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

Kill convinced facilities project will break ground in August

Jerry Kill continues to have full confidence that the University of Minnesota will be ready to break ground on its...

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 10:50 PM

Gophers officials 'thrilled' with facilities fundraising so far

Officials reiterate that the university hopes to break ground on $150 million project by summer’s end.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 05:54 AM

University's athletics project start date could be delayed

If construction is to begin on the athletics village this fall, the fundraising pace must pick up. University CFO Richard Pfutzenreuter said it's a "big hill to climb."

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 06:41 AM

Newest Gophers: A look at the 2015 football recruits

Here are the recruits who have committed on National Signing Day to Jerry Kill for the 2015 class.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 07:31 AM

Gophers football extends its recruiting reach

Seeking more length and speed for this year's recruiting class, Gophers coaches looked far and wide for the 24 athletes who signed their national letters of intent Wednesday.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 07:30 AM

Gophers' QB recruit Croft has 'five-star potential'

“He could be the guy that could lead [Minnesota] to a Big Ten championship someday,” said Tom Lemming, a recruiting analyst for CBS Sports Network. “He’s a four-star quarterback with five-star potential."

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 02:24 PM

Gophers' football recruits have growth potential

Jerry Kill’s fifth class is all three-star recruits. Now all he and his coaching staff have to do is turn them into overachievers

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 10:42 AM

U running back recruit could be a Canadian diamond in the rough

A few weeks after committing to the Gophers last summer, Canadian running back Jonathan Femi-Cole added a lasting memory to one of his typical eight-hour daily workouts.

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 07:36 AM

Football, basketball, 'Excellence Center' move to front of U project

The University of Minnesota has begun shopping for a construction company to build its new athletics facilities village, and the latest project budget is $150 million, down from $190 million. Construction is slated to begin this fall.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 06:45 AM

Three Gophers football players transfer

Three former three-star recruits have transferred from the Gophers football program this month, all of them in search of more playing time.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 06:40 AM

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