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

Quarterback Leidner: 'I can take this team by the reins'

This time around, the starting QB spot is his to lose.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:29 PM

Gophers likely to promote Sherels to linebackers coach

The Gophers didn’t make it official Monday, but there were indications the team plans to promote Mike Sherels to linebackers...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 11:59 PM

While protecting themselves, Gophers commit to Kill

Jerry Kill’s contract would be voided if he missed an extended amount of time. The coach and his boss are focused on winning.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 06:31 AM

Gophers put their faith, money in Kill with new contract

The football coach saw his salary jump by $1.1 million.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:39 AM

U swimmers win third consecutive Big Ten title

Minnesota won its third consecutive Big Ten title, leaving Indiana and Penn State in its wake.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:45 PM

State tournament notes: Small schools want more exposure

There’s no bad time to play state championship games but a number of girls’ hockey coaches would prefer more primetime...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Tight first game shows 1A progress

Red Wing and Blake, which got a first-round scare from Alexandria, will battle in a rematch of last year’s semifinal.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:48 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Players rooting for 'cool' Team USA in gold medal rematch

“Those are our biggest heroes on that ice,” Red Wing coach Scott Haley said.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 06:15 PM

U women swimmers hoping for three-peat in Big Ten meet

The Gophers, hosts of both the Big Ten and NCAA championship meets this year, want a conference crown three-peat.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Gophers football team already chasing 2015 recruiting class

After landing a well-regarded class last week, Jerry Kill’s staff is hoping for another one that includes Cretin-Derham Hall's Jashon Cornell.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 07:31 AM

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