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

Breaking down the Gophers football schedule

The Gophers hope to be upwardly mobile, but they’ll face a stiff test from an ambitious schedule.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 08:35 AM

Gophers speedster Edwards hones his pass-catching skills

The redshirt freshman running back has been splitting out at wide receiver.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 08:59 AM

Gophers RB Berkley Edwards on brotherly advice from Braylon

Gophers running back Berkley Edwards on the advice his brother, Braylon, gave him about last year's injury.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Gophers' linebacking duo settle in as leaders on defense

De’Vondre Campbell gained weight, Damien Wilson lost some, and each is Big Ten-sized now.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 06:41 AM

Jerry Kill says opening week grind tired out players

Gophers coach Jerry Kill addresses the media after Saturday's scrimmage.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Gophers' first-team offense settles for field goals

Saturday’s scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium seemed like a replay of last year’s late-season losses to Wisconsin and Michigan State.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Gophers QB Leidner discusses Saturday's scrimmage

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner discusses the team's performance in Saturday's scrimmage.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Gophers offense struggling against U's tough defense

The Gophers will scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, and offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover hopes to see more progress than he did earlier this week.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Gophers' Kill supports 'Power 5' vote by NCAA, but remembers roots

Gophers coach Jerry Kill supported the NCAA’s vote Thursday to grant rule-making autonomy to the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC and Pac-12. But he also remembers what it was like coaching outside the so-called “Power Five”

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Kill discusses NCAA vote to give 'Power Five' autonomy

Gophers coach Jerry Kill discusses NCAA vote to give 'Power Five' conferecnes autonomy.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 09:44 PM

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