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 land three football commitments

The Gophers football team had a big recruiting weekend

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 12:54 AM

Claeys content being Gophers defensive coordinator

With the accolades Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has received this season, he could have been a candidate to fill one of the many coaching vacancies.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Kill: Invite back to Texas Bowl 'great opportunity' for Gophers

The Gophers are back in the Texas Bowl and will play Syracuse, trying to cap off a successful year with victory No. 9.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Michigan State upsets Ohio State for Big Ten championship

Michigan State scored the first 17 points and the last 17 points, with Ohio State scoring 24 in between. Michigan State will meet Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Updated: December 08, 2013, - 08:07 AM

Ohio State, Michigan State match strengths in Big Ten title game

Saturday's Big Ten championship football game pitting Ohio State vs. Michigan State will be strength vs. strength - and more.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 08:17 AM

Sophomore QB Cook grows up right before Michigan State's eyes

Connor Cook has quickly transformed into the cool leader of MSU’s offense.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:59 AM

For Ohio State, undefeated football season might not be enough

Ohio State carries a 12-0 record and 24-game winning streak into the Big Ten title game. Yet the Buckeyes’ flaws could derail their BCS title chances.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Gophers' Hageman, Vereen make all-Big Ten first team

Defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman made the first team on both the media and coaches' votes, while cornerback Brock Vereen was...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Gophers Insider: Next on the list, a bowl win

As their confidence grows, the Gophers have magic number nine (wins) in their sights.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 07:43 AM

Offense sputters again in Gophers' loss to Michigan State

The Gophers were tough defensively again but fell when the offense couldn’t produce a touchdown for second week in a row.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 12:10 AM

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