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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: Iowa's Caitlin Clark is best show in all of college basketball

How did Clark propel the Hawkeyes to the women's Final Four? With 41 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds — an Elite Eight show on the level of Paige Bueckers, the injured UConn star from Hopkins. Is Clark even better?

Souhan: Wild success this season is a credit to Guerin

The Wild are the NHL's hottest team, even without Kirill Kaprizov, and much of the thanks should go to General Manager Bill Guerin.

Souhan: Minnesota sports power trio now, but back then just three guys with big ideas

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Andrew Miller of the Vikings and Derek Falvey of the Twins shared meals and ideas together many years ago. Now they shape our sports scene.

Souhan: Minnesota pro sports fans are winning big, and here's why

It's all about championships, right? Wrong. We are awash in season-long entertainment, stretching for months at a time, in Minnesota. Our regular seasons are anything but regular.

Souhan: When will U women win? Faster than U can say 'Plitzuweit'

The last time the Gophers athletic bosses hired a women's basketball coach, they were investing in hope. This time, they're working with something much closer to certainty.

Souhan: Cousins' stock never higher while some stats never lower. Why?

Yes, some of Kirk Cousins' numbers wouldn't be associated with excellence. But take a look around at what happened to NFL quarterbacks last season and that helps answer the question.

Souhan: Why now is the right time for Thielen, like Whalen and Kendricks, to go

Adam Thielen's departure is a move that makes sense for him and the Vikings. Sports: still a business.

Souhan: North Stars' move to Dallas created 'no losers'

The 30th anniversary of the NHL team's departure is a reminder of the North Stars' flaws and the favorable reception they received in Texas.

Souhan: Karl-Anthony Towns and the injured calf. What are the Wolves hiding?

We don't know much about the injury that's kept Towns sidelined for more than three months. What we do know the longer the Timberwolves allow this to remain a mystery, the more they appear to be hiding something.

Souhan: Releasing Kendricks is sad — and a promising sign for Vikings

The cruel nature of the NFL allows us to heap praise on Eric Kendricks while arriving at the same conclusion as the Vikings: There were flaws in his game that made his release necessary.