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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.


Souhan: Restarting sports in virus-deep Florida was the worst of miscalculations

Sports leagues should have ignored the welcome mat offered by the Sunshine State.


Souhan: 60-game version of Twins could be more dangerous

With ridiculous power and underrated pitching depth, the Twins were well-prepared to succeed over 162 games. As they begin workouts this weekend at Target Field, they may be even more formidable than they were a few months ago.


Souhan: A short, experimental baseball season? Bring it on

A universal designated hitter? Expanded rosters? Runners on second base to start extra innings? This MLB season could be loads more fun than the usual 162-game slog.


Souhan: Maya Moore more deserving than Cruz for ESPYs' Humanitarian award

Nelson Cruz was a deserving winner, but the Lynx star gave up her career to dedicate her life to criminal justice reform, and should have won the award.


Souhan: Pohlads weather storms to sit solidly in charge of Twins

Among many Twins fans, the name Pohlad is synonymous with cheapness. As the team prepares for a long-delayed Opening Day, this is a good time to ask whether the family deserves the reputation.


Souhan: Ex-Wolves coach Casey lauds strong words from white peers

It shouldn't need to be this way, but having Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr and others speak out has made a difference in the month since the killing of George Floyd.


Souhan: Owners to blame for baseball deal taking so long

MLB owners didn't want a regular season longer than 60 games. They slow-played the negotiations until imposing a 60-game schedule, finalized Tuesday, became more a matter of necessity than a matter of choice.


Souhan: The biggest sports buffet ever could soon be served to fans

If baseball owners prove they care about their sport and other things go right, we could be approaching the most saturated nine-month stretch of sports in American history.


Souhan: A true patriot sees the American flag as more

It's time for Americans to choose: Do you care about citizens or symbols?


Souhan: U assistant Thibault-DuDonis leans on family of coaches

"Family" isn't a coaching cliché for Gophers women's basketball assistant Carly Thibault-DuDonis. Her father is in the WNBA and her husband is the head coach at Wisconsin-River Falls.