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 blow lead, can't pry the axe away from Wisconsin

Ahead 17-3 and with David Cobb making an unexpected start, the Gophers couldn't seal a win.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Gophers notebook: U's penalties hurt chances to beat Wisconsin

By game’s end, the Gophers had seven penalties for 72 yards.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Beating Wisconsin would be new peak for Gophers football

The Gophers, although a bit undermanned, appear ready to scale the next level in the program’s rise. A victory Saturday in Madison would clinch the Big Ten West.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 08:13 AM

The Call: Gophers at Wisconsin

A look at Saturday's game.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 01:10 AM

Gophers' RB Cobb tests hamstring, unlikely to play vs. Badgers

David Cobb, who has 1,430 rushing yards, strained a hamstring last week at Nebraska and was unable to practice full-speed this week.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 01:06 AM

College Football Insider: Big Ten East-West split made sense; 10 games do, too

The Big Ten is already adding one conference game, why not another?

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 07:16 AM

Gophers' Cobb is called 'big-time questionable' for big game

Signs continue pointing toward the Gophers being without standout running back David Cobb for Saturday’s showdown at Wisconsin.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Gophers lineman Botticelli thrives with new families (Nov. 27)

Cameron Botticelli bloomed with second chances on and off field.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Botticelli on the meaning of the Wisconsin rivalry

Gophers defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli talks about how much it would mean to claim Paul Bunyan's Axe.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Kill explains why Cobb's chances of playing are slim

Gophers coach Jerry Kill talks after Wednesday's practice about David Cobb's recovery from a hamstring injury.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:35 PM

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