidder for Puckett World Series jersey wants to remain anonymous

The crown jewel of a 158-lot online auction of Puckett's personal collection sold for a final bid of $158,430, Two more auctions are scheduled for later this year.


No alibi for these: We picked the 20 ugliest uniforms in sports history

Star Tribune reporters and editors gathered Wednesday night for our third Virtual Happy Hour draft. This week, it was the best of the worst: forgettable sports uniforms.


From Hammer to Shaq, Puckett's memorabilia auction has eclectic mix

Besides items from Kirby Puckett's own career, the online sale also includes autographs from baseball legends, rare gifts and collectibles. Here are 10 eye-catching items from the lot.