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

College Football Insider: Is this the best Oregon team yet?

Is the program at its peak with this season’s team and this season’s quarterback, Marcus Mariota?

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Kill still on leave, but helps out at practice

Jerry Kill isn’t ready to return from his leave of absence, but he attended Wednesday’s practice. “It’s good being an assistant coach,” he said, smiling.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 06:32 AM

Gophers football team still searching for answers

Questions swirl around the availability of some key players and the team's head coach.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:09 AM

Gophers holding off on starting quarterback decision for Nebraska

Mitch Leidner is under the weather, which acting coach Tracy Claeys says is keeping him from naming a starter for Saturday’s game.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 12:19 PM

Coaches tell Gophers they're better than they think

Coaches Claeys and Kill insisted to the Gophers that Saturday’s success can continue.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 10:14 AM

Gophers get a surprise from Kill, and a win at Northwestern

The Gophers, seeking an extra edge after a halftime tie, got it when Jerry Kill surprised them with a pep talk.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Gophers notes: Claeys does his job from downstairs

EVANSTON, ILL. – It had been several years since Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys coached a game from the sideline.But...

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Gophers' QB Leidner makes the most of job opportunity

The Gophers wanted Mitch Leidner — as a tight end. Now, after adding weight and running to his game, he’s the starting QB.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Big Ten football insider: Taking the pulse at the midway point

Power conference boasts neither a surprise nor a sleeper at midway point.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Jerry Kill returns from Michigan epilepsy clinic

The U’s head coach is not expected to travel to Evanston.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 06:33 AM

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