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, fans celebrate upset victory over No. 25 Nebraska

The Gophers upset the Cornhuskers convincingly to get bowl eligible, but pardon their fans for pausing before storming the field in celebration.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 12:10 AM

Gophers need more out of their offense the rest of the way

Keeping pace with the offenses of Nebraska and Indiana will be challenge in the games to come.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 12:35 AM

The Call: Gophers football vs. Nebraska

The Cornhuskers are 16-0 against the Gophers since Minnesota last defeated them in 1960.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Cobb takes Gophers backfield job and runs with it

After two subpar years, junior David Cobb has become the Gophers’ reliable top rusher.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 06:47 AM

College Football Insider: Is this the best Oregon team yet?

Is the program at its peak with this season’s team and this season’s quarterback, Marcus Mariota?

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Kill still on leave, but helps out at practice

Jerry Kill isn’t ready to return from his leave of absence, but he attended Wednesday’s practice. “It’s good being an assistant coach,” he said, smiling.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 06:32 AM

Gophers football team still searching for answers

Questions swirl around the availability of some key players and the team's head coach.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:09 AM

Gophers holding off on starting quarterback decision for Nebraska

Mitch Leidner is under the weather, which acting coach Tracy Claeys says is keeping him from naming a starter for Saturday’s game.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 12:19 PM

Coaches tell Gophers they're better than they think

Coaches Claeys and Kill insisted to the Gophers that Saturday’s success can continue.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 10:14 AM

Gophers get a surprise from Kill, and a win at Northwestern

The Gophers, seeking an extra edge after a halftime tie, got it when Jerry Kill surprised them with a pep talk.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 12:05 AM

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