Reporter | Pro Sports

Kent Youngblood has covered sports for the Star Tribune for more than 20 years.

Youngblood covered the Vikings in two NFC title games, Gophers football in two bowl games, both the Wild and Wolves in conference championship series and three Lynx WNBA champions.He has been writing about sports for nearly three decades, including several years in Wisconsin covering the Green Bay Packers, including two trips to the Super Bowl.


Klarke Sconiers trying to keep it simple, fun with Gophers

The center from Queens is a key part of Big Slime's team.


Gophers overcome seven-player roster, rally to beat Eastern Illinois

Kadi Sissoko scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals before fouling out in the final minute of her debut for the very shorthanded Gophers.


Transfer Sissoko finally ready to show off her talent for Gophers

Kadi Sissoko, a former Top 10 overall recruit, sat out after transferring from Syracuse. Now she's healthy and eager to show her skills.


Illness, injury leave Gophers women with only 7 players for opener

Lindsay Whalen's third season will begin with adversity, but the Gophers should get reinforcements for Big Ten play next week.


Hubbard ready for any role on Gophers women's basketball team

The versatile U senior has seen a lot, and she sees a lot of talent.


For Lynx players overseas, challenges continue in 2020

WNBA players augmenting their income by playing overseas is a time-honored tradition. But the pandemic has made that more difficult, as Lynx guard Bridget Carleton is discovering.


Big Ten women's basketball schedule released; Gophers open Dec. 2

Only two nonconference games will be played before the Gophers open their Big Ten schedule against Michigan State.


Big Ten women's basketball coaches preparing for season of unknowns

Accepting the inevitability of setbacks, Big Ten women ready to tackle new basketball season.


Lucky 13: Whalen to let deserving Gophers player wear her number

Her banner in the Barn will stay. But coach Lindsay Whalen is making her No. 13 available to the right recruit who wants it. No Gophers women has worn it since Whalen left in 2004.


Top 100 recruit from Michigan rounds out Whalen's recruiting class

A four-star recruit, Alanna Micheaux was ranked as the 75th best player in the country and the ninth-best power forward by one scouting service.