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 football: Two assistants flip-flop duties

Mike Sherels is coaching the Gophers linebackers this spring, replacing Bill Miller, who left to become the linebackers coach at...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Gophers' Brandt finalist for top women's hockey award

Gophers forward Hannah Brandt on Thursday was named one of three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the nation’s top Division I women’s hockey player.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Gophers' TE Williams back to being a matchup nightmare

Gophers tight end Maxx Williams, after rehabbing a knee injury, has returned to defy defenses in spring ball.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Quarterback Leidner: 'I can take this team by the reins'

This time around, the starting QB spot is his to lose.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:29 PM

Gophers likely to promote Sherels to linebackers coach

The Gophers didn’t make it official Monday, but there were indications the team plans to promote Mike Sherels to linebackers...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 11:59 PM

While protecting themselves, Gophers commit to Kill

Jerry Kill’s contract would be voided if he missed an extended amount of time. The coach and his boss are focused on winning.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 06:31 AM

Gophers put their faith, money in Kill with new contract

The football coach saw his salary jump by $1.1 million.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:39 AM

U swimmers win third consecutive Big Ten title

Minnesota won its third consecutive Big Ten title, leaving Indiana and Penn State in its wake.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:45 PM

State tournament notes: Small schools want more exposure

There’s no bad time to play state championship games but a number of girls’ hockey coaches would prefer more primetime...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Tight first game shows 1A progress

Red Wing and Blake, which got a first-round scare from Alexandria, will battle in a rematch of last year’s semifinal.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:48 PM

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