Reporter | Pro Sports

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.


Gophers women's basketball can't quite hang on to the end at Michigan State

They fell short against the Spartans despite 31 points from Sara Scalia.


Whalen works to rally Gophers after 56-point loss to Iowa

"There is no question we all need to do better," Gophers women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen said.


Gophers women's basketball seeks bounce-back win at Michigan State

Minnesota will face a Spartans team that has been up-and-down this season.


U women fall apart, lose to Iowa by 56 in program's second worst defeat ever

Lindsay Whalen's Gophers trailed by 13 at halftime but gave up 37 points in the third quarter and scored only three in the fourth. Iowa's star guard, Caitlin Clark, had a triple-double.


Coming 'HOME': Did Sylvia Fowles hint at a return to Lynx?

Sylvia Fowles is returning to the WNBA for a 15th season, but with what team? The All-Star center posted an image of herself wearing a Lynx uniform on Instagram with the caption "HOME."


Minnesota sisters on opposite sides of Gophers-Hawkeyes rivalry tonight

Monika and Maggie Czinano will draw fans and family who watched them at Watertown-Mayer when Minnesota and Iowa play tonight at The Barn. Their mom's take: 'Both are very coachable. Both want to win.'


Gophers women's basketball seeks first Big Ten home win Thursday vs. Iowa

The Hawkeyes come to Williams Arena riding a five-game winning streak against the Gophers.


Fowles to play another season, but will it be with the Lynx?

The longtime WNBA star and 2021 Defensive Player of the Year will return for at least one more season. Fowles, 36, is an unrestricted free agent.


Ohio State dials up the pressure to beat U women's basketball 83-75

The Gophers had virtually no answer for Buckeyes guard Jacy Sheldon, who scored 32 points with seven assists and five rebounds.


Gophers women's hoops veteran Hubbard finding her form again

Gadiva Hubbard, a Gopher since 2016, has been shooting better heading into Saturday's game against Ohio State.