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 expect to play better at Michigan's Big House

Players and coaches know team can play better than it did in last weekend's Big Ten opener against Iowa.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 05:56 AM

Kill urges patience over quarterback situation

The Gophers coach said Philip Nelson started because backup Mitch Leidner did not significantly outplay him.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 12:56 AM

Little goes right for Gophers in Homecoming loss to Iowa

The Hawkeyes struck for two quick scores, and the U ground game that fueled a 4-0 start never got churning.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Injured Vereen returns for big play in second half against Iowa

Vereen hustled in the end zone for his first interception of the season early in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 11:45 PM

The Call: Gophers vs. Iowa

2:30 p.m., TCF Bank Stadium • TV: Ch. 5 • Radio: 100.3-FMLine: Iowa by 1½ • Series: Gophers lead 61-43-2The...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 08:38 AM

Winning Floyd back from Iowa is a heavy Gophers' burden

Gophers coach, players realize what the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy is all about.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 07:49 AM

Gophers among best in limiting penalties, turnovers

The Gophers head into Saturday’s showdown with Iowa as one of the least penalized teams in the nation — and...

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 10:02 AM

College Football Insider: Let the real season begin

Saturday's Wisconsin-Ohio State game will have postseason ramifications.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Gophers' big tackle Lauer hard to miss

Many college coaches missed on U tackle Ben Lauer after a knee injury in high school. They wish they had the 6-7, 308-pounder now.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 11:38 AM

Gophers assistant feels personal connection in helping MD fundraiser

Gophers defensive backs coach Jay Sawvel never got the chance to meet his brother-in-law, Steven Rowe, but he’s heard the stories.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 12:21 AM

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