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

Kill explains lack of carries for Edwards, Williams

Gophers coach Jerry Kill talked after Wednesday's practice and said David Cobb's success has made it tough to give other...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Gophers' offensive line, with experience and injuries, key vs. Iowa

Iowa boasts two of the Big Ten’s best defensive tackles in Carl Davis and Louis Trinca-Pasat, so the Gophers will have their hands full.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 08:10 AM

Is timing right for Gophers football to beat Iowa?

The Gophers have several unexpected wins over the Hawkeyes in recent years.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 08:09 AM

Gophers' Epping knows Iowa game will be decided in trenches

Gophers senior Zac Epping talks Tuesday about freshman offensive lineman Connor Mayes and the importance of good line play against...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 08:03 AM

Gophers' offensive line, with experience and injuries, key vs. Iowa

Zac Epping’s streak of 42 consecutive starts on the Gophers offensive line includes a victory over Iowa as a redshirt...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 12:05 AM

On the road with the Gophers: From liftoff to kickoff

An exclusive look inside the Gophers’ pregame routine shows that every part is scripted, from Friday morning’s breakfast bacon to Jerry Kill’s locker room speech.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 03:30 PM

College Football Insider: TCU's thumping of Gophers no fluke

TCU’s early-season walloping of the Gophers makes more sense now.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Kill tries to heal team's psyche for home stretch

One day after losing 28-24 to Illinois — arguably the worst team in the Big Ten — coach Jerry Kill tried absorbing as much blame as he could Sunday, hoping to spare his disconsolate players.

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 11:59 AM

Gophers defense stung by another poor start

For the second week in a row, the Gophers let an underdog opponent get off to a big start on offense Saturday, and this time it cost them.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Flawed finish: Gophers lose after late fumble in Illinois

A David Cobb fumble set up Illinois’ go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Gophers lost their chance for a 4-0 start in the Big Ten.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:46 PM

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