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

Aug. 11: Kill tackles epilepsy at pivotal point in career

At the dawn of a new season, Jerry Kill has come to a pivotal juncture in his eight-year quest to gain control of his seizures.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 04:30 PM

Midseason report: Evaluating Gophers football is convoluted

Coach Jerry Kill’s health issues overshadow team’s progress.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 06:32 AM

Kaler: University to continue supporting Kill

The president reinforced support for Jerry Kill and his battle to control seizures.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 06:44 AM

Former Gophers players voice their support for Kill

Former Gophers players stress patience as the coach deals with seizures from epilepsy.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 07:49 AM

Gophers Insider: Team soldiers on

Coach Jerry Kill was expected back to work soon after his latest seizure on Saturday.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 11:03 PM

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

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