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

Buckeyes will be Gophers' stiffest conference test to date

Ohio State has come far since an early loss, led by a young QB who now is tearing up the Big Ten.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Gophers stand at No. 27 in coaches poll

Minnesota has yet to crack the AP Top 25 this season but sat at No. 24 in the coaches poll before getting upset at Illinois two weeks ago.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Gophers reclaim Floyd with 51-14 throttling of Iowa

Mitch Leidner completed 10 of 13 passes for 138 yards and four touchdowns, with three thrown to Maxx Williams, in a blowout victory that brings the Floyd of Rosedale trophy back to Minnesota.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Leidner takes his game to another level against Iowa

Gophers coach Jerry Kill thought quarterback Mitch Leidner “absolutely” had the best game of his college career Saturday.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Gophers' Kill reacts to win over Iowa

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill reacts to his team's 51-14 win over Iowa.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 08:36 PM

Leidner, Williams and Maye react to win

Gophers players Mitch Leidner, Maxx Williams and KJ Maye react to Saturday's 51-14 win over Iowa.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 08:32 PM

Leidner faces Iowa game with something to prove

Iowa, once a possible destination for Mitch Leidner, is now a major rival

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 08:10 AM

Gophers seek stronger start against Iowa

After sluggish starts in their past two games against Purdue and Illinois, the Gophers know it’s imperative to come out...

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Gophers circle dates of four vital football games

The success of the Gophers’ season hinges on next four demanding games. First up: Saturday at home against Iowa.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 06:12 AM

East Ridge DT Garcia gives Gophers a commitment for 2016

The Gophers football team landed its first recruiting commitment for 2016 on Wednesday, when East Ridge defensive tackle Jojo Garcia...

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 12:14 AM

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