Columnist | Sports

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: Confident, Cousins shows some swag — even throwing a shoe

The Vikings quarterback pushed all the right buttons against Seattle and continued to leave the impression that something new is clicking this season.

Scoggins: Gophers' loss to Bowling Green inexcusable embarrassment

P.J. Fleck wonders why a large metropolis looks down at his program with such negativity and skepticism. Saturday's game was Exhibit A.

Scoggins: Vikings coverage problems getting worse not better despite overhaul

Opposing quarterbacks are completing nearly 80% of their passes after two games, and the road doesn't get any easier.

Scoggins: Gophers tight end Kieft takes delight in being a 'mauler'

Ko Kieft, in his sixth season with the Gophers, has caught a grand total of six passes in his career. But the team's coaches say he averages one knockdown block every six plays.

Scoggins: How much more franchise dysfunction can Towns take?

Like everyone else, star center Karl-Anthony Towns was confused by a firing Wednesday that is certainly more about behind the scenes than basketball.

Incredible Minnesota football streaks: losing, winning, saving lives

Football Across Minnesota: Resilience comes in many forms as losing and winning streaks come to an end in high school football. Another remarkable streak this fall: lives being saved on the sidelines.

Scoggins: Minnesotans take lead in era of profiting college athletes

Suni Lee, Paige Bueckers, Gable Steveson: They were not long ago rising-star teenage athletes in Minnesota, and now they're cashing in — legally.

Devastating injury in northern Minnesota puts football angst in perspective

Andy Thomsen had one final play in a preseason scrimmage last month, and was tackled in what his coach thought was a routine play. His story is the subject of Chip Scoggins' Football Across Minnesota column, a weekly tour of the sport that brings out many emotions in its debut.

Scoggins: Gophers' one-dimensional offense not a sustainable formula

The Gophers did not complete a pass in the second half — a blueprint that won't work once the Big Ten schedule resumes.

Scoggins: Where should Gophers' offensive recalibration start? Trust Morgan

Mohamed Ibrahim's injury is devastating, but instead of handing off to his backups more often the Gophers should lean on their experienced quarterback.