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

Gophers notes: Leidner finishes after Nelson suffers possible concussion

EAST LANSING, MICH. – Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson suffered a possible concussion in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 14-3 loss...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Gophers have a final chance to impress bowl reps

A win in the Gophers' Big Ten finale Saturday at No. 11 Michigan State would put an elite Jan. 1 game in play.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 03:01 AM

The Call: Gophers vs. Michigan State

THE OPPONENTMichigan State is 7-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1966 and will meet Ohio State...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Wolitarsky takes hands-on approach as Gophers receiver

Drew Wolitarsky will be one of several Gophers receivers asked to step up to replace injured Derrick Engel.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 11:42 PM

College Football Insider: Plenty at stake in final Big Ten week

Even though the Dec. 7 Big Ten championship matchup is set — Ohio State vs. Michigan State — there’s still plenty at stake this week. A closer look:

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Cornerbacks Vereen, Murray excite U coaches

The Gophers rave about both cornerbacks.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 11:43 PM

Gophers football seeks end to offensive mistakes

The U needs its offense to be much sharper facing one of the nation’s top defenses in Michigan State.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 12:03 AM

Gophers' loss to Wisconsin might turn into recruiting gain

Visiting football recruits tell coach Jerry Kill they were impressed even though the Gophers lost.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:44 PM

Gophers smothered by Wisconsin's defense

While the defense held its own, drops, misfires and giveaways wrecked many chances for the U offense.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 07:49 AM

Gophers QB Nelson: 'I knew I wanted Minnesota'

Philip Nelson’s father wore Badgers red, but rumblings of change across the border made picking the Gophers a no-brainer.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 08:45 AM

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