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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: The GOAT meets the Kid in the Super Bowl

Tom Brady, 43, will face 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes in two weeks in Tampa.


Souhan: Hank Aaron overcame hatred to reach historic heights

Hank Aaron, who dealt with hate mail and death threats, showed toughness and perseverance in his Hall of Fame career on and off the ballfields.


Souhan: Eriksson Ek should get next tryout as Wild's No. 1 center

Joel Eriksson Ek's developing game could be the best bet to get the puck on the sticks of goal-scoring threats Zach Parise and Kirill Kaprizov.


Souhan: Let's be clear. The problem with the Wolves is not Ryan Saunders

In a normal season, the Wolves' 3-9 record might be justification for making changes. In 2021, this would be the wrong time to bow to fan anger and fire Saunders


Souhan: Vikings absent, but Minnesota connections have big weekend in the playoffs

Scoring, playing solid defense and making key decisions on the sidelines, Vikings and Gophers connections played key roles all weekend in the NFL.


Souhan: At .500 over rugged stretch of schedule, Gophers basketball has reason to be optimistic

The skill set the Gophers' men's basketball team showcased against Michigan on Saturday should hold up well the rest of the way in the Big Ten.


Souhan: Kaprizov offers hope for Minnesota's ever-disappointed sports fans

Minnesotans have gotten excited about foreign players before only to be let down. Will this time be different with Kirill Kaprizov?


Souhan: Parise-Suter? Time for Fiala-Kaprizov to become Wild's go-to stars

The Wild has had talented players in the past. But never two players like Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov who have such elite skills and speed to create goals.


Souhan: Kalscheur's shot is pure, but he can't buy a basket for Gophers

The Gophers have no one else who can do what Gabe Kalscheur does when he's at his best — make treys, be productive without dominating the ball and play outstanding perimeter defense.


Souhan: Amid challenges, Big Ten's Warren stays true to his upbeat self

The former Vikings executive maintains a positive outlook despite being bombarded with criticism for how he has handled the pandemic.