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 receiver Engel has torn ACL

The knee injury Gophers wide receiver Derrick Engel suffered in practice last Sunday is a torn anterior cruciate ligament that...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Wisconsin's running game poses big challenge for Gophers

It has been almost impossible to slow Wisconsin’s explosive running tandem of Melvin Gordon and James White.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 12:47 AM

College Football Insider: Gophers play Wisconsin on Saturday for the Big One

Several former Gophers are traveling back for Saturday’s game against No. 16 Wisconsin

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 12:44 AM

Gophers football notes: Kill credits seniors in turnaround

The Gophers football team will honor its seniors before Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Engel's knee injury thins options at wide receiver for Gophers

The severity of the knee injury to the Gophers' top wide receiver Derrick Engel is still uncertain.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Five reasons for the Gophers' football turnaround this season

How has the U improved heading into Saturday's showdown against Wisconsin? Here are five main reasons.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 12:07 PM

Paul Bunyan's Axe not only thing on line this weekend

The Badgers want a BCS invite, and the Gophers still have an outside shot at a Big Ten title.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 11:48 AM

Apple Valley star Tyus Jones will play basketball at Duke

The highly ranked Apple Valley point guard made his announcement Friday afternoon to a large crowd gathered in the school’s gym.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 08:36 AM

College Football Insider: Kill has history of success

The Gopher’s coach has a good track record of bettering programs and he has continued that with the U.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 12:24 AM

8-2 Gophers climbing in national football polls

The Gophers landed at No. 25 on Sunday in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They didn’t crack the Associated Press Top 25, receiving enough votes from the writers to sit No. 27.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 10:17 AM

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