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

Kill teases Leidner about getting caught on long run

Gophers coach Jerry Kill praises Mitch Leidner for taking Chandler Harnish's advice but teases Leidner about getting caught on his 85-yard run in practice.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Gophers' cornerback Wells likely out against Northwestern

Coach Jerry Kill said he doesn’t expect Gophers cornerback Derrick Wells to play this week but added that this isn’t an injury that will keep him out for much longer.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:17 AM

Gophers try to avoid a jug hangover vs. Northwestern

The Gophers have a huge opportunity with three winnable games ahead.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:05 AM

Olson enjoyed Northwestern's win over Wisconsin

Gophers center Tommy Olson says Northwestern's win over Wisconsin was impressive.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Brady Hoke was once in Minnesota's sights

Before the Gophers hired Jerry Kill, Brady Hoke was on their radar. Now Hoke is under fire at Michigan.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:49 AM

Gophers next opponent Northwestern had big win of its own

The Gophers have the Little Brown Jug after beating Michigan but Northwestern could be amped up as well next week.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 12:11 AM

Leidner doesn't fear a Gophers letdown

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner talks after Wednesday's practice.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Cockran's hit rattled more than Michigan's Morris

Gophers defensive end Theiren Cockran’s roughing-the-passer penalty Saturday against Michigan’s Shane Morris has been replayed repeatedly this week.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 12:45 AM

Cobb's running is a gut punch to Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The Michigan defense was on a roll, especially against the run. Notre Dame rushed for only...

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Bottle full of fun: Gophers blow out Wolverines in Big House

The Gophers wrested the Little Brown Jug away from Michigan with only their third victory over the Wolverines since 1978.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 02:37 PM

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