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

U swimmers win third consecutive Big Ten title

Minnesota won its third consecutive Big Ten title, leaving Indiana and Penn State in its wake.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:45 PM

State tournament notes: Small schools want more exposure

There’s no bad time to play state championship games but a number of girls’ hockey coaches would prefer more primetime...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Tight first game shows 1A progress

Red Wing and Blake, which got a first-round scare from Alexandria, will battle in a rematch of last year’s semifinal.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:48 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Players rooting for 'cool' Team USA in gold medal rematch

“Those are our biggest heroes on that ice,” Red Wing coach Scott Haley said.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 06:15 PM

U women swimmers hoping for three-peat in Big Ten meet

The Gophers, hosts of both the Big Ten and NCAA championship meets this year, want a conference crown three-peat.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Gophers football team already chasing 2015 recruiting class

After landing a well-regarded class last week, Jerry Kill’s staff is hoping for another one that includes Cretin-Derham Hall's Jashon Cornell.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 07:31 AM

Gophers' 2014 recruiting class looks to be Kill's best

The Gophers have added talent, and are expected to address a glaring need at receiver.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 10:54 AM

Gophers pick up two players who had committed to other schools

The Gophers added commitments Monday from a wide receiver and defensive tackle who had originally given verbal commitments to other schools.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 09:34 AM

Chanhassen's Ragnow picks Arkansas over U with NFL in mind

Of the state’s top three targets, the Gophers have only one more hope: Jeff Jones. The other two were wooed to the SEC.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Unionizing college athletics is years away, if ever

Northwestern football players took the first step Tuesday, but a thousand other steps could be needed to enact change.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:47 AM

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