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

Overwhelmed Gophers lose at Michigan without Kill on sideline

The Gophers lost to Michigan with coach Jerry Kill back home because of a seizure.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Leidner's roommate Williams a good throwing target

Maxx Williams, a 6-4, 254-pound redshirt freshman, led the Gophers with five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 11:58 PM

Gophers to face Michigan, still seeking 'defining moment'

Confidence is high among Gophers players as they prepare for Michigan, but the series’ history has been discouraging.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 12:36 PM

The Call: Gophers vs. Michigan

THE OPPONENTMichigan shined against Notre Dame before nearly losing to Akron and Connecticut. Now the Wolverines are coming off a...

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Gophers' Hageman sees room for improvement in his play

Ra’Shede Hageman might be a fifth-year senior and an NFL prospect, but he’s quick to say he’s still learning how to play defensive tackle.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 06:32 AM

Gophers expect to play better at Michigan's Big House

Players and coaches know team can play better than it did in last weekend's Big Ten opener against Iowa.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 05:56 AM

Kill urges patience over quarterback situation

The Gophers coach said Philip Nelson started because backup Mitch Leidner did not significantly outplay him.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 12:56 AM

Little goes right for Gophers in Homecoming loss to Iowa

The Hawkeyes struck for two quick scores, and the U ground game that fueled a 4-0 start never got churning.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Injured Vereen returns for big play in second half against Iowa

Vereen hustled in the end zone for his first interception of the season early in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 11:45 PM

The Call: Gophers vs. Iowa

2:30 p.m., TCF Bank Stadium • TV: Ch. 5 • Radio: 100.3-FMLine: Iowa by 1½ • Series: Gophers lead 61-43-2The...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 08:38 AM

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