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.


Free-agent center finds her WNBA fit with the Lynx

Alanna Smith, an Australian who played at Stanford, made a splash in the team's season-opening victories.


Lynx pull away from Storm 102-93 in double overtime for 2-0 start to season

Napheesa Collier scored 29 points, Kayla McBride added 19 and the Lynx recovered to win their home opener after giving up the final 11 points of regulation.


Lynx star Collier vows to continue improvement

The team opens the WNBA home season on Friday night at Target Center.


Lynx-Storm rematch will be a battle of rebuilding teams

Despite an opening victory for the Lynx vs. Seattle on Tuesday, a two-game sweep of the Storm won't come easily.


New additions help lead Lynx past Seattle in season opener

Against a team that has added veterans Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith to go with star Jewell Loyd – the WNBA's leading scorer last year – the Lynx responded with winning chemistry.


Lynx games on radio for first time since 2019; TV update

KFAN and the iHeart Radio App or the Lynx App will carry the team's 40 WNBA games in 2024.


Can the Lynx take the next steps? Five story lines for this season.

This season opens with both upgrades and uncertainties. But all things considered, the Lynx shouldn't have trouble improving over last year's terrible start.


Two storied franchises look to rebound as Lynx open vs. Storm

The Lynx open the 2024 WNBA season in Seattle, facing a Storm team that will look a lot different from last season.


Lynx set to open 2024 season with optimism built on depth, defense

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve doesn't traffic in predictions, but this team is deeper and should defend better after two disappointing seasons.


WNBA rides wave of popularity, and Clark makes it a 'tsunami'

The Lynx start their season on Tuesday, and the WNBA is expanding and having record ticket sales.