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

Home Run Derby has sluggers seeking the sweet spot

The All-Star Home Run Derby starts Monday night, and some of baseball’s most powerful sluggers are ready to hit the living sweet spot out of batting practice fastballs.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 12:44 AM

Home Run Derby: Power shows turn into drawing power

An idea from 1960 has only gotten bigger as its 30th modern edition nears

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Managing at All-Star Game: Both an honor and a headache

Scrutiny of All-Star managers starts with selections and never lets up.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Cretin's Cornell picks Ohio State, says U was sixth on his list

Defensive end Jashon Cornell said he dropped the Gophers out of his top five.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 11:16 AM

With Big Ten, bigger might not necessarily mean better

The days of the Big Ten Conference being contained to the plains — and actually having 10 teams —are long...

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:24 AM

Gophers won't face new football rivals until 2016

Newcomers are in the East in new divisions.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Gophers' top recruit Jones still academically ineligible

The Gophers are still hoping Jeff Jones can raise his GPA through summer school.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Badgers football coach wants Minnesota recruits

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has an idea designed to catch the attention of Minnesota’s top high school recruits. By next year, he’d like to be part of a camp at UW-River Falls or another school in western Wisconsin.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Calls for NCAA overhaul are growing

Big Ten backs big change but wouldn’t commit to the “Division IV” idea.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 07:08 AM

Gophers football notes: Kill plans to coach from sideline

Gophers coach Jerry Kill said he plans to work from the sideline this fall after working mostly from the press box toward the end of last season.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 01:23 AM

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