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

Limegrover on getting the ball to Maxx Williams

Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover acknowledges the Gophers need to find more ways to get Maxx Williams involved in the offense.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Maxx Williams: 'No doubt' Leidner will play

Gophers tight end Maxx Williams says Mitch Leidner is the toughest guy he knows and has no doubt Leidner will...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:11 PM

With TCU game looming, Gophers await prognosis on Leidner

Quarterback Mitch Leidner has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, sources familiar with the injury confirmed Sunday.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 11:19 AM

Cobb's career day overshadowed by Gophers' finish, injuries

A healthy 28-point lead shrank a bit in the second half, and the Gophers winced as starting QB Mitch Leidner went down.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Gophers football notes: Cobb takes charge in Gophers' backfield

David Cobb reasserted himself as the driving force of the Gophers offense Saturday, rushing 29 times for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Secondary to none: Gophers' D-backs drive defense

Under-the-radar athletes make up a bona fide Big Ten secondary under the tutelage of defensive backs coach Jay Sawvel.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 01:44 PM

College Football Insider: Big Ten buzz followed by a dud, doubt

Three high-profile games are the Big Ten’s chance for the quality ‘W’ that Wisconsin frittered away.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Short Gophers defensive tackle playing big as freshman

At 18, freshman Steven Richardson seems to have poise and maturity well beyond his years. He'll get a chance to start Saturday for the Gophers.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:31 AM

Steven Richardson knows he has something to prove

Steven Richardson knows he's got something to prove as a true freshman but says he'll be playing for in

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 09:01 PM

U's Leidner seeks calm amid the competitiveness

The QB needs to take the edge off to be a more effective player.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 11:37 AM

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