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

Kill playing it cautious with tight end Williams

Gophers tight end Maxx Williams wore an orange nonparticipation jersey again at Tuesday’s practice, as the football team continues to be cautious with his left knee.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:20 PM

Gophers women look strong for another Frozen Four run

HAMDEN, CONN. – After falling just short of their third consecutive NCAA title Sunday, the Gophers weren’t ready to start...

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:24 AM

Clarkson ends Gophers women's quest for third NCAA hockey title

Clarkson, far from meek as an underdog, ends the Gophers’ NCAA reign.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 12:34 AM

Gophers women to face Clarkson for NCAA hockey title

Three-peat in women’s hockey would tie football standard set by Bierman squads from the 1930s.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 08:01 AM

Gophers women will play for third straight NCAA hockey title

On Friday, the Gophers found another gear in the national semifinals and rallied to beat archrival Wisconsin.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 10:26 AM

U's Brandt famous for her goals and her falls

Hannah Brandt has become the hockey equivalent of Yogi Berra — short in stature, long on talent, and perfectly willing to laugh at herself.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 04:23 PM

Gophers top BU at Ridder, headed back to women's Frozen Four

Kelly Terry scored three goals Saturday, sending the Gophers back to the women’s Frozen Four with a chance to win a third consecutive NCAA title.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 12:43 AM

U women's goalie picks up where Raty left off

Amanda Leveille is having Noora Raty-like success.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Gophers' spring practice gets a bit too intense for Kill's liking

Jerry Kill insists he doesn’t like when practices get chippy, but he’d rather have to rein in his team’s intensity than try to ignite it himself.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 12:57 AM

Former U women's goalie Raty signs contract with Finnish men's team

Former Gophers goalie Noora Raty has plans to extend her career in a Finnish men’s professional league.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 03:22 PM

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