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

Nine Twins on MLB All-Star Ballot

Joe Mauer and eight other members of the Twins are on the MLB All-Star Game ballot that was released Friday afternoon at Target Field.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 05:11 PM

Big Ten spring football:  Offseason of change welcomes two more

A glance at where each Big Ten football team stands now and how that might change by this fall.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 12:30 PM

Spring game: Gophers' offense still struggling to get into end zone

The Gophers offense scored only one TD in its 13 possessions.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 08:24 AM

Redshirt freshman RB could give U's offense another dimension

Running back Berkley Edwards could give Gophers’ offense another dimension.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Gophers punter Mortell keeps it light, booms it long

When the Gophers play in Saturday’s spring game, they will have one of the best — and funniest — punters in the Big Ten.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Depth at tight end no concern for Gophers

Drew Goodger and Lincoln Plsek are back from last year, and Nate Wozniak, a 6-9 redshirt freshman, has emerged as a tall and nimble target.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Gophers' football scrimmage play-by-play

Play-by-play from the Gophers' football scrimmage April 5, 2014

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Kill's assistant coaches get new deals

Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys agreed to new three-year deals, and the other seven assistants have agreed to two-year deals.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Gophers' Lynn moves position, Maye at full speed, Jeff Jones update

The Gophers were contemplating a position switch for Jack Lynn anyway. Cody Poock’s knee injury just sped up the process.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Gophers linebacker Poock has torn knee ligament

The sophomore was injured during spring practice Saturday.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 12:44 AM

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