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

College Football Insider: The Heisman goes to ... a QB, of course

Running backs have taken a back seat for college football's top award.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:20 PM

Nelson, Engel expected to play vs. Penn State

Quarterback Philip Nelson and receiver Derrick Engel connected for two touchdowns in last week’s victory at Indiana, but were both injured.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 12:28 AM

Nelson overtakes Leidner, returns to being No. 1 Gophers QB

Philip Nelson has regained his spot as the U’s top QB, but Mitch Leidner probably will play some, too.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Gophers' football milestones are molehills

Each win is a big step forward, but the Gophers aren’t making a big deal about the numbers.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:53 AM

Gophers pull out 'crazy' road victory over Indiana

Big point swings finally ended with Aaron Hill’s lateral recovery.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 07:30 AM

Left leg injury sidelines center Christenson

The Gophers suffered their first significant offensive line injury of the season Saturday when starting center Jon Christenson was carted off the field because of an apparent left leg injury.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Claeys keeps Gophers football fine-tuned

Acting head coach Tracy Claeys tries for a third consecutive Big Ten victory while coach Jerry Kill continues his medical leave.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 07:36 AM

Ex-QB from Georgia sees future at U as wide receiver

Donovahn Jones passed up five SEC scholarship offers and ventured to Minnesota largely because of the chance to play quarterback.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:48 AM

College Football Insider: Big Ten Legends race shapes up

Halfway through the Big Ten season, the Gophers haven’t ruled anything out.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:42 AM

Claeys, other assistants got extensions at start of season

Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague gave each of Jerry Kill’s assistant coaches one-year contract extensions before the season started.Defensive coordinator...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:36 AM

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