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Scoggins was born in Missouri but moved to Tennessee when he was only a few months old and lived there until he was 20. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a journalism degree. He worked at newspapers in Texas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Chicago before joining the Star Tribune in 2000.

Scoggins: With love, courage and that smile, Snow was special from Day 1

Chris Snow died from ALS at 42 on Saturday. For those who knew him he was a fountain of love, strength and kindness. That includes the Star Tribune Sports department, where he started his career.

Twin Cities 'quarterback school.' A place to find an extra edge

Football Across Minnesota: Boys as young as 9 and as old as varsity starters sign up for training sessions, trying to get ahead and stay ahead in one of the most complicated positions in sports.

Scoggins: Vikings, Gophers are two sides of same disastrous coin

Kevin O'Connell and P.J. Fleck both floundered with their respective games on the line, making for a miserable football weekend in Minnesota.

Scoggins: Why Wild boss isn't 'dreaming about the future'

Bill Guerin knew he was handicapping his team when he dumped Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, but he's willing to pay the consequences.

Scoggins: Vikings go shopping to try fixing their biggest problems

Sure, the Vikings traded for a running back and signed a free agent for the offensive line. But more is needed to keep the team how the course of the season could change if they start 0-3.

'Watch the QB run.' Meet UMD's bulldog of a quarterback

Football Across Minnesota: Kyle Walljasper is the hammer, not the nail as he runs through opponents for undefeated Minnesota Duluth. There's also a former East Ridge QB shredding D-II and it's prove-it week for the Gophers and Vikings.

Scoggins: Kaliakmanis' struggles leave Gophers with no shot at upset

Tremendous disparity in quarterback play led the Gophers to complete only 11 of 29 passes for 133 yards.

Scoggins: After two extremes, what's next for Gophers play-calling?

Greg Harbaugh Jr.'s first two games as Gophers co-offensive coordinator have been complete contrasts, and the next test comes at No. 20 North Carolina.

Swim, cry, drive, dream. Boomer's wild, wondrous road to coaching

In Football Across Minnesota's 2023 debut, Chip Scoggins introduces Boomer Roepke, whose journey to the University of Northwestern is a singular story. Also: Telling games ahead for Gophers, Vikings and a QB who threw eight TD passes.

Scoggins: Rising cost of Jefferson impasse adds loss to Vikings' opener

The clock is ticking for the Vikings to foot the bill to secure superstar receiver Justin Jefferson for the long term.