Joe Christensen

Gophers football reporter | Gophers, Big Ten
Phone: 612-673-7844
Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

Recent content from Joe Christensen

Former Gophers running back rolls with NFL draft punches

Many draft analysts say David Cobb is an underrated prospect.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 11:48 PM

New champion, new coaches bring spring football buzz to Big Ten

Ohio State’s NCAA title and three prestige hires boost the conference’s profile.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 12:21 AM

Prime time: Get ready for Saturday night Gophers football

Last year, Minnesota had six consecutive 11 a.m. kickoffs. But this fall, the Gophers are expected to play at least four primetime games.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 07:18 AM

Seven weeks after injury, ex-Gopher Cobb has pro day

Former Gophers running back David Cobb held his own pro day Monday, and about 17 teams, including the Vikings, were on hand to watch.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 11:46 PM

Kill comes away from spring game pleased

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill was mostlywary of tipping his hand and kept the game plan simple.

Updated: April 12, 2015, - 06:45 AM

Gophers unveil few new tricks at spring game

Even with a genuine buzz Saturday in front of an estimated 10,100 fans for the spring game, Gophers coach Jerry Kill was careful not to reveal too much.

Updated: April 12, 2015, - 01:50 AM

Gophers install quick-pass, no-huddle attack for diversity

The Gophers have spent spring camp working almost exclusively on a no-huddle attack. They’ve sped up the pace and worked more on short, quick-passing routes

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 12:29 AM

Former Washburn star Jones emerging as top receiver for Gophers

After coming to campus as a highly touted running back recruit, Jeff Jones appears to have found a new niche.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 06:38 AM

Gophers' Kill gets point across after offense struggles

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner was so frustrated after a play toward the end of Tuesday’s practice, he heaved the football...

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 06:54 AM

Zebrowski says Leidner and offense need more consistency

Gophers quarterback coach Jim Zebrowski addressed the media after Tuesday's practice, describing Mitch Leidner's performance this spring.

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 11:49 PM

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