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

Cobb wants a win over Ohio State on Senior Day

Gophers running back David Cobb gives his thoughts heading into Senior Day.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Gophers notes: Epilepsy Awareness Game is Saturday

Gophers coach Jerry Kill has been seizure-free for more than a year, and he’s hoping to continue raising epilepsy awareness...

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 05:31 PM

College Football Insider: Huskers-Badgers winner could claim Big Ten West

If the Buckeyes beat the Gophers, Ohio State will be rooting for the Nebraska-Wisconsin victor to run the table.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Gophers' defense must go all-in for four quarters vs. Ohio State

The Gophers can’t afford a slow start against Ohio State’s potent offense.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Kill credits seniors for helping change Gophers culture

Kill credits seniors for helping change Gophers culture

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 10:23 PM

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

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