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.


Lynx needed trust and hard work to rebound from terrible start

It's easy to pinpoint the exact moment when the Lynx had rock bottom this season, when they looked anything like the team that brings the No. 3 seed into the WNBA playoffs.


Lynx finish regular season with a victory, await playoffs as No. 3 seed

The victory, Minnesota's fourth in a row to end the regular season, gave the Lynx the third seed in the upcoming WNBA playoffs. The Mystics, who needed to win the game to qualify for the playoffs, saw their season end.


Lynx ending regular season hoping to hang on to the third playoff seed

The Lynx face a Washington Mystics team that needs a win to qualify for the playoffs. Minnesota wants to avoid dropping to fourth place.


Lynx defeat Indiana in third straight matchup, clinch first-round bye

For the third time in eight days, the Lynx did what was necessary to beat the last-place Indiana Fever. This time, it came with a bonus.


Crunch time: Lynx look inward as regular season comes to a close

A four-day break gave the Lynx time for fine-tuning, with games at Indiana and Washington set to end the WNBA regular season.


Gophers name Justin Gaard as radio voice for women's basketball

Gaard, a longtime KFAN host, also works in several roles for the Gophers athletic department.


Clarendon returns to Lynx practice, could play Friday

Out two weeks because of a right fibula stress reaction, point guard Layshia Clarendon is hoping to return in Indianapolis.


Lynx watch scoreboard with two games left, playoff seed at stake

Games at Indiana and Washington are all that are left during the regular season for the four-time champions, a top-four playoff seed gets them a bye.


Dangerfield's big 4th quarter boosts Lynx past pesky last-place Indiana

Indiana held a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter, and the Lynx needed another run in the final minutes to win their final regular-season home game.


Lynx guard Aerial Powers is hitting her stride at the right time

Powers has scored 20 points in three straight games as Minnesota enters the final three games of the WNBA season.