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.


Wolves once again denied a win streak, falling 128-125 at Sacramento

For the 14th straight time this season Minnesota followed a win with a loss. "One too many mistakes,' Karl-Anthony Towns said.


Lynx sign former Oregon State guard Pivec

A third-round pick by Atlanta last year, Mikayla Pivec opted out of the 2020 WNBA season.


Washington shakes off slow start to hand Wolves seventh loss in a row

Bradley Beal finished with 34 points vs. the Wolves, 17 coming in the third quarter, and Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in a 128-112 victory.


Handling workload is Finch's top challenge as Wolves coach

It's been less than a week since Chris Finch took over as Wolves coach, and it's been an unusual transition.


U women's basketball home finale against Michigan canceled

There are COVID-19 issues within the Minnesota program, the school announced, and the game scheduled for Sunday won't be made up.


U women's basketball back on track after 10-point win vs. Huskers

Despite playing shorthanded yet again, the Gophers went on an 11-1 run to close vs. Nebraska and ended a two-game losing streak.


Transfer forward Sissoko emerging as force for Gophers women

"There is no question she is physically and athletically as good as anyone in our conference," Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen said about Kari Sissoko


Finch tells Karl-Anthony Towns he will be centerpiece of Wolves offense

The new coach called his star center, who reaffirmed his commitment to the franchise before Sunday's firing.


Finch taking over on the fly, but has a vision for the Wolves

Without much time to set up X's and O's, the new coach is ready to gauge players' skill sets, a process that begins tonight in Milwaukee.


Beasley eclipses record held by Towns - barely

Malik Beasley hit his 100th three of the season on Wednesday, in the team's 29th game. That's the fastest any Wolves player had gotten to 100 in a season.