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

Cobb happy with Gophers offense

David Cobb, seated next to teammates Damien Wilson and Damarius Travis, says Chris Streveler's confidence would have been high even...

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Kill's homework: Study up on Michigan, find passing game

The unwatched archive of the last trip to Michigan is now study material for Gophers coach Jerry Kill.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Strong run game propels Gophers to victory over San Jose State

The Gophers didn’t complete a pass until there was 6:36 remaining, but tailback David Cobb and quarterback Chris Streveler did enough damage on the ground to give them a 24-7 victory.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Gophers notes: Gophers win without Leidner, TE Williams

Mitch Leidner has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and turf toe; Maxx Williams has a calf injury.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Jerry Kill likes how Chris Streveler played

Gophers coach Jerry Kill speaks after the team's 24-7 win over San Jose State.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 10:20 PM

Game recap: Gophers 24, San Jose State 7

Looking back at Saturday's game.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 08:27 PM

Gophers' offense hopes to pick up the pieces back at home

The banged-up Gophers offense still needs to prove itself before the Big Ten season opens. Saturday is the final chance to do it.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 08:11 AM

Cobb says TCU loss was a wake-up call

Gophers running back David Cobb hopes the Gophers bring more intensity to San Jose State game.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 10:10 PM

The Call: San Jose State at Gophers

A look ahead to Saturday's game at TCF Bank Stadium.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 10:03 PM

College Football insider: How the Big Ten got in big trouble

With a 1-10 record against teams from the other Power Five conferences, the Big Ten has become a national punch line again. And this didn’t happen overnight.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 03:04 PM

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