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 football notes: Sore left hamstring shelves Cobb

The Gophers have a chance to win the Big Ten West title next week at Wisconsin, but coach Jerry Kill said he “can’t speculate right now” on whether David Cobb will be ready

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 08:20 AM

One 'Big Red' down as Gophers stun Huskers in Lincoln

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner led long drives. The defense came through when it was needed most and now: A showdown in Madison for the Big Ten West title.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 08:10 AM

Huskers will be angry hosts for Gophers

Gophers and Nebraska, losers of big games last Saturday, bring desperation and final hopes to today’s rematch.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 12:48 PM

U's Goodger not expecting to be a big catch again vs. Nebraska

Last year against Nebraska, Drew Goodger became an unlikely hero in offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover’s unique game plan.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 12:45 AM

College Football Insider: Year of the running back in the Big Ten

Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is at the head of an impressive class.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 06:55 AM

Passing game lets air out of Gophers' momentum

Donovahn Jones’ return for Huskers game should help QB Mitch Leidner and the Gophers' passing game. But some of the depth expected this season didn't pan out.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Limegrover says Donovahn Jones can't wait to return

Gophers offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover talks about Donovahn Jones, who was too sick to play last week, and can't wait...

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 05:51 PM

Gophers' notes: Pirsig proving he's capable offensive lineman

Sophomore tackle Jonah Pirsig could get another test this week against Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 12:44 AM

Leidner knows Nebraska is hungry for revenge

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner talks with reporters after Wednesday's practice.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 08:34 PM

Goals still in sight, Gophers refocus for Nebraska

The Gophers put their focus on beating Nebraska, not talking about title scenarios.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 12:38 AM

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