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

8-2 Gophers climbing in national football polls

The Gophers landed at No. 25 on Sunday in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They didn’t crack the Associated Press Top 25, receiving enough votes from the writers to sit No. 27.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 10:17 AM

Kill's leave of absence works out in every way

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has been unequivocal with his support for Gophers football coach Jerry Kill through his...

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Gophers stop Penn State, get used to handling success

Minnesota used the same formula Saturday as it did in victories over Northwestern, Nebraska and Indiana, holding the ball for 35 minutes, 28 seconds compared to 24:32 for Penn State.

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 06:16 AM

Gophers RB Cobb closing in on 1,000-yard season

David Cobb keeps accumulating 100-plus-yard rushing games and is closing in on a 1,000-yard season.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Gophers look to extend Big Ten football success to a fourth game

The Gophers are aiming to win their fourth straight Big Ten victory for the first time since 1973.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 01:14 AM

Gophers' Maxx Williams comes from impressive bloodlines

Maxx Williams’ family is steeped in Gophers tradition.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 12:52 PM

College Football Insider: The Heisman goes to ... a QB, of course

Running backs have taken a back seat for college football's top award.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:20 PM

Nelson, Engel expected to play vs. Penn State

Quarterback Philip Nelson and receiver Derrick Engel connected for two touchdowns in last week’s victory at Indiana, but were both injured.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 12:28 AM

Nelson overtakes Leidner, returns to being No. 1 Gophers QB

Philip Nelson has regained his spot as the U’s top QB, but Mitch Leidner probably will play some, too.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Gophers' football milestones are molehills

Each win is a big step forward, but the Gophers aren’t making a big deal about the numbers.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:53 AM

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