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

Gophers want to get running game going against Northwestern

Northwestern allowed an average of 118 yards rushing in four nonconference victories but gave up 248 yards and 286 yards on the ground, respectively, in losses to Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 12:11 PM

Gophers' Claeys makes decisions at a lower volume

Gophers interim head coach Tracy Claeys isn’t a screamer like Jerry Kill, but the players are clear the same expectations remain.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 06:24 AM

Temporary change for Gophers football won't be dramatic

Gophers interim coach Tracy Claeys says ‘we’ll be fine’ while Jerry Kill focuses on his epilepsy treatments.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 01:50 AM

U's Kill on leave to treat seizures; Tracy Claeys is acting coach

The school said there is no timeline for coach's return to the football team as he battles epilepsy. Kill has missed parts of four games in three years.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 06:24 AM

Big Ten Football Insider: Ohio State among the nation's unbeaten

Ohio State is one of a handful of unbeaten teams at the midway mark. They are not all judged equally.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 10:43 PM

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

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