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

Pride is on the line today when Gophers take on TCU

The status of the Gophers' football program can rise with an upset of TCU on Saturday. The Horned Frogs went 4-8 last season but four of those losses were by a combined 11 points.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 10:58 AM

The Call: Gophers at TCU

One breakdown of Saturday's game.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 09:27 PM

College Football Insider: Gophers emphasize opportunity, not failures, in Big Ten

The Gophers haven’t wowed, but the window of opportunity looks huge.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 09:15 AM

U's Streveler is ready to go, ready to throw

Chris Streveler will step in at QB for the Gophers if Mitch Leidner’s knee isn’t sufficiently healed to play.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Gophers suffer rash of ACL tears, but Leidner not among them

Two games into the season the Gophers are without five players because of ACL tears but quarterback Mitch Leidner, who injured his knee last week, is already back at practice.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Limegrover on getting the ball to Maxx Williams

Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover acknowledges the Gophers need to find more ways to get Maxx Williams involved in the offense.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Maxx Williams: 'No doubt' Leidner will play

Gophers tight end Maxx Williams says Mitch Leidner is the toughest guy he knows and has no doubt Leidner will...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:11 PM

With TCU game looming, Gophers await prognosis on Leidner

Quarterback Mitch Leidner has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, sources familiar with the injury confirmed Sunday.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 11:19 AM

Cobb's career day overshadowed by Gophers' finish, injuries

A healthy 28-point lead shrank a bit in the second half, and the Gophers winced as starting QB Mitch Leidner went down.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Gophers football notes: Cobb takes charge in Gophers' backfield

David Cobb reasserted himself as the driving force of the Gophers offense Saturday, rushing 29 times for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 11:35 PM

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