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

After upset last season, Gophers seniors aching for third title

The Gophers remember the pain of losing in the title game a year ago.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 12:04 AM

Gophers' Brandt playing against familiar opposing coach

Hannah Brandt was one of the early cuts from the U.S. Olympic team in June 2013. The coach was Harvard’s Katey Stone.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:21 PM

Frost sizes up Harvard matchup

Gophers coach Brad Frost addresses the media on the eve of the NCAA championship game against Harvard.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:08 PM

Gophers earn another chance at Women's Frozen Four title

The Gophers reeled off three quick second period goals and got 34 saves from junior goaltender Amanda Leveille for a 3-1 victory before a sellout crowd at Ridder Arena.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 11:19 AM

Long established, women's college hockey fights for audience

Established as an NCAA varsity sport 15 years ago, women's hockey struggles with securing a steady audience, even if Ridder Arena is sold out this weekend.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Loaded Women's Frozen Four field keeps Gophers from overconfidence

Gophers sophomore Lee Stecklein says the Women's Frozen Four features four good teams, so her team won't be overconfident.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:59 PM

Gophers breeze into women's Frozen Four with win over RIT

The Gophers shook off two major penalties to still win 6-2 and advance to next week’s Frozen Four at Ridder Arena.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 10:53 PM

Brandt describes her Bobby Orr-esque goal

Gophers junior Hannah Brandt talks to reporters after Saturday's 6-2 win over RIT in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 08:52 PM

Rachel Ramsey carving her own niche off the ice

Rachel Ramsey, the daughter of an ex-NHL star, is ready for a change.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 12:47 AM

Eden Prairie LB Coughlin picks Gophers over Ohio State, Oregon

Jerry Kill has landed a big in-state victory.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 06:05 AM

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