Columnist | Sports

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: In NFL landscape of racial lip-service, Wilfs took real action

What we usually see from the NFL is lip service to social justice and racial equality. Credit the Wilfs for realizing that the league they grew up watching really needs to change.


Souhan: Lee was the pride of Byron before breaking NCAA scoring mark

Those who knew Ayoka Lee in high school were more thrilled than surprised by her latest achievement — scoring 61 points to break the NCAA women's single-game scoring record.


Souhan: How about a robot arbitrator to settle MLB's dispute?

The MLB owners and players union are too entrenched to reach a labor agreement. A neutral voice, real or hard-wired, could impose a solution that doesn't allow the sport to do any further damage to itself.


Souhan: Best coach for Vikings is someone they already know

The team should replace Mike Zimmer with the man he replaced — Leslie Frazier.


Souhan: Rodgers has it good in Green Bay; he should stay

The Packers play in the NFC North, one of the two worst divisions in football.


Souhan: Brady's success diminishes Belichick's 'greatest coach' title

Without Tom Brady as his quarterback, playoff success has been hard for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to find, including getting routed by Buffalo this weekend.


Souhan: Optimism overblown? Big Ten deals U hard dose of reality

For all of the nonconference promise and that notable victory at Michigan, the Gophers have become who we thought they were — likable, limited and 1-5 in the Big Ten.


Souhan: Wolves have the players — finally — but on-court presence, maturity still lacking

If this team can grow up, quickly, it could join the (short) list of most-likable squads in franchise history.


Souhan: 7 deadly sins? No, but Vikings must avoid these coaching-search myths

Here are seven examples of popular notions that could cost the Vikings a great coach — the next Mike Tomlin, perhaps — and why they're wrong.


Souhan: Vikings must look hard at undervalued market of Black leaders

Some of the many Black men in the NFL waiting for an opportunity deserve a long look at the team's GM and head coach openings.